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Thank you!

My thanks to all members of our University community who have persevered, adjusted and succeeded during a very challenging year. I know I speak on behalf of everyone when I say we are all particularly grateful for the courage and dedication of those UD employees who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic response. From the nurses and clinical staff to the facilities team, and many, many others, we deeply appreciate all you have done to keep our students, employees and campus safe. You truly embody what it means to be a Blue Hen, and we are forever indebted to you for your service.

Jared Aupperle
Interim Vice President for Human Resources

Dec. 14, 2020

News you need

Holiday schedule

The University’s holiday break begins for most faculty and staff on Dec. 21. University offices will begin reduced operations beginning Dec. 21, continuing through Jan. 1. The campus reopens on Jan. 4. Learn more about adjusted hours and special activities at campus facilities and offices during winter break.


Electronic W-2 forms

Employees may now elect to receive their 2020 W-2 forms electronically. Employers must comply with specific IRS regulations to use electronic W-2's, and employees must provide their consent to receive an electronic W-2 instead of a paper copy. Learn more or review your W-2 Electronic Consent Form.

TIAA virtual counseling sessions

Access virtual TIAA counseling by phone or on any device and learn about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. Meetings are highly secure and private. Schedule a virtual counseling session.

Professional development virtual info sessions Jan. 19-21

A variety of education opportunities are available to employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, including many programs eligible for UD fee waivers or employee discounts. Learn more about spring programs at the Jan. 19-21 free virtual info sessions or take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


Employee Assistance Program

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a FREE program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. For EAP and Work Life needs through Dec. 31, 2020, please visit our current EAP provider HealthAdvocate.

OEI Spring Book Club

The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s popular book club is returning for Spring 2021, when the selection will be White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson. As the book’s publisher notes, “From the Civil War to our combustible present, an acclaimed historian reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to Black progress in America.” Participants will meet virtually on three separate occasions throughout the spring semester, beginning in late February. Participation is open to all members of the UD community and registration is available now.

Delaware Basketball Virtual Season Ticket Packages

The Blue Hens Virtual Season Ticket Package offers fans the opportunity to support Delaware and enjoy exclusive content from gamedays this season. Packages at $49 include a fan cutout, a commemorative printed ticket, exclusive insider access, digital gameday programs and chances to win gameday giveaways. While Delaware Athletics remains hopeful to host some fans in person this season, this virtual package gives you the opportunity to show your support for our Blue Hens throughout the season. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Future Hens Club memberships available

The Future Hens Club--the official Kids Club of Delaware Athletics--is open to Blue Hens ages 12 and under. Members receive an official membership card, giveaway pack including a T-shirt, a monthly e-newsletter, and invitations to special events. Memberships are $20 per child and UD Faculty and Staff members get $5 off one membership. Learn more and register.

Catching up with alumni and donors?

As you connect with UD alumni and donors and learn about their new job promotions, updated contact information or any personal and professional milestones, please share that updated information with to ensure that they receive all appropriate communications from UD. (We wouldn’t want them to miss out on our birthday emails, for instance!) Feel free to also direct alumni and donors to the Update Your Information page.

Reunion ambassadors for 2021

In 2021, classes ending in “1” and “6” are celebrating milestone reunions. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is now recruiting reunion ambassadors to help plan the celebrations and connect with classmates. Alumni who wish to become ambassadors may fill out this volunteer form. Please pass it along to any reunion-year alumni you know!

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This email is approved by Jared Aupperle, Interim Vice President for Human Resources