Advocacy and Navigating Issues
Our staff advocates on behalf of all undergraduate students at the University of Delaware. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your Blue Hen experience and discuss advocacy needs. We understand that select student populations have different needs around support and advocacy. Please explore the sections below to learn about resources for various student populations.
There are many policies at UD which can seem overwhelming to navigate at times. Contact us, and we would be happy to speak with you further about the policy(ies) that pertain to your situation to make sure that you understand them fully as well as your rights and responsibilities.
The University of Delaware Excused Absence Policy can be found here. It is the policy of the University of Delaware not to cancel classes on religious holidays. However, students and faculty are encouraged to exercise their own judgment pertaining to their attendance on these days. In addition, faculty are encouraged not to schedule examinations or require the submission of special assignments on the following days: the evenings before as well as the first two days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and the evening before and the first two days of Passover. If you have questions about this policy you can also contact the Assistant Dean of your college.
Visit our new Off-Campus Students page for an interactive guide to off-campus living, links to relevant services and contacts, and resources for making the most of your time at UD.
We recognize the unique needs of commuter students and are here to help you maximize your UD experience. We are happy to meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns that may arise during your time at UD.
Lockers are available for rent in Trabant University Center for students who need a place to store belongings throughout the day. Contact the University Student Centers for more information.
Visit our new Help with the Essentials webpage for details on several resources available to UD students experiencing food insecurity, financial concerns, or difficulty maintaining access to housing or technology.