University of Delaware


Overview of Winter Session

Winter Session is a five-week term between the fall and spring semesters. Students can earn up to seven credits, and choose from approximately 500 undergraduate and 50 graduate courses in the day or evening. This year there are also several dozen classes that meet on a 4-week schedule: starting January 11 and allowing students to extend their winter holiday before starting those classes. The concentrated Winter format allows students to earn credits while focusing on a single subject or exploring new interests. Winter Session is a time to choose from a variety of new and experimental courses. Students may expand their multicultural experiences through a Study Abroad program. There are also UD Online classes that can be taken anywhere a student may be.

Anyone may participate in Winter Session. Registration in the Winter Session neither requires nor implies admission to a degree program at the University of Delaware. Non-matriculated students are encouraged to contact the Professional and Continuing Studies ACCESS Center, 850 Library Ave (across from College Square Shopping Center) in Newark, 831-8843 for academic advisement,

This website, designed to assist students in planning their Winter Session program, contains certain information that relates only to the Winter Session. Additional information about the University of Delaware can be found in the current editions of the University Catalog and the Student Guide to University Policies.


There is no Winter Session Housing fee for students who occupied traditional residence halls and suites during the fall semester or will occupy a room during the spring semester. The only students who will be charged any Winter Housing fee are those who live in the residence halls during Winter Session ONLY and those who live in Graduate or Family Housing (Conover, or Graduate House). Students living on-campus (other than on-campus apartments) must register for at least one Winter Session Course, academically-approved project, or be approved to participate in a special University activity in order to occupy the assigned space during Winter Session. All students planning to live on-campus for Winter Session must complete the Winter Session Housing Request form found on the MyHousing portal.

Residents of halls or suites other than apartments must purchase one of the full-size meal plans (see Dining Plans).

Students who have lived in residence halls or suites during the fall semester may move to their spring semester assignment at the start of Winter Session. Assignments for new students for Winter Session are permitted only under exceptional circumstances approved by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. All requests for exceptions must be submitted to Residence Life and Housing ( with any supporting documents. Students who are granted an exception should be aware that the Spring semester room assignment may be different from the Winter Session assignment.

Students who are unable to register for a class by the end of the Drop/Add period must check out of the residence hall by January 8 for 5-week classes and January 14 for 4-week classes.

For complete details and instructions about Winter Session housing please go to

Dining Plans

UD Dining will offer students participating in 2016 Winter Sessions the ability to dine at multiple residential and retail venues across campus. This winter session, meal plans will be inclusive of both Meals and Points with any remaining Points carrying over to the Spring semester. All unused Points are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester and have no refundable value.

Each plan contains a designated number of all-you-care-to-eat Meals and/or Points. Points are units of purchasing power that give you the convenience to buy food, snacks, or groceries from any dining location, without cash.

Students living in traditional residence halls or suites are required to purchase a full-size plan. If you do not make a choice, the 12 Meals per week plus $84/67 in Points plan will be automatically billed to you.

Students living in the Christiana Towers Apartments, Graduate Student and Family Housing or off-campus may choose any of the plans offered; but that choice is optional.

Traditional residence halls & suites Resident Plans (MANDATORY)
Points per
UnlimitedUnlimited25 / 20 2$805$642
12 Weekly12 per week84 / 67 2$795$634
52 / 41 Block52 / 41
per session
109 / 87 2$795$634

Christiana Towers, Graduate, Family Housing and Off-Campus Resident Plans (OPTIONAL)
MealsPoints per
25 Anytime25 per session20 $330
75 Point none75 $75
150 Pointnone150 $150
300 Pointnone300 $300

Additional Points for any plan may be purchased through the Dining Choose or Change Application at, a cash deposit at one of four Value Transfer Stations on campus (located in the Trabant University Center, Perkins Student Center, Christiana Commons, and Morris Library); or a deposit at Cashiers or the outside drop slot at the Student Services Building (minimum $25 deposit). You may call (302) 831-4033 or email for details.

Meals will be redeemable at Pencader and Russell Dining Halls which will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week and for brunch and dinner on weekends. Retail dining locations will have adjusted Winter Session schedules.


Textbooks, both new and used, are not only available at the following bookstores, but are also now available for purchase via the web at

Last day for textbook refunds (Newark): January 8 (with receipt).

