Are you ready to come to UD?

Named for the year to which UD traces its roots, UD's opening weekend celebration offers opportunities for students to connect with their new community, explore all that UD has to offer, and consider how they will contribute during their time here. Following residential move-in, the Preview of Perkins Live | Trabant Now kicks off the festivities on students’ first night with games, performances and activities throughout both University Student Centers. 1743 programming runs straight through the weekend, featuring tours and receptions as well as the annual candlelighting ceremony.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus for 1743 Welcome Days August 26-28!

Saturday

On-campus students will move in to residence halls on Saturday, August 26.

Parents and guests are invited to a Family Send-Off at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Perkins Student Center, while all students enjoy a Meet & Eat Picnic on the Green with their new community.

Campus Breakout will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday in your University Student Centers! More details about 1743 Saturday will be emailed to new students in August and available here soon.

Sunday

Sunday will bring a variety of activities for new students to enjoy, including a brand new Game Day 101 event! More details about 1743 Sunday will be emailed to new students in August and available here soon.

Monday

Monday will kick off with your academic orientation in the morning, followed by open houses and receptions for a variety of interests and communities.

All new students will come together on the Green at 7 p.m. for the Twilight Induction Ceremony. This annual tradition is many students’ most memorable part of 1743, so wear your favorite UD gear and arrive early for a great seat! More details about 1743 Monday will be emailed to new students in August and available here soon.

Beyond

1743 Welcome Days are just the beginning of your UD experience, and welcome events continue well into September! More details about fall semester will be emailed to new students in August and available here soon.