“This was all quite excellent, especially the problem writing. This institute was extremely professional in all ways. At times it was inspirational. Thanks so much!”

—PBL@UD participant

PBL Classic. PBL New.

Travel Info

On this page:
About Newark, Delaware | Campus Map | Accommodations | Nearest Airport
Train Service | Campus Bus Service | Campus Parking| Selected Restaurants

About Newark, Delaware

Newark, Delaware is within convenient traveling distance of major cities such as Wilmington, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City. Once you arrive in Newark, you will find that it has plenty to offer visitors.

Main Street, right near the University Green, is crammed with shops and restaurants to suit varied tastes. Please see the sidebar at right for more restaurant information. Nearby Christiana Mall can cover any tax-free shopping needs from books and clothing to outdoor supplies.

Scenic White Clay Creek offers a respite for any nature-lovers, as do the several trails that wind throughout Newark. The Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail and the James F. Hall Trail are accessible to walkers and bikers; both pass through beautifully wooded areas.

The Newark Historical Society perches along the James F. Hall Trail near the train tracks. The museum itself is a piece of history, having been built in 1877; its exhibits cover the entire history of Newark, Delaware, from the 18th century to present. Both parking and admission are free, and the museum is open by special appointment.

Campus Map
All events for the PBL Workshop will be held on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware. Several printable campus maps are available. Specific buildings for this event include:

  • Harker Lab (ISE Lab)
  • Pearson Hall
  • Perkins Student Center
  • Perkins Parking Garage


Both hotels run shuttles for their guests to campus, and both have nearby UD stops for campus buses, which are free. Both are about a 15-20 minute walk from our meeting rooms.

Courtyard Marriott
400 David Hollowell Drive
Newark, DE 19716
Tele: 302-737-0900, Fax: 302-737-0990

Embassy Suites
Request the PBL Classic rate of $129/night.
Use this link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/N/NEWDEES-PBL-20160105/index.jhtml
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Newark Wilmington South
654 South College Ave.
Newark, DE 19713
Tele: 302-368-8000, Fax: 302-638-8975

Nearest Airport
Philadelphia (PHI), 215-937-6937 (general information)

Airport Shuttle: Delaware Express Shuttle, 800-648-5466.

Train Service

It can be difficult to get to Newark by train. Amtrak and Septa (Philadelphia) do make frequent stops in Wilmington, about 15 miles from campus, but there is no good public transportation to connect Wilmington and UD. The trains stop only infrequently in Newark, early and late in the day.

Newark, DE (NRK)
10 Mopar Drive
Newark, DE 19713

Campus Bus Service
UD Shuttle, 302-721-5072

Campus Parking
Perkins Garage (Lot #4C)
Location: 401 Academy Street
Parking validation will be provided for participants from outside the University of Delaware.

“The program stimulates us to think and network. Very good, highly recommended program”

—PBL@UD participant