Newark - available at the University Bookstore on Main Street. Regular Winter Session hours are:

     Monday - Saturday      10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                      Sunday        Noon - 6:00 p.m.
 Extended hours: 
     Jan. 4-5  (Mon.-Tues.)       9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Students parking on campus in Newark or at the Wilmington Campus must purchase University parking permits. The University reserves the right to remove and impound, at the owner's expense, any vehicle parked on campus without a current permit or otherwise in violation of the University parking regulations. The Campus Map and parking regulations are on the Web. Online registration begins January 1. Visit the web at: Parking Services is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The cost of permits varies according to the parking area that is selected. Note that it is more cost effective to register on an annual basis than for individual months.
Red LotsGray Lots
Beginning January 1:
Academic Yr$82$196
Please bring personal identification with you to purchase the permit in person.

Transportation Services (Buses/Charter Services)

University Shuttle buses operate on a regular schedule last week of August through May on the Newark campus and selected surrounding areas. During the fall and spring semester, day service runs 4:19 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; evening service runs from 6:10 p.m. through 10:10 p.m. and late night service runs 10:10 p.m. to 2:25 a.m. on Sunday through Wednesday, until 3:45 a.m. on Thursdays, and 4:05 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, day service consists of two routes operating from 12:10 p.m. until 6:10 pm. The Winter schedule (similar to the fall and spring schedule) will be posted in December at

Additionally, Transportation Services operates the free Unicity buses for the City of Newark. Check out routes and schedules at service is available for large group outings.

The University shuttle system has real-time shuttle bus tracking system that can be accessed with a computer or hand-held device at

ID cards (i-card)

Students are required to carry the i-card. The ID Card Office is located in the Student Services Building, Lovett Avenue, Newark (302-831-2759). Our hours are Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For your protection, it is necessary to present a picture ID for positive identification before obtaining/replacing an i-card. A fee is charged for replacement cards. Examples of privileges that MAY be accessed with the card are:FLEX account, checking/debit account through PNC Bank, sporting events, the library, and dining facilities. Access to privileges is determined by registration status and account balances. Lost and stolen cards should be reported immediately by calling (302) 831-2273. This service is available 24 hours a day.

Math Placement Exam

The Department of Mathematical Sciences requires all students to take a series of math placement assessments to accurately place you in a math course. Students are strongly urged to go to for a complete description of the placement process. This process could involve multiple testing and review of math procedures so plan accordingly. Each assessment will test algebra, precalculus and trigonometry skills and is required for enrollment in MATH 010, 113, 114, 115, 117, 221 or 241. You must receive the appropriate math score on the assessment(s) in order to enroll in your desired math course.

You should begin this placement process at least a week (preferably longer) prior to your course registration meeting or deadlines. Most questions about the exam procedure and your math placement goal (determined by your major) can be found at the above URL.

Please take this placement process seriously! Read the web sites carefully and follow the directions. The results of the placement assessment(s) will have serious constraints on enrollment in math course enrollment.

Foreign Language Placement

Students must register for the course into which they have been placed according to their high school foreign language background. If you have studied the same foreign language in high school for:
   Two years or less than 2-Years.....105
   Three years........................106
   Four or more years.................107
Students who have had at least four years of a foreign language may wish to take the exemption examination. Students who have questions about their placement, or who are seeking an exemption from the foreign language requirement, should contact Crista Johnson, the FLL Placement Advisor at 320 Jastak-Burgess Hall, 831-4667.

Veterans Information

All of the University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Delaware State Approving Agency for training of veterans. In order to utilize Veterans Education Benefits, a student must be an admitted University of Delaware student.

If you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission to the University of Delaware, please visit our website: or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 302-831-8123

If you are already a UD student and feel that you may be eligible to receive Veteran's Education Benefits, please contact Veterans Affairs at or call 1-800-GIBILL-1. The University's Registrar's Office cannot apply for benefits on behalf of a student.

To receive benefits, you must apply through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs determines the amount of benefits a student can receive, therefore, we cannot estimate benefit amounts. Please contact Veterans Affairs at or call 1-888-442-4551 (888-GI-BILL) if you are in need of VA advisement or for additional information. The submission of electronic applications using their VONAPP process is strongly encouraged.

The VA will process your application and send you a letter notifying you of their decision. Please be aware that it may take the VA several weeks to process your claim. If you are approved to receive benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA. Once you have received your Certificate of Eligibility letter, please submit a copy of the letter, and the completed UD Veterans Educational Benefits Enrollment Data Form to UD's Veterans Services Office or electronically to Once all of the required documents are received, UD's VA Certifying Official will electronically submit a 22-1999 enrollment certification to the VA to initiate payments.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please refer to and or contact:

Office of the University Registrar
Attn: Veterans Services
University Visitors Center
210 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19716
PH: 302-831-1554
FAX: 302-831-3005

Services for Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University of Delaware is committed to providing equal access for students, employees and visitors with a disability. The Office of Disabilities Support Services (DSS) provides reasonable accommodations and ensures equal access to University programs and services. The DSS office works with individuals who have physical, medical, psychological disabilities, as well as, learning disabilities and ADHD.

