Student Services

University Library

The Library supports the mission of Wilmington University through its collections, services, facilities and programming. Through a combination of innovative technology and resources, the Robert C. and Dorothy M. Peoples Library serves students, faculty and staff regardless of program or location. Each site offers group study rooms, free wireless access, multimedia viewing stations, and a myriad of computers for research and Internet access. A team of professional librarians and dedicated staff are available to assist with research questions, recommend resources, assist with formulation of search strategies, and instruct in the use of electronic and print resources for students at all sites. Students registered in Distance Programs or at Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Georgetown and New Jersey sites may request books-by-mail at no charge from the main campus site in New Castle by completing the online request form or by calling our toll-free phone line.

Located in the Robert C. and Dorothy M. Peoples Library Building on the New Castle campus, the main library holds a collection of over 192,000 print volumes as well as more than 32,000 e-books and over 52,000 e-journals. The library features state-of-the-art technologies with resources accessible through the Internet, including online catalog, e-books, and a digital library providing access to reference materials and thousands of full-text journal articles.

There are library resource rooms available for students in Dover and at the Wilson Graduate Center. The library resource rooms provide Internet access to the Delaware Library Catalog, e-books, and electronic databases as well as librarian support for reference, interlibrary loan, individual instruction, and assistance with using resources. Students at Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach may use the Stephen J. Betze Library at Delaware Technical Community College Southern Campus. In addition, all students may request borrowing privileges at 41 regional libraries that are members of the Tri-State College Library Consortium. Interlibrary loans (ILL) from academic libraries across the country expand access to your needed research materials. Electronic delivery is available for most ILL materials.

Library displays and exhibits provide information on campus activities and programs as well as enhance the learning experience. Collaboration between the library and faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum helps foster and support development of information-seeking skills that can lead to a competitive edge in the workplace. Contact a Librarian to schedule an orientation or for assistance with your research.

Information about the library, including policies, online request forms, and subject LibGuides can be found on the Wilmington University web site at: This homepage serves as a gateway to local, national and global information resources.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is Wilmington University students’ central resource for many aspects of student life. Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have to improve our services.


Wilmington University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The University fields intercollegiate basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, and cross-country for men; and basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, and cross-country for women. The Director of Athletics is responsible for the sports program.

Career Services

The University offers a variety of career-related services for students: job fairs, career-related workshops, career counseling, on-campus recruiting and interviewing, job postings, resume assistance, and career assessment. These career services are part of the services provided by the Office of Student Affairs.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, and implementing all student activities. Student activities at Wilmington University enhance the educational process. For more information on upcoming events, go to

Disability Services

Wilmington University offers a variety of educational support services for students with disabilities. The University actively supports the rights of students with disabilities to have equal access to education and makes every reasonable effort to accommodate their needs. For further information, contact the Office of Disability Services.

Housing Assistance

Wilmington University does not provide on-campus housing for students. However, the University provides a listing of housing accommodations in the community to meet the needs of students seeking a place to live. In addition, the Office of Student Life offers assistance in introducing students to prospective roommates.

Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations adds dimensions to the University experience. Wilmington University students can participate in a wide range of campus organizations and activities, including the Student Government Association, Alpha Delta Chi Criminal Justice Club, the Green Team, International Reading Association, Society for Human Resource Management, honor societies, and departmental clubs.

The Student Government Association (SGA) and other clubs/organizations sponsor cultural and social events throughout the year. Students are encouraged to participate in any organization or to propose new organizations to the SGA. All clubs and interest groups must secure approval from the Office of Student Life before being formally organized.

The University requires all official organizations to identify their goals and objectives to ensure they are compatible with the philosophy and regulations of the University. Procedures for organizing student clubs are outlined in the Guidelines for Student Organizations, available in the Office of Student Life.

Guest Speakers

Wilmington University and participating campus organizations sponsor guest speakers on a wide range of subjects. The University is eager to have a variety of points of view expressed and to have the best available representatives of each point of view. The University does not allow itself to be used as an arena for extremist political activism that may result in disruption of peaceful procedures or destruction of property. For further information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

The Alumni Association

The Wilmington University Alumni Association was founded with the first graduating class of 198 students in 1972 to strengthen and promote the growth of the University. The Association is comprised of undergraduate and graduate alumni interested in recruiting their peers to remain connected to the institution and communicating students’ accomplishments to the community-at-large. In order to better connect with our alumni, Chapters have been established in certain geographical locations as well as on behalf of university affinity groups. A Chapter Chair is appointed to lead each group in alumni development and university engagement. They are involved in coordinating special events and collaborating with the Alumni Relations Department for fundraising activities. In spite of its growth to over 30,000, the Alumni Association still upholds its mission to value and care for our alumni as friends and partners.

For further information on the Alumni Association, contact the Wilmington University Office of Alumni Relations.