Welcome to Session 2 2020

Welcome to the University of Delaware English Language Institute! We are excited for you to join us online!

Visual aid for schedule of orientation days

You can access our Session 2 2020 classes from wherever you are. Wherever you are, we are there! This past summer, we invested in improving the quality of online classes, including intensive faculty training and the addition of a selection of online tools to make classes engaging.


Students must use a computer for online orientation activities on Thursday, October 22 and Monday, October 26, and must download and install the Zoom conferencing application prior to attending orientation. Instructions for downloading are available here (pdf).

Students who are in Newark already will also have an on-campus orientation on Friday, August 28.

See the full orientation schedule for Session 2 here (pdf).

See the ELI campus map.

Please remember that orientation is mandatory — ALL students must attend the activities on each day of orientation.


You will receive your class schedule during orientation. Zoom IDs for online classes are listed on your schedule.

Many classes will be cast online between 7 a.m. – noon Eastern time. Some AT classes will be cast online between 6 p.m. – midnight Eastern time.

On-campus Class Components

If you are new and have arrived to the U.S., you will have 1-2 hours/week in-person component. The location of that class will also be listed on your class schedule. If you are already in the U.S., you are welcome to attend in-person components, but are not required to.

Testing for COVID-19

Before returning to campus, students, faculty and staff must be tested for COVID-19. Individuals must get a molecular diagnostic test that identifies an active infection of the coronavirus. This is known as a PCR or RT-PCR test. It detects the virus’s genetic material.

Learn more about pre-arrival testing

After arriving to UD, you will need to quarantine until you have a negative test before attending classes in-person or using campus facilities. During your quarantine, you should take your classes online.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to complete a short online health screening each day prior to entering a campus facility.

Learn more about health screenings

On-campus Facilities and Services

You will need your student ID card (UD OneCard) in order to access campus facilities. (You will have your photo taken for your ID during on-campus orientation.) You will be able to use the University Student Centers (Trabant University Center and Perkins Student Center), the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob*) fitness center, Morris Library and UD Dining facilities, all with modified rules to keep students and staff safe.

Online Class Resource Guide

Learn more about online classes, tutoring, the Listening Lab, advising and ELI Services on our Online Class Resource Guide.

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