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Launch Parties

Students returning to on-campus housing in August are invited to join the upper division halls in a series of launch parties.

Launch parties are a way for students to meet some of the current and future residents and Residence Life and Housing staff, including their resident assistant (RA). 

Students can explore the leadership and service opportunities specific to each area of campus, network, and begin building the relationships and the community they want for the coming year. 

Each launch party will offer tours so that residents can become familiar with their new residence halls.

Move In Fall  


  • A part of a new tradition in the Central Complex, The Central Celebration
  • Theme: May the 4th be with you
  • Date: May 4
  • Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: South Green
  • Rain Location: Warner Hall

This event is a true collaboration of the Central Staff, Green Team, Service Team, Complex Community Council and Honors students.  

There will be fun activities including carnival-style games, tie dye, henna and face painting.  There will be a variety of food and special guest performances.  

The highlight of the event is the UDairy Moo mobile, which will be dishing out free scoops ice cream throughout the event.  DJ Slipcase from Deltronica will be playing everyone's favorite songs.  

Students living in Central next year will be invited to take a tour of the complex, meet their RA, and sign up in advance for leadership opportunities that interest them.

Winter Move in  


  • Date: May 7
  • Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: James Smith/Thomas McKean Patio
  • Rain Location: James Smith Main Lounge

The Independence RA staff, ICE Community Council, iServe Service Team and Green Team are excited to welcome our 2014-15 residents!

There will be opportunities to tour both Independence and James Smith/Thomas McKean buildings and see a student room.

Residents will also have a chance to learn about all of the different ways to get involved in our complex and on their floors next year.

Bring an item to tie dye.

Select giveaways, like #INDY sunglasses will be available first-come-first-served. There will also be some surprises in store!

Move In Spring  


  • Theme: Bringing it Back to the 90s
  • Date: May 7
  • Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Location: Christiana Commons

Get excited to learn more about some of our amazing leadership opportunities in the Towers as well as our Towers traditions.

Towers After Hours, our weekly Thursday night program will feature some of our most popular favorite events: grocery bingo, Towers Family Feud, 90s themed Zumba, Make Your Own Towers Door Decoration, and 90s board games!

Room tours of apartments will be available from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Meet residents in the Christiana Residence Advisory Board, and the Towers Green Team, Service Team, and Community Chairs!

All the Towers RAs will be decked out in 90s attire, so feel free to wear your favorite 90s gear and join the party. The first 100 residents will receive a free Towers giveaway!

Move Out  


  • A part of the annual Ray Fair
  • Date: May 10
  • Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Ray Street
  • Rain Location: Ray C Lounge

Ray Fair is Ray Street’s biggest event of the year! It is an annual tradition where the Ray Street Residents celebrate block party style.

The street is shut down from vehicular traffic, and is filled with many engaging and interactive activities.

This year the festivities include inflatables, henna, face painting, a DJ, outdoor games and much more.

Move Out  


  • Date: May 14
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Smyth Hall Main Lounge (1st Floor)


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