Connect. Explore. Contribute.

1743 is just the beginning of what we hope will be a fun and productive UD experience.

Self-Discovery and Development

During 1743, departments and student groups help you decide what kind of Blue Hen you’d like to be and connect in person with others who share your interests.

Throughout your life at UD, you can continue this self-discovery through hundreds of student organizations, fraternities, sororities, and student-focused events on Student Central, UD’s portal for engagement in student life.

If personal development is your goal, you may also appreciate the opportunities to explore your identities offered by our Center for Black Culture and LGBT Program. If professional development is your priority, you can take advantage of career preparation offered at every stage of your educational career through our Career Services Center.

Personal Wellness

During 1743, conversations compel you to consider how your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing contribute to your health and others’.

Throughout your life at UD, you have access to assistance from trained professionals in our Center for Counseling and Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Wellness and Health Promotion and more. Many services are covered by the mandatory Student Health Fee that all full-time matriculated students pay, and include a full range of care, consultation and support.

Keep the number for the UD Helpline handy, where you can reach a trained mental health professional 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: 302-831-1001

Social Responsibility

During 1743, you learn what’s involved in being a member of the University of Delaware community.

Throughout your life at UD, you may channel your passion to shape and uphold that same Blue Hen pride from within. You might apply to serve on the appellate board for our Office of Student Conduct, or to become an NSO orientation leader just like the team that welcomed you here.

Your experience might include small groups of friends on your hall floor, or large groups of students in the same organization. Both will help you establish congruence between your values and behaviors, and articulate their impact on yourself and others as you prepare to become a citizen of the world.

Inclusivity and Action

During 1743, you learn how all students, faculty and staff work together to pursue inclusive excellence at the University of Delaware so that every student can succeed.

Throughout your life at UD, you might have moments when you or a friend feel that you don’t have what you need in order to succeed. Processing these situations and engaging with students different from yourself can help you determine the best route forward.

Depending on your own needs, you may reach out to mentors or utilize advocates in our Office of the Dean of Students or Residence Life and Housing. As you learn more about yourself and others, you’ll find support and gain the skills to advocate for inclusive, equitable communities.