First Year and Transfer Orientation

For new students entering UD in the spring of 2018, NSO will take place on Friday, February 2. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Please note: You will not have the opportunity to meet individually with an academic advisor on February 2. You must contact your College directly to schedule an academic advisement appointment prior to NSO. Contact information for your College is listed here; if you are unsure which College advises your major, please visit the University’s Catalog.

Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. Click on the Orientation registration form link on your status page. Once the registration form opens, read the instructions and, most importantly, select the listed date in the "Orientation Date" section. Once you select a date, be sure to register any family members or guests. You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to February 2.

Use the NSO Registration Form to register any family members who plan to attend orientation with you. Additional information about Family Orientation is found on the Families page. Students attending NSO or TSO may register guests for $35 each. You may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your NSO date. After that time, you must call the NSO Office at 302-831-3313 or email newstudentorientation@udel.edu to add guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time, non-refundable $145 fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

Your orientation day on campus begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716 (be sure to enter to correct city and zip code when using a GPS device) and ends by 4 p.m.

Arrive at Trabant between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. to check in at the registration table for your materials and to enjoy a light breakfast (i.e. bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee or tea) before the orientation program begins. Plan to be on campus until 4 p.m. to ensure you make the most of your day.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. You may not park in the Perkins Student Center Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

Once you've registered for orientation, use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required pre-orientation and post-orientation tasks. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Feel free to call or email us with any questions.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall for the spring 2018 semester and wish to move into your room on Thursday, February 1, you must complete an Early Arrival Spring 2018 application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to arrive to campus early.

International Student Orientation

For international undergraduate students entering UD in the spring of 2018, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, February 1 through Friday, February 2. 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.

All first year and transfer undergraduate international students must attend ISO. We recommend that you arrive on campus at least one day in advance to get settled and recover from the jet lag associated with travel.

Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. Click on the Orientation registration form link on your status page. Once the registration form opens, read the instructions and, most importantly, select the listed date in the “Orientation Date” section. You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. International Student Orientation begins on February 1.

Use the NSO Registration Form to register any family members who plan to attend orientation with you. Additional information about Family Orientation is found on the Families page. You may register guests up to 3 business days prior to ISO. After that time, you must call the NSO office at 302-831-3313 or email newstudentorientation@udel.edu to register additional guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time, non-refundable $145 fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

Your first orientation day on campus begins on Thursday, February 1 at 8 a.m. in Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716 (be sure to enter to correct city and zip code when using a GPS device) and ends by 1 p.m. On day one, students must complete the mandatory government check-in process with staff from the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) between 8–9 a.m. in Trabant in order to begin the fall semester. Following government check-in, students will learn from campus departments and presenters about specific strategies and resources to successfully transition to UD as an international student.

Your second day of orientation begins on Friday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center. Arrive at Trabant between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. to check in at the registration table for your materials and to enjoy a light breakfast (i.e. bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee or tea) before the orientation program begins. Plan to be on campus until 4 p.m. to ensure you make the most of your day.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. You may not park in the Perkins Student Center Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

Once you've registered for orientation, use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required pre-orientation and post-orientation tasks. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Feel free to call or email us with any questions.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall for the spring 2018 semester and wish to move into your
room before ISO, you must complete an Early Arrival Spring 2018 application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to arrive to campus early.

New Student Checklist

Start your UD experience off well by completing these required tasks!