2016 Schedule

Friday, June 3

  • Check-in & Registration Opens
    Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms
    3:00–11:00 p.m.
  • Check-in and on-site registration opens at 3 p.m. on Friday. Come to the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms as soon as you arrive to beat the rush. Peak waiting time is 6–8:30 p.m.
  • Notes to Students – Welcome the Class of 2020, 3:00–7:30 p.m.
  • Help us welcome the Class of 2020 to UD! During registration, stop at the UD Student Alumni Ambassador table and write a note to an incoming first year student wishing him or her the best of luck in the Blue Hen community! These letters will be distributed during 1743 Welcome Days.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Golf Outing
    Back Creek Golf Club, 101 Back Creek Drive, Middletown, 19709
    7:30 a.m.
  • Challenge your fellow Civil & Environmental Engineering alumni to a round of golf! Proceeds from the event will benefit Civil & Environmental Engineering students. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, please email marikka@udel.edu.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the CEE golf outing is not available through general Alumni Weekend registration. Register separately for this event here. Be sure to also join us for the CEE Reception on Friday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m.!
  • UD Alumni Association Meeting
    Clayton Hall
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • The UDAA will host its June quarterly board meeting the Friday of Alumni Weekend. The UDAA is dedicated to engaging UD’s alumni community by fostering a tradition of lifelong loyalty and commitment to the University. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors or helping out with any programs, committees or activities, visit www.UDconnection.com/UDAA or email alumni-association@udel.edu.
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  • College of Health Sciences Alumni Awards Reception
    STAR Campus, 540 S. College Avenue
    4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the College of Health Sciences (School of Nursing and Departments of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health and Nutrition, and Medical Laboratory Sciences) are invited to start Alumni Weekend festivities with a reception at the Health Sciences Complex on the STAR campus. Join Dean Kathy Matt, AS75, AS78M, and CHS faculty in recognizing distinguished alumni and discussing what it means to be a Blue Hen. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, as well as parking and shuttle buses to and from UD’s main campus are included. Please contact Barbara Vogt with any questions.
  • Chemical Engineering Alumni Reception
    Colburn Lab, 150 Academy Street
    4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni, friends and faculty of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering are invited to reunite with classmates and colleagues. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Reception
    301 DuPont Hall
    4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are invited to reunite with old friends, colleagues, and former faculty before the College of Engineering reception and Dela-bration. Alumni awards will be presented, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
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  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni Reception
    Spencer Laboratory, 130 Academy Street
    4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Join us as we kick-off the 125th anniversary celebration! Alumni and friends of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are invited to reunite with old friends, colleagues and faculty before the College of Engineering reception and Dela-bration. Tour the 3,500 square foot Design Studio, a unique learning environment for our students that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and hands-on learning, on the first floor of Spencer Laboratory and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. At the event we will present our annual alumni Distinguished Career Awards. Come celebrate the achievements of our students and alumni over the past 125 years!
  • School of Public Policy and Administration Reception
    Graham Hall Lawn, 111 Academy Street
    4:30–6:00 p.m.

  • The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and its affiliated Research Centers (CADSR, CCRS, CHAD, IPA, DISA), along with the Alumni Association of Public Policy and Administration (APPA) invite you to attend their Alumni Weekend Social for Alumni and Friends of SPPA. This is an excellent opportunity to kick off your Alumni Weekend festivities. Stop by Graham Hall and enjoy some pre-Dela-bration appetizers while catching up with faculty, renewing old friendships and meeting new acquaintances in the company of your fellow Blue Hens!
  • UD Nursing 50 Stars Celebration
    School of Nursing and the Nursing Alumni Association
    NEW LOCATION: Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Dr.
    5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Come celebrate 50 distinguished graduates of the School of Nursing. This event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, networking and a presentation describing the impact UD Nursing has had locally, nationally and globally. As UD School of Nursing celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016, this is a don’t miss social event to kick off Alumni Weekend. Attire is “UD Spirit”. $15 students and Class of 2016; $20 alumni & guests
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  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Awards of Excellence
    Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium, 20 Orchard Rd.
    6:00–7:30 p.m.
  • The Lerner College Alumni Awards of Excellence are presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following ways: exceptional accomplishment in a chosen field in business, government, non-profit or professional career; exceptional service in local, state or national affairs; or exceptional service and contribution in support of the advancement and mission of the Lerner College. This event requires registration via the Alumni Weekend website. This is a programmed event and is not structured as a “drop-in” event. For additional information, please email LernerEvents@udel.edu.
  • Athletics Student-Athlete Alumni Reception
    Deer Park Tavern, 108 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    6:00–7:30 p.m.
  • Come back to campus and Deer Park Tavern to reconnect with former student-athletes, coaches and teammates during Alumni Weekend! The reception is open to student-athlete alumni and a guest. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The event is free; however pre-registration is required. We are grateful to Bob & Sandy Ashby, owners of the Deer Park Tavern, for generously co-sponsoring this reception each year.
  • Office of Admissions Reception
    University Visitors Center, 210 S. College Avenue
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Kick off Alumni weekend where your UD journey began – Admissions! All Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST) members, former student employees, and alumni interested in getting involved with the Office of Admissions are invited. Share your favorite admissions stories, reunite with the staff, and learn more about how you can make an impact through the VAST program. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
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  • College of Arts & Sciences and the Institute for Global Studies
    Alumni Reception
    Wright House, 44 Kent Way
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Please join George Watson, AS85PhD, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Ravi Ammigan, interim associate deputy provost for International Programs and director of the Institute for Global Studies, as they co-host a reception at the Wright House (formerly the Blue & Gold Club), home to the University’s global and graduate communities. Join us for this annual tradition as we highlight the college’s milestones and celebrate our global and national engagement activities. We will feature complimentary traditional cuisine and festivities that reflect our global involvement.
  • College of Education and Human Development Alumni Reception
    Perkins Student Center West Lounge
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • This year’s College of Education and Human Development alumni reception will be held in Perkins Student Center, where we will be celebrating ASPIRE’s 25th Anniversary. Join us for an evening of delightful conversation, delicious food and a decadent specialty cocktail. Register today!
  • College of Engineering Alumni Reception
    Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab Lobby,
    221 Academy Street
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Dean Babatunde Ogunnaike, along with the College of Engineering Development & Alumni Relations team, invites you to reconnect with your college, former classmates, faculty, and friends at a cocktail reception. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided along with a cash bar. If you have questions about this event, please feel free to contact Susan LaMedica at 302-831-6892 or lamedica@udel.edu. (Please note the new location; our event has outgrown the DuPont Hall lobby.)
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  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Dean’s Reception for Alumni
    The Green outside Robinson Hall
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Alumni from the Geology and Geography departments and the School of Marine Science and Policy (former College of Marine Studies) are invited to join Acting Dean Mohsen Badiey to hear about the exciting programs and highlights of CEOE. Connect with friends, faculty and staff while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The event is free; however pre-registration is requested.
