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Returning Students

2018-2019 Upper Division Housing Application:
September 1 - September 29, 2017

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If you are a First-Year student or a transfer student with fewer than 28 credits as of September 1, 2017, you'll apply for SECOND-YEAR HOUSING.

If you are an Upper-Division student or transfer student with at least 28 credits as of September 1, 2017, read through the information below, and if you still have questions, contact our office at reslife-housing@udel.edu or call (302) 831-HOME (4663).

CONNECT TO CAMPUS

When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition.

Students who choose to live on campus have higher GPAs, stay on track to graduate and feel like they can succeed here at UD!

HOUSING APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to live on campus for 2018-2019 can apply for guaranteed housing* from September 1 to September 29, 2017.

*Guaranteed housing: We guarantee that you will have a space on campus, we don't guarantee a specific location or preferred roommate.

Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.

You can apply individually, or in a group of 2-4 students who want to be roommates. We call that a "roommate group." Catchy name, yes?

WHEN WILL YOU SELECT HOUSING FOR NEXT YEAR?

Everyone who applies in September is randomly chosen for one of two room selection groups; you'll either select your space on campus for next year in March or in later rounds. We'll email you in early October to let you know.

If you are part of a roommate group, know that everyone in the group will be in the same room selection group.

Application in September is no-risk: If you change your mind and cancel your application through October 31, 2017, you'll be refunded your housing prepayment.

STUDENT HOUSING CONTRACT

When you complete the housing application, you sign the Student Housing Contract.

This contract is, well... a contract. It is legally and financially binding. That means that you (and we) are held responsible for the terms of the contract.

The good news is that you aren't bound (obligated) to the contract until:

  • 3 business days after you select or are assigned to a room;
  • April 2, 2018 if you haven't already selected or been assigned to a room before that date.

If you cancel your application through October 31, 2017, you'll be refunded your housing prepayment. Between November 1, 2017 and your binding date, you can still cancel without being held financially responsible for anything more than your $200 housing prepayment.

PREPAYMENT

As a new student, your housing prepayment was probably part of your admissions deposit. As a returning student, you'll need to pay a $200 prepayment to apply for housing.

IF you have sufficient financial aid, you will see only one option for prepayment: Defer Housing Prepayment.

IF you have at least $200 in your student account, you will choose between two options:

  • Bill Prepayment (that is, charge your student account) OR
  • Pay Prepayment with credit card or online checking.

Otherwise, you will only see the option to Pay Prepayment with credit card or online check.

The prepayment is nonrefundable after October 31, 2017.

HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

If you have a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation, you must submit documentation to Disability Support Services. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that explains the current impact of your condition to your housing request.

Returning student requests for 2018-2019 housing accommodations are due to Disability Support Services by February 28, 2018. Documentation received late may result in an assignment that does not match your needs.

For complete details on housing requests involving needs, please refer to the Housing Accommodations page, or contact us at (302) 831-HOME (4663).

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE & PREFERENCES

Your housing application is considered "complete" when you sign the Student Housing Contract and complete the housing prepayment step.

Optional (but recommended) steps include:

  • Verifying your personal details;
  • Requesting housing accommodations;
  • Completing a lifestyle questionnaire;
  • Forming a roommate group;
  • And submitting room preferences.

These steps of the application are optional, but we encourage you to complete them. If we need to match you with a roommate or assign you for any reason, we will use your responses to these questions, so please answer honestly!

FEBRUARY

ENHANCE YOUR UD EXPERIENCE

In February, students in the March room selection group can return to the housing application to complete additional steps, such as applying for these Other Housing Opportunities including Living Learning Communities or other housing options.

MARCH

THE ORDER OF ROOM SELECTION

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If you are in the March room selection group, you will log in to My Housing to select your space for next year in the following order:

  1. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) & Other Housing Opportunities (OHOs)
    If you are living in an LLC or OHO, you can only pick a space within your community. If you don't, you'll be given a time slot during Open Room Selection.
  2. Open Room Selection
    You will be able to select a space when your time slot opens.

WHAT'S A TIME SLOT?

A time slot is simply the time when your chance to select housing begins.

It's like class registration. You don't have to log in exactly when your slot begins, but the earlier you log in, the more selection you'll have.

HOW DO I GET ASSIGNED A TIME SLOT?

Time slots are based on priority. So, of course, the next question is...

WHAT'S PRIORITY?

CLASS YEAR: Students will remain within their class year, no matter how many credit hours they have accumulated.

CUMULATIVE CREDITS: Within a student's class year, priority is determined by cumulative credits, including AP credits.

RANDOM LOTTERY NUMBER: Each student is assigned a random lottery number.

Reminder: Priority is averaged across a roommate group. That is, the average of all group members' random lottery numbers determines the group's time slot.

LATER ROUNDS

If you are in the Later Round room selection group, you can log in to My Housing to complete additional steps of the application.

We will contact you via email to let you know when you can select a room. We'll try to tell you a few days before your chance to select so that you don't miss out!

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