UD Alumni Weekend June 1-3, 2018
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General Questions
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Housing

Top Questions

A: In honor of our 10th Alumni Weekend, we are excited to announce a new tradition: $10 from your Dela-bration registration fee will support the Delaware Fund. Check out “What’s the Delaware Fund?” for more information on how this money will significantly impact the lives of current students.

On Saturday, stroll The Green and enjoy getting your UD spirit on! Take pictures at our larger than life picture station; get your face painted (kids and adults alike will want to show their UD spirit); eat a selfie cookie (you won’t believe how cool these are); make a YoUDee craft; enjoy DJ music on the north side of Memorial Hall and a family-friendly concert on the south side. All these stations are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus.

All seven colleges are hosting new, fun, interactive programming on Saturday. Check the schedule page and click on the New This Year tab for all the details and fees (where applicable).

A: The 2017-2018 Delaware Fund focuses on supporting student success through the General Scholarship Fund and the Blue Hen Success Grant Program. The General Scholarship Fund provides a sustainable source of funding that ensures access to a UD education for all students. In addition, The Blue Hen Success Grant Program supports students who experience sudden changes in their financial circumstances and ensures that those situations do not become barriers for academic success or graduation.

A: Registrations will open in early March for donors who have given a cumulative amount of $50 or more between July 1, 2016 and March 5, 2018. Registration for all alumni will open approximately one week later.

A: Follow @UDAlumni on Facebook and Twitter for updates, reminders, photos and more. Use #UDAW on your social media posts to be included in the conversation.

A: Early Hen pricing on Dela-bration will end on April 15. Starting April 16, the fee will increase to $65 per person.

A: This wonderful weekend is designed to bring alumni back to campus and celebrate all that makes the UD experience so special. In order to make it affordable for all our alumni to participate, we keep pricing as low as possible by subsidizing the cost of the weekend’s events. In most cases, the University supports more than half the cost of each event. So, no, the University does not make a profit on the weekend.

A: You can make changes to your registration online. When you receive your initial confirmation, it will include a link at the bottom for accessing your account. You may update your event selections or remove a guest from your party. For additional assistance, please email us at aw-registration@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341.

A: What's a party without the guest list? Check the Who's Coming page to see the names of fellow Blue Hens who will be joining you at Alumni Weekend. The headers are sortable, so click and sort as you see fit!

A: Let other Blue Hens know you're attending on social media using the official Alumni Weekend hashtag: #UDAW. During Dela-bration be sure and use the decade flags on The Green as a meeting place. This is an easy way to let people know where to find you in the crowd.

A: We have a fantastic selection of family events this year including Brunch with the Mascots, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, ACCT101:Let’s Visit the National Parks, Meet the Fleet, Exploring the Great Outdoors and Barks and Bagels at the Library. Check the Family-Friendly portion of the schedule for more details and fees (where applicable).

Registration

A: Events that still have availability will remain open throughout the weekend. Feel free to register online throughout the weekend for events that still have space. Key programing does sell out, so be sure and grab your spot early.

Early Hen pricing on Dela-bration will end on April 15. Starting on April 16 the fee will increase to $65 per person.

A: You will be able to make changes to your registration online. When you receive your initial confirmation, it will include a link at the bottom for accessing your account. You will be able to add or delete events and housing (as long as they are still available) as well as add special requests.

A: The deadline for a full refund is May 15. After May 15, cancellations are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for missed events after the event has taken place. Between May 16 and May 31, you may transfer your registration to another person. Requests for a refund or to change registrations must be made by the primary registrant. They may be submitted to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by May 15 by calling 302-831-2341 or emailing aw-registration@udel.edu. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to that email address.

A: Yes, you can pay for events via cash or credit card throughout the weekend. Events that still have availability will remain open in our registration system. Simply go online to register. You can also register for non-sold out events in Trabant on Friday or at the Hospitality Tent on Saturday. You may also pay for reunion events via cash or credit card at the respective locations. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations recommends that in order to save time you register online whenever possible.

A: You can pick up your event registration materials for all events in the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms on Friday 3:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. If you are only attending Saturday events, you can pick up your badges at the hospitality tent on The Green or go directly to the event location to check in. There will be no registration in Trabant on Saturday. If you are participating in the Blue Hen 5K on Sunday, day-of registration and pre-registration pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. on Laird Campus.

A: Yes, you may register your friends for Alumni Weekend! However, if you register multiple people, their name badges will print out with yours upon check-in at Trabant University Center. If you’re attending Dela-bration, all attendees need their name badge to access the event as well as a wristband signifying that they are of drinking age. Wrist-banding stations will be located in Trabant and at the entrance to Dela-bration. For residence hall check-in, only the roommates you list will receive room keys and fobs upon check-in.

