CEOE Student Experience

It all begins here at CEOE!

Discover exciting new activities and develop your career goals in a supportive academic community. Build personal connections through our Living Learning Community network where we pair students with similar interests. Campus life provides a thriving environment to study, network, socialize and get involved with community projects as you prepare for your future.

Living Learning Community


As a College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) major, you will live with fellow CEOE students during your first year in a Living Learning Community. In one of the modern residence halls on campus, the CEOE community not only allows you to get to know other students interested in the environment, it also provides a space for academic, social and supportive programming tailored to CEOE students.

View of UD campus with residence hall in background

Experiential Learning

Students on the beach during UD Abroad program in the Cayman Islands

Study Abroad


Students from many majors can join our study abroad programs. CEOE programs have traveled to New Zealand, Mexico, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Australia, Fiji, Barbados, and many other places. These trips explore the geographic, marine, geological, biological, chemical and cultural environments of the destinations.

Semester-in-Residence Program

The Semester-in-Residence Program is an intensive residential research experience for undergraduate science majors. Those students participating in the program live, work and study on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes during the fall semester. The program is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore marine studies through introductory graduate level classes and research. Students take a full schedule of field and lecture classes, along with conducting research.

Educational Cruise on the R/V Hugh R. Sharp:

Student Activities