First Day of Spring Semester

Welcome back, AAP students! We hope you enjoyed your Winter break!

Today begins the spring semester so don’t forget to update your planners and calendars with these important dates:

Monday, February 6, 2023 – Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, February 17, 2023 – Last day of free drop/add period

Friday, March 24, 2023 – Midterm grades posted to UDSIS

Monday, March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023 – Spring Break; classes suspended

Monday, April 3, 2023 – Registration for Summer Session 2023 begins

Monday, April 17, 2023 – Registration begins for Fall Semester 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023 – Last day to change registration or withdraw from courses without academic penalty

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – Last day of classes

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – Reading Day

Thursday, May 18, 2023 – Final Exams Begin

Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Final Exams End

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Spring semester grades posted to UDSIS

The end of the semester will be here before you know it, so plan ahead! For the complete list of dates and deadlines, please visit the Academic Calendar available online.

Cards for a Cause

Join us in celebrating Card for a Cause on each of our AAP campuses! There are various events on each campus occurring from February 6th – February 14th where you can enjoy some delicious food and create a special Valentine’s Day card for hospitalized children. The cards will be delivered to those children for Valentine’s Day!

Look for the following promoted events on each AAP campus between Feb. 6- Feb. 14:

  • Welcome Back Event – Music, food, desserts, and prizes!
  • Super Acai Bowl Party – Build your own acai super bowl and join us for a football-themed party!
  • Fondue About You – Fondue fun! UD’s own melting pot!

Important information as we approach the Spring 2023 Semester

As you prepare for the start of spring semester classes, here is some important information to help you get started:

  • Classes begin on Monday, February 6th and end Tuesday, May 16th.
  • The last day for free add/drop is Friday, February 17th. The last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses without academic penalty for Spring 2023 is Monday, May 1st.
  • Final exams will occur Thursday, May 18th through Thursday, May 25th. (Academic Calendar)

As always, we encourage you to talk to your advisor with any questions. Have a great semester, Blue Hens!

1743 Welcome Days: AAP students starting in Newark this Spring 2023 Semester

The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs will be providing several orientation events on the Newark campus during the first week of the Spring 2023 semester.  These events, called 1743 Welcome Days, are offered to all students who will be studying at the Newark campus for the first time!  Some of the events include campus tours, an Involvement Fair, wellness workshops, athletic events, and more.  You are encouraged to review the options that are available and participate in the events that will benefit you!

Spring 1743 Welcome Days will be held February 4–10, 2023. Download the UD Connect app to see the full schedule of events! A list of events is also available to view here.

Congratulations regarding your achievements so far and your transition to the Newark campus!

Delaware’s 2023 INBRE Summer Scholars Application is NOW OPEN!

The Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program is an undergraduate summer research program sponsored through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) through funding to the Delaware INBRE program. In a partnership with five state institutions, including Christiana Care Health System, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the University of Delaware, selected undergraduate students are able to carry out independent research projects while studying full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and making unique scholarly or original impacts to the biomedical sciences.

Applications are NOW OPEN! Eligibility Requirements: All undergraduate students are eligible to apply, provided that they

  • Are enrolled full-time as a rising sophomore or above;
  • Delaware resident or attend Delaware college/university; and
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent resident

University of Delaware INBRE contact: Ms. Dawn Everhart,, 302-831-4331

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Interested in learning more or submitting an application? Start here! You’ll find navigation to the INBRE Program Description, Mentor Projects (research opportunities to apply for), Application Information, and more.

AAP Students, consider this course for Spring 2023- WOMS201 Intro to Women & Gender Studies

Please consider this new hybrid course offered for Spring 2023 for all AAP students on all AAP campuses! WOMS201 Introduction to Women & Gender Studies

This course will be taught as a hybrid course on Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-12:15pm

  • Wilmington Campus students will take the course in-person at the CEB (WOMS201710),
  • Dover and Georgetown students will attend the course online at the same time (WOMS201310)

Highlights of WOMS201 Introduction to Women & Gender Studies:

  • Fulfills a Group C Breadth Requirement as well as the Multicultural Requirement
  • Fulfills a foundational requirement for the WOMS major or minor
  • Low-cost course materials (no textbook purchase required; roughtly $12.50 in related materials)
  • Allow you to display your learning in non-traditional qays, such as a short video project, written reflections on exhibits and events, online annotations of texts and videos, and a social media-like discussion page. No tests or exams! Only short reading quizzes.
  • Encourages you to relate the material learned to your own life and current events

**Wilmington students, please register for WOMS201710 (in-person section)

**Georgetown and Dover students, please register for WOMS201310 (online section)

Questions? Contact Vickie Fedele ( or view this Sample Syllabus from Spring 2022

Taking a Winter Course? Be aware of these important dates:

Winter Session 2023 dates

  • Tuesday, Jan. 3: First day of classes
  • Friday, Jan. 6: Last day to add or drop winter courses
  • Monday, Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday; no classes meet and University offices are closed
  • Friday, Jan. 27: Last day to change registration or withdraw from a course without academic penalty
  • Friday, Feb. 3: Last day of classes
  • Saturday, Feb. 4: Final exams

Announcement: now all UD students have access to 24/7 Mental Health Care through TimelyCare!

All students enrolled at the University of Delaware (including all part-time, professional, graduate and undergraduate students) now have access to 24/7 virtual mental health care through TimelyCare. The service is completely free for students. Features include on-demand and scheduled appointments with licensed counselors. In most cases, students will be connected with a professional within five minutes of initiating a request for 24/7 support or students can browse providers and make a scheduled appointment with their chosen counselor.

Learn more at the University of Delaware TimelyCare FAQ page here.

Register for TimelyCare here

Course Highlights for AAP Grads heading to Newark Spring ’23

The Student Success Center is offering two, 1-credit, courses for Career Readiness this Spring 2023 semester! The two courses focus on career readiness in their respective major interest areas of Humanities and the Social Sciences

ARSC167010 Career Readiness: Humanities, Tuesdays 3:35pm-4:25pm

ARSC167011 Career Readiness: Social Sciences, Thursdays 3:35pm-4:25pm

Course Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to

  • Understand the timeline and process for applying for internships and graduate schools based on your career interest
  • Develop key resources (resume, cover letter, personal statements) and skills needed to obtain career opportunities
  • Understand the necessary career competencies needed to be successful post-graduation

Hot Chocolate Bar on 12/6!

Studying for finals? Take a break!

On Tuesday, 12/6 between 12:30-1:30pm, stop by your UD Office for hot chocolate and all your favorite additional toppings!