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Aug. 16, 2022

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UD Fall Covid Protocols

With the 2022-23 academic year set to begin later this month, UD continues to take the necessary steps to help protect the health and safety of everyone in our community. While campus measures implemented throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled our community’s return to a more normal rhythm, the virus still has the potential to disrupt our campus experience, especially as more transmissible variants emerge. On Aug. 12, the University announced several protocols that will be in place for the fall semester. Read more.

Volunteers Needed for New Student Move In

The new academic year is rapidly approaching, and faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed to help new students move into residence halls on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Tuition Exchange Program Applications Open

Faculty and staff applications for the Tuition Exchange Program’s (TEP) 2023-24 academic year scholarships are open. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits webform by Oct. 26, 2022. Learn more.

Managers’ Help Sought for Pilot Program

Human Resources is creating a new management development program to better meet the evolving needs of the campus. Emphasis will be placed on sharing UD-specific policies and procedures to equip managers with the business acumen and interpersonal communication skills to successfully lead their teams. The new program is scheduled to launch in early 2023. Managers at any level may learn more and indicate their interest in the pilot by completing a brief survey.


Is Your Financial Future Worth 1%?

Starting or increasing your retirement plan contributions by 1% may help you reach your long-term goals. Take a look at the TIAA hypothetical example and then take the next steps and schedule a TIAA counseling session for retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. Meetings are highly secure and private. Learn more and register.

Introducing UD Capture +Zoom for Fall 2022

This fall UD Capture is being upgraded to include Zoom capability in certain central classrooms. Instructors scheduled in a UD Capture +Zoom-upgraded classroom can now have an integrated Zoom meeting for their class with all the equipment needed for a hybrid teaching environment. If your class is scheduled in one of the updated rooms, review this page before your first class and follow the important steps in the checklist.

Featured Jobs

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


NAMI DE Mental Health First Aid Training (Virtual)

New fall dates are open for virtual Mental Health First Aid Trainings on Sept. 29 and Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Acquire the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course is open to all UD employees in partnership with NAMI DE at no cost to you. Learn more and register.

Fitness Classes

Employees in-person group exercise classes are back! Get back into the swing of fitness by taking an employee fitness class in person or online by registering within one week of the start of class. Learn more and register for classes.

Celebrating FY22 and Looking Ahead

During Fy22, more than $100 million was raised by nearly 25,000 generous donors—including UD employees—to support critical causes, initiatives and programs at the University. Thank you for the role you played in helping students and fellow faculty and staff succeed! Read more here.

Consider the continued difference you can make this year by setting up a recurring gift though payroll deduction at to support the UD programs and causes that matter to you. If already enrolled, contact DAR with any questions or changes at

Show Your School Spirit with Delaware Athletics

Cheer on our Blue Hens sports teams this fall! Admission is free to all men’s and women’s soccer games and field hockey matches. Football and volleyball tickets are available now, with discounts for faculty/staff for season tickets. Group ticket discounts and exclusive group experiences are also available; email for details. And don’t forget the youngsters. Membership is now available for the 2022-23 Future Hens Club, the official kids club of Delaware Athletics. UD faculty and staff receive $5 off a membership (just $15). Register your Future Hen today!

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is now being provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a free program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

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