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Daiber Campus Housing


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.


Situated on Bowman Drive and Maury Circle, two quiet avenues named in honor of noted oceanographers, Daiber Housing is less than 2 miles from the Earth, Ocean, and Environment Complex and within walking distance of downtown Lewes, and an elementary and a junior-high school. The complex includes a playground. All units include a range, refrigerator, washer, and dryer.

Please contact Jen Clem for current rates.

ph. 302-645-4025

Room rentals are available for single occupancy only. Assistance is provided to coordinate sharing of units by single students. Rates do not include utilities. These rates apply to graduate students and postdoctoral research associates only.



Daiber Housing Contact

For more information about unit availability contact:

Ms. Jen Clem
Assistant to Facilities Engineer
Adrian C. Hooper Marine Operations Building
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, Delaware 19958-1298
Email: jenclem@udel.edu

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School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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