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UD Welcome Days

Welcome Days logo

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 23 through Monday, August 26, 2024. Download the UD Connect app to see the full schedule of events!

Twilight Induction Ceremony held on the North Central Green

Signature Events

Perkins Live  |  Gameday 101  |  Involvement Fair  |  Twilight Induction Ceremony  |  Ask Me Tents  |  …and much more!

Orientation Leaders showing their UD spirit

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.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Fall 2024 Schedule

For the most up-to-date events and information, download the UD Connect app.

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 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.

Social Responsibility

During 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.

Personal Wellness

During 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 paid by all full-time matriculated students, and include a full range of care, consultation and support.

Inclusivity and Action

During Welcome Days, 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 feels 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