The Diamonds Walkway

A symbol of tradition and loyalty

The Diamonds Walkway recognizes Delaware Diamonds Society donors who have generously contributed to UD for five consecutive years at any Society level. Donors are recognized for their leadership support with a personalized brick on campus.

Located between Main Street and Old College on the Newark campus, the Diamonds Walkway symbolizes tradition and loyalty to UD. Following our naming standards, bricks are engraved with the donor's name or to commemorate a loved one.

Donors celebrating their five-year anniversary with the Delaware Diamonds Society are notified of their brick eligibility annually. Brick installation occurs in September and new bricks are available for viewing in time for Homecoming.

Finding Your Brick

Every brick on the Diamonds Walkway has a specific set of coordinates, containing a letter and a number. To find your brick on the Walkway or obtain your brick coordinates, please reference this list or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 302-831-1943 or delawarediamonds@udel.edu. Please note the list above reflects all bricks on the Diamonds Walkway as of July 1, 2018.

Brick coordinates correspond to a specific paver and a specific quadrant on the Diamonds Walkway. The Walkway contains 22 gray diamond-shaped pavers. Each paver corresponds to a letter, beginning at the Walkway entrance on Main Street with the letter “A” and continuing to the steps of Old College, ending with the letter “V”. Surrounding every paver, engraved bricks are segmented into four quadrants, as shown in the next diagram.

The Quadrant

A quadrant on the Diamonds Walkway

Therefore, if your coordinate is A3, your brick is located in the area to the upper left of the first diamond-shaped paver from Main Street.

Installation Timeline

Each year on June 30, a list of donors from the Delaware Diamonds Society eligible for bricks is generated. These names are confirmed with members by U.S. mail and email. Brick installation on the Diamonds Walkway occurs in September. New bricks are available for viewing in time for Homecoming.

Inscriptions

  • Besides your name, you can honor a family member, a professor or anyone you choose on your brick.
  • All inscriptions are centered on the brick. Each brick is 4”x 8” and includes space for 3 lines of copy for a maximum of 15 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation as separate characters. Symbols that appear on a keyboard and Greek letters may be used.
  • Inscriptions may not include commercial messages or company names. UD reserves the right to deny any language that UD deems inappropriate.

Upcoming Events

2019 Football Season
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Homecoming 2019
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26
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Your Impact

Caroline Grove, BE18
"Your support makes a major difference in our college experience and we couldn't do it without you. It's people like you that help to make my dream of attending UD come true."

– Caroline Grove, BE18
Student Alumni Ambassador