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Reception
    Townsend Hall, 531 S. College Avenue
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Please join the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources for a special alumni reception with Dean Rieger in Dunham Garden. Network with friends, faculty and staff while enjoying light refreshments followed by a guided tour of garden highlights. Shuttles provided.
  • Honors Program Reception
    Honors Program Building, 186 S. College Avenue
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Honors Program alumni are invited to a reception before Dela-bration to reconnect with fellow Blue Hens, along with Honors faculty and staff. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are included for Honors alumni who register. Cash bar also available. Must be over 21 years of age.
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  • Dela-bration on The Green
    North of Memorial Hall
    8:00–11:00 p.m.
  • It’s time to celebrate UD in traditional Blue Hen fashion! This event continues to reign as the main attraction with more than 5,000 Blue Hens enjoying an evening of friends, food, live music and dancing in the heart of campus. This year, to make it easier to locate and congregate with your fellow classmates, we’ve added decade markers along The North Green. All attendees also receive a commemorative Alumni Weekend t-shirt and mug. Get your ticket today to the hottest UD alumni party, as it is sure to sell out fast! Open to Blue Hens & friends ages 21+ only. $50 per person includes beer, wine and food ($60 after April 30)
  • NAME BADGE TRANSFERS: Registrant name badges are transferable until Tuesday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m. After that deadline, name badges are non-transferable.
  • REFUNDS: Refunds will not be issued after Friday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m. No exceptions.
  • DELA-BRATION POSTPONEMENT POLICY: If inclement weather forces the postponement of Dela-bration, the event will be held at the same location and the same time (8-11 p.m.) on Saturday, June 4, 2016. In the event that weather forces us to postpone the event to Saturday, you will be notified promptly. If Dela-bration is postponed and you are unable to attend Saturday night, you may turn in your name badge in exchange for your mug and t-shirt; however, no refund will be issued. If inclement weather on Saturday forces us to cancel the event, no refunds will be issued.
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  • Dela-bration Nation
  • For those who are unable to travel back to campus to celebrate Dela-bration at Alumni Weekend, several regional alumni clubs will be hosting events for Blue Hens to gather and share in the Dela-bration fun. Click on each city for the details on their respective Dela-brations:
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Phoenix, AZ
    Seattle, WA
    San Francisco, CA (After Party on June 10)

Saturday, June 4

  • Saturday Check-in and Registration
  • Check-in and on-site registration will take place at event locations on Saturday. NOTE: the Trabant Registration area will not be open on Saturday this year.
  • Engineering You Can Eat: Introduction to Engineering and Molecular Gastronomy (for children 6–12 years of age)
    Center for Composite Materials (CCM 106), 101 Academy Street
    9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • There is a lot to learn about engineering, even from the food we eat. Come and meet Babatunde Ogunnaike, Dean of the College of Engineering, and get an introduction to the world of molecular gastronomy AND chemical engineering in this fun, delicious and educational session of boba-making! Bring your sense of adventure and wear clothes that can get messy. We’ll show you how to cross-link your way to an educational experience that ends with a tiny treat! Please note: This event is for children 6-12 years of age. Please ONLY register your child(ren), but parents should plan to attend with them.
  • Restorative Yoga
    Both Dorm Locations (Harrington Turf, Laird Turf)
    10:00–11:00 a.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Join us on the turf fields for a relaxing yoga session. Mats will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own or use a beach towel. Each class will be led by a nationally certified instructor and appropriate for all fitness levels. In the case of inclement weather, Laird Yoga will take place in the Christiana Commons Lounge and East Yoga will take place in the Redding Lounge. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email.
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  • Hillel’s Annual Alumni Brunch
    Kristol Center for Jewish Life, 47 W. Delaware Avenue
    10:30 a.m.–Noon
  • Welcome back, Blue Hens! You are invited to join us for a delicious bagel brunch at Hillel. Whether or not you were involved at Hillel as a student, the Hillel staff looks forward to welcoming you for a mouthwatering brunch and wonderful company! Feel free to contact Development Associate, Jennifer Waldholtz, at 302-453-0479 with any questions.
  • Lox and Bagel Brunch hosted by Chabad
    Chabad House, 262 South College Avenue
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends are invited to Chabad for a brunch like only Chabad can throw down. Four different types of lox, whitefish and every flavor of bagel imaginable will be available. We will also be looking over old Birthright photos. Come in and say hi! $10 per person
  • Dining Hall Brunch with the Mascots
    350 Academy Street
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
  • Grab your entire family and meet us at The Caesar Rodney Dining Hall for Saturday brunch with YouDee and Baby Blue. While you will enjoy some of the favorite foods that fueled your way through college (and a mimosa), your children will enjoy fun-filled activities like face painting, balloon artists and jugglers. On your way out, stop by our green screen booth for a photo in front of your favorite UD campus scene. $15 for everyone ages 12+; $10 for children 2-11; free for children 2 and under.
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  • Student Alumni Ambassador/Spirit Ambassador Reunion
    Klondike Kate’s, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Remember the moment when you walked out on to Tubby Raymond Field and heard your name spoken over the loud speaker? Meet at Kate’s to celebrate your proudest moments as a representative of the student body and reconnect with former and current Student Alumni Ambassadors and Spirit Ambassadors. Learn about what the group is doing today and share your stories of the past. $5 per person includes brunch and drink tickets
  • Tour of UDairy Creamery
    South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena
    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of UD's ice cream processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone. Yes, taste tests are included! Register fast as this is the only day of the year tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person
  • HRIM Alumni BBQ
    Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Brickyard Grille
    12:00–2:00 p.m.
  • The Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management (HRIM) Hospitality Alumni Association cordially invites you to reunite with HRIM alumni, friends and faculty at its fourth annual HRIM BBQ at the Brickyard Grille. $28 per person
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  • “The American Nurse” Film Screening
    STAR Campus Atrium, 540 S. College Avenue
    12:30–2:30 p.m.
  • The American Nurse project explores some of the biggest issues facing America — aging, war, poverty, prisons — through the work and lives of five nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. Join us for popcorn, candy and beverages, and help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UD School of Nursing with this emotional and thought-provoking film. This event is perfect for nurses, those who love nurses and community members who are in support of the profession of Nursing. Two (2) CEU’s will be awarded by Christiana Care Health System for active Registered Nurses. This event also features a nursing history project by UD Art Conservation Students and an open house of the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center.
  • Walking Tour of Campus
    Departs from The Green – outside Gore Hall
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Join a Student Alumni Ambassador on a guided stroll around campus. Meet at Gore Hall (facing The Green) and be sure to bring your walking shoes and camera. Highlights include Laird Campus with its new buildings, landscaping and foot bridge, the current renovation of the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob), the Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab and more. Get an introduction to the UD Bucket List and start checking items off your list.
  • Mineralogical Museum
    Penny Hall 255 Academy Street
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Recent Acquisitions & Ongoing Exhibitions—The Mineralogical Museum features newly acquired specimens this semester, each one rare or unusual in its own way. The Museum continues its ongoing display of objects from the Irénée du Pont Collection – the foundation of the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum – along with skillfully carved gemstones and their natural crystals and carvings from minerals. For more information, visit http://sites.udel.edu/museums.
