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September 20, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Campus Health Protocols

UD announced an updated policy regarding external visitors to campus events. The University now requires that all event attendees provide proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of the event, to ensure that all members of our community are protected. As a reminder, face masks are required at all times while indoors.

The University will continue to re-evaluate its event attendance policy in consultation with public health guidance. For more information about UD’s health and safety guidelines, please visit


Influenza Vaccine Available by Appointment

UD’s Nurse Managed Primary Care Center will be offering Influenza Vaccinations beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22. Vaccinations are offered by appointment only; walk-ins will not be accepted. Access the schedule of available dates and times.

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. Learn more and register.

Featured jobs

The University is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please share these position descriptions to spread the word.

Tuition Exchange Program Applications Open

Faculty and staff applications for the Tuition Exchange Program’s (TEP) 2022-23 academic year scholarships are open. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits webform by Oct. 27, 2021. Learn more.

Take Advantage of UD Education Benefits for Fall 2021

A variety of educational opportunities are available to UD employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), including many for which UD fee waivers or employee discounts are applicable. There’s still time to register for Fall 2021 UD PCS professional development programs covering Microsoft Excel, project management, R programming and social media marketing. Take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


Managing Well

Managing Well is a six-week, self-paced series, focusing on how to use wellbeing techniques to motivate your team, improve morale and create a positive workplace culture. You’ll learn from leaders across the University and have opportunities to network, share and learn from other managers in your cohort. Participants will receive links to on-demand video content each Monday and must commit to attending at least four of the sux discussions held on Thursdays from 2-2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more.


Looking for some friendly competition? Walktober is back! All-Access Members and their household members ages 13+ are invited to join this six-week activity challenge to track steps, encourage movement and get outside. Registration closes soon, sign-up now. Learn more.

Blue Hen Heroes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees persevered to keep the UD community up and running. This monthly segment on Working at UD highlights some of our Blue Hen Heroes who are working diligently each day to create and maintain safe spaces for us all, while continuing to meet challenges of protecting the flock.

Homecoming 2021!

Join Blue Hens, friends and family to celebrate our blue and gold spirit with the Homecoming 5K on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and the football game on Saturday, Oct. 23. See all Homecoming activities at

Save the Date! Blue Hen Re-Coop Day

The University will hold its fourth annual Blue Hen Re-Coop Day on Friday, Oct. 15 coinciding with the break in classes for students–to focus on mental health awareness and provide an opportunity for our UD community to pause and reflect on wellbeing. Whether you can set aside a minute, an hour or the day, we encourage you to make the most of #BlueHenReCoop by participating in activities for students, faculty and staff that support your wellbeing before, during and after October 15.

Submit a #GivingTuesday Project

One of the biggest fundraising days of the year, #GivingTuesday, is Nov. 30. Submit an application to raise support for the UD cause or program you care about most. Applications are open now through Oct. 15.

Go Hens!

Delaware Football started its season hot! Join us with family and friends for fall Saturdays of tailgating, football and UD spirit in Newark. Tickets are still available for the Blue Hens’ remaining home games, including Homecoming and limited tickets for Parents and Family Weekend, clicking here to grab them today.

Delaware Volleyball tickets are also available now, and Delaware Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Delaware Field Hockey games are free to attend. Find full schedules at!.

Delaware Basketball Tickets on Sale Now!

Delaware Men’s and Women’s Basketball tickets are now available. Season tickets offer the best available seats at the lowest price point for fans, and faculty/staff discounts are available in certain locations. Fans who can’t make all games can purchase partial plans, which include price savings on packages of six or more games, or individual game tickets. Group ticket discounts and experiences for groups of 15 or more are also available. Click here for more information or purchase your tickets today.

Latino/Hispanic Heritage Impact Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Latino-Hispanic Heritage Caucus’ Impact Award, which honors and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals to the advancement of Latinos in higher education and in the greater community. Submit nominations now through Oct. 1.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is now being provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a free program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. Those not eligible to enroll in the Group Health Plan will have access until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

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