University of Delaware

Summer Sessions (2017) General Information

Overview of Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions at the University consists of two sessions.
The First Session includes classes meeting in the first 5-week period (June 5 - July 8) and 7 1/2-week classes (June 5 - July 27).
The Second Session is another 5-week period (July 10 - August 11).
Five-week three credit courses generally meet Monday through Friday for one and one-half hours per meeting; 7 1/2-week three credit courses typically meet two nights per week for three hours per meeting. Some online courses are available in each session.

Anyone may participate in Summer Sessions. Registration in Summer Sessions neither requires nor implies admission to the University of Delaware. There are some courses which are designed for special student populations. Such courses may have enrollment restrictions or give preference to certain registrants. Students are advised to read the notes in the course listing section of this site, and to register early since courses are assigned on a first-come first-served basis subject to registration restrictions.

This booklet contains certain information which relates only to the Summer Sessions. Additional information about the University of Delaware can be found in the current editions of the University Catalog, and the Student Guide to University Policies. The University reserves the right to withdraw any course, to limit enrollment, or to change instructors, class meeting times, or locations.

Meal Plans

UD Dining will offer students participating in 2017 Summer Sessions the ability to dine at our Pencader residential dining hall and multiple retail venues across campus. Summer meal plans contain a designated number of all-you-care-to-eat Meals and/or Points. Points are units of purchasing power that give you the convenience to buy food, snacks, or groceries from any dining location, without cash. Any remaining Points will carry over to the following Spring semester. All unused Points are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester and have no refundable value.
        Students living in traditional residence halls or suites for any part of the Summer Sessions are required to purchase a full-size plan. If you do not make a choice, the 12 Meals per week plus $84/$130 in Points plan will be automatically billed to you. Meal plan selections can be made at:
        Students living in the Christiana Towers Apartments, Graduate Student and Family Housing or off-campus may choose any of the plans offered below or opt for an All Points plan starting at $50. A meal plan choice for these students is not mandated.

Meal plans offered are:

12 Weekly Meals + $ 84 in points = $811
52 Block Meals + $109 in points = $811
Unlimited Meals + $ 25 in points = $821
12 Weekly Meals + $130 in points = $1,270
81 Block Meals + $170 in points = $1,270
Unlimited Meals + $ 38 in points = $1,285

Additional Points for any plan may be purchased at or through a cash deposit at one of five Value Transfer Stations on campus (located in the Trabant University Center, Perkins Student Center, Christiana Commons, and Morris Library Lower Level); or by making a minimum $25 deposit at Cashiers or the outside drop slot at the Student Services Building.

For more information about your meal plan, you may visit our Web site at
contact (302) 831-4033
or e-mail:

Meals will be redeemable at Pencader Dining Hall which will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week and for brunch and dinner on weekends. Retail dining locations will have adjusted Summer Session schedules.


Residence Life & Housing

112 and 116 Gilbert Hall, 302-831-HOME (4663)
Upper-division, matriculated students enrolled in a summer course have exclusive access to summer session housing, which includes RL&H staff living on the premises who are available to assist residents. A very limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require a single room due to medical, psychological or disability needs, fill out the housing form via My Housing and indicate that your request is for summer housing. Email with any other extenuating circumstances. Upper-division students who wish to live on campus for summer session should apply via the My Housing portal, available from the RL&H website at
        Visit for complete details on summer housing, including billing and assignment information.
Room Rates: (per person)5-week7.5-week
Suite Multiple$1,116$1,676
Suite Single (limited availability)$1,434$2,150
Early Arrival (rate per day)$50
All summer session students living in the residence hall during any part of or all of the summer are required to buy a dining plan. See the information on dining plans here.
        Students participating in an internship, conference, or summer work with a UD department can call Conference Services at 302-831-2886 for information on other housing options.

Student Health Service (SHS)

Laurel Hall, 302-831-2226
All matriculated students, whether enrolled in summer session or not, are eligible to use Student Health Services for primary health care, medical treatment and referral services. All services, including gynecological care, are available for appointments during business hours (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) when classes are in session. Students will need to select either the Summer Session Health Fee or fee for service charges for services received during Summer Session.

