Named for the year to which the University of Delaware traces its roots, this opening celebration is designed within the Division of Student Life by our Orientation and Transition Programs team to support a successful transition for each student entering UD. Connect with your new community, explore all that the University of Delaware has to offer, and consider how you will contribute during your time here.
Following on-campus move-in on Saturday, the Preview of Perkins Live kicks off the festivities on students' first night with games, performances and activities. Headline events run through the weekend, concluding with the annual candlelighting ceremony, the Twilight Induction, on Monday evening. Activities continue through the first two weeks of the fall semester, and students are encouraged to connect with faculty, staff, and student groups that will support their continued success at and beyond UD.