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.

News

2019 in Review
We are grateful for the difference you and your fellow Delaware Diamonds Society donors have made for UD’s people and programs. A new year offers us the chance to reflect on the 12 months that have passed—recapped in this video and this UDaily story—and look forward to the remarkable things we can make happen together the coming year.

Diamonds Walkway Celebration
During Homecoming Weekend, many of the newest Diamonds Walkway brick recipients returned to campus for the unveiling of their engraved bricks. See photos from the event here.

2019-2020 Basketball Season
Join us in the Bob Carpenter Center (BCC) during the men’s and women’s basketball games this season. Society donors and guests can enjoy the comfort of the BCC before and during each home game.

Your Impact

Sarah Mazzarella
“Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to attend UD. The opportunities here are endless, and they have shaped and inspired my future education and career goals. I cannot thank donors enough for their generosity.”

--Sarah Mazzarella, AS21