Soak It Up! Bagels with Faithful Friends Animal Society's Pet Therapy Teams
Help yourself to fresh bagels, coffee and juice, and enjoy the affection of pet therapy dogs during this family-friendly event. Therapy pets are trained to provide comfort to people in rehabilitation and nursing care, hospice, children's hospitals, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia centers, and are a well-loved part of the library's "Stress Less" finals week student activities. $5 per person pre-registration, kids under 12 free. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $8 at the door, cash or check.
Alumni, families and children are invited to explore the great outdoors at activity stations on The Green. Young explorers will enjoy nature-based art projects and activities, while parents and teachers learn how UD's Children's Campus is incorporating outdoor experiences into their curriculum. Hosted by the Early Learning Center, Laboratory Preschool and The College School. Registration is requested for planning purposes but walk-ups are welcome.
Could Newark be Delaware’s first smart city? Learn how smart cities work and experience live demonstrations of the University of Delaware’s Scaled Smart City. We are currently witnessing an increasing integration of connected and automated vehicles. Smart cities that integrate data, connectivity and automated cars will reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, travel delays and improve safety. You will be in “the know” first after this amazing program sponsored by the College of Engineering.
Check out the Delaware First campaign tent and spirit station where you can learn about the Campaign’s progress and pick up goodies and giveaways.
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.
Grab your friends or your entire family and meet us at The Caesar Rodney Dining Hall for Saturday brunch with YoUDee and Baby Blue. You will enjoy some of the favorite foods that fueled your way through college (and a mimosa)! It's fun for all ages with 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.
Back by popular demand! Come learn about robotic vehicles that researchers in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment use to study the ocean, bay and coastal environments. See demonstrations of remotely operated vehicles and autonomous surface vehicles, and learn about their deep ocean counterparts. Discover how data from aquatic robots and aerial drones can be used together. Try your hand at a drone simulator. This event is open house, so stop in anytime to meet the fleet.
Do you have what it takes to earn big money? This fast-paced interactive game emphasizes the importance of self-discipline, planning and making sound choices about getting a good education, spending wisely, saving early and often and taking prudent risks… plus it’s tons of fun. Winners will receive a prize! Don’t miss this fun, family event hosted by the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Ages 8 and up.
Athletics has a vibrant history at UD, but everyone wants to know what’s next. Please join Director of Athletics and Recreation Services, Chrissi Rawak, and Head Football Coach, Danny Rocco, as they discuss the vision and future of Delaware Athletics. Guests will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions about the upcoming renovations to Delaware Stadium and the building of our brand-new state-of-the-art Whitney Athletic Center.
**Due to inclement weather this event has been canceled.**
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 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 plan how you will start checking things off your list.
Orthopedics in Action (OIA) is a unique, hands-on activity that features real-world challenges from orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering. Explore the world of broken bones and x-rays with amazing fracture puzzles. Students and faculty in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering created OIA to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering and medicine. The curriculum is being used in over 200 middle and high school classrooms nationwide, and this event will give you a preview of what all of the fuss is about! Appropriate for children 8 and up.
Do organic wines taste as good as regular wines? Here is your chance to find out! This year’s perfect pairing will match some of the summer’s best organic wines with local, seasonable, farm-to-table food from the UD farm. After attending this fun but informative wine tasting you may never want to go back to ordinary wines again. $20 per person. $20 per person.
You are going on a trip and the planning is the best part. Participants plan a vacation to a national park and then determine if they have saved enough to take the trip. If not, how much more is needed to meet their goal. Choices on which park to visit, housing, transportation, food and souvenirs are determined by chance. This lively interactive game will have you wanting to plan your own trip soon. Don’t miss this fun, family event hosted by the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Ages 8 and up.
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 gentle this time of year, veils and other protective gear equipment are 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.
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. Award recipients 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.