We’ve been waiting for you!
New Student Orientation (NSO), part of UD’s Division of Student Life, is pleased to welcome you to the University of Delaware!
NSO’s primary goal is to provide you and your family with the information and tools you need to explore UD’s offerings, access important resources, learn about a wide range of activities and programs, and discover what it means to be a “Fightin’ Blue Hen.”
We hope this site will be your road map to a successful transition to the University. It is filled with important information about NSO and the University, including important updates about tasks you’ll need to complete before arriving on campus.
We look forward to meeting you!
Meet people from your new Blue Hen family this summer!
NSO / ISO / TSO
For first year and transfer students entering UD in the fall of 2017 who have not yet attended, orientation will be held Thursday, August 24. For international undergraduates entering UD in the fall of 2017, ISO will take place Thursday, August 24 through Friday, August 25.
It is mandatory for every new student to attend orientation. Refer to the New Student Checklist and Resources sections for information about how to prepare for your transition to UD.
Students admitted to the Associates in Arts program should visit the Associate in Arts website for additional information about orientation. Associate in Arts students are oriented on their home campus.
For international undergraduate students entering UD in the fall of 2017, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, August 24 through Friday, August 25. You will receive an electronic message with details about ISO. ISO is mandatory for all international students who are new to the University of Delaware, and students must attend both days of the program. Learn more about ISO.
For transfer students entering UD in the fall of 2017, TSO is offered on Thursday, July 13 and Monday, July 17, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Even though you may have attended orientation at your previous institution, you must attend orientation at UD to learn about our campus’s resources, meet with an academic advisor in your College, and interact with other incoming transfer students. Learn more about TSO.
Student Veterans can visit the UD Veteran Services website for additional information about orientation.
Winter orientation follows the same format as Summer NSO, TSO and ISO for students entering the University of Delaware in spring semester. Learn more about orientation.
Students admitted to the World Scholars program can find more information about orientation on the World Scholars website.
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- Honors Program | 302-831-1195
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- Academic Enrichment, Office of | 302-831-2805
- Admissions | 302-831-8123
- Billing | 302-831-2126
- Bookstore, UD | 302-831-2637
- Campus Recreation | 302-831-8600
- Dining Services | 302-831-6761
- Disability Support Services | 302-831-4643
- Financial Aid | 302-831-2126
- International Students & Scholars, Office of | 302-831-2115
- IT Support Center | 302-831-6000
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- Student Financial Services | 302-831-2126
- University Police | 302-831-2222
- Veteran Services | 302-831-0552
- Academic Calendar
- Campus Map
- Code of Conduct, UD Student
- Immunization and Medical History forms
- Newsletter for New First-Year Students [PDF]
- Newsletter for New International Students [PDF]
- Newsletter for New Transfer Students [PDF]
- New Student Checklist | Planner [PDF] | Sample NSO Schedule [PDF]
- Not Grade 13: How College is Different [PDF]
The average full-time, on-campus student will spend more than 160 hours at the University of Delaware each week, but only 10% of those will be in the classroom. What will you do with the rest of your time? The Division of Student Life offers campuswide programs, groups and opportunities that are designed to help you thrive during your life at UD. Student Life includes:
Career Services Center
Center for Black Culture
Center for Counseling & Student Development
New Student Orientation
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Student Conduct
Residence Life & Housing
Student Health Services
Student Services for Athletes
Student Wellness & Health Promotion
University Student Centers
Advocacy and Support
Throughout your time at UD, you can always contact the Dean of Students whenever you have a question, a concern, or a problem to solve and you don’t know where to begin. ODS can also be reached in 101 Hullihen Hall, or via phone at 302-831-8939.