Center for Counseling & Student Development

261 Perkins Student Center, 302-831-2141
All matriculated students who pay the Student Health Fee have access to individual and group counseling services through CCSD, whose psychologists, psychiatrists and graduate-level trainees are trained to assist students in making realistic goals and working toward the resolution of any personal concerns they may be experiencing. Any student feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed can reach a counselor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling the UD Helpline at 302-831-1001. CCSD staff are also available during business hours at the phone number and address above.

Career Services Center

401 Academy Street, 302-831-2392
Visit and click on Handshake to make an appointment with a career consultant who can help you achieve your professional aspirations during your time at UD and beyond. Industry-specific coaching and career exploration are specialties of your Career Services Center, which also offers a variety of preparation programs during fall and spring semesters including career fairs, networking events, internship and job opportunities, on-campus interviews, and information sessions.

The University Student Centers

Perkins Student Center
and Trabant University Center, 302-831-1036

Both University Student Centers facilities, Perkins Student Center at 325 Academy Street and Trabant University Center at 17 West Main Street, are open throughout the year. These centers serve a vibrant community of student groups, diverse programs and a variety of engagement opportunities. Current hours of operation can be found online at, and a schedule of upcoming events in both facilities can be seen at
Locker rentals, advertising, event and meeting space reservations and associated services are available year-round. During the fall and spring semesters, information desks sell snacks and personal items.
        In Perkins, you'll find comfortable lounge and meeting spaces as well as the Scrounge eatery, Hen Zone game room, fraternity and sorority council offices, Counseling Center, lower level RSO community and Bacchus.
        In Trabant, you'll find meeting spaces and lounges such as Daugherty Hall and Trabant Lounge as well as the Trabant Food Court, Multipurpose Rooms, PNC Bank, Vita Nova restaurant and Trabant Theater.

ID Cards

Students are required to carry their official University of Delaware ID Card. The ID Card Office is located in the Student Services Building, Lovett Avenue, Newark. Office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm. For your protection, it is necessary to present a picture ID for positive identification before obtaining/replacing a UD ID card. A fee is charged for replacement cards. Examples of privileges that MAY be accessed with the card are: FLEX account, sporting events, the library, and dining facilities. Access to privileges is determined by registration status and account balances. Lost and stolen cards should be reported immediately by calling (302) 831-2273.


Textbooks, new, used, rentals and digital versions are not only available at the University Bookstore, but are also now available for purchase via the web at: Newark - available at the University Bookstore on Main Street. Regular Summer Session hours beginning Tuesday May 30 are:
Monday - Saturday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon. - 6:00 p.m.
Extended hours:
June 5-6 (Mon.-Tues)
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Last day for textbook refunds with receipt (Newark):
      First Session ( 5 and 7 ½ weeks): June 10
      Second (5-week) Session: July 15

Wilmington, Dover and other locations: Books are available for purchase through our website at:

Motor Vehicles

All motor vehicles, including mopeds, parked on University property must have a permit or pay at meters or pay-to-park lots. To purchase a permit, please go to For complete rules, regulations, parking map and pricing regarding parking on campus, please go to

Commuters may purchase a gray or red permit during the summer. Students living in residence halls may only purchase a gray permit. Students who have value left on a red permit and wish to upgrade to gray during the summer, should visit Parking Services. Upgrades cannot be done online. It is more cost effective to either go online or visit Parking Services beginning in June for a summer permit as the prices drop the 1st of each month.

Math Placement Exam

The Department of Mathematical Sciences requires all students to take a series of math placement assessments to accurately place you in a math course. Students are strongly urged to go to and choose the "Courses and Placement" option for a complete description of the placement process. This process could involve multiple testing and review of math procedures so plan accordingly. Each assessment will test algebra, precalculus and trigonometry skills and is required for enrollment in MATH 010, 113, 114, 115, 117, 221 or 241. You must receive the appropriate math score on the assessment(s) in order to enroll in your desired math course.
        You should begin this placement process at least a week (preferably longer) prior to your course registration meeting or deadlines. Most questions about the exam procedure and your math placement goal (determined by your major) can be found at the above URL.
        Please take this placement process seriously! Read the web sites carefully and follow the directions. The results of the placement assessment(s) will have serious constraints on your math course enrollment.

