Every summer, our university becomes a home away from home to multi-day conference guests, summer program participants, and sports & academic camps.
An Ideal Combination
Academic Camps, Sports Camps, and Summer Conferences all find a home in our Newark Campus. 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. Mix and match dining options with our full catering services or dining hall style convenience.
Summer Housing Forms and FAQs
Summer Conference Housing Documents and Forms
Please use the following forms to complete your Housing requests.
What campus housing arrangements are provided for summer programs?
Room choices are BASED UPON AVAILABILITY
- Room Option 1: Single Suite-these are 2 separate rooms with 1 bed per room with a shared bathroom.
- Room Option 2: Double Suite- these are 2 separate rooms with 2 beds per room with a shared bathroom.
Housing request forms are date stamped upon receipt and rooms are then assigned on a first come first serve basis. The University does it’s best to accommodate preferences but is always tight on space and cannot always honor first choices.
All dorms are air-conditioned, furnished with a desk, chair, wardrobe, dresser, and overhead lighting. They have twin beds with an extra-long mattress (80”). The housing office does NOT provide linens. All rooms are cable ready and will connect you to approximately 55 cable stations, should you decide to bring a TV and all cords associated. Pay per use laundry facilities are located in all residential buildings—quarters, as well as flex points, will operate these machines. There are also general use kitchens with refrigerators on each floor (some floors may not be in use for the summer)
A housing application with related pricing will be sent to all group planners. Please note that these housing costs represent just the rate for the room per person per night. Check-in and check-out dates need to be strictly adhered to as the custodial staff must get in and clean the room for the next guest checking in.
You will NOT need a UD ID card to enter the dorms. Upon arrival, check in at the Christiana Commons Lobby. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. unless arrangements for an earlier time have been made. You will get room keys and access card at check-in.
How do I register and pay for housing?
When will I be notified of my housing assignment?
What do most people do for meals or food?
Main Street also offers a vast array of dining choices as well as small grocery, convenience, and drug stores within walking distance.
What is the parking situation for residents and commuters?
Visit Parking Services to view lot locations and other types of available permits and pricing. Summer Programs are not eligible for Grey Passes.
Is there a UD Shuttle Bus?
How do I travel to the University of Delaware by air or car?
For travel from the airports or train stations, we suggest Delaware Express at 800.648.5466. Delaware Express’ one-way shuttle from PHL ($45 without tip) is significantly less expensive than the shuttle from BWI ($138 WITH tip and tolls) due to their expanded fleet for the PHL-UD run. Mention that you are a UD student for an approximate 5% discount. You do not need to show an ID to get this discount.
There are several rental car companies located near campus: Hertz and Enterprise.
Do you recommend having a car while on campus?
What type of weather should I expect in Delaware in the summer?
What else might I pack or plan to purchase on Main Street upon arrival?
- Sheets (twin xl)
- Reading lamp
- Surge protector
- Shampoo, soap, and other toiletries
- Laundry basket & detergent
- Bathroom cleaning supplies
- Toilet paper (although you can get more from the Commons Front Desk)
Is there a map showing the campus housing area?
Ready to get started planning your event?
Contact one of our personal event managers.
University of Delaware Conference Services
Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE 19716
Goodstay Conference Center and Arsht Hall
2600-2800 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington DE 19806
The Virden Retreat Center
700 Pilottown Road, Lewes DE 19958