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  • The Buzz on Beekeeping and Honey
    Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    UD Apiary, South Campus next to Allen Laboratory
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • The UD Apiary is home to over 20 beehives with millions of resident honeybees playing an active part in the teaching, research and outreach programs in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. While the bees are gentle this time of year, protective gear and equipment will be provided for adventurous participants who want to go “hands-on.” Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after the event.
  • Tour of UDairy Creamery
    South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of UD's ice cream processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone. Yes, taste tests are included! Register fast as this is the only day of the year when tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person
  • Ice Skating Lesson with U.S. National Champions
    The Gold Ice Arena (directly behind the Rust Arena),
    547 South College Avenue
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Do you have dreams of Olympic Gold, or do you just want to be able to skate around the rink without falling down? This is your chance to take a skating lesson with Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus. As members of Team USA, they have medaled in four senior international events (including gold in 2013), and this past January they placed fourth at the U.S. National Championships, their highest placement yet! This fun class is open to anyone 6 years old and up. All ability levels are encouraged to participate. This fun lesson will be 30 minutes long, followed by a 45-minute free skate and autograph session with our UD National Champions. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Age Restriction: 6 and up. $6 per individual, $20 for a family up to 5 people
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  • Experience the Power of PBL (Problem-Based Learning)
    Harker ISE Lab, 221 Academy Street, Room 110
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Go back to the college classroom and experience learning in the 21st century – and how we’re prepping our students to help find solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. UD has long been a leader in problem-based learning (PBL), an educational approach that challenges students to understand and connect facts from multiple subjects to address complex, real-world questions. In our new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab), we’re employing PBL to give our students an unparalleled learning experience. Join George Watson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a teaching team of faculty experts in the field, who will lead the class. Get ready to work in small groups to find solutions to real issues of our day. Topics may include alternative energy, environmental remediation, Citizen Science, physiology, behavior and more.
  • Inaugural Alumni Cornhole Tournament
    North Green
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Grab a partner and a beverage, Blue Hens! We will be taking over the North Green for our inaugural Cornhole tournament. Compete for the chance to win a prize pack that includes intramural champion t-shirts and Main Street gift card. In the case of inclement weather, the tournament will be moved to the Hen House in the Lil Bob. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email. Please note that only non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted during this event. $5 per team (2 players)
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  • Residence Life Reunion: “RAT Camp Rewind”
    Residence Life & Housing Main Office – Gilbert Hall Suite 116
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Reminisce on your days as an RA and reconnect with Residence Life & Housing friends. Share food, fun, and memories of hot and sweaty RAT Camp!
  • Chinese Calligraphy presented by The Confucius Institute
    Perkins Student Center – Collins Room
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Drop in Program)
  • Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art form still popular in China. Come join the UD Confucius Institute’s Chinese Calligraphy workshop to learn some basics about calligraphy and have your name written with brush and ink!
  • Under the Sea: Meet the Robotic Fleet
    Carpenter Sports Building Indoor Pool
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Using a variety of underwater robots, students and scientists in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment explore environments around the world. Check out the fleet of robotic systems and learn how CEOE is using them to locate shipwrecks and downed WWII planes, track sharks and penguins, and more! Demonstrations will be given by CEOE scientists and students.
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  • Inaugural 4x4 Volleyball Tournament
    Harrington Beach Sand Volleyball Courts
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Now is your chance to relive your glory days as an intramural champion! Get your team of four ready to compete for a prize pack that includes intramural champion t-shirts, gift card and more. Teams of four (4) must have a minimum of one female player. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. A decision will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email if cancellation is necessary. $10 per person
  • Lil’ Bob Tours and Open Workout Hours
    Carpenter Sports Center
    1:00–4:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Alumni and guests are invited to tour the Carpenter Sports Building recreation facility, which opened a new 223,000 square foot addition in fall 2013. The building is named in honor of R.R.M. Carpenter Sr., a former member of the Board of Trustees and longtime benefactor of UD. The award-winning facility features three levels of strength and cardio equipment, a rock wall, an indoor pool and diving well, basketball courts, workout studios, racquetball courts, classrooms and more. Participants are encouraged to get in a free workout during their visit as well.
  • Family Mindfulness
    Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room
    1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Teachers, parents and their children are invited to join us at Perkins Student Center for a relaxing mind and body demonstration focused on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Participants will learn strategies to help them “slow down their minds and bodies.” Master Teachers from the Lab School on UD’s Children’s Campus and their colleagues from Behavioral Health and Nutrition will lead the group in techniques to help you and your children decrease stress, increase awareness and develop a stillness in heart and mind. Dress comfortably.
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  • Artists and Friends: The Edward L. Loper, Sr. Collection
    Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main Street
    2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • (WEST GALLERY) The Edward L. Loper, Sr. Collection: A Centennial Exhibition—Born in Wilmington in 1916, Edward L. Loper graduated from Howard High School, then the only secondary school for black students in Delaware. The first black artist to have a painting accepted to a juried show at the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, now the Delaware Art Museum, Loper’s tenacity, training and innate skill were evident throughout his career. On display in this exhibition are works representing the span of Loper’s career from 1941 to 2011. > More
  • Artists and Friends—How do we tell the story of the art collections at the University of Delaware? Gifts by generous donors from 1917 onward, the works in Artists and Friends tell a story of relationships. Many of the donors’ names are familiar to us, and many of their gifts were works by artists active in and around Wilmington throughout the past century, from Howard Pyle to Frank E. Schoonover. Our collection is indebted to the friendship and generosity of artists and their families, and to conservators and students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, who have treated many works in the collection, including two drawings by William Zorach, exhibited here for the first time. > More
  • Class of 200115th Reunion Celebration
    Klondike Kate’s, 158 Main Street
    2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • The Class of 2001 will gather at Kate's to relive great Main Street memories. Enjoy a DJ, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. $25 per person
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  • The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Chocolate
    Harker ISE Lab, 221 Academy Street
    2:30–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. If you have a healthy affection for wine and all things sweet, this event will be an absolute treat for you. Join Associate Professor and former HRIM Chair, Dr. Bob Nelson, as he explores the food science and mystery behind effectively pairing wine and chocolate without competing or compromising the integrity of each flavor. Enjoy an assortment of wines carefully selected to pair well with delicious chocolates and desserts from the lobby of UD’s beautiful Harker ISE Lab. $18 per person
  • Blue & Black: African Rainbow
    Mechanical Hall Gallery
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Selected from the University of Delaware’s African American art collection, Blue & Black: African Rainbow underscores the aesthetic and narrative agencies of the African diaspora—the consideration of globalized Black experiences. The visual lexicon of Blue & Black is richly varied, incorporating aesthetic formalism alongside expressions of historic, political and mythopoetic connections to the African continent. Large pastels by Amos Ashanti Johnson, including the recently conserved Hermes Trigmegistus (1977) and African Rainbow (1977), anchor the selection and the exhibition’s Afrocentric dimensionality. > More
  • Environmental Conservation – Dom Pérignon or Two-Buck Chuck?
