University of Delaware

Welcome home,
new Blue Hens!


When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition. Whether you are living in a single, a double, a triple or a triple suite, you will have one important thing in common with everyone in our residential community: excellence.

Students who live on campus have higher GPAs, feel more supported, and are more connected to the University.  Resident students learn essential skills that will serve them in their careers and more broadly in life.


On-campus residents always have something to do and someone to meet. Whether you're hanging out in the common rooms or participating in activies and events, you'll connect with other students in the residence halls on a daily basis.





At the University of Delaware, there are various housing options to accommodate dietary, medical and physical needs for students. We understand that there are circumstances where particular requests and accommodations need to be considered.

To accurately and equitably evaluate requests for housing based upon medical, psychological or disability needs, you will submit documentation of your need. Requests consisting of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that relates the current impact of your condition to your housing request should be submitted to Disability Support Services by May 15 for Academic Year housing.

Documentation received late may result in an assignment that does not match your needs. For complete details on housing requests involving needs, please refer to the Housing Accommodations webpage, or contact Residence Life & Housing at (302) 831-HOME (4663).


Relax. We've got it covered.

The residence halls offer students a variety of amenities, including WiFi and cable tv, at no additional cost. UD provides convenient services so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Take a virtual tour of the residence halls.

Application, Selection & Assignment


Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students who make the decision to attend the University of Delaware.

The Housing Application opens for incoming Fall 2019 freshmen on March 25, 2019.

48 hours after students pay their $500 University of Delaware deposit through the My Blue Hen Home portal and create their UD email address, they are granted access to the My Housing portal to complete the housing application.

Assignments are not first-come, first-served. All applications received by May 15 are given the same priority. Applications received after May 15 are still guaranteed housing, but preferences such as room type and roommates will not be accepted.

Single freshmen under 21 are required to live in University housing, or at home with a parent or legal guardian if the residence is within a 30-mile commuting distance.

Planning to commute from home within a 30-mile distance?
Complete the First Year Commuter Request form found in the My Housing Portal and submit the supporting documentation by May 15. Parent/guardian confirmation may be requested.

The majority of First-Year students are assigned housing based on preferences provided in the application and a randomly-assigned lottery number.

Some students will be assigned to specfic areas of campus based on their Living Learning Community (LLC - see below).

First-Year students live in singles, doubles and triples, in suites and traditional style housing.

Important Application Dates

Beginning in March First Year Housing Application Opens & Priority Period Begins

• Sign the Student Housing Contract, review demographics and request housing accommodations if needed.

• Select/Apply to Living Learning Communities, indicate your room type preferences, answer lifestyle questions and request roommates.

• First-Year students do not request specific buildings, but may share a preference for a room type (traditional on East Campus or suite-style on Laird Campus)

May 15 Priority Period Ends

• Student Housing Contract, demographics and lifestyle questionnaire pages remain open

• Room type preferences and roommate requests will be closed while we process housing assignments.

• We may place late applicants on a guaranteed wait list to be assigned as soon as possible in August

Mid-June (before NSO) Roommates & Area Assignment Information Release

We will send you an email from with roommates' names and contact information and your First-Year area/building (not specific room).

The email associated with your Housing Application can be found on the Demographics page of the housing application. This is the email where you will receive all communications regarding UD Housing from Residence Life & Housing.

It is important that you either add as a contact and/or check your junk mail periodically to ensure that you do not miss our important messages!

Early August All Housing Assignments Released

We will send you an email with the details of your assignment and your roommates' information.





First-year students have a range of opportunities to benefit from Living Learning Communities (LLCs). Available LLCs are listed below:


All First-Year Honors students will live together in the First-Year Honors LLC.

Biological sciences majors (non-Honors) and any student with a major in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (non-Honors) will live in the Biology LLC and Discover Our World (CEOE) LLC respectively, both of which will be housed along with a mix of first year students from a variety of other majors.

Visual arts majors (ART-BAAS) will live together.

Nursing majors will live together.

Not in one of these majors?
We have many optional LLCs and additional housing options! Feel free to explore your options as you complete your housing application.


No matter what room type a student is assigned to, each student is encouraged to contribute to the floor and to the hall community, to meet new people and to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.


Students may rank their preference for a room type: traditional or suite-style. Suite-style rooms are located on Laird Campus. Traditional rooms are located on East Campus.

Visit our Housing Tours for more details on specific buildings.

Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students who make the decision to attend the University of Delaware.

Some students live in triples, some live in doubles, and some in singles. There are a limited number of singles, many of which are reserved for for students with special housing accommodations.






You are not required to select a roommate. About half of first year students at UD opted for randomly assigned roommates last year.

Students who know someone they would like to live with may request one or two roommates. Students can also search for roommates within the My Housing portal and will see potential matches based on responses to the lifestyle questionnaire.

Honors Program students may only request other Honors Program students for roommates.

We cannot guarantee that roommate requests will be honored.


Freshman applications will be accepted and guaranteed throughout the summer, but applicants will not be able to select roommates or room type preferences after the Priority Application deadline (May 15).


The Student Housing Contract will become legally binding 3 business days after submission of the application. This contract covers the entire academic year (the “Contract Period”). 

Unmarried freshmen under 21 are required to live in University housing, or at home with a parent or legal guardian if the residence is within a 30-mile commuting distance. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to Residence Life & Housing.




Freshman housing assignments and roommate contact information will be released over the summer. (See calendar above)

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