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Delaware State University
Department of Housing
and Residential Education

Delaware State University
302.857.6333 fax

  New Residents - First Year and Transfer

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New & Transfer Students:
Apply for 2017 Spring Semester Housing starting November 1, 2016

Criteria for New and Transfer Students:

  • You must be accepted to the University in order to apply for housing
  • Your DSU email account must be activated and working (see Step 1 on Acceptance letter)
  • Pay appropriate housing deposit

Housing Deposit Information:

  • Housing deposits for Spring semester can be made in October – click for Nelnet Payment Services
  • Evers, Jenkins, Laws and Tubman (freshmen housing): Deposit amount is $200 (please select "Traditional Housing Deposit" when paying deposit – click for Nelnet Payment Services)
  • Warren-Franklin Hall and Living & Learning Commons (minimum 24 credits required): Deposit amount is $200 (please select "Traditional Housing Deposit" for Warren-Franklin; or “DSU LL Commons” for Living & Learning Commons when paying deposit – click for Nelnet Payment Services)
  • University Courtyard Apts. and University Village Apts. (minimum 30 credits required): Deposit amount is $400 (please select “University Courtyard Apts.” or “University Village Apts.” when making deposit – click for Nelnet Payment Services)
  • Students will receive a “Welcome” email in their DSU email account providing instructions and the link to the online housing application 24-48 hours after deposit is paid starting April 25
  • Housing is based on availability and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Housing is not guaranteed. The deposit payment date is irrelevant in this process - so please submit the application as soon as you receive it!

For questions, please call (302) 857-6326, or email



Please follow Step 1 in your Acceptance Letter from the Admissions Office to set up your DSU Email Account!




As a first year, transfer or potential student, this website will act as an online resource guide to help you make an informed decision regarding campus living. Please take the time to browse these pages thoroughly, as there is a lot of information about the on-campus experience that will be important to you.

There are seven traditional residence halls on campus for freshmen and transfer students, as well as two "apartment-style" living complexes - one on campus and one off campus (a minimum of 30 credit hours is needed to qualify for the apartment-style living complexes). Living-learning communities are also available to those who would like to extend the academic focus from the classroom to the living environment.

Living on campus offers the unique ability to experience all that DSU has to offer, learn more about yourself, and help prepare you for life after college. Each residence hall enables you to live with your peers, classmates, and friends.

Below are links to residential halls, rates & fees, and housing applications. if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Housing and Residential Education at (302) 857-6326 or email We hope to make your life at DSU as rich and rewarding as possible, as well as feel like home.

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