Financially supporting the UD Parents Fund, which contributes to the efforts of Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware, is a meaningful way that our UD parents and families have been involved in their student’s education.


The Parents Fund provides the Division of Student Life with valuable resources to support its mission to advance equity and inclusion, deepen student learning and drive holistic development through education, experiences and communities. The Division works to lead a dynamic student experience and vibrant campus culture so all Blue Hens thrive throughout their lives.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, during the 2020-2021 academic year, the Parents Fund will directly benefit the Student Crisis Fund and mental health support initiatives. Funds raised will assist students adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Enriching the Student Experience

Your contribution to the Parents Fund will help provide:

  • Support for students experiencing food or housing insecurities through the Student Crisis Fund
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources
  • Remote group counseling services and telehealth sessions
  • Virtual career readiness programming

Your support will not only enhance students’ time on campus, but also will help them prepare for life after UD as innovative leaders, outstanding professionals and active and contributing citizens.

University of Delaware Campus.
University of Delaware Campus.

“Thanks to your financial support of the Student Crisis Fund, my stress has been greatly relieved. This allowed me to focus on my studies and pursue my educational dreams.”

-University of Delaware Student Crisis Fund Beneficiary

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