It is the individual's responsibility to inform the DSS office of the disability and need for accommodation. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations is determined on a case-by-case basis. Anyone requesting an accommodation from the University based on a disability should contact the DSS office directly.
Please contact a DSS professional at:
      (302) 831-4643 (Voice)
      (302) 831-4563 (TDD)
      (302) 831-3261 (FAX) or visit the website at:
The Office is located at 240 Academy Street, Alison Hall, Suite 130, Newark, DE 19716.

Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

OISS is the designated office at the University of Delaware that provides immigration advising and support services to more than 4,000 international students, scholars and family members from over 95 different countries. Throughout the year, the office also offers a series of workshops, sessions and programming events for the international community a UD. For more information, please visit the OISS website, which provides comprehensive information and resources on how to navigate issues that are most common to international students and scholars in the United States: The office is located at the Wright House at 44 Kent Way and can be reached by email at or by phone at (302) 831-2115.

Office of Academic Enrichment

The Office of Academic Enrichment offers activities that provide undergraduate students with academic assistance through individual and group tutoring, group study sessions, academic success and study skills workshops, and referral assistance throughout the year. These programs and activities are designed to help students maximize their academic performance as they pursue their degree programs. The Office of Academic Enrichment ( is located at 148-150 South College Ave., and can be contacted at (302) 831-4555.

Student Health Service (SHS)

The SHS is located in Laurel Hall on the main campus South Green area, at the corner of South College Avenue and East Park Place. All full time students enrolled in Winter Session are required to pay a $66 Winter Session Health Fee, which allows use of all facilities and services of the Student Health Service during the Winter Session period. The Winter Session Health Fee is also used to help support the mental health services offered though the Center for Counseling and Student Development. Full time graduate and undergraduate students not enrolled in Winter Session, and part time graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program and enrolled in Winter Session can use the Student Health Service during the Winter Session period on a fee for service basis or by paying the $66 Winter Session Health Fee.

Physicians and nurse practitioners are available to see patients from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registered nurses are available to see patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other services include 24 hour inpatient care and nursing service, allergy injections and other immunization services (some involving additional charges over the required fee), gynecological services, minor surgery, laboratory testing (some involving additional charges), EKG testing, on site X Ray services (for which the student and/or his/her insurance company are billed), and dispensary services (involving additional charges).

The University sponsors a Health Insurance Plan for full and part time students enrolled in a degree program. Full-time students, international students, and contracted graduate students are required to have health insurance. For information about this plan please visit For additional information concerning Student Health Services, please call 302-831-2226.


The services of the Center for Counseling and Student Development include individual counseling, group counseling, career development programs, student development programming, and consultations with University groups and individuals. These services are available to all matriculated students who pay the Student Health Fee. The Center is staffed by counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and graduate-level trainees who are trained to assist college students in achieving their full academic potential, make realistic career and educational plans, and work toward resolution of personal concerns. At the Center, students may discuss freely, in a confidential and professional setting, any concerns they may be experiencing. The Center also serves as a referral agency by helping students who need specialized assistance to locate appropriate campus and off-campus resources. To make an appointment, call (302) 831-2141 or come to Room 261 Perkins Student Center.

University Writing Center

The writing center offers individualized consultations in writing to University students. Writers at any level and from any discipline may attend the center at no charge. Center consultants are prepared to discuss any aspect of writing. They can help writers decide on topics, how to organize information, revise a draft, document sources or self-edit. In addition, the center offers advice on prewriting strategies, essay exams, documentation styles, and thesis or dissertation writing.
The writing center has two locations: 016 Memorial Hall and 017 Morris Library. All appointments are made online by going to the center's website at

Career Services Center

The Career Services Center provides programs and services designed to assist students in gaining career experience and in developing the skills and knowledge needed to obtain full-time employment and internships. Career Services provides career counseling, resume assistance, workshops, interviews, career fairs, and a host of resources for finding part-time jobs, volunteer and various other types of opportunities.

Career workshops are offered regularly to develop resume writing skills, interviewing techniques and job search strategies. Special resource material and self-instructional media provide further assistance in these areas. Appointments with Career Consultants are available year-round. Visit the Career Services website, to log into Blue Hen Careers and make an appointment.

As the Campus Interview Program is not active during Winter Session, students are encouraged to research organizations and prepare for upcoming on-campus and off-campus interviews. Winter Session is also the time to explore information for summer jobs or internships with an early application deadline and see which employers are coming to the career fairs.

