Welcome Back to The Virden Center.

Our guestrooms have reopened and we are accepting overnight reservations for our UD Community.


Honestly, we can’t wait to see you.

If you’re planning a trip to the shore, you can feel confident in the measures we’ve taken to ensure our guestrooms are safe for you and your family and friends.


The Virden Center has 23 guestrooms divided between two overnight lodges. Choose between a king, two twins, or a queen and twin room configurations. Each guestroom has a private entrance, a private bath, and a private screened-in porch – many overlooking the surrounding wetlands. Other creature comforts include linens, toiletries, coffee makers, TVs, WiFi, plus mini-refrigerators and microwaves in select rooms. Our open grounds offer a chance to socially distance picnic or play a round of frisbee.

We're Ready When You Are.

For the safety of everyone, the following protocols are in place.


In accordance with CDC guidelines, we employ enhanced cleaning practices and products.

Signage regarding all cleaning protocols and other processes in place for the safety of our guests are posted in each room.

Working with Facilities, the self-contained ventilation systems in each room are in good working order and filters are clean.

In the event a guest becomes ill while occupying a room, in conjunction with State and local protocols, a detailed plan will be implemented for isolation and sanitization of the room on departure.


Housekeeping will access the rooms only after checkout to maintain physical separation between staff and guests. If you require clean linen, towels, etc., they will be left at the door.

Housekeeping is required to wear masks when interacting with guests and while cleaning vacated rooms.

Masks & Sanitizer

Masks are required of all guests when in the common areas of both buildings.

We have contactless arrival procedures in place including enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures for the key box and surrounding area.

There are hand sanitizing stations available at various locations outside the rooms in both buildings.

Please Note

The Hospitality Suite remains closed.

University of Delaware Conference Services

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

The Virden Center

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