Graduating Sophomores Transitioning to Newark in Fall 2023? It’s time to Declare your Major!

Are you graduating AAP this Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 AND transitioning to the Newark campus this Fall? It is time to declare your major! 

To declare your major, please complete the Change of Major, Minor, Concentration & Graduation Term form found hereWhen completing the form, be sure that you KEEP your Associate in Arts degree, then ADD your new major. 

Majors should be declared no later than Friday, March 31, 2023!

Please follow these steps to declare your major:

Log into UDSIS

  • Select the Forms tile, then select “Change of major, minor, concentration”
  • On the form:
    • Input your phone number using format nnn-nnn-nnnn
    • Under the “Action” column for your AA degree, select “Keep” in drop-down box
    • Under the “Add major/concentration” drop-down box, select your new major
    • Select graduation term at least two years from now
    • Click “Add line”
    • Click “Next”
  • For reason, state that you are graduating from the Associate in Arts Program and selecting a major.
  • Click “Submit Form”

NOTE: If you are interested in a restricted major, please pay attention to their prerequisite requirements. If you do not currently meet the prerequisite requirements, please meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible to discuss your options: 

  1. Declare University Studies (UST) – with your intended concentration while you complete prerequisite requirement
  2. Declare an alternative major

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your academic advisor!


AAP Speaker Series presents: Dr. Mary Hylton

Join us on Wednesday, March 15th from 12:30pm-1:15pm as we welcome Dr. Mary Hylton!

Dr. Hylton is a social worker from Salisbury University and the National Association of Social Workers. She will discuss the importance of advocacy in the legislature, civic literacy, and civic engagement- especially democratic forms of engagement such as voting- among young people.

When: March 15th

Time: 12:30-1:15pm (common hour)

Where: Dover- room 761, Georgetown- room 163, Wilmington- room 828

Zoom Link:

Snow Tubing Trip- Sunday, March 5th!

Sunday, March 5, 2023: Snow tubing trip (Newark)

The University of Delaware’s University Student Center hosts a Snow Tubing Trip to Shawnee Mountain (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania). Students will depart from the Trabant bus loop in Newark at 9:30 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. to Newark. Your $5 ticket includes your bus fair and snow tube during the trip. This event is being offered exclusively to UD students. You can win a ticket for you and a friend or purchase a ticket directly through the University Student Centers. If you wish to purchase tickets, please email

**Contact Lindsey Massey, AAP Student Support and Engagement Coordinator, if you buy tickets. In addition, you may be eligible for free parking in Newark during your visit (

Wanted: Undergraduate Student Appellate Board Members

Community Standards & Conflict Resolution is currently accepting applications for undergraduate student members of the Appellate Board. Student members serve alongside faculty and staff as the final reviewing body for conduct cases within the student conduct process. Student members gain skills in critical thinking, evaluation of facts, negotiations and reaching compromise.

Please visit for details, including criteria, expectations and link to the application.

Due date is March 10, 2023. Visit for more information about CSCR.

100 Years of Study Abroad: Celebrating Our Blue Hen Impact

A century ago, the University of Delaware quite literally changed the world.

Professor Raymond Kirkbride and his eight students launched the first study abroad program in the United States, setting out for France on July 7, 1923. That journey created the model for global education that is still used today at thousands of institutions around the world. Students who study abroad — including a third of Blue Hens — are forever changed by their experiences.

This year, we are going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of study abroad in a big way. The Center for Global Programs and Services and partners throughout the University are planning a yearlong series of stories, speakers, symposia and other events. There will be multiple ways for everyone in our community to be involved.

The celebration begins this month with two exciting opportunities:

  • The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Multipurpose Rooms of Trabant University Center. UD has more than 100 programs in more than 40 countries, as well as financial assistance, to fit your needs.
  • For National Study Abroad Day on Monday, Feb. 27, all UD study abroad participants, past and present, are encouraged to wear clothing that reflects their travels and post memories on social media with #StudyAbroadDay and #UDAbroad100.

At UD, we continue to focus on the future of global education. The University has developed outstanding initiatives like our immersive World Scholars program and our support of female Afghan students displaced from their homeland. Making study abroad experiences more affordable through the Delaware Diplomats program and more accessible through exciting winter and summer session trips are also top priorities. These efforts complement the growing community of international students and scholars who enrich our campus with their diverse talents and perspectives.

African American Read-In Event! 2/28

Dover’s very own Dr. Christine Grogan is hosting an “African American Read In” in celebration of Black History Month! This event will include publicly reading excerpts from the works of your favorite African-American writers!

Join us in Dover during Common Hour, 12:25-1:15pm, on Tuesday, February 28th in classroom 762!

Food will be provided for those in attendance!

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

Spring Speaker Series- Summer Research Seminar

Join us on Monday, February 20th, for a conversation with student researchers and former AAP students Autumn Gourley, Haley Ryan, Justin Stout, and Brooke Van Weele. Their research spans various fields, including history, biology, and sociology. Join us for a panel discussion about their research and how it shaped their pathways as UD students. If you’re interested in undergraduate research, come to hear about what it’s like from students who have participated.

If you’re not interested in undergraduate research… why not!? Come and see how to broaden your horizons, improve your resume, and make the most of your time as a UD student!

Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Location: Zoom Presentation or watch it together on your AAP campus:

  • Dover: Room 761
  • Georgetown: Room 163
  • Wilmington: Room 928

Lunch will be provided for those in attendance in the classrooms!

Invited to participate in the 2023 African American Read-In

AAP students are warmly invited to the 2023 African American Read-In on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6-7:30 p.m. Zoom registration is required for this virtual event, and registration can be completed here.

If you are unfamiliar with the format of this annual event, you can learn more here:

The theme of this year’s event is “Black Pasts, Black Futures.” Readings from futuristic texts (sci-fi, speculative fiction) are especially welcome. We’d also love to have a few multivoice readings (2 or more readers together).

Passports & Pizza- learn about Study Abroad opportunities!

Dr. Sarah Trembanis will host Passports and Pizza, an opportunity for AAP students to learn about study-abroad opportunities at the University of Delaware. Today, UD offers 100+ programs in about 40 countries– and over 30 percent of UD undergrads study abroad at least once! In addition, scholarships and financial aid are available for UD students participating in UD study abroad programs. Dr. Trembanis will discuss scholarship and funding opportunities to fund students interested in studying abroad.

Fun facts about study abroad opportunities:

  • UD offers study-abroad programs in over 40 countries
  • Over 1 million dollars has been awarded for UD Study Abroad Scholarships
  • 30% of UD students study abroad

Don’t miss out and join us for Passports and Pizza at your campus:

  • Georgetown Campus: Tuesday, March 7th 12:15pm in classroom 162
  • Dover Campus: Tuesday, March 22nd 12:15pm in classroom 762

To register and review numerous study abroad opportunities, please click here: