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Events and activities are commonly posted on the Events page of the Student Central website. University organizations host a wide range of events, including movies, concerts, theater productions, dances, multicultural activities, art shows, lectures, races, fundraisers, blood drives, trips, and so on. There is something going on every week!
The University of Delaware has over 300 different registered student organizations encompassing almost everything. There are clubs for all of the different majors and minors that UD offers, clubs for sports, religious organizations, mock trial, ballroom and swing dancing, Best Buddies and other national service organizations, leadership programs, board games, chocolate, raising seeing-eye dogs, designing and making skateboards, a capella groups, LGBTQQIAA organizations and support groups, knitting and crocheting, outdoor adventure club, etc. And if you can think of something that there isn't already a club for, you can start your own!
Check out the art conservation club website and Facebook page.
UD has 43 fraternities and sororities and about 20% of the UD population belong to a Greek organization. To learn more about Greek life and rushing, check out their website.
The Student Centers, Trabant (on central campus) and Perkins (between south central and east campus), are a great place to look for events and activities. SCPAB (Student Centers Program Advisory Board) hosts movies in the Trabant theater on Wednesday nights for free and on the weekends for $3. There is a comedian Coffeehouse Tuesday nights in Perkins. Wednesdays outside of Trabant, weather permitting, students can listen to acoustic musicians for free as part of Tunes in Trabant. SCPAB organizes a major concert each semester as well; past performers include FUN, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, and Aaron Carter. SCPAB has also brought comedians like Aziz Ansari and B.J. Novak to perform at UD.
The Carpenter Sports Building on the northern side of central campus houses a wide variety of student and staff fitness resources, including a pool, two gymnasiums, a volleyball court, racquetball courts, a rock-climbing wall, wallyball courts, a squash court, numerous treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, step climbers, free weights, and weight machines .
Main Street is full of restaurants and shops, as well as great locations to study or hangout with friends. Click here to see a map of all Main Street has to offer.
Some other activities and day trips in the area:
- UD sports games: check out this link for information on all of the different teams and their game schedules.
- UD Department of Music: check out this website for a schedule of all of the student and faculty music recitals and concerts.
- Resident Ensemble Players: click here to explore their website and see the plays they perform on campus throughout throughout the year.
- UD student theater: E-52 is an undergraduate theater group that performs three full-length plays a semester on campus.
- The Hen Zone: in Perkins there are a variety of games available for students to play, including board games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, pool, ping pong, foosball, and air hockey.
- University bus trips: USC (University Student Centers) offers bus trips for reduced prices to New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Some of the trips are open itinerary, some include reduced price tickets to Broadway shows, and some include reduced price tickets to sports games. They also offer a whitewater rafting trip in Pennsylvania in the Spring.
- Philadelphia: Check out this website for the hours, admission fees, and free days of some of Philly's museums. There are numerous other museums and historical attractions throughout the city as well. Philadelphia also has First Fridays: the first Friday of each month, art galleries host open houses from 5-9pm. The Philadelphia Zoo is worth checking out, as are the sports games. Explore this website for more fun things to do in Philadelphia. (See the Transportation tab for affordable ways to spend the day in Philly).
- New York: Check out this website for museums throughout the city and the days that they are free or have reduced admission rates. New York City is a great place to see plays and musicals, either Broadway or Off-Broadway productions. Times Square and downtown Manhattan are full of sights worth seeing and shops worth visiting and Yankees Stadium or Madison Square Garden are great places to go see a game. Central Park is a perfect place to hangout outside, walk around, eat lunch, as is the High Line. Look at this website for more ideas of what to do in NYC. (See the Transportation tab for affordable ways to spend the day in NYC).
- Washington, D.C.: The capital of the United States has a lot to offer. The White House, the Library of Congress and the Memorials are iconic sites to see. The National Mall is a great place to relax outside, walk around, and eat lunch. Also on the Mall is the Washington Monument, where you can take an elevator to the top and see the whole city spread out below you. There are a multitude of museums in D.C., both Smithsonian and otherwise. Many of the museums, the Memorials, and the zoo are free. Look at this website for more ideas of what to do in D.C. (See the Transportation tab for affordable ways to spend the day in Washington, D.C.).
- Baltimore: Check out this website for places to see and things to do in Baltimore. (See the Transportation tab for affordable ways to spend the day in Baltimore).