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Roommate Success

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Roommate Assignments All first-year students are required to live in the traditional residence halls. Exception are made for in-state students who who live with their parents or spouse. The Department of Residence Education and Services will consider exceptions to this upon receipt of a written request. Housing assignments for first-year students are made at random. Reciprocal roommate requests and requests for non-smoking roommates are honored whenever possible. Once you have completed and mailed us your application along with your non-refundable $200 room deposit, we will assign you a room and a roommate.  If you already know each other, be sure to discuss what items each of you will bring. This will allow you to make best use of the space in your room. We discourage students from pre-selecting a roommate for several reasons: Students who were friends before college most likely have never LIVED together.  Living with a roommate is a very   different relationship than that of a friend or acquaintance.  Often pre-selecting a roommate results in unrealistic   expectations of each other. Students who are friends are able to widen their circle of friends by living in different rooms and residence halls. One of the greatest opportunities for a new college student is to learn how to live and build mutual respect with   someone who is different from them. First-year students who wish to live together may make that request either on their housing contract or by contacting the Department of Residence Education and Services at (302) 857-6326 by May 1 before their first year. We make every attempt to pair mutual roommate requests. The two students who request each other must also request the same options on the housing contract (living community, smoking, etc.).

Become a Resident Assistant!

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The Department of Housing and Residential Education participated in the 3rd Annual Inspired Day of Service on March 29 at the Delaware Food Bank in Milford. Pictured are President and Mrs. Williams, their two sons, along with Housing Director Phillip Holmes, staff RDs, SRAs and RAs. This day of service is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the core values of the university and work towards the completion of their community service requirements.

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The Department of Housing and Residential Education is glad to know that you may be interested in a position as a Resident Assistant. The RA position is a very important part of the DSU family. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to positively affect the lives of others. The Residential Education staff is made up of Resident Directors (RD's), Senior RA's (SRA's) and current Resident Assistants (RA's). The people in these positions share a common bond of caring and respect for each other and for each resident. We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their spirit and enthusiasm for their school and their time with others. The RA serves in one of the most comprehensive roles in the Student Affairs Division. No student problem escapes the RA's involvement. This is one of the most difficult student positions to hold and to perform well. To be called on to do so many tasks, to hold so many responsibilities, and to be accountable for so many other people during the time you are shaping your own education, is one of the greatest challenges you will face during your life as an RA here at DSU. RA's act as supervisors of their floor/wing or apartment unit and, as such, gain valuable experience in organization, leadership, supervisory methods, and peer counseling in the area of conflict resolution. This experience may benefit you later in life and should certainly be added to your resume. All of these are valuable tools to develop, regardless of your later role in life. Print, fill out and submit the Resident Assistant Application to Laws Hall main office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mr. Phillip Holmes Director Dept. of Housing and Residential Education Delaware State University Full Time Employment Opportunities: The Office of Human Resources is located in the administration building on the third floor. The mailing address is: DSU Office of Human Resources 1200 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302.857.6261 Fax: 302.857.6264 Email: hr@desu.edu
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University Village

