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Here, you will find answers to many of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our student housing options. Should you have additional questions, please contact the Campus Services Office. 

 

  • What are the on-campus living options?
    • We offer student housing in two residence halls and 24 town-homes.
  • What office should I contact for additional information about housing?
    • The Campus Services Office administers housing program and can address any questions or concerns you may have.
  • How do I reserve a room in a residence hall?
    • To reserve a room, accepted students may complete a Housing Reservation Application, and send it to Campus Services at the address listed on the application. Please include a non-refundable deposit of $300.00 USD payable by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Delaware Law School. We recommend that applications are submitted no later than June 30. Students accepted after June 30, should submit their application as soon as possible. 
  • Is there a deadline for reserving a room in one of the residence halls?
    • No. Reservation requests are accepted on an ongoing basis, throughout the year, provided that there are rooms available. 
  • How do I reserve one of the town-home apartments?
    • Once a student has paid his/her seat deposit, he/she should contact the Campus Services Office at decampusservices@mail.widener.edu to request that his/her name be added to the list. On April 1, the town-homes are offered to students as their names appear on the list. Once all of the town-homes are assigned, names are put on a waiting list in the event that a town-home becomes available.
  • Are roommates assigned?
    • No. The Campus Services Office does not assign roommates. The Campus Services Office will try to assist students by putting students in contact with other students who are trying to find roommates. The 1L Facebook page is a good resource as well.
  • How are housing assignments made?
    • Housing selection opens in March of each year. Returning students are given priority in room assignments and new students are offered on-campus housing upon acceptance
  • How can I request a change to my housing assignment?
    • Contact the Campus Services Office to discuss current housing availability. Changes can be made based upon availability.
  • Are residence hall rooms furnished?
    • Yes. Each room is fully furnished, and includes a small refrigerator and microwave oven.
  • Will I have a roommate if I live in a room in the residence hall?
    • No. Each residence hall room is single-occupancy. Residents share the kitchen and bathroom facilities with others living on their assigned wing within the residence hall.
  • Are men and women housed together in the residence halls?
    • While both men and women live in our residence halls, each gender is separated within each wing of the residence hall. Bathroom and shower facilities are single-gender.
  • Is cable television available?
    • Yes. Each residence hall room and each town-home has one active cable television jack provided at no additional charge.
  • Is Internet service available?
    • Yes. Wireless Internet service and an active Ethernet port are provided in our residence halls and town-homes at no additional charge.
  • Are there laundry facilities on campus?
    • Yes. Laundry facilities are provided in each residence hall. 
  • Can I bring in my own furniture?
    • Yes. Students are permitted to bring their own furniture into their room or town-home apartment and are encouraged to personalize the space. However, students are not permitted to remove law school-provided furniture from their room or town-home. Students are responsible for all furniture provided and will be billed for any damages or missing furniture at the end of the academic year.
  • Are students allowed to cook in their residence hall rooms?
    • It is recommended that students utilize the kitchen on their residence hall wing to cook. For our students' convenience, a microwave is available in each room. A toaster, toaster oven, or coffee maker is permitted in student rooms. All other cooking appliances must be used in the kitchen.
  • Are the town-home apartments furnished? 
    • Yes. They are fully furnished, and include kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer.
  • What is the lease term for the town-homes?
    • The lease term is for the academic calendar year, August through May, with an option to stay through July.  
  • Are there any fees other than the rent for the town-home apartments?
    • Yes. Residents must establish electric service with the local power company and pay any fees directly; this service is not included in the rent.   

Please note that we are not responsible for students'/residents' personal property. It is suggested that students/residents obtain renters insurance. Students/residents should explore coverage under their parents’ or guardians' homeowners’ insurance policy.