Foreign Language Placement

Students must register for the course into which they have been placed according to their high school background. If you have studied the same foreign language in high school for:
     two years or less than two years. . . .105
     three years . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
     four years or more. . . . . . . . . . .107
Students who have had at least four years of a foreign language may wish to take the exemption examination. Students who have questions about their placement, or who are seeking an exemption from the foreign language requirement should contact Crista Johnson, the DLLC Placement Advisor, at 320 Jastak-Burgess Hall (831-4667).

Veterans Information

All of the University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Delaware State Approving Agency for training of veterans. In order to utilize Veterans Education Benefits, a student must be an admitted University of Delaware student. If you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission to the University of Delaware, please visit our website: or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 302-831-8123
        In order to receive VA benefits you must apply to the VA for approval to use your VA education benefits. You can apply online at Once you apply online, your application for VA benefits will be electronically submitted to the VA for review. Although the application process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete online, the VA review process may take a few weeks before you receive a response from the VA. You should be able to check the status of your VA benefits by logging on to your eBenefit account at or by calling the VA at 1-888-442-4551.
        Once you are approved for VA education benefits the VA will send you a copy of your letter of eligibly, a copy of which you will need to submit along with your Veteran Enrollment Data Form which can be found at and which is then emailed to
        Once you have submitted these documents and you have classes scheduled for the upcoming term your VA certification will be submitted to the VA for payment.
For additional information, see: and If you have any questions or concerns you can contact:
        Brooks Raup the Student Veterans Services Coordinator
        at 302-831-0552 or

Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

OISS is the designated office at the University of Delaware that provides immigration advising and support services to more than 4,000 international students, scholars and family members from over 95 different countries. Throughout the year, the office also offers a series of workshops, sessions and programming events for the international community a UD. For more information, please visit the OISS website, which provides comprehensive information and resources on how to navigate issues that are most common to international students and scholars in the United States: The office is located at the Wright House at 44 Kent Way and can be reached by email at or by phone at (302) 831-2115.

Office of Academic Enrichment

The Office of Academic Enrichment offers activities that provide undergraduate students with academic assistance through individual and group tutoring, group study sessions, academic success and study skills workshops, and referral assistance throughout the year. These programs and activities are designed to help students maximize their academic performance as they pursue their degree programs. The Office of Academic Enrichment ( is located at 148-150 South College Ave., and can be contacted at (302) 831-4555.

Services for Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University of Delaware is committed to providing equal access for students, employees and visitors with a disability. The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides reasonable accommodations and ensures equal access to University programs and services. DSS works with individuals who have physical, medical, chronic health and psychological disabilities, as well as those who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and temporary injuries.
      It is the individual's responsibility to inform the DSS office of the disability and need for accommodation. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Anyone requesting an accommodation from the University based on a disability should contact the DSS office directly.
Please contact a DSS professional at
      (302) 831-4643 (Voice)
      (302) 831-4563 (TDD)
      (302) 831-3261 (FAX)
      or email
The office is located at 240 Academy Street, Suite 130,
Alison Hall, Newark, DE 19716.

Recreation Services

Carpenter Sports Building, located off of North College Avenue, is the main recreational facility on campus. Facilities include a student fitness center, employee fitness center, three multi-purpose gymnasia, an indoor rock-climbing gym, an 8-lane indoor pool, squash, racquetball and turf fields. Squash and racquetball courts may be reserved one day in advance by calling 831-8600.
Hours of operation are:
Building and Employee Fitness Center:
 Mon-Thurs6 am - 8 pm
 Friday6 am - 6 pm
 Saturday10 am - 2 pm
Student Fitness Center:
 Mon-Thurs6 am - 8 pm
 Friday6 am - 6 pm
 Saturday10 am - 3 pm
Lap & Recreational Swim (Indoor Pool):
 Mon-Fri11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Students who are not paying the Comprehensive Fee must pay an additional $25 fee if they desire to use those facilities during the summer. That optional fee can be paid at the Carpenter Sports Building.

