302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First Year Orientation

For first year students entering UD in fall 2019, NSO is offered weekdays Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, July 24 (excluding July 4, 5, 11 and 15), beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

World Scholars will attend a pre-departure orientation on Monday, June 24. Visit the World Scholars site for more information.

Register for NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

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

The dates listed on the NSO registration form are specific to your college and major. Please note that while some colleges advise new students each day of orientation, others will only offer a few dates for particular majors.

You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. You may change your selected orientation date by clicking on the "Edit Registration" link in your confirmation email.

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.

Your orientation day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 4:30 p.m. Check-in takes place between 7:30-8:15 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 4:30 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. You may not park in the Perkins Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

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.

All first-year students are required to live on campus unless they maintain a permanent residence with a parent or guardian within the 30-mile commute radius of campus. Students must go through the first year application in the My Housing portal to either complete the housing application or the Commuter Waiver Exemption form.

Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply.

International Student Orientation

For international undergraduate students entering UD in fall 2019, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, August 22 through Friday, August 23. 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 NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

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. 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.

Specific details about 2019 ISO will be available in early May. For general information, visit the Office of International Students & Scholars website.

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.

All first-year students are required to live on campus unless they maintain a permanent residence with a parent orguardian within the 30-mile commute radius of campus. Students must go through the first year application in the My Housing portal to either complete the housing application or the Commuter Waiver Exemption form.

On campus housing for transfer students is not guaranteed and may not be available at all for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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.

Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply.

Transfer Student Orientation

For transfer students entering UD in fall 2019, orientation is offered Thursday, July 11 and Monday, July 15, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Transfer students in select colleges and majors may also have the option to attend on Wednesday, July 3. 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 NSO in My Blue Hen Home:

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

The dates listed on the NSO registration form are specific to your college and major. Please note that while some colleges advise new students each day of orientation, others will only offer a few dates for particular majors.

You must register for orientation at least 3 business days prior to the beginning of the program. You may change your selected orientation date by clicking on the "Edit Registration" link in your confirmation email.

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.

Your orientation day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 4:30 p.m. Check-in takes place between 7:30-8:15 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 4:30 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. You may not park in the Perkins Garage or the Admission Visitor Lot on your orientation date.

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.

On campus housing for transfer students is not guaranteed and may not be available at all for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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.

New Student Checklist

Start your UD experience off well by completing these required tasks!