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Thank you, parents!

As our students learn and grow at UD, parent contributions are critical. As of March 1, more than 1,400 parent donors have contributed $203,879 toward the Parents Fund goal of raising $250,000 from 2,000 families. Learn more.


Save the date!

Parents and Family Weekend will take place November 8-10, 2013


Did you know?

UD’s Career Services Center is always available to your child. Gifts to the Parents Fund allow the University to continue to offer and enhance this lifelong benefit for all alumni.


New faces

Meet some of the University of Delaware's newest leaders.


New online service for parents to access student information

A new web application, Parent/Guardian Secure Services (PGSS), is available, which allows students to share components of their education information with individuals they designate as parents or guardians. Read more.


Seniors give back

The Senior Class Gift Campaign officially launched in late February! Read More.




Parent Spotlight: Toni Bonaviso and Family


Parents constantly remind their sons and daughters about the importance of education: the doors it opens, the future it ensures. For one UD family, education is all those things and more. It’s a living memory of a loved one no longer with them. Read more.

State-of-the-art research facility nears completion

ISEThe University of Delaware's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) is scheduled for completion later this year. The 194,000-square-foot facility will be a hub of teaching and research on campus, bringing together students and faculty from various disciplines to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment. Research will provide content for the curriculum, and students will learn through exploration of real-world problems. There are still many opportunities available to name a space in this new facility. Read more.

New residence halls part of East Campus emphasis on first-year experience

The opening of two new residence halls this fall will mark a major step in the plan to enhance the student experience on the East Campus. Read the full UDaily story.

Students have a new option for spring break travel home

Starting this Spring Break, New England parents might not have to make the trek to Newark to pick up their sons or daughters from the University of Delaware. Read more.

Maya Angelou visits campus

MayaIn recognition of Black History Month, Maya Angelou visited campus on February 22 to speak to a sold-out crowd. Due to its high popularity, the event was moved to the Bob Carpenter Center to accommodate more attendees. “We were thrilled with the overwhelming interest in hearing Maya Angelou speak,” said Kasandra Moye, director of the Center for Black Culture. “If it weren’t for funding from the Parents Fund, the event would not have been able to take place in the larger facility, and numerous students would have missed the opportunity to hear this amazing woman.” Read the UDaily story.


Do you have a story idea?

We’re always looking for newsletter topics for in touch! Please email Parents Fund Director, Kate Lewis, at with your story ideas.