Hillary WeinHillary Wein

2014 Orientation Leader




Anthropology & Spanish


Middletown, Rhode Island


First Year Residence Hall:



Most exciting UD memory:

I grew up in a small beach town- so anything that involves sun and sand! I also enjoy long runs, reading travel blogs, and discovering new music.


Most exciting UD memory:

The day I came back to campus after being abroad for all of the Fall 2013 semester! Being back on campus and seeing my closest friends, favorite professors, and the snow-covered Green reminded me why I chose UD in the first place.

Advice for a new student:

Friendships can form in the most unexpected places. Don’t be nervous about sitting next to a new face in class or joining a club by yourself!

Advice for their parents:

As strange as it may seem, sometimes no news is good news… resist the urge to leave seven voicemails in a row.

Why I chose Delaware:

I chose UD because as I was walking down The Green on my very first tour a group of hula-hooping students were all laughing, and in unison cheered “come to UD!” and “be a Blue Hen!!” as we passed them. I had not seen another group of students on any tour that passionate about their school, and I knew in that moment I wanted to be just as happy as they were.

How I decided on my major:

I fell in love with Spanish my sophomore year of high school when I had a teacher who really made the language come to life. I knew that I wanted to pursue it in college, but was unsure what to pair it with. Freshman fall I picked up an anthropology course and immediately knew that it was for me. When I was looking for course advice later that year I went and talked to an anthropology professor who happened to be head of the Islamic Studies department. She put me into two of her classes for the upcoming semester, and the rest just fell into place!

Favorite TV show:


Favorite song:

“Awake My Soul” by Mumford & Sons

Favorite spot on Main Street:

Homegrown Cafe

Plans after college:

Hike “the W” in Chile… and then find a job!