Camps & Summer Housing

Your home away from home

Every summer, our campus is buzzing with multi-day conferences, summer programs, and sports & academic camps. Join the fun!

Home away from home

From bees to ball games to new best buds, we’ve hosted them all.

And it may be cliché, but the possibilities really are endless here. Summer meeting and event guests have incredible access to nearly the entire campus.


  • Clayton Conference Center offers flexible spaces in a variety of room sizes.
  • Residence Halls can accommodate large groups and can be redesigned as suites.
  • Access to sports fields, sports complexes, open lawns, auditoriums, classrooms, labs, and theaters make planning work and leisure time easy.
  • Dining options can be a choice between our full catering services or dining hall-style convenience or a combination of both.

Expertise never gets old.

“Thank you so very very much for helping us ‘hit a home run’ with our week-long EAS bee conference. [The Conference Staff] continues to go out of the way to help make our conference run smoothly, and especially once again Mike and his staff with the technology really stepped up every time needed for us to get over the road bumps.

We sincerely appreciate your expertise and guidance in coordinating conferences such as ours with so many moving parts. It is such a pleasure to work with the entire staff. Thank you.”


Take advantage of everything our Newark Campus has to offer.

Classrooms and private meeting rooms at Clayton

We have 18 meeting and conference rooms in Clayton Conference Center and adjoining Pencader. They can be configured up to six ways to accommodate as few as 14 to as many as 700.

Recreation, libraries, labs, galleries, and a classic Main Street

We are one of the oldest universities in the nation, amassing top-notch amenities along the way. You’ll find plenty of open green spaces, recreation opportunities, labs of varying sizes, libraries, and galleries with special collections to enjoy during your stay. A walkable Main Street runs right through upper campus offering boutiques, coffee shops, bookstores, eateries, socializing, and entertainment.

Summer Housing Information

Summer Conference Housing Documents and Forms

The University of Delaware Conference Services (UDCS) operates a total of 6 residence halls to meet your summer housing needs. We also offer full and partial meal plans at our North Campus Dining Hall. We invite you to learn more about our residence hall features and amenities and submit your application by downloading the following documents.

We encourage you to read our FAQs and What You Need to Know documents that answer many questions you may have.

For Interns:
UDCS Intern Housing Contract

For Students:
UDCS Student Employment Application

For Conference & Camp Housing:
UDCS Summer Housing Request Form
UDCS Misc Wage Application

Summer Housing: What You Need to Know

Get important information here.


Read our FAQ document

Work directly with one of our Event Managers 

Our personal event managers have a combined 20 years of experience in hospitality. We work one-on-one with you to:

  • Strategize your objectives
  • Select the right capabilities for your meeting or event
  • Handle all the details from start to finish
  • Guide you every step of the way
  • Keep your budget in mind

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Start planning today with one of our Event Managers.

University of Delaware Conference Services

N E W A R K  C A M P U S

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Tower Audion & Atrium at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark DE  19713
(302) 831-2214

L E W E S  C A M P U S

The Virden Retreat Center
1155 College Drive, Lewes DE  19958
Overnight Lodge A: 1183 College Drive
Overnight Lodge B: 1181 College Drive
(302) 645-4100


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