Congratulations Joe Biden UD Class of '65

Congratualtions Joe Biden UD Class of '65

The University of Delaware congratulates Joe Biden

The University of Delaware congratulates alumnus Joseph R. Biden Jr., vice president-elect of the United States. Biden is a 1965 graduate of UD, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in history and political science.


Biden Class Officers

Freshman Class officers from the 1962 Yearbook. Biden, class president, is in the center of the first row. (Courtesy of University of Delaware Archives)

Residents of Harter Hall

Residents of Harter Hall from the 1963 Yearbook. Biden is ninth from the left in the back row. (Courtesy of University of Delaware Archives)

Yearbook Picture

From the 1965 Yearbook (Courtesy of University of Delaware Archives)


Biden speaks on the Middle East in a program sponsored by international studies and the College of Arts and Sciences in February 2001.


After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Biden spoke at a special University of Delaware Forum: Respect & Understand, held Sept. 19, 2001, at the Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center. (Photo by Duane Perry)


Biden appears with Chris Matthews on MSBNC's "Hardball College Tour," broadcast live from Mitchell Hall on Jan. 15, 2003. (Photo by Duane Perry)


Biden and Matthews on the Mitchell Hall stage for the "Hardball College Tour." (Photo by Duane Perry)

Biden Cheering

Cheering on the Fightin' Blue Hens at the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA National Championship game in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo by Eric Crossan)

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Biden sponsors a gala event on March 10, 2004, for the national champion football team in Washington, D.C., and guests include U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)

Sen. Edward Kennedy

At the event for the football team, U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, tells the Blue Hens, "Your team hasn't got any better supporter than Joe Biden. I have been impressed by the devotion and great sense of pride he takes in you." (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)

Capitol Tour

After the event, Biden gives a tour of the Capitol for the team. (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)


Biden delivers the Commencement address on May 29, 2004, in Delaware Stadium. At the ceremony, he received an honorary doctor of laws degree. (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)

Press Conference

Speaking at a 2004 news conference announcing a five-year $16.7 million grant to the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Biden says, "Delaware is now clearly at the forefront of 21st century advances in science and technology.” (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)

Football Game

Joe and Jill Biden take a break from the campaign trail to attend the UD football game against the University of Maine on Oct. 11, 2008. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

Tubby Ramond

Biden with retired UD football coach "Tubby" Raymond at the Oct. 11, 2008, game. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

Biden Pep Rally

Biden on the steps of Memorial Hall for a campaign rally on Oct. 31, 2008. (Photo by Christian Derr)

Biden Pep Rally

Jill and Joe Biden at the October campaign rally. (Photo by Lane McLaughlin)

Biden Pep Rally

At the Oct. 31, 2008, campaign rally. (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson)

Biden Pep Rally

At the Oct. 31, 2008, campaign rally. (Photo by Lane McLaughlin)

Biden Pep Rally

Biden with UD President Patrick Harker after the Oct. 31 rally. (Photo by Kathy F. Aktinson)

"" Rally on campus
Joe Biden kicked off the last leg of his campaign tour with a campaign rally on the University of Delaware Green on Oct. 31, 2008. Standing on the steps of Memorial Hall, he recalled his years as an undergraduate student at UD and the role that University faculty members played in shaping his life. “During my years on campus here, some of the most transformative events of my generation took place,” he said before a crowd of about 6,000 persons.
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Honorary degree
Joe Biden, Class of 1965, was inducted into the UD Alumni Wall of Fame in1984 and was welcomed back to campus in 2004 to deliver the Commencement address and to receive an honorary degree.
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""Double Dels
Joe Biden is married to Jill Jacobs-Biden, also a University of Delaware graduate. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 1975 and her doctorate in education in 2006.

""UD is 2008 election ‘epicenter’
The University of Delaware has had deep involvement in the 2008 presidential election, with vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and senior advisers Steven Schmidt, working for the campaign of Republican John McCain, and David Plouffe, working for the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That led Nicholas Johnston of Bloomberg News to write, “The academic epicenter of this year's presidential election isn't, as in some years past, Harvard or Yale. It's located between Baltimore and Philadelphia at the University of Delaware.”
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"" Biden plays hardball
Joe Biden was the special guest during a broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour” with Chris Matthews in 2003 at Mitchell Hall. The event drew a standing room only crowd.
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"" A Blue Hen tribute
When the University of Delaware football team won the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA national championship, Joe Biden held a special event in Washington, D.C., to honor the team.
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