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  This on-campus, student housing neighborhood is the third of three phases at this campus. It is located on 25 acres of land owned by the university. Ambling originally began its relationship with the university back in 2001 when it completed the original phase of on-campus housing. Following the success of the first phase and shortly thereafter a second phase of housing, Ambling was engaged to develop University Village, a student community and dining facility located within the DSU campus. Featuring four-story residential buildings with contemporary architecture and distinctive brick and stucco exterior treatments, University Village comprises four buildings containing 300 units, 628 beds and a 250 seat dining hall facility. As in the first two phases, the units were designed primarily for upper classmen and graduate students and feature luxury apartments in one-bedroom/ one-bath, two-bedroom/two-bath and four-bedroom/ two-bath configurations ranging from 540 to 1,241 square feet. Each comfortably furnished apartment has full sized beds, a full kitchen with refrigerator, ice maker, range, microwave and dishwasher, high-speed university linked Internet access, cable TV and university-linked private phone service as well as convenient living and dining areas. Each suite-style unit offers many of the same amenities with a kitchenette in lieu of a full kitchen. Each floor also provides conveniently located laundry facilities. University Village features community areas, study rooms, picnic areas and ample green space. Fire alarms, sprinklers, and extinguishers, exterior blue light emergency phones, intrusion alarms, bedside panic-button alarms, card access for building and unit entry doors as well as keyed knobs on each bedroom door are also provided. This community is very nicely landscaped which adds to its striking curb appeal. Delaware State University made the effort to ensure that this new community blended with the overall campus master plan for the best interest of the students and for the continued growth of the University. Student housing is in great demand at this rapidly growing campus. This project provides attractive new housing for upper classmen and graduate students, many of whom lived in residence halls or in market-rate housing further from campus. Financed with tax exempt bonds, the project is owned by a non-profit foundation.    University Village   On Campus   Residents Co-ed Upper-class 30+ credits Building Style Suites & Apartments Residence Floors 4 Building Capacity 628 Approx. number sharing bath 1, 2 or 4 Can stay during breaks Yes Carpeted Rooms Yes Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge No A/C Yes Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent    

University Courtyard

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  This on-campus, student housing neighborhood is located on 13 acres of land owned by the University. Featuring three-story residential buildings with contemporary architecture and distinctive brick and siding exterior treatments, the community is being developed in two phases. Consisting of seven buildings containing 144 units and 416 beds and designed primarily for upper classmen and graduate students, each comfortably furnished apartment has a full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher as well as convenient living and dining areas. The neighborhood is served by a separate clubhouse that features a game room, fitness center and common areas as well as kitchen and picnic areas. Additional amenities include private study carrels, computers, a copier and other educational and business services. Intrusion alarms are also offered. Apartments - Two and four bedrooms - Private bathrooms available in selected two bedroom units - Living room/dining room/bedroom furniture packages - Plush/neutral colored carpet - Study desk in each bedroom - Large closets with shelves - Full-size washer and dryer - Frost-free refrigerator with ice maker - Large microwave - Dishwasher - Garbage Disposal Private Porch or balcony with French doors available in selected units - Mini blinds Community - Handicap-accessible - Beautiful landscaping - Planned resident activities - Fitness Center - Sports courts - Clubhouse with TV and stereo - Game tables Study Center - Computer lab with internet access - Copier - Private study carrels Fitness & Recreation - Fitness center Peach of mind - Deadlock lock and viewer on entry door - Separate lease for each resident - Separate key entry to each bedroom - 24-hour emergency maintenance - Intrusion alarms All Inclusive - Basic cable TV - Basic local phone service - Electricity - Water - Trash removal - Two phone jacks in each bedroom: basic/private data     University Courtyard   On Campus   Residents Co-ed Upper-class 30+ credits Building Style Suites & Apartments Residence Floors 3 Building Capacity 416 Approx. number sharing bath 1, 2 or 4 Can stay during breaks Yes Carpeted Rooms Yes Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge No A/C Yes Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent    

Samuel Conwell Hall

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  Conwell Residence Hall Houses 135 male first year students. Samuel L. Conwell was employed as the first assistant to President Wesley P. Webb. In addition to being a faculty member from 1891-1914, he was an Agricultural Extension Agent from 1914-1916. Conwell Hall was erected in 1954. On February 3, 1957, Samuel L. Conwell was dedicated and stands today as the oldest residence hall for men on campus. Conwell has a main lounge, kitchen, study lounge, recreation area, and computer, television and telephone lines in each room.   Samuel L. Conwell Hall   On Campus   Residents Freshman Building Style Traditional Residence Floors 3 Building Capacity 135 Approx. number sharing bath 31 Can stay during breaks No Carpeted Rooms No Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge Yes A/C No Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent    

