RISE Academy

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The RISE Academy is a 5-week, residential, summer acclimation program to help you familiarize yourself with the campus and campus life before the fall semester begins.  RISE Academy students will complete the first MATH course required for your major; live with other RISE participants and other UD students in a residence hall; and participate in an experiential learning opportunity.  The cost of an experience like this could be more than $7,500 but the RISE Program is pleased to cover most of the cost for students admitted to the Academy (admitted students pay a $500 non-refundable deposit).  The selection process is competitive and space is limited.

Program Details

  • Date: July 8 – August 11, 2023 (Second UD Summer Session)
  • Complete your first Math course (4 credit hours)
  • Experiential Learning: Undergraduate Research, Community Engagement, or Internship
  • Participate in workshops, networking, tours, and team building exercises
  • Suite-style residence hall accommodations (with roommate)
  • Students admitted to program according to application date – don’t wait to apply
  • Participation in the RISE Academy also commits you to required participation in the RISE Program during your matriculation as an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering.
  • Tuition, room and board for the RISE Academy (only) covered by the RISE Program/College of Engineering
  • $500 non-refundable deposit due when student accepts offer to participate

RISE Spotlight

Whether you are a Delaware resident or new to the area, you’ll feel at home in the College of Engineering. For more than 50 years, RISE has provided generations of students with a supportive community – a home away from home – focused on empowering students to succeed at UD and beyond.

Some of our alumni include…

Levi Thompson

Dean, College of Engineering

Kara Odom Walker

Secretary of Health & Social Services, State of Delaware

Pierre Yao

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Monique Head

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Contact Us

Manager: Marianne Johnson
Administrative Assistant III: M. Amber Spivey
141 DuPont Hall
Phone: 302-831-6315
Fax: 302-831-7399