Professional & Continuing Studies

Eight teenage Governor's School performers on stage


We are pleased to announce that the Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is returning to an in-person format in 2022.

On-site participation guidelines — This program follows the UD health protocols designated for summer camps, which include a one-time negative COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival at the program, and submission of UD’s 2022 COVID Compliance Form signed by the participant and parent/guardian. Guidelines are subject to change in accordance with UD health guidelines in effect at the time of this program’s start date.

The Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students live in residence halls on the Newark campus and attend either the academic program, consisting of discussions, lectures, debates and films revolving around a specific theme, or the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students’ work. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools via a competitive application process.Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is sponsored by the Office of the Governor of the State of Delaware in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.