April 29, 2023

Dear UD Community:

It is with a heavy heart that I share some very sad news with you today. Last night, we lost one of our students, Sabrina Navaretta, who tragically died in a motor vehicle collision on Library Avenue here in Newark, adjacent to the University of Delaware campus. On behalf of the University, I want to express my sincere condolences to the Navaretta family. As we collectively mourn the loss of a fellow student, please know we are all here for each other as a UD community.

Representatives from Student Life are meeting with students in the residence hall where Sabrina lived, as well as members of her sorority. We are working on providing expanded hours of support at this time and will post further details around opportunities for additional support programs and services.

Given the gravity and devastation of this loss, I would like to remind all UD students that counseling resources are available to you:

More information about Sabrina, who was a first-year honors student in the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, will be shared in the future in an In Memoriam article.


signature of President Dennis Assanis

Dennis Assanis

University of Delaware   •   Newark, DE   •   udel.edu/president