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 also receive a special 10th anniversary commemorative Alumni Weekend T-shirt and mug.
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.
Tickets: 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. $55 per person includes beer, wine and food ($65 after April 15).
Name Badge Transfers: Registrant name badges are transferable until Wednesday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m. After that deadline, name badges are non-transferable.
Refunds: Refunds will not be issued after Friday, 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 2, 2018. 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.
Need information, directions, reprint of your badge, or a bottle of water? You can even charge your phone! Come visit the hospitality tent in Trabant Food Court. We are here to help our Blue Hens maximize their time back on campus.
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.
Enjoy some family-friendly fun! Take pictures at our larger than life selfie station. Get your face painted. Eat a selfie cookie (you won’t believe how cool these are!). Pick up free vintage Alumni Weekend t-shirts. Play yard games while listening to We Kids Rock. Have some free UDairy ice cream or quench your thirst with delicious old fashioned lemonade while you make a YouDee-inspired craft. Oh, and don’t forget to get your picture taken with our live blue hens. All these activities are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus.
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.
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 Ag School farm. After attending this fun but informative wine tasting you may never want to go back to ordinary wines again. $20 per person.
Close out your amazing Saturday on campus by enjoying time with old friends and reminiscing about great times. While you listen to live music, enjoy a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres that pair perfectly with craft beers. $35 per person.
Dela-bration will be held on Saturday night in case of inclement weather on Friday.
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 on Saturday, June 2. 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 the cancel the event, no refunds will be issued.
Future Blue Hens (age 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 put on your blue & gold and go! 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 in front of Pencader Dining Hall. Register now!