Gather with fellow computer science alumni for our 3rd annual alumni reception! This year, we celebrate 55 Years of computer science at the University of Delaware. Stop by Smith Hall and enjoy a few beverages and hors d’oeuvres on us as well as conversation with your favorite CIS faculty and alumni.
The department is delighted to welcome its alumni back to Newark and UD! We take great pride in the success of our alumni and their post-UD pursuits. We look forward to the opportunity to reminisce about your days as a student learn more about what you are doing now.
Please join the Biden Institute for our Alumni Weekend open house. Tour the building, meet the staff and leadership, enjoy light refreshments and learn how to get involved in our programming. Founded in the vision of Vice President Joe Biden, the Institute seeks to influence, shape and work to solve the most pressing domestic policy problems facing America. Pre-registration is requested for this event.
Calling all CEE alumni and friends! Please join us to kick off Alumni Weekend by celebrating our Alumni Awardees and to connect with colleagues both old and new. Learn what’s new in the department and share what’s new in your life! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages included.
Kick off Alumni Weekend where your University of Delaware journey began! All alumni and former student employees are welcome to start the weekend with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Share your favorite admissions stories, reunite and connect with the staff or just stop in to say hello. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the College of Health Sciences' Reception and Award Ceremony. CHS will recognize distinguished alumni from the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy, School of Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Come catch up with friends, faculty and fellow alumni with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. We hope you will join us for this evening of fun, food and friends!
The Lerner College Alumni Award of Excellence is presented each year to select alumni who have exhibited exceptional accomplishments, including professional success, contribution to the community, giving back to Lerner College and a commitment to excellence. Additionally, the Rising Star Alumni Award recognizes recent alumni who exemplify the qualities and spirit of our Alumni Awards of Excellence. Awarded by the Lerner College Alumni Board and Lerner College, nominations are welcome from alumni, faculty, staff and the University community. This is a programmed event and is not structured as a “drop-in” event. For additional information, please email LernerEvents@udel.edu..
Come back to campus and the Deer Park Tavern to reconnect with former student-athletes, coaches and teammates during Alumni Weekend! Student-athlete alumni are welcome to bring 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 and Sandy Ashby, owners of the Deer Park Tavern, for once again generously co-sponsoring this reception this year.
Join us in Perkins Student Center, in the East Lounge, for conversation, cuisine and cocktails. Reunite with faculty and classmates, enjoy a delicious menu and learn about the programs we offer that are helping make a difference in the world. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Blue Hen Jazz Trio, headed by local favorite Sam Nobles, AS12.
Honors Program alumni are invited to a reception to reconnect with fellow Blue Hens, along with Honors faculty and staff before heading over to Dela-bration. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are included for Honors alumni who register. Cash bar also available. Must be age 21+ to attend.
To kick off Alumni Weekend 2019, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting our reception at Bayard Sharp Hall this year (corner of S. Main and W. Delaware Ave). We are excited this new location puts us close to registration and UD’s Dela-bration event on Main Campus. Complimentary beverage and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This is a milestone year as it marks the college's 150th anniversary as a land-grant institution and it's a wonderful opportunity to welcome our alumni back to campus and celebrate our legacy.
Alumni of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment are invited to start their Alumni Weekend with a reception inside the Perkins Student Center. Reconnect with former classmates, professors and colleagues while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres. We can’t wait to see you again!
Dean Levi Thompson, along with the College of Engineering Development and Alumni Relations team, invites you to reconnect with former classmates, faculty and friends at a cocktail reception. Light hors d'oeuvres (including a pasta bar) and beverages will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. If you have questions about this event, contact Susan LaMedica at 302-831-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the College of Arts and Sciences for its annual alumni reception. Interim Dean John A. Pelesko will host a fun-filled block-party-style gathering complete with great music, food and company. This event offers you the opportunity to meet with students, the college leadership team, faculty and staff and to reconnect with fellow alumni. New this year—you’ll have an opportunity to win some fun prizes!
Enjoy the beauty of the Brandywine River with fellow Blue Hens from the Department of Civil Engineering. This is a fun and easy paddle trip suitable for all skill levels. Single (1 person) and tandem (2 people) kayaks as well as canoes (2–3 people) will be available. Transportation to and from UD as well as snacks, water and boxed lunches from Panera Bread are included for participants. This great deal covers all the fun, food and transportation for everyone in your boat. Return time is approximate. Contact Christine Murray at email@example.com with any questions. $75 per vessel.
