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Campaign Priority

Hands-On Learning

Careers and Passions Take Flight

Students learn best by doing and hands-on learning experiences help create Flyers who are day-one ready for the workforce. Over the years, we have seen these experiences also lead to personal discovery and growth. For these reasons, hands-on learning is a campaign priority.

Currently, at least 80 percent of students participate in opportunities like working in research labs across campus, partnering with community organizations or studying abroad. As part of our Catholic, Marianist mission to educate the whole person, we need to give all Flyers a chance to take part in these beyond-the-classroom experiences. With your support, we can increase and enhance hands-on learning opportunities, making them available to all students.

Learning in Action

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I had always thought about grad school, and working in the lab really solidified my decision to go beyond my master’s and pursue a Ph.D.

Marty Kilbane '23

$2500

just $2,500 funds a study abroad experience for an undergraduate student.

$60 million

UD's student-run investment fund, worth nearly $60 million, is the largest in the country.

80%

at least 80% of students participate in hands-on learning.

More Experiential Learning Stories

Read more stories about donor generosity providing experiential learning as part of a UD education.