Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Latest Updates

Last Updated 5/20/20


Commencement, associated Convocations and other ceremonies have been postponed. Join us online at 11 a.m. on May 30 for "Blue Hen Celebration: Honoring UD's Class of 2020." More information 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




Fall Semester

UD is planning to welcome all students on campus this fall. However, in light of the uncertainty of the pandemic situation and with safety and health as a top priority for all students, faculty and staff, the University is carefully evaluating alternative scenarios for fall semester that may need to be considered. 

This will be done in alignment with state government and public health authorities to ensure responsible resumption of regular operations. In all instances, the University will incorporate contingency planning for online classes for next year so that all students from around the world are able to attend UD. Email with any specific questions for incoming students.


Summer Semester

The University is moving all summer instruction to online delivery. Registration for the Summer 2020 semester is now open. Course grading will return to the regular University grading policy for the summer 2020 semester. The academic calendar has been updated to reflect an extended drop period.


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.

Momentum and Resilience: Our UD Spring Semester Resumes

A message to the University of Delaware community from President Dennis Assanis