Events

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Football Game

Join Coach Rocco and the University of Delaware's Fightin' Blue Hens for the epic face-off between the Fightin' Blue Hens and rivals, the Towson Tigers, taking place on Saturday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m. Don your Blue and Gold, and cheer our Hens on to victory!

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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.

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Homecoming Spirit Day

Homecoming Spirit Day (Wednesday, Oct. 24) 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, Blue Hens of all ages are encouraged to wear their Blue and Gold and share pics using #UDHC.

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Affinity Reunions

Throughout the weekend, reconnect with Blue Hens from your favorite registered student organization at one of many specialized reunions, gatherings and tailgates.

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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.

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The 5K Run/Walk course is flat and fast

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

All members of the community are invited to participate in the 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!

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For Alumni

HOMECOMING 5K
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
4:30 P.M. REGISTRATION OPENS; 5:30 P.M. START
DELAWARE STADIUM, NEWARK, DE

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 Monday, October 22; $20 day of event. Those who register are eligible to purchase discounted tickets for the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday, October 27, at checkout.

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BRUNCH ON THE BRICKS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

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 a student band and art exhibit tours in Old College.

Donors are invited separately. Contact the Donor Relations team with questions or comments.

BLUE HEN TAILGATE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
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. 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 game tickets are available with the purchase of the tailgate.

Individual Tickets: 
Adults (includes 3 drink tickets) – $24
Adults (cash bar) – $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

HOMECOMING SHABBAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
6:00 P.M. SERVICE; 7:00 P.M. DINNER
KRISTOL CENTER (47 W. DELAWARE AVE., NEWARK, DE 19711)

Hey Jewish alumni (and students)! In town for Homecoming and looking for a little taste of home? Swing by Hillel for Shabbat services and a free dinner! Just email Bill Baker if you plan on attending and if you have any dietary restrictions we should be aware of. We're looking forward to seeing you!

UD PRE-VET ALUMNI AND DELAWARE VETERINARY PRACTITIONERS RECEPTION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
TOWNSEND HALL - COMMONS - 531 S. COLLEGE AVE.

Network with Delaware Veterinary Medical Association and UD Veterinary Alumni Practitioners (from DE, MD, NJ and across the US). Learn about UD’s Pre-Veterinary and Animal Science Program and earn continuing education credits. Remarks by Dr. Courtney Campbell, DVM, ANR01, former host of Pet Talk and the Dr. Courtney Show Podcast. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres served. Cost: Free

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BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION
LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
8:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.
CELEBRATIONS ON MARKET, 340 S. MARKET ST., WILMINGTON DE

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 (brush up on your karaoke skills), food and drink specials to get the weekend underway. Karaoke runs 8–10 p.m., but the party lasts until 1 a.m.! Cost: $10.

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BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION
TAILGATE BBQ
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
12:00 – 3:30 P.M.
THE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE (192 S. COLLEGE AVE., NEWARK, DE 19716)

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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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TAILGATE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
BLUE VIP PARKING LOT

Join alumni and faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a pre-game tailgate. The department will provide food and fun; however, attendees should plan to B.Y.O.B. No need to register in advance, just come on over! Look for our banner in the parking lot. Visit the Mechanical Engineering website for up to the minute details.

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TAILGATE WITH THE COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN & ENVIRONMENT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
BLUE HEN TAILGATE

Whether as a CEOE student in geography, geological sciences or marine science or policy, you were part of a department that knows the importance of thinking globally while connecting locally. Register to join CEOE at the all-alumni Blue Hen Tailgate and experience that combination again, enjoying the fun and energy of Homecoming while reuniting with your close group of fellow CEOE alumni at our special table.

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WESLEY FOUNDATION TAILGATE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
11:30 – 3:30 P.M.
BETWEEN TOWNSEND HALL & THE CLARK GARDEN

Share stories with fellow alumni, meet the current Wesley students, and make new memories as we cheer on the Blue Hens! This is a family-friendly tailgate event located in our usual spot. All Wesley Foundation alumni, family, and friends of the Foundation are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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HENLAW TAILGATE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
HOSPITALITY VILLAGE

Join the HenLaw Alumni Society at the Blue Hen Tailgate! This is a great opportunity to meet with UD students with an interest in the law and network with alumni attorneys and law students. Formed in 2016, the HenLaw Alumni Society is made up of University of Delaware alumni and friends who share the common passion of helping and mentoring students interested in pursuing legal careers. Register separately.