A: After registering online, you will receive a confirmation email with a detailed description including events and activities for which you have registered.

A: You are welcome to email the Office of Development and Alumni Relations or call 302-831-2341.

General Questions

A: There will be UD photographers at many of the weekend’s events. By attending Alumni Weekend events, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in any promotional material, publications or other applications. Photos taken at the events will be available on Smug Mug following the weekend for personal so be sure and check them out!

A: A great walking tour of campus will be offered by current students on Saturday. Please see the Schedule page for more details. Also, you are welcome to stroll around campus at your leisure anytime throughout the weekend and enjoy the beauty of your alma mater.

A: Pets are not allowed inside University buildings or in residence halls (excluding bona fide service animals). Pets are allowed everywhere else on campus. Please clean up after your pets, and keep them on a leash at all times.

A: Alumni with special needs are encouraged to attend Alumni Weekend. We want you to have as few obstacles as possible during your stay and to be able to participate in all activities. If you are registered for an event and want to ensure your needs are met, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations directly at aw-registration@udel.edu or 302-831-2341.

A: Alumni Weekend traditionally falls on the first full weekend in June. Next year's dates are June 7-9, 2019.

A: Attire for the weekend is casual. We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can walk around campus during the day. Average daytime temperature for June in Delaware is in the low 80s.

Transportation and Parking

A: Parking is available without a parking pass throughout the weekend at the Laird Campus (North Campus) open lot. On main campus all open lots will be free as well. Please be aware that meters are not free. If you park at a meter (either a UD or Newark one) you will need to pay. All meters will be ticketed if not paid for. Gated lots at the Trabant Garage, Perkins Garage and the Center for the Arts garage will be open all weekend for $5 a day with no in and out privileges. Please be sure that you know your license plate number and use the parking kiosk in the Perkins Garage to avoid ticketing.

Visit the parking website for special rates. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus. Handicap registration plates or placards are required to use these spaces.

A: University of Delaware shuttles will be available on Friday and Saturday.

Housing

A: Yes, there is wireless internet access in all residence halls. For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page.

A: Laird Campus is located off Route 896 and is home to Clayton Hall, the Christiana Towers and Independence Complex residence halls. Parking for the weekend is free on Laird Campus and is available near the Christiana Towers. Fellow Blue Hens volunteering for the Arrival Survival Team will assist you moving back into college. The East Campus dorms are located on Academy Street. Parking is available in Perkins Student Center parking garage (UD parking rates apply) or in the Pearson Hall surface lot (free all weekend). For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page.

A: Laird Campus amenities include cups, toilet paper, a bar of soap and tissues. East Campus rooms do not include any items but soap and toilet paper are located in the hallway bathrooms. For all rooms, linens, pillows, blankets and towels are only available in the linen package for a fee (or you may bring your own). For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page.

A: Laird Campus
Check-in: Friday 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at your individual residence hall
Check-in: Friday 8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m., Christiana Commons
Check-in and Check-out: Saturday 6:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
Check-out: Sunday 6 a.m.–noon, Christiana Commons

There will be a person on call 2:00 a.m.–6:00 a.m. After hours, a number will be displayed where the staff person on call may be reached.

East Campus
Check-in: Friday 3:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m., Redding and Gilbert Hall Lounges
Check-in and Check-out: Saturday 6:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m., Redding and Gilbert Hall Lounges
Check-out: Sunday 6:00 a.m.–noon

There will be a person on call 2:00 a.m.–6:00 a.m. After hours, a number will be displayed where the staff person on call may be reached.

For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page.

A: Laird Campus guests: The front desk at the Christiana Commons will be open 24 hours a day — beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, until noon on Sunday.

East Campus guests: If you are checking in late, lose your key, or need immediate assistance, you will be provided with an emergency 24-hour number to call.

For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page.

A: Laird Campus guests: Drop off your room key and building fob at the Christiana Commons. Failure to return your key and access card to the Christiana Commons will result in an additional charge of $125 needed to cover maintenance and locksmith costs. Linens may be left in the rooms.

Check-out times: Saturday 6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m.–noon

East Campus guests: Drop off your room key and building fob at the Redding Hall Lounge. Failure to return your key and access card to the East Lounge will result in an additional charge of $125 needed to cover maintenance and locksmith costs. Linens may be left in the rooms.

Check-out times: Saturday 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m.–noon See the Stay at UD page for all information.

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