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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. To make it easier to locate and congregate with your fellow classmates, we’ve added decade markers along The North Green. All attendees receive a commemorative Alumni Weekend T-shirt and mug.

We are excited to continue the “Blue Hens Give Back” tradition of support by donating $10 from your Dela-bration registration fee to 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.

TICKETS: Get your ticket today to the hottest UD alumni party, as it is sure to sell out fast! Open to Blue Hens and friends ages 21+ only. Early hen pricing is $55 per person, which includes beer, wine and food; $65 after April 15.

NAME BADGE TRANSFERS: Registrant name badges are transferable until Friday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m. After that deadline, name badges are non-transferable.

REFUNDS: Refunds will not be issued after May 15 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 8, 2019. 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.


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.


Come stroll The Green, enjoy getting your UD spirit on and learn about the five things all great Blue Hens do. Take pictures at our larger-than-life selfie station, get your face painted (kids and adults alike can participate), make a UD inspired craft, and enjoy UDairy ice cream, phone charging and lemonade. Plus, you can score free UD swag! So, come by the Delaware First Tent to see how Blue Hen Spirit is sweeping the campus. All these stations are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus and are sponsored by the Delaware First Campaign.


Romance is in the air! If you and your spouse both graduated from UD, you are Double Dels and we want to celebrate you! As a way to recognize your special connection to UD, please join us for an ice cream social in your honor. A professional photographer will be on hand to take your picture at our beautiful location on the Old College Lawn. This event is free but registration is requested 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 a sparkling wine), static fashion show and hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $20


Close out your amazing day on campus by enjoying time with old friends and reminiscing about great times on The Green. You will find many of your favorite craft beers along with some exciting new ones. Listen to the live music of Three Sheets while you enjoy a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres that pair perfectly with unlimited samplings of craft beers. $35 per person


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 in front of Pencader Dining Hall.


Go for the gold, set a new personal best or just enjoy a leisurely tour of campus with fellow Blue Hens during the 10th annual Alumni Weekend Blue Hen 5K. A special prize will be given to the participant(s) who shows the most UD spirit, so wear your blue and gold! The 5K also features the competition for the Dean's Cup, which is awarded to the UD college that has the greatest percentage of alumni participants. Gather your fellow alums and run for the cup—your dean will thank you! Day-of registration is in front of Pencader Dining Hall.

Register now!