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BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION YOUNG ALUMNI MIXER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
GREENE TURTLE (250 S. MAIN ST. 19711)

Join the BAO for a Young Alumni Mixer. If you graduated from UD in the last 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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For Students

BANNER COMPETITION

Calling all RSOs and Recognized Fraternities & Sororities! Show off your Blue Hen spirit by creating Homecoming banners in support of our Fightin' Blue Hens. The banners will be displayed in the University Student Centers and winners will win some unique and amazing prizes!

Pick up banner materials from the RSO Resource Room in 015G Perkins Student Center until October 12. Completed banners are due by October 19 to Perkins 015G. Contact Student Involvement at 302-831-2428 if you have any questions. Download a flyer with full information.

HOMECOMING SPIRIT DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
12:00 – 4:00 P.M.
THE NORTH GREEN

Get into the spirit of Homecoming on The North Green with free 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.

HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
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 Monday, October 22; $20 day of event. Those who register are eligible to purchase discounted tickets for the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday, October 27, at checkout.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT-ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
1:30 – 6:00 P.M.
PERKINS STUDENT CENTER, BACCHUS THEATER

Jump-start your career planning by attending the Mechanical Engineering Homecoming Networking event. Multi-session career panel presentations, hosted by alumni and faculty, will cover a variety of career topics. Presentations will be followed by a networking reception.

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HOMECOMING SHABBAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
6:00 P.M. SERVICE
7:00 P.M. DINNER
KRISTOL CENTER (47 W. DELAWARE AVE., NEWARK, DE 19711)

Hey Jewish alumni (and students)! In town for Homecoming and looking for a little taste of home? Swing by Hillel for Shabbat services and a free dinner! Just email email Bill Baker if you plan on attending and if you have any dietary restrictions we should be aware of. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Game Day   Saturday, October 27

Join Blue Hens and friends for the Homecoming matchup between the Towson Tigers and the University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens!

1:30-3:30
ALL-ALUMNI BLUE HEN TAILGATE
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.

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

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Kick Off-3:30
THE TOWSON VS UD GAME
DELAWARE STADIUM

Join Blue Hens and friends for a new era in UD football as the Fightin’ Blue Hens matchup against the Towson Tigers. Gates to the Delaware Stadium and Anchor Buick GMC Fan Zone open at 1:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Additional Ticket Info:

Alumni game tickets can be purchased at a discount
when you register for the tailgate.

See a parking map of Delaware Stadium.

For all other ticket information, visit www.BlueHens.com.

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Parking & Tailgating

Parking lots open for tailgating at 11:30 a.m. Get the Game Day Parking Map.

Hotels & Transportation

Go to UD’s Visit Us page for information on lodging options, driving directions, alternative transportation and area attractions.

 

Stadium Policies:

Patrons are permitted to bring in one (1) unopened bottle of water per guest. In order to ensure the safety of our guests, all bags will be checked as patrons enter the facility. Please plan accordingly as long lines may exist. Delaware Stadium has a No Re-Entry policy. Patrons experiencing an emergency or who must exit for medical reasons may go to the main Guest Services kiosk inside the Stadium on the West or East side for assistance. See the full list of stadium policies.

UD reserves the right to inspect and remove any packages and containers. All persons are subject to search, which includes clothing, jackets, bags and purses. The stadium will not be responsible for items left at any of the entry gates. Fans should return restricted articles to their vehicle.


Blue Hen Spirit Cartons

Are you gathering with eight or more fellow alumni on Game Day to celebrate Homecoming? Then turn your tailgate into the ultimate Blue Hen party with a Blue Hen Spirit Carton! The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will have Blue Hen Spirit Cartons available for pick up on Game Day that include everything you’ll need to show your Blue Hen pride, like tablecloths, cups, rally towels, pom poms, and photo props. All we ask in return is that you share your spirit on social media using #UDHC and #BlueHensForever. Let us know who’s in your group, why you gather for Homecoming and what you love most about the day. Cartons are free but quantities are limited. Reserve your Spirit Carton by completing this form. Email Erin Fleming with questions.