First Year Orientation

For first year students entering UD in fall 2018, NSO is offered weekdays Tuesday, June 19 through Tuesday, July 17 (excluding July 4, 12, and 16), beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. Click on the Orientation registration form link on your status page. Once the registration form opens, read the instructions and, most importantly, select a listed date in the "Orientation Date" section. Once you select a date, be sure to register any family members or guests. Please note that while some Colleges advise new students each day of orientation, others only have a few dates available for particular majors.

You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. Students attending NSO or TSO may change their selected date by revisiting the NSO Registration Form in My Blue Hen Home and clicking on an alternate date before clicking “Update.”

Use the NSO Registration Form to register any family members who plan to attend orientation with you. Additional information about Family Orientation is found on the Families page. Students attending NSO or TSO may register guests for $35 each. You may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your NSO date. After that time, you must call the NSO Office at 302-831-3313 or email newstudentorientation@udel.edu to add guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time, mandatory fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill. The fee rate approved by the Board of Trustees for 2018-2019 is $230.

Your orientation day on campus begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716 (be sure to enter to correct city and zip code when using a GPS device) and ends by 4:30 p.m.

Arrive at Trabant between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. to check in at the registration table for your materials and to enjoy a light breakfast (i.e. bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee or tea) before the orientation program begins. Plan to be on campus until 4:30 p.m. to ensure you make the most of your day. You will receive a detailed schedule of your day at check-in.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. You may not park in the Perkins Student Center Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

Once you've registered for orientation, use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required pre-orientation and post-orientation tasks. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Feel free to call us at 302-831-3313 or email us at newstudentorientation@udel.edu with any questions.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall for the fall 2018 semester, you must complete an housing application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply.

International Student Orientation

For international undergraduate students entering UD in the fall of 2018, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, August 23 through Friday, August 24. You will receive an electronic message with details about ISO. ISO is mandatory for all international students who are new to the University of Delaware, and students must attend both days of the program.

All first year and transfer undergraduate international students must attend ISO. We recommend that you arrive on campus at least one day in advance to get settled and recover from the jet lag associated with travel.

Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. Click on the Orientation registration form link on your status page. Once the registration form opens, read the instructions and, most importantly, select the listed date in the “Orientation Date” section. You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. International Student Orientation begins on August 23.

Use the NSO Registration Form to register any family members who plan to attend orientation with you. Additional information about Family Orientation is found on the Families page. You may register guests up to 3 business days prior to ISO. After that time, you must call the NSO office at 302-831-3313 or email newstudentorientation@udel.edu to register additional guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time, mandatory fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill. The fee rate approved by the Board of Trustees for 2018-2019 is $230.

Your first orientation day on campus begins on Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716 (be sure to enter to correct city and zip code when using a GPS device) and ends by 4 p.m. Arrive at Trabant between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. to check in at the registration table for your materials and to enjoy a light breakfast (i.e. bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee or tea) before the orientation program begins.

Your second day of orientation begins on Friday, August 24 at 8 a.m. in Trabant University Center and ends by 1 p.m.. On day two, students must complete the mandatory government check-in process with staff from the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) between 8–9 a.m. in Trabant in order to begin the fall semester. Following government check-in, students will learn from campus departments and presenters about specific strategies and resources to successfully transition to UD as an international student.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. You may not park in the Perkins Student Center Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

Once you've registered for orientation, use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required pre-orientation and post-orientation tasks. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Feel free to call us at 302-831-3313 or email us at newstudentorientation@udel.edu with any questions.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall for the fall 2018 semester and wish to move into your room before ISO, you must complete an Early Arrival Fall 2018 application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to arrive to campus early.

Transfer Student Orientation

For transfer students entering UD in fall 2018, TSO is offered Thursday, July 12 and Monday, July 16, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Even though you may have attended orientation at your previous institution, you must attend orientation at UD to learn about our campus’s resources, meet with an academic advisor in your College, and interact with other incoming transfer students.

Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. Click on the Orientation registration form link on your status page. Once the registration form opens, read the instructions and, most importantly, select a listed date in the "Orientation Date" section. Once you select a date, be sure to register any family members or guests. Please note that while some Colleges advise new students each day of orientation, others only have a few dates available for particular majors.

You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. Students attending NSO or TSO may change their selected date by revisiting the NSO Registration Form in My Blue Hen Home and clicking on an alternate date before clicking “Update.”

Use the NSO Registration Form to register any family members who plan to attend orientation with you. Additional information about Family Orientation is found on the Families page. Students attending NSO or TSO may register guests for $35 each. You may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your NSO date. After that time, you must call the NSO Office at 302-831-3313 or email newstudentorientation@udel.edu to add guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time, mandatory fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill. The fee rate approved by the Board of Trustees for 2018-2019 is $230.

Your orientation day on campus begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716 (be sure to enter to correct city and zip code when using a GPS device) and ends by 4:30 p.m.

Arrive at Trabant between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. to check in at the registration table for your materials and to enjoy a light breakfast (i.e. bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee or tea) before the orientation program begins. Plan to be on campus until 4:30 p.m. to ensure you make the most of your day. You will receive a detailed schedule of your day at check-in.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. You may not park in the Perkins Student Center Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

Once you've registered for orientation, use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required pre-orientation and post-orientation tasks. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Feel free to call us at 302-831-3313 or email us at newstudentorientation@udel.edu with any questions.

If you wish to live on campus in a residence hall for the fall 2018 semester, you must complete an housing application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply.

New Student Checklist

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