Academic advisor speaks with student

ALW Drop-In Hours

will resume in October

Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is an important part of your time at the University of Delaware. We view advisement as a collaborative relationship between students and the advisors who support their academic progress and the achievement of their goals.

Freshmen and Sophomores

You are assigned to the HDFS Advisement Center in 111 Alison Hall West for academic advisement and support. During fall, winter and spring terms you can request an advising appointment using the link abovse or visit 111 ALW during the hours posted above for drop-in advising.  During summer, please contact to request an appointment. Additionally, appointments with faculty are always available for specific questions about career and professional development.

Juniors and Seniors

You are assigned to an advisor for professional development and graduate school advisement as well as guidance with academic planning and decision-making. You are also welcome to request an appointment with an advisor from the Advising Center by emailing

What you can expect from your advisor and advising appointments

  • Someone who will actively listen to your questions and concerns
  • Assistance in helping you explore your area of study and develop related goals
  • Guidance in decision-making related to your educational plan
  • Accurate information about degree requirements, policies and procedures
  • Referrals to other university resources and services when necessary

Your responsibilities in the process

  • Seek academic advisement at least once per semester and check your e-mail daily
  • Prepare for your advisement appointments: review your planning guide and course options prior to your sessions and come prepared with a list of questions or concerns
  • Establish short and long-term goals to facilitate your academic achievement
  • Familiarize yourself with degree requirements, academic policies and procedures including the HDFS Handbook for your major and the Undergraduate Catalog
  • Utilize campus resources and services when necessary to facilitate your success
Lynn Worden - College of Education & Human Development Dr. Lynn Worden, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • advises Early Childhood Education and Human Services majors
  • assists Associate in Arts students coming to Newark campus
  • meets with students interested in transferring into Early Childhood Education
Rebecca Wilson, Academic Advisor
  • advises students in all HDFS undergraduate majors
  • Instructor for HDFS 318, 235 and 449
Kristen Pousson, Administrative Assistant
  • assists with general questions, appointment scheduling, course registration and referrals

Helpful HDFS Advisement Center Guides

  • How to calculate your GPA
  • How to schedule classes
  • Changing majors/minors
  • Graduate school and career planning

Fall 2022

August 30

First day of classes

September 5

No class for Labor Day

September 13

Drop/add deadline

November 8

Election Day, no classes

November 14

Last day to change registration or withdraw

November 21-25

No classes for Thanksgiving Break

December 8

Last day of classes

December 10-16

Final examinations


Winter 2023

October 24

Registration begins

January 3

First day of classes (5 week session)

January 6

Drop/add deadline (5 week session)

January 16

No classes for Martin Luther King Holiday

January 27

Last day to change registration or withdraw (5 week session)

February 3

Last day of classes

February 4

Final examinations


Spring 2023

November 7

Registration begins

February 6

First day of classes

February 17

Drop/add deadline

March 24-April 2

No classes for spring break

May 1

Last day to change registration or withdraw

May 16

Last day of classes

May 18-25

Final examinations

May 27



Summer I 2023 – see the Registrar’s Page for 10 week classes

April 3

Registration begins

June 5

First day of classes

June 8

Drop/add deadline

June 29

Last day to change registration or withdraw (5 week session)

July 4

No class for Independence Day (observed holiday)

July 7

Last day of classes (5 week session)

July 13

Last day to change registration or withdraw (7.5 week session)

July 8

Final examinations (5 week session)

July 24-25

Last day of classes (7.5 week session)

July 26-27

Final examinations (7.5 week session)


Summer II 2023

April 3

Registration begins

July 10

First day of classes

July 13

Drop/add deadline

August 3

Last day to change registration or withdraw

August 10

Last day of classes

August 11

Final examinations