UD’s first week of Spring Semester will come with virtual classes


The University of Delaware’s Spring Semester will start off with one week of virtual learning with in-person classes to follow.

The semester gets underway on Feb. 7.

Students will be required to get a Covid-19 test shortly before arriving for the spring term.


Faculty and staff will also have to be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations or submit an exemption request.

The university will have KN9% masks and surgical masks available.

Surveillance testing for Covid-19 will continue during the semester. 

UD has typically seen a surge in cases as students return to campus, followed by a sharp decline. 

In February, UD will face challenges from the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which can show up in fully vaccinated individuals.

Delaware has seen a decline in hospitalizations and new cases from the post-holiday peak. However, hospitalizations remain above the previous peak figure in January 2021.