302-831-3313 otp@udel.edu

First Year Orientation

For first year students entering UD in fall 2019, the final NSO takes place Thursday, August 22, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Prior to attending August 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.

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

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 3:30 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 3:30 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.

If you plan to attend NSO on August 22 and wish to move into your fall housing assignment on Wednesday, August 21 or Thursday, August 22, you must complete the Early Arrival Application in My Housing and select the group “NSO – August Attendees” when signing up. Check-in at your residence hall will take place from 5-8 p.m. on both nights, and a discounted fee of $25 per day will be charged to your student account if you are registered to attend NSO. Additional information and instructions on how to sign up for Early Check-In can be found on the Residence Life & Housing website and any questions can be directed to reslife@udel.edu.

Visit Residence Life and Housing for more details.

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. Click here to view the 2019 ISO schedule.

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 fall courses. Contact information for all the colleges is available under New Student Resources.

Register for ISO in My Blue Hen Home:

  • 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.

Your first orientation day on campus begins on Thursday, August 22 at 8:30 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 3:30 p.m. 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.

Your second day of orientation begins on Friday, August 23 at 11 a.m. in Trabant University Center and ends by 3 p.m. On day two, 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’s Daugherty Hall in order to begin the fall 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.

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.

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.

If you wish to move into your fall housing assignment on Wednesday, August 21 or Thursday, August 22, you must complete the Early Arrival Application in My Housing and select the group “International Students (ISO)” when signing up. Check-in at your residence hall will take place from 5-8 p.m. on both nights, and a discounted fee of $25 per day will be charged to your student account if you are registered to attend ISO. Additional information and instructions on how to sign up for Early Check-In can be found on the Residence Life & Housing website and any questions can be directed to reslife@udel.edu.

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.

Transfer Student Orientation

For transfer students entering UD in fall 2019, the final NSO session takes place on Thursday, August 22, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. NSO is mandatory for all new UD students.

Prior to attending August 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.
  • Click on "Register for NSO today!"
  • Read instructions and select your orientation date
  • Register any guests who plan to attend Family Orientation

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 3:30 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 3:30 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

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