Newly admitted students automatically receive residence hall application information. Returning students apply online for on-campus housing beginning February through mid-March. Students may obtain information at www.udel.edu/has.
All incoming freshman and freshman transfer students who have completed less than 2 semesters of college work are required to live in University housing or at home with a parent or legal guardian. Requests for exceptions to this policy along with an explanation of the student's situation must be submitted in writing to Housing Assignment Services. Returning and other transfer students may live in the University residence halls, their own homes, fraternity/sorority houses, or in the local community in facilities of their own choosing. Listings of some current off-campus housing options are available at: www.udel.edu/has/offcampus/main.htm.
The purchase of a meal plan is mandatory for undergraduate students living in all residence halls except the Christiana Towers apartments and designated apartments in traditional residence halls. Visit the Dining Services Web site for details at www.udel.edu/dining.
Freshmen, freshman transfer, and returning students who have completed less than 2 semesters of college work and who meet published deadlines for housing application are guaranteed on-campus housing. Students whose housing applications are received after published deadlines are not guaranteed housing but will be accommodated as space permits. On-campus housing is available for single transfer students, although demand is sometimes greater than the number of spaces available.
Assignments for all students are made according to the student's housing information form whenever possible. However, there is no guarantee of specific space or room type. Students will need to pay the full published cost for the assigned room or apartment, whether or not the student receives the type of housing requested. Visit Housing Assignment Services online for more information on residence hall facilities.
To apply for on-campus housing and dining, students submit a housing and dining application and housing information form on-line. A $200 housing deposit may be paid with a credit card or electronic check. Returning students may also deduct their deposit from their FLEX account. Prospective students will receive detailed instructions in their admittance packets. The deposit is credited toward the academic-year residence hall charges. New freshmen and transfer students who cancel their housing applications for the fall semester in writing on or before May 31 will receive a partial deposit refund of $100.
Returning students who cancel their housing applications for the Fall semester on or before April 15 will receive a partial deposit refund of $100. Returning students who cancel after April 15 but before June 1 will forfeit the entire deposit.
The deadline for cancellation for the Winter Session and/or Spring semester is December 20 for all students.
After the Binding Date (June 1 for fall semester; December 20 for Winter Session and/or Spring semester), there is no refund of the deposit and additionally students are obligated to pay for the entire cost of the space assigned to them for the remainder of the academic year (see Housing Agreement).
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING AGREEMENT
The submitted Student Housing Agreement is binding for a specific academic period, generally until the end of the Spring semester. For example, if you submit the Agreement in the middle of fall, it is binding until the end of the following spring semester. You will be charged for the assigned space from the effective date of your Housing Agreement through the end of the academic year specified on your application, unless Housing Assignment Services releases the student from the Agreement. Students who submit an application and Agreement after the beginning of any semester will pay a prorated portion of the semester charge determined by the date of occupancy. On the date the Student Housing Agreement becomes binding (June 1 for fall semester and December 20 for Winter Session and/or spring semester), the student is obligated to pay the full housing charge even if the space is not occupied. The binding date for students who move into university housing mid-term is the date of application. For details see http//www.udel.edu/has/housingagreement.html.
GRADUATE STUDENT AND FAMILY HOUSING
University-owned graduate student and family housing apartments and rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis based upon the date of application for housing. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Visit the campus Housing Tour online for a description of university housing facilities. Those who choose to live off-campus may access the off-campus housing listing for listings of some current housing options provided to Housing Assignment Services: www.udel.edu/has/offcampus/main.htm.
Information and applications for on-campus graduate student housing may be obtained online at www.udel.edu/has/graduate. A $200 security deposit in United States funds is required with the application. Students are required to sign a Graduate Student and Family Housing Agreement, which obligates the student from the date of signature through July 31 of the following year. The deposit will be held until the end of the leasing agreement and will be refunded to the student minus any damages to the unit.
For additional information, please write or call Housing Assignment Services, 5 Courtney Street, Newark, Delaware 19716, (302) 831-3676; e-mail email@example.com.
STUDENT GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND CANCELLATION POLICY
When you submit an application for university housing, you agree to comply with the terms of the Housing Agreement, all rules described in the Student Guide to University Policies (www.udel.edu/stuguide/current), and any other policies pertaining specifically to your assigned space. Housing Assignment Services reserves the right to reassign you to another space (1) if you violate any provision, policy, rule or regulation; (2) to protect the health and safety of others; and/or (3) to make sure that University resources are used prudently. Typically, you will receive at least 24 hours" notice of reassignments.
Cancellation of the Housing Agreement is permitted only under specific or exceptional circumstances and must be approved by Housing Assignment Services. If you wish to be released from an Agreement, you should submit a written request to Housing Assignment Services. Rebates of charges or penalties are detailed in the Student Housing Agreement or the Graduate and Family Student Housing Agreement.
ELIGIBILITY FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING
Students may reside in university housing only if they are properly registered and in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing with the University. Academic eligibility requirements for residence in university housing are as follows:
Single full-time undergraduate students must be registered for at least 12 hours of academic credit in the fall or spring semesters.
Graduate students must be registered for at least 9 semester hours of academic credit or be on sustaining status.
Students who drop below the eligibility requirements may petition Housing Assignment Services for permission to continue to live in university housing for the remainder of the term of the Housing Agreement. Students who drop below full-time status are not automatically released from the Academic Year Student Housing Agreement. The rules, regulations, charges, and services for University housing, including other material incorporated by lnk or reference, is subject to change as deemed necessary by the University without prior notice.
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