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July 19, 2022

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COVID-19 Testing on Campus

COVID-19 testing is available this month at two locations on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Testing at both locations is open to the general public. An appointment is recommended, and registration may be completed online.

Parking Update for Fall 2022

Effective Aug. 1, 2022, the cost for a parking permit will increase for the first time since 2018. New hybrid permits will be available for employees who are only on campus for three or fewer days per week. Individuals on campus four or five days a week will still be required to purchase a full-price permit. Hybrid permits will only be available to those who have an approved Telework Agreement. Fully remote employees do not qualify for this permit. Learn more.

Delaware Tech (DTCC) Tuition Waiver Exchange

Human Resources is now accepting applications for the DTCC waiver exchange lottery. This program waives the fall and spring tuition for one dependent who is enrolled on a full-time basis in a degree-granting program at DTCC. The deadline is Aug. 5.


UD Farm Stand

UD student interns are operating a UD Fresh to You farm stand every Wednesday this summer from 4 to 7 p.m. at the UDairy Creamery flagship location (535 South College Ave). UD Fresh to You is a primarily student-run farm that grows its produce organically. Stop by each week this summer for fresh tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, corn and much more—all grown right on the UD Farm in Newark.

Join A Research Study about American Households

The Department of Applied Economics and Statistics is recruiting married couples for a paid research study about how American households make decisions. Researchers are looking for couples to participate in a Zoom session where you and your spouse will be asked to complete simple computer tasks. You and your spouse can each earn up to $80 in Visa gift cards. Each session takes 45 to 60 minutes to complete. This study has been approved by the UD Institutional Review Board. Email Julia Parker to register.

Featured Jobs

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

Professional Development Info Session July 26

Join us July 26 for a free virtual info session to learn more about fall professional development programs from UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), with topics in business/IT, healthcare and more. Featured programs include Project Management, Excel, Cybersecurity, Telehealth Coordinator, Social Media Marketing, Data Analysis, Instructional Design and Paralegal, among others. For most programs, UD fee waivers or employee discounts are applicable. For more information about UD educational opportunities available to UD employees, take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing

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. Learn more and register.


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you 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. Register now for the July 28, In-Person Training or Aug. 31, Virtual Training.

Fitness Classes

Reap the benefits of incorporating daily movement by participating in one of our in-person fitness classes. An All-Access Membership is required to participate. Learn more and register for classes.

Future Hens Club

Membership for the 2022-23 Future Hens Club, the official kids club of Delaware Athletics, is now available. Kids ages 12 and under are invited to join YoUDee, Baby Blue and friends for a year of fun activities, free game tickets, exclusive giveaways and special events. UD faculty and staff receive $5 off a membership, and Future Hen Club members get an exclusive T-shirt and membership pack, free admission to all athletics events except football, a free ticket to the Sept. 24 football game, and invitations to other exclusive events throughout the year, including our kick-off pool party on Aug. 4. Register your Future Hen today!

Faculty and Staff Discounts at Delaware Football!

Spend Saturdays this fall with the Blue Hens! At the Faculty and Staff Appreciation game on Sept. 10, UD takes on Delaware State at 6 p.m., and stick around after the game for fireworks. Discounted tickets are available. Want to come to all the home games? Season tickets are your best value, with 20% discount on select seats for faculty and staff. Families and friends can take advantage of a Family Pack of general admission end zone season tickets for $72 each when you purchase four or more tickets. Learn about everything happening this season at See you in the stands! Go Hens!

Development and Alumni Relations Resources

As the new fiscal year gets off to a great start, remember that the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) offers a multitude of resources including digital assets for giving websites, lists of donors, up-to-date alumni contact information for email sends and more. Check out the DAR Campus Resource Guide for details.

Plus, interested to see how the work you do alongside DAR impacts every corner of campus? Check out the Philanthropy is Everywhere video, which was recently awarded an international 2022 CASE Circle of Excellence Gold Award.

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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