    The Center for Experimental and Applied Economics on UD’s South Campus, 531 S. College Avenue, Townsend Hall, Room 025
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Enjoy a wine tasting and have a chance to take home some fantastic wines by participating in a fun economic experiment that (believe it or not) relates to environmental conservation and the work of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics. Due to the anticipated high demand for this fun event, registration is required. Open to Blue Hens and friends ages 21+.
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  • Tour of UDairy Creamery
    South Campus next to Townsend Hall
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of UD's ice cream processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone. Yes, taste tests are included! Register fast as this is the only day of the year when tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person
  • Class of 200610th Reunion Celebration
    Perkins West Lounge
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • The Class of 2006 will meet for their 10th Reunion. Enjoy an open bar (beer, wine and signature cocktails) with heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Chorduroy will be playing all your favorite tunes, and a UD photographer will capture the memories. $25 per person
  • Class of 199620th Reunion Celebration
    Stone Balloon Ale House, 115 Main Street
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • The Class of 1996 will take over the Stone Balloon Ale House to relive great Main Street memories. Enjoy music and an open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres. A UD photographer will be there to capture the memories. $25 per person
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  • Class of 199125th Reunion Celebration
    The East Lounge at Perkins Student Center
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • The Class of 1991 will gather in the Perkins Center Gallery to relive great UD memories on campus. Enjoy a DJ, open bar (beer, wine and signature cocktails) with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a photo booth. $25 per person
  • Classes of 1986 and 198130th and 35th Reunion Celebrations
    The Patio at the Wright House, 44 Kent Way
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • The classes of 1981 and 1986 will gather at the Speakeasy (formerly the Blue and Gold Club) to relive great UD memories. Enjoy music, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a photo booth. $25 per person
  • Classes of 1976 and 197140th and 45th Reunion Celebrations
    Caffé Gelato, 90 E. Main Street
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • The Classes of 1971 and 1976 will gather at Caffé Gelato to relive Main Street memories. Enjoy music and drinks (3 tickets/person) with heavy hors d'oeuvres. A photographer will be on hand to capture the celebration! $25 per person.
  • Sexual Offense Support: S.O.S. 40th Reunion
    The Gallery at Perkins Student Center
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • All alumni who served as members/Volunteer Victim Advocates with Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) are invited to attend our 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebration! We want to celebrate that this grassroots organization has been providing services on the UD campus since 1976. Light hors d'oeuvres and cake will be provided. Cash bar available. Celebrate the amazing work of advocates past and present, learn about advances in recent years, find yourself in old photos and memorabilia, and most importantly reconnect with old friends and colleagues. We can’t wait to see you!
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  • Class of 196650th Reunion Reception & Dinner
    Mentors' Circle & Gore Rotunda
    4:00–9:00 p.m.
  • 4:00–5:00 p.m. – Bus Tour of Campus (Departs Mentors’ Circle)
    5:00–6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception (Mentors’ Circle)
    6:00–9:00 p.m. – Dinner (Gore Rotunda)
  • Each year at Alumni Weekend, we honor our 50th reunion group with special programming. Your evening will start at Mentors’ Circle with a bus tour of campus, which will include the Botanical Gardens and the STAR Campus (Science Technology and Advanced Research), on the former Chrysler plant site. All alumni of the Class of 1966 and their guests are welcome.
  • Following the tour, attendees will enjoy live jazz music, appetizers and cocktails before heading to the beautiful Gore Rotunda for a plated dinner, open bar, DJ and dancing. $60 per person
  • UDAA Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony/Reception
    Roselle Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall & Lobby
    4:30–7:00 p.m.
  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden, scientist and engineer Robert W. Gore, five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman and 14th Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Jo Anne Bryant Barnhart all have one thing in common. Aside from being proud University of Delaware alumni, they each have been recognized for their contributions to their profession and our world. Join us as we gather again this year, to honor a new class of prestigious inductees during the Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony. Click here for a full list of all past recipients.
  • Class of 20151st Reunion Celebration
    The Green
    5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • The 1st Reunion committee met monthly to plan a special reunion on The Green. Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer, wine and signature cocktails) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a green screen photo booth and dancing. Jeffe Solo will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $20 per person
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  • Class of 20115th Reunion Celebration
    The Green
    5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • The 5th Reunion committee met monthly to plan a special reunion on The Green. Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer, wine and signature cocktails) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a green screen photo booth and dancing. Jeffe Solo will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $20 per person
  • Blue Hen Craft Beer Garden
    North Green, Close to Main Street
    5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. When Lerner College Professor and Director of Global Enterprise Technology Program, Dr. Mark Serva, is not preparing future Blue Hens for a successful career in business, you might find him at home tending to his beloved microbrewery. Join this craft beer enthusiast along with other master brewers for a Q&A discussion on how to master the art of home brewing. Learn trade secrets while you listen to live music from How’s My Hat and enjoy a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres that pair perfectly with craft beers (included). $32 per person
  • RAIN DATE for Dela-bration on The Green
    North side of Memorial Hall
    8:00–11:00 p.m.
  • In the case of inclement weather, Dela-bration will be held on Saturday night. DELA-BRATION POSTPONEMENT POLICY: If inclement weather forces the postponement of Dela-bration, the event will be held at the same location and the same time (8-11 p.m.) on Saturday, June 4, 2016. In the event that weather forces us to postpone the event to Saturday, you will be notified promptly. If Dela-bration is postponed and you are unable to attend Saturday night, you may turn in your name badge in exchange for your mug and t-shirt; however, no refund will be issued. If inclement weather on Saturday forces us to cancel the event, no refunds will be issued. Open to Blue Hens & friends ages 21+ only. $50 per person ($60 after April 30)
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Sunday, June 5

  • Kids Fun Run
    Laird Campus
    9:00–9:30 a.m.
  • Future Blue Hens (ages 11 and under) are invited to race in the Kids Fun Run before cheering on their parents and friends in the Blue Hen 5K. The Fun Run course is located on the Laird Campus (North Campus) turf and is free for all kids. Free parking is available in the Laird Campus parking lots. Registration will be on the patio of the Laird Campus turf.
  • Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run
    Registration/check-in at Laird Campus
    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • Go for the gold, set a new personal best or just enjoy a leisurely tour of campus with fellow Blue Hens during the 8th annual Alumni Weekend Blue Hen 5K. A special prize will be given to the participant(s) who shows the most UD spirit, so put on your blue and gold and go! The 5K also features the competition for the President's Cup, which is awarded to the UD group that has the most participants (as a percentage of alumni) and fastest runners. PLEASE NOTE: The 5K will be held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the race will be postponed up until 11:00 a.m. at which time it will be cancelled if the weather has not cleared. See the special 5K page on this site for all the details.
