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
  • Honoring lives lost

    Article by Mike Chalmers | September 10, 2021

    UD community gathers on The Green to remember those killed in the 9/11 attacks

  • Light from darkness

    Article by Peter Bothum | September 01, 2021

    New Chabad Center plans unveiled to mark anniversary of fire

  • Helping math teachers

    Article by Jessica Henderson | August 20, 2021

    UD professors receive new grant to support Delaware teachers in improving their mathematics instruction

  • The Incredible Carbon Journey

    Article by Adam Thomas | August 18, 2021

    UD students and professors educate about carbon cycle science

  • Telling stories, conquering biases

    Article by Jordan Howell and Julie Stewart | August 05, 2021

    Computer science doctoral student recognized for diverse interests and impact

  • UD Extension summer camp

    Article by Michele Walfred | August 03, 2021

    Delaware youth get unique look at the day in the life of a Cooperative Extension agent