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Delaware Through the Seasons
Now that you're admitted, get to know your new home and take advantage of all that we have to offer on campus, around Newark and beyond.
Main Street in downtown Newark is home to over 75 restaurants and local businesses and runs through the center of our campus. Stroll over to Main Street after class to grab a bite to eat, see a movie, purchase some supplies or UD swag at our campus bookstore, or even pick up some groceries. You'll likely find your favorite coffee shop for study sessions, too.
Our UDairy Creamery, right on campus, offers a wide variety of flavors for any ice-cream lover, along with cheese curds and other products from our 350 acre farm. Choose from many year-round or seasonal flavors served in our dining halls and the UDairy store near the stadium. Admitted to the Associate in Arts Program? We also have a UDairy location in Wilmington on Market Street.
Lil Bob Gym
UD has a gym right on campus, free to use with your student ID. Climb our rock wall, swim in our indoor pool, run the indoor track upstairs, or even take fitness classes with your friends taught by certified instructors.
Just a short drive from campus, the Christiana Mall offers many different stores, eateries and entertainment options. You can drive to the mall or take the DART shuttle bus, which runs regularly from campus.
White Clay Creek State Park
Adjacent to our campus, White Clay Creek State Park offers scenic views and trails for hiking, running and biking for those looking to stay active outdoors.
I-95, Amtrak and Megabus
With our own Megabus stop and Amtrak station right on campus, the East Coast becomes your campus. Easily take the bus or train to any major city, like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, DC. Perfect for weekend trips with friends or balancing an internship with your classes.
1743 Welcome Days
Enjoy your first weekend on campus with activities like our headphone disco, "where's my class" tours, and the Twilight Induction Ceremony.
Join us on the Green to meet with many of our 400+ clubs and registered student organizations to learn more about ways to get involved at UD.
Get excited to cheer on our Fightin' Blue Hens at Delaware Stadium during football season. Or catch a game of field hockey at Fred P. Rullo Stadium. You can refer to all athletics schedules on bluehens.com and get tickets today!
Apply to be a Tour Guide
Love UD? You can apply to be a Blue Hen Ambassador, our student tour guides, and share your passion and involvement with prospective students and families.
Parents and Family Weekend
It's never too early to start making plans for Parents and Family Weekend. Choose from a host of events, including a comedy show, football game, coffee with the deans and more.
Celebrate UD's homecoming, where we welcome our alumni back to campus for a football game, pep rally, and more.
Enjoy a concert at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center with your friends! You can purchase tickets at the box office in Trabant University Center for a low rate with your student ID.
Fred Rust Ice Arena
Enjoy some music and ice skating at our Fred Rust Ice Arena. Multiple free skate sessions are offered to students and the campus community.
Want to get ahead on a couple of classes? UD offers a five-week optional Winter Session for you to take classes on campus.
In addition to our full-semester study abroad programs in the fall and spring semesters, the Institute for Global Studies offers roughly 40 programs that run during our five-week Winter Session. Explore the world with fellow Blue Hens and UD faculty during the month of January, and return to campus in time to start the spring semester.
Join your fellow Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter sports complex to dance the day away and raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Our students lead fundraising efforts year-round to benefit the B+ Foundation.
UD Alternative Breaks (UDaB)
Do you want to find new ways to give back to your community? Join a community of Blue Hens who love service by going on a UDaB trip during your spring break. Travel to one of many locations around the country and give a hand to organizations that need your help.
I Heart UD Day
Join the campus community on The Green for a day dedicated to UD pride. Write thank-you cards to UD donors, get a scoop of UDairy ice cream, commemorate the day by snapping a photo in the photo booth, and win some fun giveaway items.
Celebrate Ag Day on our 350-acre farm right on campus. Learn more about our agriculture programs, tour the farm, enjoy performances and meet some animals.
Want to get paid to do research in your field? Consider applying to Summer Scholars and spend the summer on campus researching alongside UD faculty and peers. Open to all majors, this is a great opportunity to gain valuable research experience as an undergraduate.
Take advantage of the beautiful beaches of southern Delaware, less than two hours from campus. Explore Bethany, Dewey or Rehoboth Beach, along with Cape Henlopen State Park, and enjoy the warm weather.
Taking summer classes? You can spend your down time at the UD pool, open to UD students and community members. After taking a dip, visit the UDairy Creamery, conveniently located nearby, and treat yourself to a sweet dessert!
UD By The Numbers
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