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  • The Review Alumni Brunch
    Klondike Kate’s, 158 E. Main Street
    10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • The Review Alumni Association invites alumni and current students of The Review to a buffet brunch. Enjoy great food and mingle with fellow Reviewers! We look forward to seeing you there! $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door
  • Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB) Reunion
    Stone Balloon Ale House, 115 E. Main Street
    2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Reunite with past members of SCPAB. Close out Alumni Weekend with fun at the Stone Balloon, where past members of SCPAB can reunite. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Daily

  • UD Botanic Gardens
    South Campus, Townsend & Worrilow Halls
    Sunrise until sunset
  • Surrounding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Botanic Gardens are a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. The gardens serve as a research center, laboratory and classroom, maintaining more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • Morris Library & Exhibitions 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Visit the place where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers and see the changes that have been made to the building. The following exhibits will be on view:
  • Looking at Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln in the Words of His Biographers in the Lincoln Exhibit case adjacent to the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the second floor
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?: Women of Color and the Dance of Academia in the Information Room located on the first floor
  • Saving White Clay Creek: The Charge of the Dorothy Miller Brigade in the Information Room located on the first floor
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore
    83 E. Main Street
    See times below.
  • Located just inside the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore’s Main Street entrance, the café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, baked products, sandwiches, and pints of award-winning UDairy Creamery ice cream.
         Friday 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
         Saturday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
         Sunday 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
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  • University of Delaware Bookstore
    83 E. Main Street
    See times below.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy Streets, the new Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore offers everything from UD gear to computers. The store is open to the public.
         Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
         Sunday 12–6 p.m.
  • Outdoor Pool
    South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex
    See times below.
  • Check www.udel.edu/outdoorpool for more information. $5 per person
         Friday & Saturday 12:00–7:00 p.m.
         Sunday 12:00–6:00 p.m.
  • UDairy Creamery
    South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena
    See times below.
  • The UDairy Creamery, featuring award-winning ice cream made with the milk from UD’s herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales.
         Friday 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
         Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • P.O.D. "Provisions on Demand" Food
    Pencader Building Lower Level (Laird Campus)
    & Harrington Complex Commons (East Campus)
    See times below.
  • P.O.D. Market has been quite a hit up on Laird Campus and this year it will be open on East Campus as well! You can get hot, ready-to-eat pizza, an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, F'Real Milkshakes and Jamba Juice Smoothies. Also available at the P.O.D. is fresh produce, frozen meals and snacks, a coffee bar, bottled and fountain beverages, as well as a wide selection of organic items and a campus favorite—bulk candy! P.O.D. also offers toiletries, household items, magazines and more.
         Friday 10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
         Saturday 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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New This Year

  • Engineering You Can Eat: Introduction to Engineering and Molecular Gastronomy (for children 6–12 years of age)
    Center for Composite Materials (CCM 106), 101 Academy Street
    Saturday
    9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • There is a lot to learn about engineering, even from the food we eat. Come and meet Babatunde Ogunnaike, Dean of the College of Engineering, and get an introduction to the world of molecular gastronomy AND chemical engineering in this fun, delicious and educational session of boba-making! Bring your sense of adventure and wear clothes that can get messy. We’ll show you how to cross-link your way to an educational experience that ends with a tiny treat! Please note: This event is for children 6-12 years of age. Please ONLY register your child(ren), but parents should plan to attend with them.
  • Restorative Yoga
    Both Dorm Locations (Harrington Turf, Laird Turf)
    Saturday
    10:00–11:00 a.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Join us on the turf fields for a relaxing yoga session. Mats will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own or use a beach towel. Each class will be led by a nationally certified instructor and appropriate for all fitness levels. In the case of inclement weather, Laird Yoga will take place in the Christiana Commons Lounge and East Yoga will take place in the Redding Lounge. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email.
  • Dining Hall Brunch with the Mascots
    350 Academy Street
    Saturday
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
  • Grab your entire family and meet us at The Caesar Rodney Dining Hall for Saturday brunch with YouDee and Baby Blue. While you will enjoy some of the favorite foods that fueled your way through college (and a mimosa), your children will enjoy fun-filled activities like face painting, balloon artists and jugglers. On your way out, stop by our green screen booth for a photo in front of your favorite UD campus scene. $15 for everyone ages 12+; $10 for children 2-11; free for children 2 and under.
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  • “The American Nurse” Film Screening
    STAR Campus Atrium, 540 S. College Avenue
    Saturday
    12:30–2:30 p.m.
  • The American Nurse project explores some of the biggest issues facing America — aging, war, poverty, prisons — through the work and lives of five nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. Join us for popcorn, candy and beverages, and help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UD School of Nursing with this emotional and thought-provoking film. This event is perfect for nurses, those who love nurses and community members who are in support of the profession of Nursing. Two (2) CEU’s will be awarded by Christiana Care Health System for active Registered Nurses. This event also features a nursing history project by UD Art Conservation Students and an open house of the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center.
  • Ice Skating Lesson with US National Champions
    The Gold Ice Arena (directly behind the Rust Arena)
    547 South College Avenue
    Saturday
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Do you have dreams of Olympic Gold, or do you just want to be able to skate around the rink without falling down? This is your chance to take a skating lesson with Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus. As members of Team USA, they have medaled in four senior international events (including gold in 2013), and just returned from the National Championships, where they placed fourth, their highest placement! This fun class is open to anyone 6 years old and up. All ability levels are encouraged to participate. This fun lesson will be 30 minutes long, followed by a 45-minute free skate and autograph session with our UD National Champions. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Age Restriction: 6 and up. $6 per individual, $20 for a family up to 5 people
  • Inaugural Alumni Cornhole Tournament
    North Green
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Grab a partner and a beverage, Blue Hens! We will be taking over the North Green for our inaugural Cornhole tournament. Compete for the chance to win a prize pack that includes intramural champion t-shirts and Main Street gift card. In the case of inclement weather, the tournament will be moved to the Hen House in the Lil Bob. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email. Please note that only non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted during this event. $5 per team (2 players)
  • Chinese Calligraphy presented by The Confucius Institute
    Perkins Student Center – Collins Room
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Drop in Program)
  • Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art form still popular in China. Come join the UD Confucius Institute’s Chinese Calligraphy workshop to learn some basics about calligraphy and have your name written with brush and ink!
  • Under the Sea: Meet the Robotic Fleet
    Carpenter Sports Building Indoor Pool
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Using a variety of underwater robots, students and scientists in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment explore environments around the world. Check out the fleet of robotic systems and learn how CEOE is using them to locate shipwrecks and downed WWII planes, track sharks and penguins, and more! Demonstrations will be given by CEOE scientists and students.
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  • Inaugural 4x4 Volleyball Tournament
    Harrington Beach Sand Volleyball Courts
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Now is your chance to relive your glory days as an intramural champion! Get your team of four ready to compete for a prize pack that includes intramural champion t-shirts, gift card and more. Teams of four (4) must have a minimum of one female player. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. A decision will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Registered participants will be notified by email if cancellation is necessary. $10 per person
  • Lil’ Bob Tours and Open Workout Hours
    Carpenter Sports Center
    Saturday
    1:00–4:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Alumni and guests are invited to tour the Carpenter Sports Building recreation facility, which opened a new 223,000 square foot addition in fall 2013. The building is named in honor of R.R.M. Carpenter Sr., a former member of the Board of Trustees and longtime benefactor of UD. The award-winning facility features three levels of strength and cardio equipment, a rock wall, an indoor pool and diving well, basketball courts, workout studios, racquetball courts, classrooms and more. Participants are encouraged to get in a free workout during their visit as well.
