Delaware State University will convert the Dover Sheraton Hotel into a multi-use facility -- the DSU Living and Learning Commons -- that will include student housing and classroom space to meet needs associated with the University’s enrollment growth.
The new residential facility, which will be available to upperclassmen, will open in August 2013 with approximately 300 beds in double-occupancy rooms with private baths.
Rooms will be assigned for those eligible to live in the new facility, which will offer a traditional on-campus housing experience with laundry facilities, various meeting and study spaces, and snack and vending machine areas. The facility will have same-sex rooms and co-ed floors.
Timeline for conversion
The facility will be ready for move-in for the fall 2013 semester on August 24.
Who will live there?
DSU Living and Learning Commons will house upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors and seniors) from our international student population, honors students and transfer students. It may also be used for overflow and swing space as the University takes existing residence halls offline for maintenance and renovations.
How will students be selected to live there?
Rooms will be assigned to students in the eligible groups.
Cost per semester
- The housing cost per student will range from $3,995 a semester to $4,995 a semester depending on the type of room and floor.
- A limited number of private single rooms will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Students who reside in the new residential facility will be required to purchase, at minimum, the 10 meal plan option.
Each double-occupancy room will include:
- 2 full-size beds
- 2 desks with chairs
- 1 closet
- 1 wardrobe
- A private bathroom
- A wireless Internet connection
Facility operation and on-site staff
The new residential facility will be operated by DSU’s Department of Housing and Residential Education in the Division of Student Affairs and falls under its rules and regulations. The staff will include a live-in resident director, resident assistants, front desk staff and on-site security officers.
Students who reside at the DSU Living and Learning Commons will be allowed to have cars at that facility; they will be given arrangements for University parking on campus as well. Faculty, staff and students must register any motor vehicle that they park or drive on University property. For more information on vehicle registration and parking regulations, visit public safety .
For students without cars, a shuttle service between DSU’s main campus and the new residential facility will be provided, operating on a 20 – 30 minute round trip schedule. The shuttle will run Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shuttle service for DSU special events may also be provided.
Commons Student Advisory Council
Students who reside at the DSU Living and Learning Commons will be invited to join the Commons Student Advisory Council to help plan its future use and development.