University of Delaware | Homecoming 2017 | October 19-21, 2017

Game Day

Join the University of Delaware for a new era in UD football! Tickets are on sale now for the epic face-off between the Fightin' Blue Hens and the Richmond Spiders, taking place on Saturday, October 21, at 3:30 p.m. Don your Blue and Gold, and cheer our Hens to victory!

Tailgate

Prior to the game, meet fellow Blue Hens at Hospitality Village for a spirit filled pre-game tailgate. Enjoy food, drinks, live music and participate in games and activities that will be reminiscent of your time as a college student on campus. Click here for more information.

UD Homecoming Spirit Day

Homecoming Spirit Day (Wednesday, Oct. 18) is when students and alumni show off their Blue Hen pride. Whether or not you can come for games and prizes on The North Green, everyone is encouraged to wear their Blue and Gold and share pics using #UDHC.

Affinity Reunions

Throughout the weekend, reconnect with Blue Hens from your favorite registered student organization at one of many specialized reunions, gatherings and tailgates. See if your affinity group is getting together by clicking here.

Student Events

Join the entire student body for a fun-filled week of Homecoming events including Homecoming Spirit Day, the Banner Competition, the Comedy Show and the Step Show. See Student Events for more detailed information.

5K

All members of the UD community are invited to participate in the 1st Homecoming 5K. Whether it’s your first 5K or your 50th, you’ll have a great time being active with fellow Blue Hens. Fast and flat, starting and finishing at Delaware Stadium. All ability levels are encouraged to participate!



For Alumni



Homecoming Spirit Day
Wednesday, October 18

Celebrate early by uploading a photo of yourself dressed in Blue and Gold using hashtag #UDHC during Homecoming Spirit Day. The Blue Hen with the most UD spirit will win free homecoming swag as well the official 2017 Homecoming scarf. So, participate in “Wear It Wednesday” and show your spirit!




Homecoming 5K
Wednesday, October 18
4:30 p.m. Registration Opens; 5:30 p.m. Start
Delaware Stadium

Fast and flat, starting and finishing at Delaware Stadium. This out and back route through the Nelson Athletic Complex and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will take you on a tour of the stadiums, fields and farms on UD’s South Campus. It’s a great way to be active and share your Homecoming spirit with fellow members of the Blue Hen Community. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. $15 if registered by October 16, $20 day of event.

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Brunch on the Bricks

The Delaware Diamonds Society invites its donors to start their morning off at Brunch on the Bricks to get a first look at the newly engraved bricks installed on the Diamonds Walkway. The reception-style event includes music by The Wizard Quartet, a student band and art exhibit tours in the Old College and Mechanical Hall galleries.

This event is by invitation only; donors should have received a separate invitation.




Inside the College Admissions Process
Saturday, October 21
11:00 a.m.
University of Delaware Visitors Center
(210 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716)

UD alumni with a child in the 7th through 10th grade, are invited to an exclusive admissions event. Learn what high school courses are important for your child to take, the role SAT and ACT scores play in the application process, and things you and your child should consider when choosing a college that’s right for them. Explore campus with an admission guided and see everything UD has to offer its current students. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but pre-registration is required.

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Blue Hen Tailgate
Saturday, October 21
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hospitality Village

Gather with Blue Hens and friends in Hospitality Village for a spirit-filled pre-game tailgate. Enjoy food, drinks and live music and participate in games and activities reminiscent of your time as a college student on campus. All adult guests who register before October 1 will receive this year’s UD Homecoming scarf, so register early and show your pride! Space is limited. Discounted football tickets are available with the purchase of the tailgate. Register now.

Individual tickets:
Adults (includes three drink tickets) – $24
Adults (cash bar option) – $16
Children (3 to 12 years old) – $8
Children (2 and under) – Free

The VIP Package includes a reserved table, 8 game tickets, 8 scarves & 24 drink tickets. Limited number of tables available. Cost: $270.

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Affinity Reunions



Black Alumni Organization
National Pan-Hellenic Council Reception
Friday, October 20
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Center for Black Culture (192 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716)

Come hang out with members of the NPHC (alumni and current students) prior to the step show. ALL ARE WELCOME (Greeks and non-Greeks). Great opportunity for networking between alumni and undergrads. Afterwards, attend the Step Show in support of the current members of Greek Organizations. Cost: $5 includes light appetizers and beverages.

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Black Alumni Organization
Late Night Happy Hour
Friday, October 20
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Celebrations on Market (340 South Market St, Wilmington 19801)

Get Homecoming started right with the BAO’s opening event – the Late Night Happy Hour. All adults 21+ are welcome to attend this event. There will be plenty of music, food and drink specials to get the weekend underway. Cost: $15.

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Black Alumni Organization
Tailgate BBQ
Saturday, October 21
12:00 – 3:30 p.m.
The Center for Black Culture (192 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716)

Join the BAO for its flagship event during Homecoming Weekend. This event is family-friendly and open to all. There will be music, food and good times for all. Cost: Adults – $10; Children 12 and under – $5. Free for current students with an UD ID.

Note: While registration will be available at the door, you are strongly encouraged to register in advance for planning purposes.

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Black Alumni Organization
Young Alumni Mixer
Saturday, October 21
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Greene Turtle (250 South Main Street 19711)

Join the BAO for a Young Alumni Mixer. If you graduated from UD in the past ten years, this event is just for you! Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Cost: $5.

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Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Homecoming Flow 2017
Saturday, October 21
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
UAW Local 1183 (698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702)

The Lovely Ladies of Pink and Green are hosting the Homecoming Flow of 2017. Enjoy food and music at this fun celebration. Cost: $15 in advance, $25 at the door, VIP tables $90.

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For Students

Note: While registration will be available at the door, you are strongly encouraged to register for these events in advance for planning purposes.



Homecoming Spirit Day
Wednesday, October 18
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The North Green

Get into the spirit of Homecoming on The North Green with free tailgate food, music, games and giveaways! Wear your Blue and Gold to take photos in the retro shutterbug and help build Homecoming spirit by participating in fun activities. You’ll earn UD swag just for joining in the fun. Be sure to share your pictures on social media using #UDHC. Be on the lookout for a special Snapchat filter to liven up your photos.




Banner Competition
Banners due October 6

Calling all registered student organizations! Show off your Blue Hen spirit by creating Homecoming banners in support of our Fightin’ Blue Hens. The banners will be displayed in the Perkins Student Center and winners will be announced at Homecoming Spirit Day on Wednesday, October 18.

For those student groups who are interested, you can pick up banner materials from the Resource Room in 015G Perkins Student Center from September 21 to October 4. Completed banners are due on October 6. For further information, contact the Student Involvement Office at 302-831-2428.




Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, October 18
4:30 p.m. Registration Opens; 5:30 p.m. Start
Delaware Stadium

Fast and flat, starting and finishing at Delaware Stadium. This out and back route through the Nelson Athletic Complex and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will take you on a tour of the stadiums, fields and farms on UD’s South Campus. It’s a great way to be active and share your Homecoming spirit with fellow members of the Blue Hen Community. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. $15 if registered by October 16, $20 day of event.

REGISTER NOW




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