All programs and services are available through Career Services at 401 Academy Street. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. For more information, visit the Career Services Center website:

Winter Session Internship Opportunities

Winter Session is an excellent time for students to participate in experiential programs. Academic departments and other University offices provide a wide range of opportunities for students to test career interests, explore occupational areas and gain practical experience. Different types of experiences are available, including volunteer work and internships. Check out resources online. Experience may be for credit or non-credit.

Students who wish to receive credit for an internship can register for one of several courses, including UNIV-364 - Experiential Internship, in which internships in diverse professional fields are combined with a seminar to explore career alternatives, develop experiential learning skills and evaluate the field experience. Contact Scott Rappaport (831-1231) at 401 Academy Street for further information.


Facilities available in Carpenter Sports Building, located off of North College Avenue, include a comprehensive fitness center, two gymnasiums, squash and racquetball courts, an indoor pool, and a rockclimbing wall. For additional information, call 831-8600.
Regular hours are:
	Monday - Thursday	6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
	Friday			6:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m. 
	Saturday 	       10:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.
	Sunday		             Noon - 10:00 p.m. 
The indoor pool may be used: 
	Monday - Thursday	 11:15 - 1:15 p.m. 
				 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 
	Friday			11:15 - 1:15 p.m. 
				 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
	Saturday 		12:00 - 4:00  p.m.
	Sunday			 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
				 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
There are satellite Fitness Centers at Harrington and Independence complexes. Winter Session hours vary. Call 831-7076 or see for specific hours at these sites. Winter programs include a full selection of fitness classes and intramural sports. Call 831-8600, see or visit Carpenter Sports Building to learn more about these programs. The Ice Arenas - for public skating and skate rental information call 831-2868.

The University Student Centers

Information about either the Trabant University Center or the Perkins Student Center is available by calling the Office of the Director at 831-1036 or at

John Perkins Student Center
The Perkins Student Center is located on Academy Street in the East Campus area and houses the Student Activities Office with over 300 registered student organizations, Student Media featuring WVUD and THE REVIEW, the Hen Zone recreational area, New Student Orientation Office, Counseling and Student Development Office, Parking Services, and the Scrounge Food Court. Many student organizations are housed in the new student organization office community from which they develop and sponsor many diversity programs and activities. A beautiful new Student Lounge, Concourse and Information Desk with miscellaneous snack and personal items for sale, quiet study areas, a variety of meeting spaces and the Bacchus venue provide student engagement opportunities. Music, theater, novelties, vendors and coffee houses are regularly scheduled in the Perkins Student Center.

E. Arthur Trabant University Center
The Trabant University Center is located on West Main Street and offers a diverse student program that includes concerts, speakers, movies, bus trips, the Blue Hen Leadership Program, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. The colorful new Trabant Lounge is a convenient gathering place to meet friends, study, or relax as is Daugherty Hall, a large, beautiful quiet study area. Trabant also offers an Information Desk with miscellaneous snack and personal items for sale, a large Food Court, PNC banking services, UD Box Office, and Vita Nova, the Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management student-operated restaurant. Students enjoy the movie-theater, the large multi-purpose rooms and the variety of meeting and program spaces for their organizational activities and special interests.


The University of Delaware Library The University of Delaware Library [] includes the Hugh M. Morris Library, the main library; two branch libraries located on the Newark campus, the Chemistry Library and the Physics Library; and a third branch library, the Marine Studies Library, located in Lewes, Delaware.

The collections of the University of Delaware Library parallel the academic interests of the University of Delaware and are broadly based and comprehensive. The collections include over 2,800,000 books and bound periodicals plus over 420,000 electronic books and over 70,000 electronic journals. Books, periodicals, electronic resources, databases, electronic books, electronic journals, microforms, government publications, maps, manuscripts, media, political papers especially those of Delaware public officials, and access to information via the Internet provide a major academic resource for the University of Delaware, the surrounding community, the state of Delaware and the nation. The University of Delaware Library is a depository library for U.S. government publications; a patent depository for U.S. patents; and a repository for state of Delaware publications. Library staff members provide a wide range of in-person, online and telephone services including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, instructional programs, assistance to users working on multimedia projects and assistance to users with disabilities.

The University of Delaware Library is an innovator in identifying, acquiring and making accessible a broad range of electronic library resources. The University of Delaware Library constantly updates the technology and adds resources for students, faculty and staff to provide the most current and convenient information resources and services to its users.

