302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First Year Orientation

For first year students entering UD in spring 2020, NSO takes place Friday, February 7, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Prior to attending NSO, you must schedule an academic advisement appointment with your college to register for your spring courses. Contact information for all the colleges is available under New Student Resources.

Register for NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

  • Log in at udel.edu/mybluehenhome.
  • In your checklist, click on “Register for New Student Orientation”
  • Read the instructions and select your orientation date: Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Register and pay for guests who plan to attend Family Orientation

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified by email if the event has been delayed or postponed. If orientation has not been canceled, it is a matter of personal judgment whether traveling to campus is hazardous. Please let us know if you are unable to attend NSO due to weather in your area by calling 302-831-3313 or emailing otp@udel.edu.

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. There is a nonrefundable $35 event fee for each registered family member or guest, and you may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your orientation date using the "Edit Registration" link in your confirmation email. After that time, you must call our office at 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu to add family members or guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time mandatory $230 fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

New first year and transfer students are encouraged to register for Spring into Success, a free two-day conference filled with inspiration and resources that can help you achieve your personal, educational, and professional goals.

The conference will be held on-campus February 7-8. New students attend orientation on February 7 during the day followed by the conference kick off that evening. The conference continues with workshops and programs on Saturday, February 8. More details can be found at udel.edu/005331.

Your orientation day begins at 9 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m. Check-in takes place between 8-8:45 a.m. in the Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716. Pick up your detailed orientation schedule at check-in and enjoy a light breakfast before orientation begins. Plan to be on campus until 4 p.m. to ensure you leave NSO with all your questions answered and attend all required sessions.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. The cost for parking is covered by event fees.

When parking in the Trabant Garage, note your license plate number and bring it to a parking staff member at a payment kiosk before entering Trabant to check in for NSO.

Use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required tasks to complete before orientation and before classes begin. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Call 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu with any questions.

Spring 2020
Incoming first-year students are guaranteed housing for spring 2020 and are required to live on campus. Those living within commuting distance who want to live off campus must complete the First Year Commuter Request form within the My Housing portal. Students with a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation must submit documentation to Disability Support Services at the time of application.

The Student Housing Contract is a legally binding contract. Get all the details about applying for housing at udel.edu/005343.

The priority deadline for spring housing applications is December 13, 2019. Spring housing assignments will be released in late January/early February 2020.

Winter Session 2020
If you are taking at least one Winter Session course on the Newark campus, or participating in a University-sponsored activity, you can live on campus for Winter Session 2020 and must complete a separate Winter housing application. Visit udel.edu/reslife/community_living/wintersession.html for more information.

Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details.

First-Year Orientation: World Scholars and Delaware in D.C.

Orientation will be held on Thursday, February 6 for World Scholar and Delaware in D.C. students arriving to UD in spring 2020. NSO is mandatory for all new students.

Register for NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

  • Log in at udel.edu/mybluehenhome
  • Click on Register for New Student Orientation
  • Read instructions and select your orientation date
  • Register any guests who plan to attend Family Orientation

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified by email if the event has been delayed or postponed. If orientation has not been canceled, it is a matter of personal judgment whether traveling to campus is hazardous. Please let us know if you are unable to attend your NSO date.

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. There is a nonrefundable $35 event fee for each registered family member or guest, and you may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your orientation date using the “Edit Registration” link in your confirmation email. After that time, you must call our office at 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu to add family members or guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time mandatory $230 fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance.

New first year and transfer students are encouraged to register for Spring into Success, a free two-day conference filled with inspiration and resources that can help you achieve your personal, educational, and professional goals.

The conference will be held on-campus February 7-8. New students attend orientation on February 7 during the day followed by the conference kick off that evening. The conference continues with workshops and programs on Saturday, February 8. More details can be found at udel.edu/005331.

Your orientation day begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m. in Perkins Student Center at 325 Academy Street in Newark, DE 19716. Arrive at Perkins between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. to check in, obtain a detailed schedule of your day, and enjoy a light breakfast (bagels, muffins, fruit, and coffee/tea) before the program begins.

Parking for NSO is only available at Perkins Garage, adjacent to the Perkins Student Center at 325 Academy Street, Newark, DE, 19716. The cost for parking is covered by event fees.

When parking in the Perkins Garage, note your license plate number and bring it to a parking staff member at a payment kiosk before entering Perkins to check in for NSO.

Use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required tasks to complete before orientation and before classes begin. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Call 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu with any questions.

Apply online through Residence Life and Housing for your choice of early arrival date and time. Check-in will be held at your residence hall on Wednesday, February 5 from 7-9 p.m. or Thursday, February 6 from 8-9 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. Early move in is $25/night unless you completed the Spring into Success Program. Completing the Spring into Success Program waives your early move in fee.

Transfer Student Orientation

For transfer students entering UD in spring 2020, NSO takes place on Friday, February 7, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Prior to attending NSO, you must schedule an academic advisement appointment with your college to register for your fall courses. Contact information for all the colleges is available under New Student Resources.

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 NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

  • Log in at udel.edu/mybluehenhome.
  • In your checklist, click on “Register for New Student Orientation”
  • Read the instructions and select your orientation date: Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Register and pay for guests who plan to attend Family Orientation

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified by email if the event has been delayed or postponed. If orientation has not been canceled, it is a matter of personal judgment whether traveling to campus is hazardous. Please let us know if you are unable to attend NSO due to weather in your area by calling 302-831-3313 or emailing otp@udel.edu.

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. There is a nonrefundable $35 event fee for each registered family member or guest, and you may register additional guests up to 3 business days prior to your orientation date using the "Edit Registration" link in your confirmation email. After that time, you must call our office at 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu to add family members or guests.

Each new student is billed a one-time mandatory $230 fee for orientation, regardless of program attendance. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

New first year and transfer students are encouraged to register for Spring into Success, a free two-day conference filled with inspiration and resources that can help you achieve your personal, educational, and professional goals.

The conference will be held on-campus February 7-8. New students attend orientation on February 7 during the day followed by the conference kick off that evening. The conference continues with workshops and programs on Saturday, February 8. More details can be found at udel.edu/005331.

Your orientation day begins at 9 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m. Check-in takes place between 8-8:45 a.m. in the Trabant University Center, located at 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716. Pick up your detailed orientation schedule at check-in and enjoy a light breakfast before orientation begins. Plan to be on campus until 4 p.m. to ensure you leave NSO with all your questions answered and attend all required sessions.

Parking for Orientation [PDF] is only available in the Trabant Garage, adjacent to Trabant University Center. The cost for parking is covered by event fees.

When parking in the Trabant Garage, note your license plate number and bring it to a parking staff member at a payment kiosk before entering Trabant to check in for NSO.

Use the New Student Checklist to keep track of your required tasks to complete before orientation and before classes begin. We look forward to welcoming you to campus! Call 302-831-3313 or email otp@udel.edu with any questions.

While incoming transfer students are not guaranteed on-campus housing, they can still apply and will be notified as soon as possible if housing is available.. More information can be found on the Residence Life & Housing website.

However, the Office of the Dean of Students offers a guide to Off-Campus Living and other resources about living in Newark on their website.

Students with a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation must submit documentation to Disability Support Services at the time of application.

The Student Housing Contract is a legally binding contract. Get all the details about applying for housing at udel.edu/005343.

The priority deadline for spring housing applications is December 13, 2019. Spring housing assignments will be released in late January/early February 2020.

New Student Checklist

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