THE UD COMMUNITY

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
  • Education policy and practice

    Article by Sara Cakebread | August 08, 2022

    20th annual institute on public education celebrates its founding, focuses on the future

  • Teachers of Tomorrow

    Article by Sara Cakebread | August 05, 2022

    UD teacher pipeline program hosts Delaware high schoolers on campus for an introduction to the field of education

  • Discovering plant science

    Article, photos and video by Michele Walfred | August 03, 2022

    Millsboro’s Aaron Doll discovers the science of agriculture, interns with researchers at UD’s Carvel Center in Georgetown

  • Discovering plant science

    Article, photos and video by Michele Walfred | August 03, 2022

    Millsboro’s Aaron Doll discovers the science of agriculture, interns with researchers at UD’s Carvel Center in Georgetown

  • Fall classes in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    Article by Nora Zelluk | August 01, 2022

    Volunteer instructors at the center of OLLI learning cooperative

  • Foreign ambassadors visit UD

    Article by Amy Wolf | August 02, 2022

    Inspiring global partnerships in innovation, ambassadors learn about cutting-edge research at UD’s STAR Campus