302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First Year Orientation

For new students entering UD in fall 2020, NSO is offered as a self-paced, virtual experience that will include several key components that occur throughout the summer, including:

  • Academic advising and fall course selection
  • An online orientation course designed to cover all you need to know about being a Blue Hen
  • Live online information sessions and opportunities to meet other new students

While it is disappointing that we cannot be all together on campus, the entire Orientation & Transition Programs team is committed to making your orientation experience as meaningful as possible and to prepare you to be a successful Blue Hen.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at otp@udel.edu.

Academic Advising

One of the major components of NSO is academic advising. You will meet with an advisor in your college to select your fall semester courses. Advising appointments will occur weekdays from Monday, June 22, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020, with the exception of July 3. Each advising appointment will last 30-60 minutes on the date you select, and more details about the appointment time will be sent by mid-June.

Academic advising dates are specific to your college and major. If you need to change your major, please do so in your My Blue Hen Home prior to selecting an academic advising date.

To get started:

  • Log in to your My Blue Hen Home
  • In your checklist, click on the Virtual New Student Orientation (NSO) registration form
  • Complete the form by Monday, June 8, 2020

If you need to change your selection, you can do so through the “Edit Registration” link in your confirmation email until June 8, 2020. After June 8, you will need to contact OTP directly at otp@udel.edu to make changes.

For students in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will begin academic advising by attending a live Meet Your College session. Registration for this session will also be through your My Blue Hen Home

.

To make the most of your academic advisement appointment, make sure to:

  • Complete your Math Placement Exam by June 16, 2020 via the link in My Blue Hen Home
  • Check your UD email in June for additional instructions about your specific academic advising appointment
  • View the Meet Your College section in the online orientation course and complete other tasks in that section of the course

Questions about your college or major? Visit advising.udel.edu/contact-us/ for your college’s contact information.

New Student Orientation Fee
Each new student is billed a mandatory one-time fee for NSO, regardless of participation, which includes the math placement exam and new student programming in the fall semester. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

Orientation Course

In June, you’ll receive instructions for how to begin the online orientation course. The content will include several different sections, each with tasks to complete at your own pace. Sections will be released throughout the summer. Within the course, you’ll also be able to see a calendar of live info sessions being offered and opportunities to connect with your college and Orientation Leader (OL).

You’ll be guided through virtual NSO by an Orientation Leader (OL). Your assigned OL will reach out to you in mid-June with information about next steps, including a schedule of virtual small group meetings with other incoming students, peer presentations about life as a Blue Hen and opportunities to connect socially throughout the summer.

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.

Specific details about the orientation schedule for new international students will be shared by the end of May. 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 new students entering UD in fall 2020, NSO is offered as a self-paced, virtual experience that will include several key components that occur throughout the summer, including:

  • Academic advising and fall course selection
  • An online orientation course designed to cover all you need to know about being a Blue Hen
  • Live online information sessions and opportunities to meet other new students

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

While it is disappointing that we cannot be all together on campus, the entire Orientation & Transition Programs team is committed to making your orientation experience as meaningful as possible and to prepare you to be a successful Blue Hen.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at otp@udel.edu.

Academic Advising

One of the major components of NSO is academic advising. You will meet with an advisor in your college to select your fall semester courses. Advising appointments will occur weekdays from Monday, June 22, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020, with the exception of July 3. Each advising appointment will last 30-60 minutes on the date you select, and more details about the appointment time will be sent by mid-June.

Academic advising dates are specific to your college and major. If you need to change your major, please do so in your My Blue Hen Home prior to selecting an academic advising date.

To get started:

  • Log in to your My Blue Hen Home
  • In your checklist, click on the Virtual New Student Orientation (NSO) registration form
  • Complete the form by Monday, June 8, 2020

If you need to change your selection, you can do so through the “Edit Registration” link in your confirmation email until June 8, 2020. After June 8, you will need to contact OTP directly at otp@udel.edu to make changes.

For students in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will begin academic advising by attending a live Meet Your College session. Registration for this session will also be through your My Blue Hen Home

.

To make the most of your academic advisement appointment, make sure to:

  • Complete your Math Placement Exam by June 16, 2020 via the link in My Blue Hen Home
  • Check your UD email in June for additional instructions about your specific academic advising appointment
  • View the Meet Your College section in the online orientation course and complete other tasks in that section of the course

Questions about your college or major? Visit advising.udel.edu/contact-us/ for your college’s contact information.

New Student Orientation Fee
Each new student is billed a mandatory one-time fee for NSO, regardless of participation, which includes the math placement exam and new student programming in the fall semester. This fee will appear on your first semester bill.

Orientation Course

In June, you’ll receive instructions for how to begin the online orientation course. The content will include several different sections, each with tasks to complete at your own pace. Sections will be released throughout the summer. Within the course, you’ll also be able to see a calendar of live info sessions being offered and opportunities to connect with your college and Orientation Leader (OL).

You’ll be guided through virtual NSO by an Orientation Leader (OL). Your assigned OL will reach out to you in mid-June with information about next steps, including a schedule of virtual small group meetings with other incoming students, peer presentations about life as a Blue Hen and opportunities to connect socially throughout the summer.

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

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