The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is a top priority at the University of Delaware. With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic the university is aware that there may be alterations and adjustments required for the start of the fall semester. While it is the intention of the institution to welcome students on campus for the new academic year in 2020, this must be carefully evaluated in line with state government and public health authority guidance and law. UD aims to ensure that there is as little disruption to learning as possible with plans in place for online learning. Students are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest advice and information by visiting the university’s website and can also contact the university directly with any queries or questions.
The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research campus is currently being expanded to include a ten-story tower with labs and classroom space. This will serve as an addition to the recently added health and research facilities.
To accommodate students with TOEFL scores from 79-89, UD has created the International Foundation Semester. Students with scores in this range are admitted and the International Foundation Semester is a semester-long program to improve student’s English proficiency.
UD also runs the pathway program, Academic Transitions, through the English Language Institute (ELI). This program allows high-achieving international students to prepare for undergraduate study. During the program they will improve their academic English and earn up to 27 university credits.
The University of Delaware is also home to athletics of all sorts, including 21 NCAA Division I teams. UD’s teams are known as the Blue Hens. The university recently finished a renovation project to improve its athletic facilities, including the Delaware Stadium and the Whitney Athletic Center.