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Home of the fightin’ Blue Hens, University of Delaware is a happening school with tons of clubs to join (over 280!) and numerous majors to choose from—just a great college environment both on and off campus. Sitting in the heart of Newark, Delaware, UDel is the largest public university in the state with a campus the size of a whole city! UD’s mascot may be technically be a chicken, but the Blue Hens fight strong and compete in the NCAA Division I. Sit back and enjoy some of the concerts on campus or take a trip down Main St. There’s always something going on at UD, UDig?
Off-Campus Housing at UDel
Dorms are great, but they do have an expiration date. By your junior or senior year of college, you no longer need the cramped spaces and pandemonium of on-campus housing, not that you ever did. Find something much nicer and more affordable than the student housing provided by UD. More than half of the student body lives off campus and just like them, you’ll find a wide selection of apartment complexes and rental homes in Newark. Many of the rental options will be within walking or biking distance to campus. However, if you’re having a lazy day, the bus system in Newark and on-campus is very reliable. UD even has its own shuttle bus that comes every 20 minutes. Time your trips well, so you don’t miss your classes!
Mainly Main Street
In Newark, Main St. is home to most of the town’s restaurants, bars, and shops. What’s amazing about this set-up is that Main St. runs directly through the University of Delaware campus, so you have the whole city at your fingertips. Grab a drink with friends and visit Deer Park Tavern or Klondike Kate’s, which has been serving up drinks since 1737. Also check out Iron Hill Brewery, for rotating microbrew beer and all kinds of house-made food.
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Does Newark have any famous museums or exhibitions?
The largest museum in New Jersey, Newark Museum, showcases a first class American art collection, science galleries, a planetarium, a mini zoo, a fire museum, a sculpture garden, and a gallery for children's exhibits. The museum's Tibetan art collection is considered one of the best in the world. Opened in 2007, the Jewish Museum of New Jersey is housed at the Ahavas Shalom Congregation and portrays the rich cultural heritage of the New Jersey Jewish people. Several art galleries are also in town including City Without Walls, Gallery Aferro, cWOW, and Aljira, which showcases the works of emerging and under-represented artists.
Are there big sporting events that people in Newark enjoy attending?
Newark is home to several professional sports teams, with events taking place all throughout the year. The Newark Bears are Newark's Minor League Baseball team, playing their home games at the local Riverfront Stadium. Newark's Prudential Center is home to the NHL New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Ironmen indoor soccer team. Formed in 2005, the Newark Express is the local American Basketball Association team, playing their local games at Essex County College. With all these local teams plus New York City right around the bend, sports fans will never be bored in Newark!
What neighborhoods in Newark are good for eating out?
There are many good neighborhoods for eating out in Newark. Perhaps the area with the highest concentration of restaurants is the stretch of Main St between New London Rd and Chapel St. In fact, it would be next to impossible to avoid restaurants along this drag. Another area with many dining options is next to the Newark Shopping Center. To the southwest, Elkton Rd also has a few eateries.
Are there museums in Newark or nearby?
Yes, Newark is home to various museums of note. These include the Iron Hill Museum at the Delaware Academy of Science, whose programs, collections, and library interpret the relationships between the people and the land of the Iron Hill region. The University Museums of the University of Delaware exhibits include collections in 20th- and 21st-century American art (with particular strengths in the Brandywine School, African American art, and photography), minerals, and pre-Columbian ceramics. Other Newark museums include the Pencader Heritage Museum, the Hale Bynes House, and the Filipino Heritage & Arts Museum.