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Location

The University of Delaware is located in the north east region, along the eastern seaboard in Newark, Delaware.  It is two hours by car or train from two of the nation’s most famous cities, Washington D.C. and New York City, and within one hour from the popular cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The City of Newark is a quiet, friendly college town with a population of 32,500.  Downtown Newark has numerous thriving businesses, both family owned and national franchises.  It has a diverse culture with 25% of residents declaring a minority status.

City of Newark data:

· The median resident age is 22.6 years
· The median for the state is 39 years
· The estimated median household income is $53,000
· The estimated median house or condo value is $271,000
· The median gross rent is $990

Out of many advantages that continues to keep the State of Delaware in the prime light, it is most recognized as: 

· The First State
· The home of Tax Free Shopping
· The Corporate Tax Haven of America

http://www.city-data.com/city/Newark-Delaware.html

Climate

Newark residents enjoy all four seasons, including warm temperatures in the summer (June, July and August) and relatively cold temperatures in the winter (December, January, and February).  The fall and spring seasons in Newark include abundant beautiful days with perfect temperatures in the 60’s° to 70’s° (F), 16° to 26° (C). 

In a national ranking, the City of Newark has:

· A near average annual temperature (55.5°).  https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
· An above average amount of precipitation (47 inches). 
http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/
· A below average annual snowfall (20 inches).  http://snowfall.weatherdb.com/
· A near average relative humidity (59%).
http://www.usairnet.com/weather/maps/
· A near average wind speed (10mph).
http://www.usairnet.com/weather/maps/
· A near average number of sunny days per year (199).
http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/
· A near average comfort index (44).
http://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/

 


MEPT Campus Address

MEPT is located in 335 Colburn Laboratory (CLB), 150 Academy Street, Newark, Delaware 19716, home of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  Department faculty, staff, students and laboratories are also stationed in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE), the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), and the Composite Manufacturing Science Laboratory (CCM).  MEPT classrooms have included ISE Lab, Memorial Hall and Kirkbide.  Presently, several MEPT classes are being recorded live in studios in Pearson Hall to accommodate our part-time and distance learners. 

To schedule a personal visit, please contact the Department MEPT Administrative Assistant at (302) 831-2543.

UD Campus Map Link—http://www.udel.edu/explore/pdfmaps/udcampusmap.pdf

Campus Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Newark—University of Delaware is located adjacent to Clayton Hall:
· 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, Delaware  19716
· 302-737-0900
· http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ilgud-courtyard-newark-university-of-delaware/

Embassy Suites Newark—Wilmington/South is located across from the football stadium and ice arena:
· 654 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware  19713
· 302-368-8000
· http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/embassy-suites-newark-wilmington-south-NEWDEES/index.html

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Wilmington South Area is located across from the football stadium and ice arenas:
· 640 South College Avenue, Newark,Delaware, 19713
· 302-453-9700
· http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/homewood-suites-by-hilton-newark-wilmington-south-area-NEWHWHW/index.html

Airports

Philadelphia International Airport: http://www.phl.org/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Baltimore—Washington International Airport: http://www.bwiairport.com/en

Newark (New Jersey)  Liberty International Airport: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

Washington Dulles International Airport: http://metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm

John F. Kennedy International Airport: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Train Stations

Newark Train Station:
Amtrak —http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=NRK
SEPTA —http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/newark.html

Wilmington Train Station:
Amtrak— http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=WIL
SEPTA —http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/wilmington.html

 
Bus

UD Shuttle Bus: http://www.udel.edu/transportation/
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We are pleased to announce that in addition to live tracking of your shuttle bus via udshuttle.com, you can now get the latest updates on Parking and Transportation by following our Twitter feed @GetAroundUD.

DART (Delaware State Transit Corporation): http://www.dartfirststate.com/

Megabus (Regional Service): http://us.megabus.com/

Greyhound Bus (Regional Service): http://sites.udel.edu/gsg/

Taxi

Delaware Express (Airport or Private Car Shuttle): http://delexpress.com/airport-shuttle-service/

Blue Hans UD Taxi: http://www.bluehansudtaxi.com/

 



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