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New Student Orientation will begin Tuesday, June 20, and run through July 19.

Summer Orientation Begins Tuesday, June 20

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New Student Orientation runs through July 19

The University of Delaware community is gearing up for the arrival of our newest Blue Hens and their families, beginning with their formal orientation to the University. The office of New Student Orientation will facilitate three programs this summer, welcoming more than 4,000 new freshmen, transfer, and international students between Tuesday, June 20, and Friday, Aug. 25.

New Student Orientation (NSO) for incoming freshman students is a one-day program, offered on weekdays from Tuesday, June 20, through Wednesday, July 19. Their day on campus allows them to schedule their academic courses for fall semester, begin navigating campus and its resources, as well as consider the choices they may face related to their involvement, safety, and wellness. Families also meet with a variety of campus representatives to learn about UD’s opportunities for their students and how they can best partner with the University to ensure their students’ success.

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) for incoming transfer students is also a one-day program that will be held on Thursday, July 13, and Monday, July 17. International Student Orientation (ISO) is a two-day program scheduled for Aug. 24-25. ISO, offered collaboratively between NSO and the Office for International Students and Scholars, assists incoming international students in their transition to UD's campus.

All orientations will be held in Trabant University Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the exception of the second ISO day which begins at 8 a.m. An energetic team of Orientation Leaders (OLs) guide students and families through their separate schedules, and aim to get new students excited about their transition to UD. Orientation ends at 4:30 p.m. for NSO and TSO, and 3 p.m. during ISO.

All new students register for their orientation program within the My Blue Hen Home portal.

About the office of New Student Orientation

Part of UD’s Division of Student Life, the NSO office helps incoming students learn the behavior expected of them as Blue Hens, and familiarizes them with the values of the UD community through traditional orientation, 1743 Welcome Days, and other transition programs. For more information about NSO, visit its new website.

1743 Welcome Days

Following their summer orientation, all incoming students will be welcomed back to campus Aug. 26-28 for 1743 Welcome Days, which references the historical roots of the University. UD’s opening weekend celebration that will include performances, activities and receptions designed to help new students make the most of their life at UD. All members of the University of Delaware community are invited to help welcome new Blue Hens at the Twilight Induction Ceremony, scheduled for Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. on The Green.



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