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The State of Delaware and the University of Delaware have rich traditions connected to land and sea environments. Situated at the heart of the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City, we are a state with 381 miles of tidal shoreline; 76,000 acres of tidal wetlands; one of the largest estuaries on the East Coast; inland bays; one of the busiest canals in the United States; and beaches, tourism, industry, and infrastructure associated with the ocean. This is also a state rich in farmland and bustling city life as well as home to two national wildlife refuges and 14 state parks.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment has facilities on UD's main campus in Newark and on the 132-acre Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Located 90 miles apart, the campuses are linked by two-way interactive television, allowing faculty and students to participate in classes from either location.

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Visits for Prospective Students                                                                                     

Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus.  A variety of options are available to you. UD Admissions coordinates central UD campus tours.  For specific CEOE visits for prospective undergraduate students, contact the CEOE academic affairs coordinator to arrange a campus visit to either the Newark or Lewes campus.

Visits for the Public

Free public tours of the Lewes campus are canceled for 2016 due to ongoing construction. Check back in 2017 for the most updated information about these tours. 

Discover Our World!

Kathryn Wheeler

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Geography undergraduate among 12 UD students, alumni to win prestigious research support

CEOE Dives Deep

UD professor, students dive deep along the East Pacific Rise

Educational Partnership

UD signs educational agreement with U.S. Naval Academy

Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
James Heiss

Water mixing zone

Studying reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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