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The Lavender Reception is scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, in the first floor student lounge at the Trabant University Center.

Welcoming campus

Welcome (back) receptions announced


5:07 p.m., Aug. 21, 2013--The Office of Equity and Inclusion, in concert with 1743 Welcome Days and several caucuses, has announced a series of receptions, open to any interested employee, to kick off the new academic year and welcome new members to the UD campus.

Each reception, built around a specific community or communities, is designed to gather new or returning UD community members in a setting they may not normally encounter day-to-day. It provides an opportunity for everyone to find their place at UD. This is an occasion to meet colleagues who are like-minded, give returners a chance to reconnect and provide a forum to informally discuss any topics that may be relevant to their community.

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.

Individuals should feel free to attend as many receptions as they are interested in. Questions regarding the receptions can be directed to the OEI at 831-8063.

The following receptions are scheduled:

Lavender Reception: A Welcome for the LGBTQ Community and Their Allies

4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26

First floor student lounge, Trabant University Center

Members of the LGBTQ community are warmly welcomed at this reception to meet and greet UD LGBTQ students, staff and Allies. Come relax, meet and learn more about the LGBTQ community at UD. Co-sponsored by the OEI, Haven -- UD’s LGBTQ student organization, and the LGBT Faculty/Staff Caucus. For information, visit or .

International Reception

5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

University Visitors Center, 210 South College Ave.

It’s a small world -- and it’s all right here at UD. The International Caucus, the Asian American/Pacific Islander Caucus, OEI and the Office of International Students and Scholars, and the Office of Undergraduate Office of Admissions welcome those from other countries to the UD community. Come meet other international colleagues from across the globe in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are new to UD, or you’ve been here for years, stop by. Please register at this link. For questions or more information, contact Karen Asenavage at 302-831-7418. For more information visit or

African and Hispanic/Latino Heritage Reception 

4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10

Café Ole, 170 East Main St. (near Chapel Street intersection)

The Latino/Hispanic Heritage Caucus, the African Heritage Caucus and OEI welcome employees of Latino/Hispanic or African heritages by hosting a welcoming reception to meet and mingle. This casual setting will provide everyone the chance to build lasting bonds -- and check out a new addition to the wonderful restaurants of Main Street. For more information, visit or or 

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