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UD prepares to host Alumni Weekend, with an Alumni Weekend West event added in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Alumni Weekend West offers Hens a California Dela-bration


9:08 a.m., May 17, 2013--The 2013 University of Delaware Alumni Weekend will expand to California with a special event in Santa Monica.

Alumni Weekend West, offered for those Blue Hens who cannot return to UD’s Newark campus, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Busby’s West in Santa Monica.

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A large contingent of more than 4,000 alumni and friends is expected to attend the on-campus Alumni Weekend, which will be held May 31-June 2.

The signature UD event will feature a presentation by UD President Patrick Harker, the popular Mug Night Dela-bration and Lunch with the Mascots, featuring YoUDee team members and alumni.

For Alumni Weekend details, click here.

Other activities include the following:

Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.: Athletics Spring Tour stops in Rehoboth. UD Athletics invites Blue Hens to join Athletic Director Eric Ziady and UD coaches for a fun-filled evening at Applebee’s in Rehoboth Beach.

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.: Long Island happy hour. The Long Island Alumni Club will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with a happy hour at Jackson’s in Commack.

Thursday, May 23, 5 p.m.: Baltimore happy hour. The Baltimore Alumni Club will host happy hour at MEX, 26 Market Place, in Baltimore.

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.: Athletics Spring Tour stops in Wilmington. The final stop on the Athletics Spring Tour, featuring Athletic Director Eric Ziady and Blue Hens coaches, will be held at Applebee’s Wilmington on Rocky Run Parkway.

Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m.: Boston baseball watch party. The Boston Alumni Club will host a watch party at the Asgard in Cambridge as the Red Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thursday, June 6, through Sunday, June 9: Earth Perfect? symposium. Alumni are invited to attend the four-day symposium, “Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden” to be held at a variety of locations, including UD, Longwood Gardens and Winterthur.

Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.: Lewes farm event. Alumni are invited to a “Blue Hens and Holsteins” event at the Hopkins family’s Green Acres Farm and creamery in Lewes, Del. The event offers a chance to see a working dairy farm.

Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m.: Baseball series: Long Island. Alumni can enjoy a day at Bethpage Ballpark in Islip, N.Y., to see the 2012 Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks take on the Maryland Blue Crabs. There will be an unlimited picnic buffet.

Sunday, June 9, 12:15 p.m.: Baseball series: Lehigh Valley. Alumni can visit Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., to see the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. The event will feature a pre-game picnic.

Friday, June 14, 5 p.m. Baseball series: Colorado. Blue Hens can enjoy the game at Coors Field in Denver as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Colorado Rockies.

About the Office of Alumni Relations

The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations promotes a lifelong relationship between the University and more than 160,000 living alumni, all of whom are members of the UD Alumni Association, by providing programs, events and awards for alumni and students, maintaining traditions and fostering Blue Hen pride. For more information, visit

The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of some of these events.

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