Memberships of the University of Delaware Library include the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), including the OCLC Research Library Partnership, LYRASIS, the NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), HathiTrust, CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). The University of Delaware Library is also a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) which promotes health information, education and/or access in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To enhance interlibrary loan service, the Library is also a member of RapidILL.

The University of Delaware Library provides access to electronic resources 24 hours a day via the Library web []. Most electronic resources are licensed so remote access is available only to students, faculty and staff of the University of Delaware. Library users may call 302-831-BOOK/302-831-2665 for Library hours of the Morris Library and branch libraries or check the Library web for Library hours. The Morris Library is open over 110 hours a week. Hours during holidays and intersessions vary. Regular semester hours for the Morris Library and more are available directly at [].

The web [] of the University of Delaware Library is accessible globally and was recently redesigned. The redesigned Library web is the place to begin using the Library online and it provides thousands of links to all types of information including access to DELCAT Discovery, databases, electronic journals and newspapers, electronic books, Research Guides, finding aids for Special Collections and many other types of information and services.

DELCAT Discovery [] is a new online, cloud-based service that provides information about and access to the physical and electronic holdings of the University of Delaware Library. (It supersedes the online catalog DELCAT.) DELCAT Discovery was implemented in mid-2014 and includes information about the Library collection and also provides links to electronic journals, electronic books and other resources. A user can limit searches to only those items physically held by the Library or a search can be done of the entire WorldCat database that encompasses over 320 million titles in over 72,000 libraries throughout the world. Items held by the University of Delaware Library appear at or near the top of the results display. Items not held by the Library can be requested via the interlibrary loan link that automatically generates an interlibrary loan request.

More than 370 licensed databases are provided by the University of Delaware Library for use by students, faculty and staff. Each database allows searching of many thousands of publications at once. Many databases are general in nature and cover virtually all disciplines, and others are specific subject-oriented. Some databases are "full text" and include entire articles and some databases include citations and summaries. The Library web [] provides a direct link to "Databases." Remote access to licensed databases is available only to University of Delaware students, faculty and staff.

The University of Delaware Library subscribes (in addition to over 1,500 print journals and newspapers) to over 70,000 electronic journals which cover all disciplines and are licensed for use by University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. Entire articles from the electronic journals are available online to search, read and print. The Library collection includes over 420,000 electronic books. The Library web []. provides a link to electronic journals and electronic books.

Numerous electronic services are offered by the University of Delaware Library. Examples of electronic services are:

Library electronic services are available via the Library web or directly at [].

The University of Delaware Library has an Institutional Repository called "UDSpace" which uses open source software to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute the intellectual output of the University of Delaware original research of faculty and staff in digital form including technical reports, scholarly articles, working papers, conference papers, images and more. The name of this service has changed from DSpace in 2013/2014 to become UDSpace [].

The Morris Library provides: seating for more than 2,500 people; wireless access throughout the public areas of the Morris Library with plentiful access to electric outlets for laptops and other devices; more than 245 computer workstations accessible to users; self-service photocopiers; microform reader/printers including a digital microform workstation; large reading rooms; small research studies which faculty may reserve; small graduate carrels which graduate students may reserve; a computing site; a GIS workstation; special equipment and areas to assist users with disabilities; an instructional media area and viewing room; 31 small group study rooms for use by students in groups which may be reserved; a handsome Special Collections area including an exhibition gallery and a reading room with a controlled environmental system for rare materials; the Student Multimedia Design Center with 70 workstations and 6 studios and many other areas and services. Bleecker Street café, which is operated by the University of Delaware Dining Services, is located in the Commons just inside the Morris Library entrance.

The Student Multimedia Design Center [] is designed to meet the current and future needs of the large number of classes which involve creation of multimedia projects and presentations as a course requirement. The Center offers the space, software, equipment and expertise for all steps of multimedia creation and for practicing presentations. The Student Multimedia Design Center with its focus on multimedia creation is the largest such facility in an academic research library in the nation.

The University of Delaware Library administers a state-supported program called UDLib/SEARCH which provides access via the web to online periodicals and databases to all K-12 public schools in Delaware, and including training for teachers, librarians and technical support. More information about UDLib/SEARCH is available at []. Information for teachers and schools who wish to bring student groups to the Library is available on the web at [].

Founded in 1958, the University of Delaware Library Associates, the "friends group" of the University of Delaware Library, works to enrich the research collections of the University of Delaware Library through gifts from individuals, funds raised by programs and donations of significant books. New members are actively solicited for membership with an annual minimum fee of $50 per year. The membership brochure may be accessed online at [] or a printed brochure may be requested by sending an email message to [] or by calling 302-831-2231.

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