University of Delaware

Family Resources

In Residence Life & Housing, we are committed to working toward the success of all students. As families, parents and guardians of students, you are our partners in our efforts to provide service, support and an educational experience to students.

We welcome contact from parents and family members who wish to discuss problems. Our most common calls and emails are from families concerned about their student's social adjustment to college. We also receive numerous contacts from families expressing concern about roommate, suitemate or floor mate issues.

This page provides links that connect you with resources to assist your student and information that may be useful.

As we work together, it is helpful to be aware of the following:

  • We strive to help all students and strongly believe that students themselves must take an active role in resolving any problem. This experience, though sometimes challenging, is often very rewarding for students and enhances their skills for preventing or handling future problems. While we are open to discussing issues with families, we must be able to work directly with the involved students in order to assist and are bound to follow federal, institutional, and contractual guidelines in our actions.
  • When you contact us with a concern, we generally share this information with your student. Asking us not to do so greatly limits our ability to resolve a situation.
  • Roommate conflicts always have multiple perspectives and multiple truths. Before we can take action on a reported concern, we gather all perspectives. Our staff members are well trained in conflict mediation and can educate students on appropriate assertiveness, listening skills, and communication skills.

We are very invested in the experience of your student and invite you to work with us in this endeavor!

Up-to-Date Reminders

For regular updates, we encourage you to subscribe to our Family Blog.

Current upper division students, transfers with >30 credits and Associate in Arts students should apply for 2017-2018 housing through September 1 - 29, 2017 to ensure that they are guaranteed housing for next year!

You are welcome to join us on Parents & Family Weekend for a tour of Upper Division Housing locations.

Visit the Housing Tour for complete information about your student's residence hall and for a link to see the room diagram and amenities for the room.

Helpful Links

Accessibility Needs/Accommodations for Students

Includes information about University break periods, along with when and how to apply for break stay options, policies and costs.

Building Information
Which buildings are First-Year buildings? Upper Division? Where are communities located? What housing options are available in which buildings? Find the answers on our Building Information page.

Cancellations, Releases & Deferrals

Contact Us

Getting Involved
Learn more about how students can get involved in their communities. An involved student is a successful student.

Housing Rates

Introduction to My Housing Portal
My Housing portal is a student's one-stop shop for housing assignment needs. This quick introduction explains the basics of logging in and applications and forms within the portal.

Living Learning Experiences & Other Housing Options
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide the opportunity for students to become part of a unique experience with programs and facilities to advance the interests of the community members. The Other Housing Options page details additional communities available to residents.

Mail & Packages

Move-In and Move-Out

Resident Assistant Positions

Room Change Procedure

Student Housing Contract

Winter and Summer Sessions


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