302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First Year Orientation

For first year students entering UD in fall 2020, NSO is offered weekdays Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, July 17 (excluding July 3, 10 and 16), 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 22 or Monday, July 20. Visit the World Scholars site for more information.

Beginning in April, 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 an orientation date
  • Register and pay for 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 7:45-8:15 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. 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.

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.

International Student Orientation

For international undergraduate students entering UD in fall 2020, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Friday, August 28, 2020. ISO is mandatory for all international students who are new to the University of Delaware, and students must attend 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.

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

Register for ISO in My Blue Hen Home beginning in April:

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

Use the ISO 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 the orientation schedule for new international students will be shared by the end of April. We recommend staying connected to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) for information related to your transition to UD.

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.

On campus housing for transfer students is not guaranteed and may not be available at all for the 2020-2021 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.

Transfer Student Orientation

For transfer students entering UD in fall 2020, orientation is offered Friday, July 10 and Thursday, July 16, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Transfer students in select colleges and majors may also have the option to attend on Friday, June 26 or Thursday, July 2. 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.

Beginning in April, 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 an orientation date
  • Register and pay for 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 7:45-8:15 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. 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.

On campus housing for fall 2020 Transfer students is not guaranteed and may not be available at all for the 2020-2021 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

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