302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First-Year Orientation

Orientation will be held on Friday, February 8 for students entering UD in spring 2019. NSO is mandatory for all new students.

Returning World Scholars and Delaware in DC students will attend orientation on Thursday, February 7. See the section below for more information.

Register for NSO in My Blue Hen Home after you’ve paid your deposit:

  • 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.

Your orientation day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m. in Trabant University Center at 17 West Main Street in Newark, DE 19716. Arrive at Trabant between 7:45 and 8:15 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 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.

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

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.

If you plan to live on campus, you must complete an housing application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply. The priority deadline for spring 2019 housing is December 14.

International Student Orientation

For international undergraduate students entering UD in spring 2019, International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, February 7 through Friday, February 8. 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 International Student Orientation registration 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 February 7.

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 OTP office at 302-831-3313 or email otp@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, February 7 at 11 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 3 p.m. On day one, students must complete the mandatory government check-in process with staff from the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in Trabant in order to begin the spring 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.

Your second day of orientation begins on Friday, February 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Trabant University Center. 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. The second day of orientation will end by 4 p.m.

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.

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.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall for the spring 2019 semester and wish to move into your room before ISO, you must complete an Early Arrival Spring 2019 application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing to prepare and apply for your choice of early arrival date and time. Check-in will be held at your residence hall on Wednesday, February 6 from 7-9 p.m., ad on Thursday, February 7 from 8-9 a.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation will be held on Friday, February 8 for students transferring to UD in spring 2019. NSO is mandatory for all new students.

Register for NSO in My Blue Hen Home after you’ve paid your deposit:

  • 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.

Your orientation day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m. in Trabant University Center at 17 West Main Street in Newark, DE 19716. Arrive at Trabant between 7:45 and 8:15 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 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.

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

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.

If you plan to live on campus, you must complete an housing application through My Housing. Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details on how to apply. The priority deadline for spring 2019 housing is December 14.

New Student Checklist

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