Engaging With Our Community

Engaged, dedicated, loyal and enthusiastic are some of the adjectives that describe the University of Delaware community.

The University plays an integral role in the city of Newark and the state of Delaware, working to better the community with service projects, research benefiting local agencies and industries, and public outreach throughout the state.

Among the University's greatest strengths is its long and vibrant tradition of public service. In a recent national survey, 75 percent of UD students indicated that they participated in community service by the time they were seniors. In 2015, UD was recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

UD is the place to hear world-renowned speakers, enjoy first-rate music and theatre, cheer on Fightin' Blue Hens teams and see compelling exhibits, all of which complement the rich academic experience.

Happening at UD 

UD’s Living Lab
  • Paradise reimagined

    Article by Michele Walfred | September 13, 2023

    Double Del’s Carol Mertes-Smith and Gary Smith create breathtaking labor of love at their Milton, Delaware home

  • UD PCS programs provide business and technical skills

    Article by Eric Ruth | September 26, 2023

    Online, on-demand certificate courses start monthly

  • Elevating civics education

    Article by Sophonie Milord | September 07, 2023

    UD’s Democracy Project Summer Institute provides educators with civics and history support for the new school year