Parents and Family Engagement

Family poses with YoUDee during Parents and Family Weekend

Welcome Families!


When you're the parent, family or supporter of a Blue Hen, you're part of our family, too. We’re here to help you stay informed, engaged and connected to the University and other UD parents. Here, you will find the information, resources and support needed to help your Blue Hen thrive at UD.

UD Family Connect: Virtual Webinar

Wednesday, March 6, 7–8 p.m. EST


Student Engagement—University Student Centers

This live, recorded UD Family Connect session aims to inform families about how their students can get involved in the activities and programs offered at our two University Student Centers—Perkins and Trabant. During this session, families will learn about the more than 400 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that their students can be a part of, the various programming opportunities available at each student center, as well as the esports and media opportunities. Additionally, families will be informed about the leadership opportunities available for their students.

This session is just one of the ways in which families can engage with the Blue Hen community and help their students succeed.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Families can pre-register online and can submit questions during registration.

If you have any questions, please email or

Members of the Meludees A Cappella group at the Involvement Fair

Join the Blue Hen Family Hub

Staying informed is one of the ways proud Blue Hen parents and families can engage with UD, stay connected and support students. UD families are invited to connect with their students at the University of Delaware through the Blue Hen Family Hub. In the Blue Hen Family Hub, parents and families can:

  • Access important campus news and deadlines
  • Sign up to receive personalized newsletters and announcements
  • Share updates with friends and family in the Blue Hen community
  • Connect with information and resources to help your student thrive at UD

Other Ways to Connect

What's happening at UD?

Upcoming Events:

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Conservation beyond the classroom

UD students embark on Tanzania study abroad, experience wildlife conservation and Indigenous cultures first-hand

Study abroad celebrated nationally and at UD fair on Monday

Undergraduate students are invited to explore upcoming study abroad opportunities at the spring Study Abroad Fair

Welcoming words of wisdom

Graduate students start their UD journey with a day of discoveries

UD Campus Photo
Visiting Campus

Directions from the North and South: 

Take I-95 to Delaware Exit #1, Route 896 North. Continue North on Route 896 which becomes South College Avenue (do not turn left at Route 896 and Route 4) and takes you to campus. Turn right from South College Avenue onto East Park Place. Turn left at the next light onto Academy Street. The Career Center will be on your right (401 Academy Street). Enter the Career Center through the white enclosure.

Parents and Family Engagement | University of Delaware
Parents and Family Engagement | University of Delaware

Orientation and Transition Programs is part of the Division of Student Life, which contributes and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive and supportive communities, so that all students may thrive at UD and beyond.