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Associate in Arts Transitions Guide


Students transitioning from the University's Associate in Arts program to the Newark campus are unique. AA students apply to live on campus like returning Upper-Division students, but we know that you are new to the process.

When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition. You will have one important thing in common with everyone in our residential community: Excellence.

Students who choose to 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.

Make UD your home for 2017-2018.

If you apply for 2017-2018 UD Housing during the Upper-Division Open Enrollment Period, September 1 - September 30, 2016, you will select your own space on campus in the spring. This works like selecting an airline or concert seat.

Everyone who applies by September 30 will take part in a lottery to determine who receives a March 2016 Time Slot for initial room selection and who will select a room in later rounds of room selection. See more about Upper Division Room Selection.

March Guarantee Enrollment:
AA students can also apply for guaranteed 2017-2018 housing, March 1 - March 31, 2017. March applicants will be assigned time slots for room selection in later rounds.

Housing for 2017-2018 was guaranteed for returning students who complete an application by September 30, 2016.

Be sure to review the Student Housing Contract for 2017-2018. Remember, the Student Housing Contract is a financially binding contract, similar to signing an off-campus lease. You will sign this electronically as part of the Housing Application.

The entire process is detailed in the Returning Student Sign Up Guide for Upper-Division Open Enrollment

Although students are guaranteed a space on campus, we do not guarantee a specific location or preferred roommate. Applications received after March 31, 2017 will be accommodated as space permits.


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.

Enhance your UD experience

Associate in Arts students who receive a March 2016 time slot are eligible to return to the housing application in February and apply for the Bridge Experience, a Living Learning Community in Independence East designed to support your needs. If you don't get an initial time slot for March, you will still have an opportunity to request the Bridge Experience community.

Just like all resident students, you can also participate in leadership and learning opportunities like the Student Initiative Fund, Service Initiatives and Complex Community Council. These are great ways to not only get engaged, but to enhance the skills and experience needed in life after college.

Learn more about our Theme Housing and Living Learning Communities and how to apply below:

Residence Hall Features

Relax. We've got it covered.

The residence halls offer students a variety of amenities at no additional cost. UD provides convenient services so you can focus on what matters most to you. Take a virtual tour of the residential complexes.

Room Furnishings

  • Extra long twin-sized beds with 80" mattresses
  • Hardwood, carpeted or tiled floors
  • Window treatments
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser, wardrobe or closet

Technology and Services

  • High-speed Ethernet data port
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • In-building laundry
  • Fitness center and athletic court access on each area of campus
  • Private and group study lounges
  • Instant facilities support through the University Fix It! Hotline
  • Community kitchens
  • Adjustable heat
  • Air-conditioning in select residence halls
  • UD shuttle bus services
  • Single-stream recycling

Safety and Security

  • Building-specific fobs
  • 24-hour locked exterior door systems
  • Video surveillance cameras outside of each residence hall
  • Door viewers for each room
  • Alarm systems
  • Security screens on first-floor windows
  • Fire alarms linked to the Public Safety Office
  • Emergency call buttons

All students assigned to upper-division residence halls will be charged the published rate for the assigned hall type and room type. All upper-division students are required to pay the full amount for their assigned space whether or not it is the type of space requested on their Housing Application. Students who move from one hall or room type to a different hall or room type will be charged the published rate for the new space from the effective date of move in.