University of Delaware

About South Central

Residence halls on the South Green, which stand only feet away from Morris Library, Perkins Student Center and Student Health Services, served as the original site of the Delaware Women's College in the early 1900s.

In the historic buildings, no two rooms are alike -- with hardwood or tiled floors, high-rise ceilings, detailed molding and gorgeous Colonial facades. Although they were built mid-century, South Central residence halls have been fully renovated.

Caesar Rodney, the newest residence hall at the University of Delaware when it opened in 2015, was designed with the environment in mind. A green roof with path connects The Green to Academy Street. The residence hall is attached to a dining hall that's twice the size of Pencader Dining Hall, where food is made fresh in front of students, serving about 6000 meals a day.

& Amenities

  • South Central hosts some of the oldest, charming residence halls on campus with beautiful views of The Green
  • Upper Division housing primarily
  • Mixed class in Kent (All-Female Housing) & in the Substance Free community
  • Located on The Green
  • 5-minute walk to classes
Housing &
Living Learning 

  • Substance Free Housing
  • All-Female Housing
South Central

  • Cannon
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Kent
  • New Castle
  • Squire
  • Sussex

Get dimensions of your room, a floorplan with possible layout and a list of featured building amenities:


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    • Closest residence halls to Morris Library
    • Student Health Services
    • The Scrounge Food Court
    • Dining at Fresh Food Company at Caesar Rodney
    • Bleecker St. Cafe

    • Hidden Letters: Residents from years past have hidden letters with advice to current students in furniture throughout South Central. How many letters can you find?
    • Central Day of Service: Traditionally occurring in early spring, this event consists of multiple service projects that support the local community.

  • Perkins Student Center Garage
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.

Learn About More On-Campus Involvement & Leadership Opportunities


South Central was the home of the original Women’s College.  Today, in place of faculty being required to live with students as chaperones, Resident Assistants and professional Residence Life & Housing staff partner with student to create a once in a lifetime community experience where students learn, contribute, thrive and achieve their aspirations.

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