  • Family Mindfulness
    Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room
    Saturday
    1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Teachers, parents and their children are invited to join us at Perkins Student Center for a relaxing mind and body demonstration focused on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Participants will learn strategies to help them “slow down their minds and bodies.” Master Teachers from the Lab School on UD’s Children’s Campus and their colleagues from Behavioral Health and Nutrition will lead the group in techniques to help you and your children decrease stress, increase awareness and develop a stillness in heart and mind. Dress comfortably.
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  • The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Chocolate
    Harker ISE Lab, 221 Academy Street
    Saturday
    2:30–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. If you have a healthy affection for wine and all things sweet, this event will be an absolute treat for you. Join Associate Professor and former HRIM Chair, Dr. Bob Nelson, as he explores the food science and mystery behind effectively pairing wine and chocolate without competing or compromising the integrity of each flavor. Enjoy an assortment of wines carefully selected to pair well with delicious chocolates and desserts from the lobby of UD’s beautiful Harker ISE Lab. $18 per person
  • Environmental Conservation – Dom Pérignon or Two-Buck Chuck?
    The Center for Experimental and Applied Economics on UD’s South Campus, 531 S. College Avenue, Townsend Hall, Room 025
    Saturday
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Enjoy a wine tasting and have a chance to take home some fantastic wines by participating in a fun economic experiment that (believe it or not) relates to environmental conservation and the work of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics. Due to the anticipated high demand for this fun event, registration is required. Open to Blue Hens and friends ages 21+.
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Family Friendly

  • Engineering You Can Eat: Introduction to Engineering and Molecular Gastronomy (for children 6–12 years of age)
    Center for Composite Materials (CCM 106), 101 Academy Street
    Saturday
    9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • There is a lot to learn about engineering, even from the food we eat. Come and meet Babatunde Ogunnaike, Dean of the College of Engineering, and get an introduction to the world of molecular gastronomy AND chemical engineering in this fun, delicious and educational session of boba-making! Bring your sense of adventure and wear clothes that can get messy. We’ll show you how to cross-link your way to an educational experience that ends with a tiny treat! Please note: This event is for children 6-12 years of age. Please ONLY register your child(ren), but parents should plan to attend with them.
  • Dining Hall Brunch with the Mascots
    350 Academy Street
    Saturday
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
  • Grab your entire family and meet us at The Caesar Rodney Dining Hall for Saturday brunch with YouDee and Baby Blue. While you will enjoy some of the favorite foods that fueled your way through college (and a mimosa), your children will enjoy fun-filled activities like face painting, balloon artists and jugglers. On your way out, stop by our green screen booth for a photo in front of your favorite UD campus scene. $15 for everyone ages 12+; $10 for children 2-11; free for children 2 and under.
  • Tour of UDairy Creamery
    South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena
    Saturday
    11:00 a.m.
    1:00 p.m.
    3:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of UD's ice cream processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone. Yes, taste tests are included! Register fast as this is the only day of the year tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person
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  • The Buzz on Beekeeping and Honey
    Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    UD Apiary, South Campus next to Allen Laboratory
    Saturday
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • The UD Apiary is home to over 20 beehives with millions of resident honeybees playing an active part in the teaching, research and outreach programs in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. While the bees are gentle this time of year, protective gear and equipment will be provided for adventurous participants who want to go “hands-on.” Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after the event.
  • Ice Skating Lesson with US National Champions
    The Gold Ice Arena (directly behind the Rust Arena),
    547 South College Avenue
    Saturday
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Do you have dreams of Olympic Gold, or do you just want to be able to skate around the rink without falling down? This is your chance to take a skating lesson with Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus. As members of Team USA, they have medaled in four senior international events (including gold in 2013), and just returned from the National Championships, where they placed fourth, their highest placement! This fun class is open to anyone 6 years old and up. All ability levels are encouraged to participate. This fun lesson will be 30 minutes long, followed by a 45-minute free skate and autograph session with our UD National Champions. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Age Restriction: 6 and up. $6 per individual, $20 for a family up to 5 people
  • Chinese Calligraphy presented by The Confucius Institute
    Perkins Student Center – Collins Room
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Drop in Program)
  • Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art form still popular in China. Come join the UD Confucius Institute’s Chinese Calligraphy workshop to learn some basics about calligraphy and have your name written with brush and ink!
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  • Under the Sea: Meet the Robotic Fleet
    Carpenter Sports Building Indoor Pool
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Using a variety of underwater robots, students and scientists in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment explore environments around the world. Check out the fleet of robotic systems and learn how CEOE is using them to locate shipwrecks and downed WWII planes, track sharks and penguins, and more! Demonstrations will be given by CEOE scientists and students.
  • Family Mindfulness
    Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room
    Saturday
    1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Teachers, parents and their children are invited to join us at Perkins Student Center for a relaxing mind and body demonstration focused on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Participants will learn strategies to help them “slow down their minds and bodies.” Master Teachers from the Lab School on UD’s Children’s Campus and their colleagues from Behavioral Health and Nutrition will lead the group in techniques to help you and your children decrease stress, increase awareness and develop a stillness in heart and mind. Dress comfortably.
  • Kids Fun Run
    Laird Campus
    Sunday
    9:00–9:30 a.m.
  • Future Blue Hens (ages 11 and under) are invited to race in the Kids Fun Run before cheering on their parents and friends in the Blue Hen 5K. The Fun Run course is located on the Laird Campus (North Campus) turf and is free for all kids. Free parking is available in the Laird Campus parking lots. Registration will be on the patio of the Laird Campus turf.
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Affinity Programs

  • Athletics Student-Athlete Alumni Reception
    Deer Park Tavern, 108 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Friday
    6:00–7:30 p.m.
  • Come back to campus and Deer Park Tavern to reconnect with former student-athletes, coaches and teammates during Alumni Weekend! The reception is open to student-athlete alumni and a guest. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The event is free; however pre-registration is required. We are grateful to Bob & Sandy Ashby, owners of the Deer Park Tavern, for generously co-sponsoring this reception each year.
  • Office of Admissions Reception
    University Visitors Center, 210 S. College Avenue
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Kick off Alumni weekend where your UD journey began – Admissions! All Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST) members, former student employees, and alumni interested in getting involved with the Office of Admissions are invited. Share your favorite admissions stories, reunite with the staff, and learn more about how you can make an impact through the VAST program. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
  • Honors Program Reception
    Honors Program Building, 186 S. College Avenue
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Honors Program alumni are invited to a reception before Dela-bration to reconnect with fellow Blue Hens, along with Honors faculty and staff. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are included for Honors alumni who register. Cash bar also available. Must be over 21 years of age.
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  • Hillel’s Annual Alumni Brunch
    Kristol Center for Jewish Life, 47 W. Delaware Avenue
    Saturday
    10:30 a.m.–Noon
  • Welcome back, Blue Hens! You are invited to join us for a delicious bagel brunch at Hillel. Whether or not you were involved at Hillel as a student, the Hillel staff looks forward to welcoming you for a mouthwatering brunch and wonderful company! Feel free to contact Development Associate, Jennifer Waldholtz, at 302-453-0479 with any questions.
