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Move-in, 2013.

Moving in

UD sets extended hours, locations for services during move-in weekend


11:23 a.m., Aug. 20, 2014--Members of the Class of 2018 will move in on Saturday, Aug. 23, with other new and returning students to follow. Blue Hen Helpers will be on hand to assist students and their families. For key move-in information, see the Residence Life and Housing fall move-in guide.

Also during move-in weekend, many UD offices and departments will offer special hours and services through the weekend.

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Getting here

Need driving directions on how to get to a specific residence hall? Or details about parking regulations during move-in? Visit the move-in guide page and click on "Parking and Directions to Campus."


Saturday, Aug. 23: One campus loop will operate from 12:10-10:10 p.m. Late Bird will operate from 10:10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24: The Weekend 1, Weekend 2, Evening 1, Evening 2 and Late Bird routes will operate on their normal schedules. 

Monday, Aug. 25: Fall semester routes will operate normally, except that the North-South Express will operate loops arrived at each stop every 7-10 minutes from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. and once every 30 minutes from 7-10:30p.m. 

For details on UD shuttle buses and other services, see the Parking and Transportation Services website. 


Dining Services will open the fall semester with lunch being the first meal served to new students in dining halls on Saturday, Aug. 23. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rodney, Russell and Pencader dining halls. Kent Dining Hall will be closed.

On Saturday, a welcome picnic dinner for new students will be held on the North Central Green from 4:30-7:30 p.m., weather permitting.  

Also that day, complimentary light refreshments will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Scrounge Café in the Perkins Student Center, the Rodney Dining Hall lobby and P103 Pencader Dining Hall on the lower level. Outdoor grills will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the George Read complex and the Rodney complex.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, brunch and dinner will be served for new and returning students in Rodney, Russell, Pencader and Kent. 

For the opening weekend dining schedule in PDF format, click here.


Facilities will have mechanics stationed throughout campus as well as extended hours in the customer service center. Please report any problems such as HVAC, electrical or plumbing via the Fixit online form at or by calling 302-831-1141. Services, such as raising or bunking beds, also can be requested. For maintenance emergencies, such as leaks or power loss, call 302-831-1141 as soon as possible, 24/7/365.

ID cards

If you still need to get your University i-card, the ID Office, located in the Student Services Building at 30 Lovett Ave. will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24. 

IT support

IT staff will be available to assist students in the Rodney A/B Lounge, George Read North Commons and Redding Commons, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23; and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.  

Students can contact IT in the usual ways -- the Help Request linked from IT’s website and from the IT Support Center “help” website; by telephone at 302-831-6000 and by text message at 302-722-6820.

The IT Support Center will be staffed from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24. At any time, students also can submit a help request, leave voice mail or send a text message. 

IT staff can help students connect their computers to UD's wired network (Ethernet), connect their printers (USB cable), and connect computers, tablets, xBoxes, other gaming devices, iPods, smart phones, etc., to UD's wireless network. Staff also will be available to help with email issues, anti-virus software, cable TV and other tech issues. 

A reminder: All UD students can now get Microsoft Office for free through the Microsoft Student Advantage Program. To learn more, visit the special IT website

Package centers

Packages sent to UD in advance of student move-in can be picked up the main package center in Room 156 of the Trabant University Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Call 302-831-4381.

For those living on the Laird Campus, packages can be picked up at Christiana Commons front desk.


For move-in, follow directions from Public Safety officers and Parking Services representatives to find the closest parking for each residence hall.

Note that there are varying restrictions at each housing complex. Vehicles are permitted to park in driveways adjacent to residence halls for up to 30 minutes during move-in but may not be in fire lanes and must be attended.

Also, be alert as to whether you are parking on the University campus or the property within the city of Newark.

For more on parking, including maps to residence halls, visit the move-in guide page and click on "Parking and Directions to Campus."

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services will have availability for walk-in advisement appointments at the Student Services Building at 30 Lovett Ave. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24. 

Student Health Services

Student Health Services will open at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, and will remain open 24/7 while residence halls are open.

University Bookstore

The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore, located at 83 East Main St., will be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, and from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24. Call 302-831-2637 for more information. 

Photos by Evan Krape

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