Looking for a way to give back during Alumni Weekend? Join fellow Blue Hens at the Lab School to improve our nature learning area. The Outdoor Nature Classroom is the first of its kind in Delaware and is used by 3–4 year olds as their full-time learning space. Work will include trail maintenance (pruning overgrowth, raking, mulching, trail marking); trash clean-up in woods, creek and James F. Hall trail; and making and mounting signs along the trail.
Back by popular demand! 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 really gentle this time of year, veils and other protective gear 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.
Bring your family to 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), you will enjoy fun-filled activities like face painting and balloon artists. 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 3–11; free for children age 2 and under.
The Christiana Towers have been an iconic part of Laird Campus since 1972. More than 50,000 students have called them home during that time. We invite you to step back in time and come bid a fond farewell to these great buildings. Enter through The Commons to enjoy light refreshments and images of The Towers through the years. You will then be able to proceed into the East Tower to leave a message on the walls and visit a sample apartment on the first floor. This is an open house style event but we ask you to register for planning purposes.
When it comes to wine, we expect to find artistry in the juice itself. But the label of a wine bottle is the first thing you see before you even get to taste or smell it. Forget the age-old adage of not judging a book (or wine) by its cover and see what makes a wine label stand out from the crowd. Unique wines with designer labels will be paired with displays of original fashion designs provided by the talented students in the School of Fashion and Apparel. Tickets include six offerings (two red, two white, rose and champagne), static fashion show and hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $20
Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and witness our most popular flavors being made. Yes, taste tests are included! Register quickly as this is the only day of the year that tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person.
Join us as we say farewell to Warner Hall with a celebratory open house. After 105 years as the oldest residence hall on campus, Warner Hall will be closing its doors for residential use. The space will be renovated to become home to UD’s counseling and wellness services in 2020. Take time to view treasured antiques, historical "hidden" notes from women who resided there and a final peek at a dorm room in this beloved building. Light refreshments will be served. Please note: this building is not handicap accessible. This event is free but registration is requested for planning purposes.
The College of Health Sciences welcomes you to the Tower at STAR where big ideas, new discoveries and transformational approaches develop. Step inside our state-of-the-art Demonstration Kitchen and join one of our stellar nutrition faculty members as they prep, chop and create a deliciously healthy recipe! Following the demo, you are invited on a tour to see how we are changing the future of healthcare here at the STAR Campus. $10 per person.
Check out what Mechanical Engineering has going on in the newly upgraded Design Studio. The Design Studio is a 5,500 square foot makerspace on the first floor of Spencer Laboratory that includes space for fabrication, collaboration and design validation. Come take a tour during our open house and see why engineering at UD is in high demand.
A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. It houses a variety of maker equipment, including 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines. Access to this environment rapidly transitions ideas and concepts to reality. Participants will engage in 3D printing, laser cutting and robotics demonstrations. All participants over the age of 10 will make a “scrappy circuit.” $5 per participant; friends and family are welcome to observe for free.
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 footbridge; the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob); the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab and more. Get an introduction to the UD Bucket List and plan how you will start checking things off your list.
Graduate during the ’90s? Join Darren Kane, BE95, author of Glory Days at Delaware and curator of MugNight.com as he describes his (and your) days at UD with a guided nostalgic walk of UD’s main campus. This fun, interactive tour will include discussing the then-and-now of UD’s beautiful campus along with photos captured back in the day. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same? Yes, we’ll be walkin’ the Mall, hittin’ the Beach and much more!
In this two-for-one event, you will get a tour from the curator of the University's Mineralogical Museum and hear about a new program being developed at UD to address the social and environmental impacts of mining and materials from gemstones to the raw materials for electronics. This program is a first of its kind in the United States! The Museum is a hidden “gem” on campus and houses more than 3,000 specimens, with about 350 on display.
The 2018 recipients of the UD Alumni Association’s Alumni Wall of Fame Awards, Outstanding Alumni Awards and the Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor, Sr. Awards will be recognized. Join us as we gather to honor a new class of prestigious inductees during the Awards Celebration. Click here for more information.