Main Events

Football Game

Get your tickets for the epic face-off between the UD Fightin' Blue Hens and the Towson Tigers! Don your blue and gold gear and cheer on the Hens to victory!

Homecoming Court

Members of the Class of 2015 who embrace UD spirit and embody the UD brand are encouraged to apply for Homecoming Court. Five male and five female students will be selected as members of Homecoming Court and will campaign to gain votes to be elected Homecoming King and Queen. The crowning of the winners will take place on Saturday, October 18 at the football game. Click here for application details.

Goalpost Party

The Goalpost Party is back, and it’s better than ever! Join us under the President’s tent in the Hospitality Village on South Campus adjacent to the Bob Carpenter Center. Registration cost of $20.00 per person includes endless appetizers, two drink tickets, a cash bar, a photo booth, and more. Click here for details and to register.

Pep Rally

The Homecoming Pep Rally and Banner Contest will take place on Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Sports Building (the Little Bob). There will be music, games, a photo booth, tattoo and caricature artists, inflatables, giveaways, and special appearances by YoUDee and others. Show your Blue Hen pride and wear Delaware Blue and Gold. Click here for details.

Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement honors UD graduates of the last 20 years who exhibit great promise in their professional careers and/or public service activities. The award ceremony takes place on Friday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roselle Center for the Arts.

Outstanding Alumni

Presented annually to an alumnus and alumna in recognition of their exemplary work on behalf of the University of Delaware and/or the University of Delaware Alumni Association, this award will be presented on Saturday, October 18 at halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Spirit Stations

Show your Blue Hen pride throughout Homecoming week and win prizes at the UD Spirit Stations. The Spirit Stations will be giving out a different prize each day to students and employees wearing UD gear. Click here for station locations and prize details.

Affinity Reunions

Special alumni reunions, gatherings and tailgates will be held throughout Homecoming Weekend. Check the Reunions page for the schedule and to sign up for an event!

Photo Contest

Show your UD employee pride by getting together with your colleagues and students, snapping a photo and posting it on the UD Alumni Relations Facebook page. The photo with the most “likes” is the winner, and the UD Alumni Association president will also crown a UDAA favorite. Check out UDaily for more details about this fun competition. The 2013 winners were the University Student Centers and the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Laboratory. For rules and deadlines, read this UDaily story.

5k Run/Walk

Sign up today to participate in the inaugural Blue Hens Homecoming 5K Run/Walk event on Friday, 10/17. Join your fellow UD alumni, students, faculty/staff, friends & family on the course throughout the UD Athletics Complex and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. For details click here.

More Student Events

The week is filled with student events like the UD Amazing Race, Dodgeball & Volleyball competitions, the First Down Student Tailgate, and more. Go to the Homecoming Student Events page for more information.