  • Lox and Bagel Brunch hosted by Chabad
    Chabad House, 262 South College Avenue
    Saturday
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends are invited to Chabad for a brunch like only Chabad can throw down. Four different types of lox, whitefish and every flavor of bagel imaginable will be available. We will also be looking over old Birthright photos. Come in and say hi! $10 per person
  • Student Alumni Ambassador/Spirit Ambassador Reunion
    Klondike Kate’s, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Saturday
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Remember the moment when you walked out on to Tubby Raymond Field and heard your name spoken over the loud speaker? Meet at Kate’s to celebrate your proudest moments as a representative of the student body and reconnect with former and current Student Alumni Ambassadors and Spirit Ambassadors. Learn about what the group is doing today and share your stories of the past. $5 per person includes brunch and drink tickets
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  • Residence Life Reunion: “RAT Camp Rewind”
    Residence Life & Housing Main Office – Gilbert Hall Suite 116
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Reminisce on your days as an R.A. and reconnect with Residence Life & Housing friends. Share food, fun, and memories of hot and sweaty RAT Camp!
  • Sexual Offense Support: S.O.S. 40th Reunion
    The Gallery at Perkins Student Center
    Saturday
    3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • All alumni who served as members/Volunteer Victim Advocates with Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) are invited to attend our 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebration! We want to celebrate that this grassroots organization has been providing services on the UD campus since 1976. Light hors d'oeuvres and cake will be provided. Cash bar available. Celebrate the amazing work of advocates past and present, learn about advances in recent years, find yourself in old photos and memorabilia, and most importantly reconnect with old friends and colleagues. We can’t wait to see you!
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  • The Review Alumni Brunch
    Klondike Kate’s, 158 E. Main Street
    Sunday
    10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • The Review Alumni Association invites alumni and current students of The Review to a buffet brunch. Enjoy great food and mingle with fellow Reviewers! We look forward to seeing you there! $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door
  • Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB) Reunion
    Stone Balloon Ale House, 115 E. Main Street
    Sunday
    2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Reunite with past members of SCPAB. Close out Alumni Weekend with fun at the Stone Balloon, where past members of SCPAB can reunite. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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Inside UD

  • UD Botanic Gardens
    South Campus, Townsend & Worrilow Halls
    Daily
    Sunrise until sunset
  • Surrounding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Botanic Gardens are a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. The gardens serve as a research center, laboratory and classroom, maintaining more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • Morris Library & Exhibitions Friday and Saturday
    8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Visit the place where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers and see the changes that have been made to the building. The following exhibits will be on view:
  • Looking at Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln in the Words of His Biographers in the Lincoln Exhibit case adjacent to the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the second floor
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?: Women of Color and the Dance of Academia in the Information Room located on the first floor
  • Saving White Clay Creek: The Charge of the Dorothy Miller Brigade in the Information Room located on the first floor
  • “The American Nurse” Film Screening
    STAR Campus Atrium, 540 S. College Avenue
    Saturday
    12:30–2:30 p.m.
  • The American Nurse project explores some of the biggest issues facing America — aging, war, poverty, prisons — through the work and lives of five nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. Join us for popcorn, candy and beverages, and help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UD School of Nursing with this emotional and thought-provoking film. This event is perfect for nurses, those who love nurses and community members who are in support of the profession of Nursing. Two (2) CEU’s will be awarded by Christiana Care Health System for active Registered Nurses. This event also features a nursing history project by UD Art Conservation Students and an open house of the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center.
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  • The Buzz on Beekeeping and Honey
    Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    UD Apiary, South Campus next to Allen Laboratory
    Saturday
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • The UD Apiary is home to over 20 beehives with millions of resident honeybees playing an active part in the teaching, research and outreach programs in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. While the bees are gentle this time of year, protective gear and equipment will be provided for adventurous participants who want to go “hands-on.” Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after the event.
  • Mineralogical Museum
    Penny Hall 255 Academy Street
    Saturday
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Recent Acquisitions & Ongoing Exhibitions—The Mineralogical Museum features newly acquired specimens, each one rare or unusual in its own way. The Museum continues its ongoing display of objects from the Irénée du Pont Collection – the foundation of the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum – along with skillfully carved gemstones and their natural crystals and carvings from minerals. > More
  • Walking Tour of Campus
    Departs from The Green – outside Gore Hall
    Saturday
    1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Join a Student Alumni Ambassador on a guided stroll around campus. Meet at Gore Hall (facing The Green) and be sure to bring your walking shoes and camera. Highlights include Laird Campus with its new buildings, landscaping and foot bridge, the current renovation of the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob), the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab and more. Get an introduction to the UD Bucket List and start checking things off your list.
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  • Experience the Power of PBL (Problem-Based Learning)
    Harker ISE Lab, 221 Academy Street, Room 110
    Saturday
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Go back to the college classroom and experience learning in the 21st century – and how we’re prepping our students to help find solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. UD has long been a leader in problem-based learning (PBL), an educational approach that challenges students to understand and connect facts from multiple subjects to address complex, real-world questions. In our new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab), we’re employing PBL to give our students an unparalleled learning experience. Join George Watson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a teaching team of faculty experts in the field, who will lead the class. Get ready to work in small groups to find solutions to real issues of our day. Topics may include alternative energy, environmental remediation, Citizen Science, physiology, behavior and more.
  • Chinese Calligraphy presented by The Confucius Institute
    Perkins Student Center – Collins Room
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Drop-in Program)
  • Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art form still popular in China. Come join the UD Confucius Institute’s Chinese Calligraphy workshop to learn some basics about calligraphy and have your name written with brush and ink!
  • Under the Sea: Meet the Robotic Fleet
    Carpenter Sports Building Indoor Pool
    Saturday
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    (Open House)
  • Using a variety of underwater robots, students and scientists in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment explore environments around the world. Check out the fleet of robotic systems and learn how CEOE is using them to locate shipwrecks and downed WWII planes, track sharks and penguins, and more! Demonstrations will be given by CEOE scientists and students.
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  • Artists and Friends: The Edward L. Loper, Sr. Collection
    Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main Street
    Saturday
    2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • (WEST GALLERY) The Edward L. Loper, Sr. Collection: A Centennial Exhibition—Born in Wilmington in 1916, Edward L. Loper graduated from Howard High School, then the only secondary school for black students in Delaware. The first black artist to have a painting accepted to a juried show at the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, now the Delaware Art Museum, Loper’s tenacity, training and innate skill were evident throughout his career. On view in this exhibition are works representing the span of Loper’s career from 1941 to 2011. > More
  • Artists and Friends—How do we tell the story of the art collections at the University of Delaware? Gifts by generous donors from 1917 onward, the works in Artists and Friends tell a story of relationships. Many of the donors’ names are familiar to us, and many of their gifts were works by artists active in and around Wilmington throughout the past century, from Howard Pyle to Frank E. Schoonover. Our collection is indebted to the friendship and generosity of artists and their families, and to conservators and students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, who have treated many works in the collection, including two drawings by William Zorach, exhibited here for the first time. > More
  • Environmental Conservation – Dom Pérignon or Two-Buck Chuck?
