University of Delaware

About Us

The Office of New Student Orientation seeks to ease the transition of new students and their families to the University of Delaware by providing comprehensive orientation programs to set the foundation for a successful college experience and find out what it means to be a Fightin' Blue Hen!


Application Dates

2014 Orientation Leader Staff

The Office of New Student Orientation congratulates the 2014 Orientation Leader Staff!

  • Louis Brooks (Sophomore, Undeclared)

  • Sarah Brotzman (Freshman, Spanish & Political Science)

  • Quanetria Carr (Junior, English)

  • Olivia Danchik (Freshman, Undeclared)

  • Jennifer Del Re (Sophomore, Cognitive Science)

  • Kyle DiCuirci (Senior, Health Behavior Science)

  • Mikey Draine (Freshman, Communications)

  • Leslie Grignon (Junior, Art History)

  • Alexander Heger (Freshman, Criminal Justice Honors)

  • Rebecca Jaeger (Sophomore, Biology/Spanish/History Honors)

  • Jose Lopez (Freshman, Chemical Engineering)

  • Jeremy Mathis (Junior, Criminal Justice)

  • Alexa Meinhardt (Freshman, Biological Sciences Honors)

  • Michael Mercurio (Freshman, Accounting/Finance)

  • Alexandra Nau (Junior, Human Services)

  • Katie O'Connor (Sophomore, Exercise Science)

  • Dante Osbourne (Freshman, Finance)

  • Laura Ramirez (Freshman, Political Science/Criminal Justice)

  • Sydney Scheiner (Sophomore, Communications)

  • Jaye Thompson (Freshman, Art Interest/Visual Communications)

  • Adam Vanore (Sophomore, Food Science Honors)

  • Hillary Wein (Junior, Spanish/Anthropology)


We had over 180 applications this year so thank you to everyone who applied!


New Student Orientation Staff

The New Student Orientation office consists of a Director, Program Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, 2 Senior Orientation Leaders, 1 Graduate Intern, and 22 Orientation Leaders.

Heather A. MaginnisHeather A. Maginnis

231 Trabant University Center
Newark, DE 19716

Theresa CometaTheresa Cometa
Administrative Assistant

231 Trabant University Center
Newark, DE 19716

Arya Cohn

  Arya Cohn

Student Coordinator


Hometown: Roslyn, NY

Major: Sociology & Psychology

John Michael Pantlik John Michael Pantlik
Program Coordinator

231 Trabant University Center
Newark, DE 19716

Mikhail James

  Mikhail James

Student Coordinator


Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

Major: Communication Interest & Management

Graduate Intern

Aaron Reistad

Graduate Intern





  • New Student Orientation  •   231 Trabant University Center  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: (302) 831-3313  •   Fax: (302) 831-3308  •   © 2011