You can buy your books at the UD Barnes and Noble on Main Street or at any of the bookstores in downtown Newark. You can also pre-order your books online and have them shipped to you. The online ordering process lets you rent some textbooks and choose used copies of others if you prefer, which can cut down on your costs.
Academic advisors Adrian McCleary and Sharon Grayson both completed their undergraduate degrees in Communication. Adrian worked as a radio station board operator and announcer before completing a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and pursuing a career in advising. Sharon went on to complete a master’s degree in Communications and teach public speaking courses in addition to her advising work.
It is never too early to start engaging in career exploration and preparation activities. If you are having difficulty developing an academic plan, complete the online workshop, Choosing and Declaring Your Major over the summer and discuss the results with your advisor when you arrive on campus in the fall.
For first year students entering UD in fall 2018, New Student Orientation is offered weekdays Tuesday, June 19 through Tuesday, July 17 (excluding July 4, 12, and 16). Register for orientation by logging into My Blue Hen Home. During NSO, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your academic interests and develop a tentative course schedule for the fall semester
Final exams for the Spring 2018 semester will be administered on May 17 and 18 and May 21 – 24. Students should confirm their exam schedules with their instructors.
UD students have access to several late-night study locations during Reading Days and throughout the final exam period, include Daugherty Hall, Kent Dining Hall, Morris Library and the Morris Library Commons.