University of Delaware

About Independence

Independence Hall East & West, constructed in 2006 offers single and double suites with private bathrooms. Inside Indy East is a state of the art fitness center and just outside, there are a turf field and outdoor basketball and tennis courts.

Independence East & West are featured on Blue Henergy, a UD website that monitors energy usage. Learn more about your carbon footprint in order to help UD reduce its carbon emissions!

& Amenities

  • Independence features suite-style rooms consisting mostly of spacious double rooms with connecting bathrooms.
  • Large Lounges: each building in Independence has a large main lounge. These spaces are great for hanging out, group meetings and events!
  • The Independence East main lounge is equipped with a projector, speakers and a screen that can be used for activities and presentations.
  • There are also lounges on each floor for studying and socializing, as well as dedicated study lounges in each building.
  • Students often share meals and baked treats in the community kitchen on the first floor.
Independence Floor Plans

Get dimensions of your room, a floorplan with possible layout and a list of featured building amenities (currently listed with Thomas McKean and James Smith):


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  • Lots 6, 8 & 10

    • Independence borders the Laird Turf — a great outdoor space for soccer games, Frisbee or just soaking up sunshine!
    • Students enjoy playing volleyball and basketball on well-lit courts.
    • The Independence Fitness Center is located in Independence East and features a variety of equipment, including weights and cardio machines, to help students stay fit!
    • Pencader Dining Hall is a few steps away; the building also offers the P.O.D. Market where students can use Points for snacks and convenience items—there’s even a Jamba Juice bar right inside!
    • Walk to class or hop on a University shuttle bus that runs up to every 5 minutes.
Initiatives & Opportunities

    • Community Council
      Community councils are student-run student governments focused on advocacy, programming and community service. Every area on campus has its own community council.

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