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Welcome to the Blue Hen family!

Family Orientation

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to offer NSO 2020 virtually rather than in-person, as we continue to monitor COVID-19 in our region.

We want to ensure family members of new students have the information, resources and support they need to help their Blue Hen thrive at UD and feel welcomed to our campus community.

The Family Orientation experience will include virtual sessions and panels that cover topics such as:

  • The academic experience and expectations for your student
  • Student engagement opportunities and resources
  • Key campus resources and services for health, wellbeing and safety
  • Stories and perspectives from the Orientation Leaders (OL) about their Blue Hen experiences

Family Orientation will be available through the Blue Hen Family Hub. Family members will receive an email invitation to join the Blue Hen Family Hub in mid-June, at which time they will be able to access orientation content and a variety of other UD resources.

Your student will receive an email in early May with details about what you and your family can expect during virtual NSO. They will also receive an NSO newsletter in the mail to help you and your student learn about all of the resources, opportunities and support networks available at UD.

While it is disappointing that we cannot be all together on campus, the entire Orientation & Transition Programs team is committed to making your orientation experience as meaningful as possible and to prepare your student to be a successful Blue Hen. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact by emailing otp@udel.edu.

Family Resources

Additional links that may be helpful to your student during their transition to the University of Delaware can be found in the Resources section.

Keep in Touch

University of Delaware Parents and Family Weekend with Division of Student Life

We’re excited that your student has chosen the University of Delaware, and hope you’ll keep in touch by subscribing to UDaily. Details on Parents and Family Weekend, student successes, and new initiatives will be shared here throughout the year as well as through the UD Parent & Family Engagement site.