UD Alumni Weekend June 1-3, 2018
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Saturday, June 2


Departs from Trabant Center Parking Garage

Come 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 is included for participants. This great deal covers all the fun, food and transportation for everyone in your boat. Return time is approximate. Contact Karen Greco at kgreco@udel.edu with any questions. $75 per vessel.

Morris Library

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the momentous year that was 1968, the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press is launching an oral history initiative, Voices of 1968, to document the UD experience in 1968, most notably the National Guard’s occupation of Wilmington in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Using the Library’s One Button Studio to record your memories, we invite UD alumni to reflect on and share stories of life in 1968, campus politics, Wilmington and other responses to MLK’s death. These interviews are essential to preserving living Delaware history during a pivotal moment for the country, and will be preserved and made available in the Library’s Special Collections for future research.

Participants will also receive a copy of their interviews to keep with their own family archives. We have times available on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 for interviews however, we are happy to schedule an alternate date that works for you or conduct the interview over the phone if you can’t make it back to campus. Please book your recording time using this link. Advance registration is requested, though walk-ins are welcome.

This oral history program will complement the Special Collections exhibition 1968: Heterodoxical Times in Delaware, located on the first floor of Morris Library from April 3–August 17, 2018.

Has the UD Library, Museums & Press made an impact on your life? Email us at lib-stories@udel.edu to share your experience.

Harrington Turf and Laird Turf

Join us on the turf fields for a relaxing yoga session. Mats will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own or use a beach towel. Each class will be led by a nationally certified instructor and is appropriate for all fitness levels. In the case of inclement weather, Laird Yoga will take place in the Christiana Commons Lounge and East Yoga will take place in the Redding Lounge. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Registered participants will be notified by email.

The Morris Library, Class of 1941 Lecture Room

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.

The South Green (Outside Alison Hall West)

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.

Spencer Lab, Room 222, 130 Academy Street

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.

231 South College Avenue

Are you a UD alumnus in long-term recovery? Join us for our inaugural UD Alumni in Recovery Coffee Hour! The Collegiate Recovery Community at the University of Delaware began in 2014 and serves students who identify as being a person in long-term recovery as well as students who have close friends or family in recovery. This is an opportunity to meet other alumni in recovery as well as learn more about what the University of Delaware is currently doing for students in recovery. You may even have the opportunity to meet current students involved with the CRC at UD. And of course, coffee and light refreshments!

Klondike Kate's, 158 E. Main Street

UD Student Alumni/Spirit Ambassadors are invited to meet at Klondike Kate's to celebrate their time as representatives of the student body and reconnect with former and current members. Learn about what the group is doing today and share your stories of the past. $10 per person includes brunch and drink tickets.

Hillel Kristol Center for Jewish Life, 47 W. Delaware Avenue

Keep the party going on Saturday morning with your favorite Jewish alumni! Join us for schmoozing and schmear (and bagels!). Feel free to call our office at 302-453-0479 if you have questions. Please email nwasilus@udel.edu if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

North Green by Delaware Avenue

Need information, directions, reprint of your badge, or a bottle of water? You can even charge your phone! Come visit the hospitality tent located on The Green by Delaware Avenue. We are here to help our Blue Hens maximize their time back on campus.

Old College Lawn / Daugherty Hall

Join fellow classmates on UD’s Newark campus for your 50th reunion! We’ve planned a special day of activities to help you celebrate friendships, reminisce about special memories and learn about all that’s new and dynamic on UD’s campus today. You’ll finish out the day by joining your classmates for a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner with open bar and a DJ in Daugherty Hall. A UD photographer will be on hand to capture the memories. Visit the 50th reunion page for all the details. $75 per person for full day programing including dinner celebration. $60 per person dinner celebration only.

South Campus, Adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena

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.

Caesar Rodney Dining Hall, 350 Academy Street

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.

Carpenter Sports Center

Alumni and guests are invited to tour the Carpenter Sports Building recreation facility, which opened a new 223,000-square-foot addition in fall 2013. The building is named in honor of R.R.M. Carpenter Sr., a former member of the Board of Trustees and longtime benefactor of UD. The award-winning facility features three levels of strength and cardio equipment, a rock wall, an indoor pool and diving well, basketball courts, workout studios, racquetball courts, classrooms and more. Participants are encouraged to get in a free workout during their visit as well.

Carpenter Sports Building Indoor Pool

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.

The South Green

Visit The South Green and enjoy some family friendly fun! 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 stations are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus.

Old College Lawn (on the corner of Main Street and N. College Avenue)

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.

Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium, 20 Orchard Road

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.

Brown Lab, Room 101

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.

Studio Arts Building (SAB) Print Shop, 61 North College Avenue

The College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Art & Design invites you to join in on a fun, engaging open studio art session. Leading this hands-on session is our very own alumna, Bailey Chick '17, MFA in Art. Join Bailey and your fellow alumni and friends to learn the art of printmaking by creating your very own take-home piece of original UD themed silkscreen prints. Wine, beer and light refreshments will be provided. $25 per person.

North Green

Grab a partner and a beverage, Blue Hens! We will be taking over the North Green for our third annual Cornhole Tournament. Compete for the chance to win a prize pack that includes intramural champion T-shirts and a Main Street gift card. In the case of inclement weather, the tournament will be moved to the Hen House in the Lil’ Bob. A decision on moving these events will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Registered participants will be notified by email. Please note that only non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted during this event. $5 per team (2 players)

Harrington Turf Volleyball Courts

Now is your chance to relive your glory days as an intramural champion! Get your team of four ready to compete for a prize pack that includes intramural champion T-shirts and gift cards. Teams of four must have a minimum of one female player. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. A decision will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Registered participants will be notified by email if cancellation is necessary. $10 per team (4 players).

The North Green

Come stroll The Green and enjoy getting your UD spirit on! Take pictures at our larger than life selfie station; get your face painted (kids and adults alike will want to show their UD spirit); eat a selfie cookie (you won’t believe how cool these are); and pick up free vintage alumni weekend t-shirts. All these stations are free and fun ways to enjoy being back on campus.

Leaves from The Green (Outside Gore Hall)

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.

Spencer Laboratory, 130 Academy Street

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 hands on 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.

Harker ISE Lab, 221 Academy Street

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.

Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium, 20 Orchard Road

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.

UD Apiary, South Campus (Next to Allen Laboratory)

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.

Memorial Hall, Room 109

Connect with your fellow UDaBBers to catch up, play icebreakers, eat food and reminisce on the unbelievable memories of UDaB! UDaB is family, and we miss you! Learn about how far the organization has come and find out ways you can stay engaged and connected throughout the year. $5 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and $) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. Chorduroy will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. Chorduroy will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

The South Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and dancing. How's My Hat will be there playing all your favorite tunes. $25 per person.

Lerner Atrium

Connect with your study abroad travel companions as we celebrate our travels and catch up on where we have been since graduation! Light refreshment will be served.

The Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a green screen photo booth and dancing. $25 per person.

The Green

Enjoy yard games, open bar (beer and wine) with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a green screen photo booth and dancing. $25 per person.

North Green

Close out your amazing Saturday on campus by enjoying time with old friends and reminiscing about great times on The Green. While you listen to live music, enjoy a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres that pair perfectly with craft beers. $35 per person.

Roselle Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall & Lobby

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.

North Side of Memorial Hall

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.

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