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Spring Housing Application

Apply for Housing for Spring 2019
Application opens Mid-November 2018, priority deadline December 14th, 2018


When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition. Students who choose to live on campus have higher GPAs, stay on track to graduate and feel like they can succeed here at UD!


If you're new to campus for Spring 2019, you can apply for housing through the start of the Spring semester, though we recommend applying by the priority deadline. Transfer students are not guaranteed on-campus housing and should apply as early as possible for the best chance to secure housing. 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 Form. Parent/guardian confirmation may be requested. Scan and email the form to Residence Life and Housing. We encourage transfer students to apply as early as possible.


When you complete the housing application, you sign the Student Housing Contract. This contract is, well... a contract. It is legally and financially binding. That means that you (and we) are held responsible for the terms of the contract.

First-year students are bound (obligated) to the contract 3 business days after completing the housing application. Transfer students are bound to the contract 3 business days after being guaranteed housing.

Being bound to the contract means that - among other things - you'll be charged the published rate for your assigned hall type and room type.


If you have a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation, you must submit documentation to Disability Support Services. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that explains the current impact of your condition to your housing request.

Spring 2019 housing accommodations are due to Disability Support Services at the time of application and no later than the priority application deadline. Documentation received late can result in an assignment that doesn't match your needs.

For complete details on housing requests involving needs, please refer to the Housing Accommodations page, or contact us at (302) 831-HOME (4663).


Your housing application is considered "complete" when you sign the Student Housing Contract and complete the housing prepayment step.New, incoming students have the prepayment included in their admissions deposit.

Optional (but recommended) steps include:

  • Verifying your personal details;
  • Requesting housing accommodations;
  • Completing a lifestyle questionnaire;
  • And telling us your preferences for a room and/or roommate.

These steps of the application are optional, but we encourage you to complete them. To match you with a roommate or assign you, we will use your responses to these questions, so please answer honestly!


If you are taking a 4- or 5-week course during Winter Session 2019 or are involved in a University-sponsored activity, you should complete a separate Winter 2019 application.


You will receive your housing assignment via email at your UD email address from

We suggest that you set as a contact to reduce the chance that important email communications will be routed to junk mail.

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