Anonymous asked: I got into UD (SO EXCITED) and would love to go there but one thing is holding me back. Do you know anything about being gay at UD? How accepting are students? Are the clubs or organizations for gay students?
Hello! Congratulations on getting in. This is when it starts getting fun! This is a great question that many people are probably wondering about. There is definitely a gay community on campus. There is an Allies group and a student run organization called HAVEN that holds events and meetings and encourages a safe and comfortable home at UD. An interesting fact about campus is that there is a weekly radio program on WVUD called “Out Radio.” I don’t know much about the specific personal experiences of students, but I have seen that there are openly gay, comfortable students and the general student population is accepting.
The website for HAVEN is http://sites.udel.edu/haven/
They have additional information if you are interested.
I hope that helps and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
to all of you future Blue Hens! Now’s the fun part where the schools wait for your letters.
Anonymous asked: i have a question. i logged onto my udel portal and it says my application is under review. does that mean i've been waitlisted or denied or does it mean theyre still looking at it?
I would recommend to keep on checking your portal. They are constantly being updated! Good luck!
smatter asked: When is the my blue hen home going to be updated with decisions? :)
Admissions decisions are expected to go out in the mail and be posted on the My Blue Hen Home portal soon, so keep an eye out!
Decisions are going out soon! Feel free to ask me questions about UD, college, or really anything!
Here is a much overdue PHOTO FRIDAY! We get so many letters from all over the world to the Admissions Office. Just decided to snap a picture. Happy Friday!
Always fun alphabetizing and opening mail in admissions with my Co-worker/ Fellow Blogger!
So I don’t often talk about things outside of my work and college-y things, but there is a lot more to living on campus than that. Although Newark is a small “college town,” there are definitely some hidden gems. One of my favorite ones that I wish I could visit way more often is way down east on Main Street, past the dollar tree and that shady theater. There is a perfect little antique shop. Each room that you walk through has the most wonderful tiny treasures. Maybe it is the lover of material culture within me, but I find it to be the most comfortable thing on earth to be surrounded interesting objects and things from the past, each holding its own story, eventually finding its way to that spot on the shelf. For a place that looks small (and adorable) from the outside, the inside is packed and seems to go on forever.
This post I’m going to talk about something very near and dear to my heart: my cactus Spike.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I love this plant. I smuggled it from a trashy grave after a dining hall southwestern theme night last year. My roommate can attest to this weird bond between me and this plant. During breaks, I force her to take it home with her and make sure it doesn’t die and if I open my window during the winter, I move it so it won’t freeze.
A cactus is practically a pre-practice for an actual pet, one that you rarely have to feed and never have to clean up after. You have to actively try to kill it. So, for all of those college students that want something green and living to look at those long dark nights of studying for orgo exams and writing 20 page papers, I’d recommend a good ol’ classic cactus.
I got my first taste of spring semester sickness out of the way. Good thing it was the weekend and after only the first week. Other than that, I have little to report on. I’m thoroughly excited to be taking a ceramics course, as well as a new object conservation internship. I’ve never done any form of pottery and I have always wanted to learn how to use those snazzy pottery wheels to make a copious number of mugs.