Rome Program

A superior curriculum of studies and educational travel to students who are seriously committed to the liberal arts, to the ideals of western civilization, and to the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Rome Greek Olympics

Recognized by the UD community as one of the most essential parts of the UD education, the Rome Program is also one of the best areas to support.

You can help maintain the quality of this Program by donating to a variety of areas.

Whether supporting the Rome Library or a scholarship that provides financial assistance to prospective Romers, your gift makes the UD educational experience come alive for current students!

Uhl Rome Scholarship

he Uhl Rome Scholarship seeks to provide financial assistance for students who would like to attend the Rome semester, but can not afford to attend. Since the fund was established in 2009, over 25 students have benefited from this scholarship.

Rome Library

In 2008, the UD Rome Campus inaugurated a new library. Located on the lower level of the dormitory, the library is designed for quiet study and research. A closed-reserve library, housing approximately 3,000 volumes, is open to the university public during specific hours each week.

The new Rome Library is the product of several years of work, including a long campaign in which the campus collection of books was cataloged, as well as a three-month physical reconstruction that took place in the summer of 2008. The project was paid for with funds raised by a Dante-reading marathon held on the Rome Campus in 2007, by a gift from Mary and Howard Manning, and by the UD Rome reserve fund.

Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University who would like to celebrate the new library by contributing a volume are encouraged to visit the UD Rome Library wishlist on Simply choose and purchase a volume -- the necessary shipping address will be provided by in the checkout process. Donors' names will be recorded on bookplates in every volume received.

Special Gifts to the Rome Program

The Rome Program's success is greatly impacted by the generosity of our alumni and friends. Here are some additional areas of support for the Rome Program.


  • Sports Court for the tennis court
  • Reconstruction of Mary Garden, provide space for kneeling and sitting
  • Small (28-seater) bus for special events, e.g. Marino Volunteer Program
  • Reconstruction of Grotta / Cantina to facilitate wine production and storage


  • Sponsored Lecture Series
  • Sponsored Music Series, e.g. occasional recitals in Salons
  • Sponsored Site-Visit Endowment, e.g. Scavi Tours or Private Vatican Museum Visits


  • Construction of 3 new faculty apartments
  • Reconstruction of pool area to accommodate proper indoor gym/work-out facilities

If you are interested in pursuing conversations to help in one of these areas, please contact: Executive Director of Advancement Services and Operations David Smith at 972-721-4105.