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Welcome, Incoming Class of 2024! You’re about to join a group of successful and supportive peers, renowned faculty, and accomplished alumni. Your path to a successful legal career starts now, and it all starts here at Delaware Law.

Orientation is the first step in your law school journey, and we can’t wait to get started! From introductions to case briefing and exam taking techniques to wellness and academic support programs, we have designed an Orientation program to provide you with the tools to succeed in law school. Please bookmark this page and check back often for updated information.

At Delaware Law, you will find a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community ­— because we know that what you experience in and out of the classroom matters to your success, overall professional development, and ability to thrive.  We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and belonging. Please take a moment to view our Nondiscrimination Policy and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page on our web site featuring Delaware Law’s Value Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Congratulations again on your acceptance and welcome to Delaware Law! Any announcements from the Dean regarding incoming students will be posted here.


Welcome to all incoming students! Orientation is led by the Office of Student Affairs. Have questions about Orientation? This Office is your go-to support. Information pertaining to Fall 2024 will be posted throughout the spring.  

Orientation Dates

Orientation 2024 will be held Tuesday, August 13th – Thursday, August 15th.  A more detailed schedule will be provided this summer.  Please note, regular division students will attend Orientation sessions during the day, and extended division students will attend their sessions in the evenings.

Orientation Materials

Introductory Memo: Orientation 2024 (pdf)

Student Health Insurance Information
The American Bar Association provides insurance options for law student members. More information about the ABA and their insurance options can be found at

Students attending Delaware Law School who are sponsored by a current member of the Delaware Bar may apply for student membership in the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA). Student members of the DSBA are eligible to apply for health insurance through the DSBA. For more information, visit

Information Technology Services for Incoming Students
Information Technology Services for Incoming Students (pdf)

Tobacco Free Policy
In order to promote a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Widener University is tobacco free on all campuses. The Tobacco Free Policy applies to all university faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests at all times. The use of tobacco, including smoking, is prohibited within university facilities, outdoor areas, and university owned vehicles.

Summer Hours
Beginning in late May, the Law School will follow its summer schedule. Hours are extended Monday through Thursday. All offices will be closed on Friday until Orientation. For specific hours, use office contact information (pdf) to connect with individual offices.

Delaware Law Apparel Shop
The Student Bar Association maintains an apparel shop for Delaware Law items. Visit the shop and show your Delaware Law pride!


Make sure you start off on the right foot by reading all admissions materials for members of the 2024 incoming class.

Accepted Applicant Events

Learn about Delaware Law and why it’s the right fit for you. Explore our accepted applicant events, including past session recordings and upcoming events, by visiting the Accepted Applicant Events page.

Matriculation Materials 
Fall 2024 Matriculation Memo (pdf) -updated 04/16/24
Fall 2024 Acceptance Next Steps (pdf) - updated 10/20/23
Widener University MyWidener Account Activation and Login Instructions (pdf)
     myWidener will provide access to your Widener University email account.

Finalize Your Enrollment
Your acceptance is conditioned upon receipt by the Law School of an official transcript showing successful completion of your undergraduate studies and the award of your baccalaureate degree. You MUST submit your final official transcript showing the award of your baccalaureate degree to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by August 1st.

Delaware state regulations require that you submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) prior to enrollment at Delaware Law. For more information, please review the MMR Immunization Requirement Memorandum (pdf). MMR records must be submitted to Delaware Law no later than August 1st

Pay your Seat Deposit Online
Widener University Delaware Law School Marketplace

Scholarship Opportunities for First Year Students
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Barbri Law Preview Scholarship
Barbi One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship
The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. Marshall-Motley Scholars Program
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) 1L Prep - Attitude is Essential (AIE) Program (use registration discount code 2021)
Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Law School Preparation Opportunities
Barbri Law Preview
Diversity Pipeline Program Opportunity For Entering 1Ls
Philadelphia Diversity Law Group - Law School Boot Camp

Campus Services - Housing

Delaware Law is one of very few law schools in the country that offers fully-furnished, on-campus housing for JD students. For more information about housing, contact the Office of Campus Services.

On-Campus Housing Information and Reservation Form 
2024 On-Campus Housing Information (pdf) - updated 04/29/24
2024 Housing Form (Online)

Pay your Dorm Deposit Online
Widener University Delaware Law School Marketplace

Delaware Law Off-Campus Housing Guide and Portal Information


Student Location Card
Location Card (pdf)

Student Education Records Notice
Student Education Records Notice (pdf)

Student Employment Information Form
Student Employment Information Form (pdf)

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9-5


Financing Your Legal Education - Information for Accepted Applicants
Financing Your Legal Education (PowerPoint)

Incoming Student Financial Aid Checklist (pdf)

For financial aid information, visit

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services Guide (pdf)

For those contemplating the purchase of a computer or laptop and would like information regarding Widener University Delaware Law School’s computer systems and the compatibility with your computer hardware, please contact our Information Technology Services Department at 302-477-2196 or at [email protected].


Welcome and Orientation Information
Campus Safety Welcome (pdf)

Student ID Cards
Log in to your myWidener account, search "ID cards," click on ID Cards Task, and follow instructions for uploading your student ID photo.



Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Suggested Reading for Prospective Law Students

As you prepare for law school, you may choose to read law-related or themed content. Visit for our suggestions on optional reading materials.


Widener University provides an online bookstore for all of its schools and campuses. Books may be purchased at any time online but are not available for purchase at the Delaware Law School campus. Students may order their books at their convenience by visiting the Widener University Online Bookstore.

Virtual Campus Tours

Get to Know Campus

Want a quick overview of our campus? Check out our aerial campus tour.


Campus Tour

Want a more in-depth tour, much like the one you would receive during an in-person, on-campus visit? Check out our extended campus tour.