MY BLUE HEN HOME
If you haven’t already, create your personalized My Blue Hen Home account. You’ll find a personal checklist that will guide you through the steps you need to take make a smooth transition to life at UD. Check back for special invitations and important information about housing, placement exams, and more.
Congratulations on being accepted to the University of Delaware
It takes a special kind of person to be a UD Blue Hen. Committed to achievement, but open to new ideas. Tenacious and disciplined, but connected to the world. What will being a Blue Hen mean to you?
Show your excitement on social media. Connect with us and other future students using #UDWelcome.
Still Deciding? There are Lots of ways to get to know UD
Explore your new home away from home
What’s life like outside the classroom? Explore Student Life for information about student groups, events, housing, and student health.
First Year Experience
You’ll have the support you need at every step of your journey.
Our residence halls are more than just places to live. They’re places to learn, engage, and flourish.
Flexibility and choice make dining at UD simple.
Are you an International Student?
In addition to the recommendations above, please remember to take the following steps:
Get Your Visa
Along with the forms that we will send you once you’ve confirmed your enrollment, you’ll need to take your passport, acceptance letter, SEVIS fee receipt, and any financial documentation to a U.S. embassy to process your visa.
Complete your family medical history
Complete the medical form prior to enrolling.
Confirm Your Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is mandatory. If you’d like to use your own medical insurance you’ll need to submit a waiver demonstrating that your policy is comparable to what UD provides.
UD’s immunization form provides the information you’ll need to understand required immunizations.
Plan Your Travel
We recommend that you fly into the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). (Do not fly into Newark International Airport; that’s located in New Jersey, not Delaware!) You’ll need to arrive no later than August 27 in order to attend International Student Orientation on August 28 for the Fall semester, or no later than February 4 for the Spring semester. (Please e-mail a copy of your travel arrangements to email@example.com).