    The Center for Experimental and Applied Economics on UD’s South Campus, 531 S. College Avenue, Townsend Hall, Room 025
    Saturday
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Enjoy a wine tasting and have a chance to take home some fantastic wines by participating in a fun economic experiment that (believe it or not) relates to environmental conservation and the work of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics. Due to the anticipated high demand for this fun event, registration is required. Open to Blue Hens and friends ages 21+.
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  • Blue & Black: African Rainbow
    Mechanical Hall Gallery
    Saturday
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Selected from the University of Delaware’s African American art collection, Blue & Black: African Rainbow underscores the aesthetic and narrative agencies of the African diaspora—the consideration of globalized Black experiences. The visual lexicon of Blue & Black is richly varied, incorporating aesthetic formalism alongside expressions of historic, political and mythopoetic connections to the African continent. Large pastels by Amos Ashanti Johnson, including the recently conserved Hermes Trigmegistus (1977) and African Rainbow (1977), anchor the selection and the exhibition’s Afrocentric dimensionality. > More
  • Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony/Reception
    Roselle Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall & Lobby
    Saturday
    4:30–7:00 p.m.
  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden, scientist and engineer Robert W. Gore, five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman and 14th Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Jo Anne Bryant Barnhart all have one thing in common. Aside from being proud University of Delaware alumni, they each have been recognized for their contributions to their profession and our world. Join us as we gather again this year, to honor a new class of prestigious inductees during the Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony. Click here for a full list of all past recipients.
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College Receptions

  • Chemical Engineering Alumni Reception
    Colburn Lab, 150 Academy Street
    Friday
    4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni, friends and faculty of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering are invited to reunite with classmates and colleagues. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • College of Health Sciences Alumni Awards Reception
    STAR Campus, 540 S. College Avenue
    Friday
    4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the College of Health Sciences (School of Nursing and Departments of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health and Nutrition, and Medical Laboratory Sciences) are invited to start Alumni Weekend festivities with a reception at the Health Sciences Complex on the STAR campus. Join Dean Kathy Matt, AS75, AS78M, and CHS faculty in recognizing distinguished alumni and discussing what it means to be a Blue Hen. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, as well as parking and shuttle buses to and from UD’s main campus are included. Please contact Barbara Vogt with any questions.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Reception
    DuPont Hall, Room 301
    Friday
    4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are invited to reunite with old friends, colleagues, and former faculty before the College of Engineering reception and Dela-bration. Alumni awards will be presented, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
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  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni Reception
    Spencer Laboratory, 130 Academy Street
    Friday
    4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Join us as we kick-off the 125th anniversary celebration! Alumni and friends of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are invited to reunite with old friends, colleagues and faculty before the College of Engineering reception and Dela-bration. Tour the 3,500 square foot Design Studio, a unique learning environment for our students that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and hands-on learning, on the first floor of Spencer Laboratory and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. At the event we will present our annual alumni Distinguished Career Awards. Come celebrate the achievements of our students and alumni over the past 125 years!
  • School of Public Policy and Administration Reception
    Graham Hall Lawn, 111 Academy Street
    Friday
    4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and its affiliated Research Centers (CADSR, CCRS, CHAD, IPA, DISA), along with the Alumni Association of Public Policy and Administration (APPA) invite you to attend their Alumni Weekend Social for Alumni and Friends of SPPA. This is an excellent opportunity to kick off your Alumni Weekend festivities. Stop by Graham Hall and enjoy some pre-Dela-bration appetizers while catching up with faculty, renewing old friendships and meeting new acquaintances in the company of your fellow Blue Hens.
  • UD Nursing 50 Stars Celebration
    School of Nursing and the Nursing Alumni Association
    NEW LOCATION: Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Dr.
    Friday
    5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Come celebrate 50 distinguished graduates of the School of Nursing. This event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, networking and a presentation describing the impact UD Nursing has had locally, nationally and globally. As UD School of Nursing celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016, this is a don’t miss social event to kick off Alumni Weekend. Attire is “UD Spirit”. $15 students and Class of 2016; $20 alumni & guests
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  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Awards of Excellence
    Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium, 20 Orchard Road
    Friday
    6:00–7:30 p.m.
  • The Lerner College Alumni Awards of Excellence are presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following ways: exceptional accomplishment in a chosen field in business, government, non-profit or professional career; exceptional service in local, state or national affairs; or exceptional service and contribution in support of the advancement and mission of the Lerner College. This event requires registration via the Alumni Weekend website. This is a programmed event and is not structured as a “drop-in” event. For additional information, please email LernerEvents@udel.edu.
  • College of Education and Human Development Alumni Reception
    Perkins Student Center West Lounge, 325 Academy Street
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • This year’s College of Education and Human Development alumni reception will be held in Perkins Student Center, where we will be celebrating ASPIRE’s 25th Anniversary. Join us for an evening of delightful conversation, delicious food and a decadent specialty cocktail. Register today!
  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Dean’s Reception for Alumni
    The Green outside Robinson Hall
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Alumni from the Geology and Geography departments and the School of Marine Science and Policy (former College of Marine Studies) are invited to join Acting Dean Mohsen Badiey to hear about the exciting programs and highlights of CEOE. Connect with friends, faculty and staff while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The event is free; however pre-registration is requested.
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  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Reception
    Townsend Hall, 531 S. College Avenue
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Please join the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources for a special alumni reception with Dean Rieger in Dunham Garden. Network with friends, faculty and staff while enjoying light refreshments followed by a guided tour of garden highlights. Shuttles provided.
  • College of Arts & Sciences and the Institute for Global Studies
    College Reception
    Wright House, 44 Kent Way
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Please join George Watson, AS85PhD, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Ravi Ammigan, interim associate deputy provost for International Programs and director of the Institute for Global Studies, as they co-host a reception at the Wright House (formerly the Blue & Gold Club), home to the University’s global and graduate communities. Join us for this annual tradition as we highlight the college’s milestones and celebrate our global and national engagement activities. We will feature complimentary traditional cuisine and festivities that reflect our global involvement.
  • College of Engineering Alumni Reception
    Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab Lobby,
    221 Academy Street
    Friday
    6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Dean Babatunde Ogunnaike, along with the College of Engineering Development & Alumni Relations team, invites you to reconnect with your college, former classmates, faculty, and friends at a cocktail reception. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided along with a cash bar. If you have questions about this event, please feel free to contact Susan LaMedica at 302-831-6892 or lamedica@udel.edu. (Please note the new location; our event has outgrown the DuPont Hall lobby.)
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  • HRIM Alumni BBQ
    Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Brickyard Grille
    Saturday
    12:00–2:00 p.m.
  • The Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management (HRIM) Hospitality Alumni Association cordially invites you to reunite with HRIM alumni, friends and faculty at its fourth annual HRIM BBQ at the Brickyard Grille. $28 per person