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
  • Hands in the dirt

    Article by Michele Walfred | May 17, 2022

    UD Cooperative Extension builds an outdoor classroom for Seaford school children

  • Living with osteoarthritis

    Article by Amy Cherry | May 17, 2022

    UD physical therapy professor dispels myths about exercise and joint pain

  • UD hosts fourth meal swipe drive May 16-18

    Article by Jennifer Mackiewicz | May 17, 2022

    Students, faculty, staff can donate meal swipes to help fight food insecurity