Graduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment who work with an advisor on the Newark campus most commonly find housing outside of the University owned properties and reside instead in the local area through an external lease agreement. Once admitted, students are encouraged to work with their departmental contact to speak with other current students about living opportunities in the area.
Additionally, the University’s office of Housing Assignment Services provides opportunities for graduate students to work directly with them to make on-campus living arrangements.
Lewes is the home of the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus. This modern marine facility attracts not only graduate students and faculty, but visiting professors, lecturers, and researchers. Their housing needs are met, in part, by the Franklin C. Daiber Residence Complex.
The Franklin C. Daiber Residence Complex supports student housing needs at the Lewes campus. The facility is named after the first faculty member hired for marine studies by the University of Delaware, in 1952. Dr. Daiber led major research projects on the Delaware Bay's plankton, fisheries, and marshes.
The Daiber Housing Complex has 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. The housing complex was originally constructed by the U.S. Navy for officers and their families stationed in Lewes. The Navy turned the units over to the University of Delaware in 1985, and the newly renovated complex was dedicated in 1986.