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
  • UD helps early childhood educators

    Article by Lin Nordmeyer | November 15, 2022

    Earning Childhood Development Associate credential supports career development

  • Let’s talk turkey

    Article by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff | November 22, 2022

    UD’s food science experts answer turkey food-safety questions

  • 2022 Seitz Award winner

    Article by Jessica Smith | November 09, 2022

    UD’s Geraldine Lara-Silva was honored for helping fellow students of many ages