UD Welcome Days
UD Welcome Days offers opportunities to connect with your new community, explore all that the University of Delaware has to offer and consider how you will contribute during your time here. Though the first weekend is packed with festivities, welcome celebrations extend through the first few weeks of the semester. Make the most of your first-year experience—and cross an item off your UD Bucket List—by joining us for this opening weekend tradition.
Welcome Days will be held Friday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Download the UD Connect app to see the full schedule of events!
Perkins Live | Game Day 101 | Involvement Fair | Twilight Induction Ceremony | Ask Me Tents | …and much more!
UD Connect App
The most up-to-date schedule, event details and information about UD Welcome Days will be available on the UD Connect app.
The University of Delaware’s new app provides students and the rest of the UD community with easy access to information, resources and more.
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UD Welcome Days is just the beginning of your UD experience
Here are some things you can expect as you learn and grow at UD!
Self-Discovery and Development
During 1743 Welcome Days, departments and student groups help you decide what kind of Blue Hen you’d like to be and connect in person with others who share your interests.
Throughout your life at UD, you can continue this self-discovery through hundreds of student organizations, fraternities, sororities and student-focused events on Student Central, UD’s portal for engagement in student life.
During 1743 Welcome Days, you learn what’s involved in being a member of the UD community.
Throughout your life at UD, you may channel your passion to shape and uphold that same Blue Hen pride from within. You might apply to serve on the appellate board for Community Standards & Conflict Resolution, or to become an orientation leader just like the team that welcomed you here.
During 1743 Welcome Days, conversations compel you to consider how your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing contribute to your health and the health of others.
Throughout your life at UD, you have access to assistance from trained professionals in our Center for Counseling and Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Wellness and Health Promotion and more. Many services are covered by the mandatory student health fee that all full-time matriculated students pay, and include a full range of care, consultation and support.
Inclusivity and Action
During 1743, you learn how all students, faculty and staff work together to pursue inclusive excellence at UD so that every student can succeed.
Throughout your life at UD, you might have moments when you or a friend feel that you don’t have what you need in order to succeed. Processing these situations, utilizing your Office of the Dean of Students and engaging with students different from yourself can help you determine the best route forward.
Before Classes Begin
- Pay your tuition bill and grant access to a parent or guardian for eBilling if necessary.
- Review your final class schedule in early August.
- View your housing assignment.
- Enroll in, or opt out of, the University’s health insurance plan for students after your tuition bill has been released.
- Submit your immunization and medical history forms to Student Health Services to avoid holds on your account.
- Complete your AlcoholEdu training.
- Learn about technology needs and resources for optimal online learning.
- Get excited! You’re a Blue Hen!