Coronavirus: What You Need to Know


UD is planning to welcome all students on campus this fall, with classes starting September 1.

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Last updated 6/23/20


Return to campus: Fall 2020

Fall 2020 classes will begin on Sept. 1, 2020. After Thanksgiving, the semester will transition online for the remainder of the fall semester. An announcement about course schedules and delivery options will be made prior to Fall course registration, which reopens in early August. Additional details will be posted on the Return to Campus website as they are announced. 

Phased Campus Reopening

UD is extending its remote work plan for most employees through July 15. Recognizing that some employees may be returning to their campus workplace, the University is implementing UD COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines, which apply to all UD employees (faculty, staff and student employees) when working on campus. Read 5/31 UDaily



Commencement, associated Convocations and other ceremonies have been postponed. Graduates and supporters were invited to join us online at 11 a.m. on May 30 for "Blue Hen Celebration: Honoring UD's Class of 2020." More information and a playback of the livestream can be found at





Research Reactivation

During the first half of June, the University of Delaware expects to begin reactivating campus research operations on a limited basis — with the safety and wellbeing of our community as our highest priority. Read letter


Residence Hall Move-Out

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is launching a phased move out plan to maintain social distancing protocols during end-of-year closing. More details

Summer Events

Activities, events and programs scheduled to take place on University of Delaware campuses in June and July will be canceled, made virtual or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include but are not limited to summer camps, conferences, high school graduation ceremonies and meetings.  Read Letter


Academic Regulations

Academic regulations for undergraduate and graduate students: Updated information about grading, pass/fail and course withdrawal. More details

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Supporting our community

It is important to remember that the physical health of our community is equally connected to the social and mental health of our community. UD offers a number of resources for students should you need someone to talk to at this unsettling time. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact UD's Office of Equity & Inclusion at


The University of Delaware provides all employees, their spouses, dependents, parents and in-laws with access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no additional cost. To access this program, you may call 800-343-2186 or visit their website. If using the website, you will need to enter the "State of Delaware" as the password.