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FRONT LAWN, SPENCER LAB, 130 ACADEMY STREET

Come join the faculty and staff for a family-friendly Mechanical Engineering cookout on the front lawn of Spencer Lab. We'll have plenty of food and drinks along with classic lawn games for all to enjoy. We can’t wait to see you and hear about what’s happened since you left UD.

BIDEN INSTITUTE, 44 KENT WAY

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.

THE LAB SCHOOL, 459 WYOMING ROAD

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.

WILLARD HALL, 16 WEST MAIN STREET

Alumni, families and children of all ages are invited to join our fun and educational STEAM activities—combining their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to create Squishy Circuits.

With a dash of ingenuity, create your own electrical circuits that light up! You’ll learn about different types of circuits, as you get your hands (a little) dirty with Squishy Circuits. You’ll also have the opportunity to use circuits to create your own greeting card that lights up. In addition, we’ll have unplugged introductory programming activities that you can do here or take home.

STEAM activities are coordinated by teachers and staff from our UD’s Children’s Campus and Office of Educational Technology. Registration is requested for planning purposes but walk-ups are welcome.

STUDENT WELLNESS, 231 S. COLLEGE AVENUE

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at the University of Delaware began in 2014 and serves students who identify as being persons in long-term recovery as well as students who have close friends or family in recovery. Join us for coffee and breakfast to meet other alumni in recovery as well as current student members of the CRC. If you have any questions about the Collegiate Recovery Community at UD, email Jessica Estok at Jestok@udel.edu or call 302-831-3457.

IN BACK OF SPENCER LAB, 130 ACADEMY STREET

Join Mechanical Engineering Blue Hens and friends for a fun bike ride! We'll do an out and back loop from Spencer Lab through scenic White Clay with refreshments after. All ability levels welcome. Please bring a helmet and your own bicycle.

NEWARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 69 E. MAIN STREET

Please join us for a reunion weekend luncheon hosted by the University of Delaware Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Board of Directors and Student Officer Board. Share stories of our past and help shape what we hope to be our future. All Wesley alumni, families and friends of the Foundation are welcome. For more information, please email Brooke at brooke@udelwesley.org.

280 THE GREEN

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.

CHRISTIANA COMMONS, 1 CHRISTIANA DRIVE

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 West 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.

SPENCER LAB FIRST FLOOR, 130 ACADEMY STREET

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.

EVANS HALL, ROOM 130 MAKERSPACE

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.

HARKER ISE LAB LOBBY, 221 ACADEMY STREET

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

TRABANT STUDENT CENTER, 17 W. MAIN STREET

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!

PENNY HALL, 255 ACADEMY STREET

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.