The Outdoor Pool is available to Summer Session students at no charge by presenting their ID card. Others who are not currently enrolled for Summer classes can also use the outdoor pool for a daily rate of $5. UD students are allowed to bring a guest to the outdoor pool at a daily rate of $5 per day. Call 831-6352 for additional information.

Summer Session students may use the Rust Ice Arena during the Public Skating sessions by presenting their ID card. If not enrolled in classes, the rate is $8. Skate rental is $4.00 for everyone. For additional information and for Public Skating hours, call 831-2868.

University Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individualized consultations in writing to University students. Writers at any level and from any discipline may attend the Center at no charge. Center consultants are prepared to discuss any aspect of writing. They can help writers decide on topics, how to organize information, revise a draft, document sources or self-edit. In addition, the Center offers advice on prewriting strategies, essay exams, documentation styles, and thesis or dissertation writing.

The Center's summer hours are held in the Morris Library next to the Student Multimedia Center. All appointments are made online by going to the center's Web site at


The University of Delaware Library includes the Hugh M. Morris Library and three branch libraries: the Chemistry Library and the Physics Library on the Newark campus, and the Marine Studies Library, located in Lewes, Delaware.

The collections of the University of Delaware Library parallel the academic interests of the University of Delaware and are broadly based and comprehensive. They include over 2,800,000 books and bound periodicals, over 450,000 electronic books, over 84,000 electronic journals and newspapers, manuscripts, 28,000 videos, over 200 equipment kits (such as video camera kits, microphones and hard drives) and political papers. The University of Delaware Library is a depository library for U.S. government publications; a patent depository for U.S. patents; and a repository for state of Delaware publications.

We provide access to more than 410 licensed general and subject-specific databases for use by students, faculty and staff. Each database allows searching of many thousands of publications at once. Some databases are full text and include entire articles and some databases include citations and summaries.

The University of Delaware Library has an Institutional Repository, "UDSpace" [], which uses open source software to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute the intellectual output of the University of Delaware original research of faculty and staff in digital form including technical reports, scholarly articles, working papers, conference papers, images and more.

Search DELCAT Discovery [] to find the physical and electronic holdings of the University of Delaware Library. Items held by the Library appear at or near the top of the results display. Items not held by the Library can be requested via the interlibrary loan link that automatically generates an interlibrary loan request. The Library also offers Article DELivery Service, which delivers online copies of articles and book chapters from materials available from the University of Delaware Library print and microform collections to University of Delaware faculty and graduate students.

The Library website, is the place to begin using the Library online and provides thousands of links to all types of information including access to DELCAT Discovery, databases, electronic journals and newspapers, electronic books, Research Guides, finding aids for Special Collections and many other types of information and services.

Library staff members provide assistance with all of the resources above. Schedule a research consultation with a subject specialist or ask questions via:

Library users may call 302-831-BOOK/ 302-831-2665 for hours of the Morris Library and the branch libraries or check the Library web for hours []. Electronic resources are available 24 hours a day via the Library web.

The Morris Library provides: seating for more than 1,700 people; wireless access throughout most of the Morris Library with plentiful access to electric outlets for laptops and other devices; more than 245 computers; scanners, copiers and poster printers; a Graduate Student Research Room; a GIS workstation; special equipment and areas to assist users with disabilities; a media viewing room and gaming stations; over 40 group study rooms for use by students in groups which may be reserved; a Special Collections area including an exhibition gallery and a reading room for rare materials; and the Student Multimedia Design Center with software, hardware, and spaces, including six studios, for creating and editing multimedia. Bleecker Street café, which is operated by the University of Delaware Dining Services, is located in the Commons just inside the Morris Library main entrance.

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