Cora E. Warren - Frederick J. Franklin Hall

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  Warren-Franklin houses 328 coed upper-class students. Warren-Franklin Hall was erected in 1992 and was dedicated in the memory of these two staff persons in May 1996, Miss Warren was employed by the University from 1944-1969. She served as Dean and Assistant Dean of Women in Tubman Hall. Mr. Franklin was employed by the University from 1953 to 1978. He served as Director of Men’s Activities, Director of Student Personnel, Track Coach and Registrar. Warren-Franklin is a suite style facility, equipped with a main lounge, kitchen recreation room, study lounges, laundry rooms, vending area, data lines, and cable and telephone lines in each room.    Warren- Franklin Hall     West Wing East Wing On Campus     Residents Upper-class Coed Upper-class Coed Building Style Suites Suites Residence Floors 3 5 Building Capacity 135 193 Approx. number sharing bath 6 6 Can stay during breaks No No Carpeted Rooms No No Coin - Free Laundry Yes Yes Study Lounge Yes Yes A/C Yes Yes Handicap Accessible     Monthly Rent      

W. Richard Wynder Tower

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  Wynder Towers houses 86 coed first year honor students. Richard Wynder graduated from Delaware State University and was the first alumnus to receive a doctoral degree. He held many positions at this institution, the last being Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs. Richard Wynder Tower was erected in 1985. Wynder Tower is a suite-type facility that is connected to Tubman Hall by a breezeway. It is equipped with laundry rooms, kitchen, computer, telephone and television lines in each room.    Richard Wynder Towers   On Campus   Residents Freshman and Honors Building Style Suites Residence Floors 6 Building Capacity 86 Approx. number sharing bath 4 Can stay during breaks No Carpeted Rooms Yes Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge No A/C Yes Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent  

Meta V. Jenkins Hall

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  Jenkins Hall houses 245 first year coed students. Meta V. Jenkins from the State College for Colored Students (now Delaware State University) in June 1921. She was one of the founding organizers of the Philadelphia Charter of the DSU Alumni Association. Jenkins Hall was erected in 1970 and dedicated during the ninety-first anniversary of Founder’s Day, February 7, 1982. Jenkins Hall has a kitchen on each floor, main lounge, laundry room, recreation area, and computer, television, and telephone lines in each room.   Meta V. Jenkins Hall   On Campus   Residents Upper-class and Honors Building Style Traditional Residence Floors 3 Building Capacity 245 Approx. number sharing bath 27 Can stay during breaks No Carpeted Rooms No Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge No A/C Yes Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent  

Medgar W. Evers Hall

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  Evers Residence Hall houses 243 first year coed students. Medgar W. Evers opened the first National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on January 23, 1955.  His work encouraged and helped Negroes to vote. For his efforts he was assassinated in 1963.  Evers hall was erected in 1968.  Evers Hall has a main lounge, kitchen, recreation room, laundry, room, barber shop, reading room, 2nd and 3rd floor study lounges, vending area, television, computer and telephone lines in each room.   Medgar Evers Hall   On Campus   Residents Freshmen Building Style Traditional Residence Floors 3 Building Capacity 243 Approx. number sharing bath 27 Can stay during breaks No Carpeted Rooms No Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge Yes A/C Yes Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent  

Lydia P. Laws Hall

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  Laws Hall houses 108 first year students. Lydia P. Laws was a faculty member from 1897 until 1914 and the Dean of Women from 1913 until 1914.  Laws Hall was erected in 1962 and dedicated in 1963.  Laws Hall has a main lounge, kitchen, laundry room, recreation room, beauty shop, computer, telephone and television lines in each room, service rooms on each floor, main lounge and study rooms on the second and third floors. There is also a vending machine area in the lobby.     Lydia P. Laws Hall   On Campus   Residents Freshman Building Style Traditional Residence Floors 3 Building Capacity 111 Approx. number sharing bath 37 Can stay during breaks No Carpeted Rooms No Coin - Free Laundry Yes Study Lounge No A/C No Handicap Accessible   Monthly Rent  

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