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UD Alumni Relations will add several programs for alumni to the Homecoming schedule, including the new Goalpost Party in Hospitality Village immediately following the football game.

Alumni activities

University alumni invited to attend Homecoming Goalpost Party


8:45 a.m., Aug. 30, 2013--University of Delaware alumni are invited to attend Homecoming Week 2013, with a variety of activities planned Oct. 6-12. The events include a postgame Goalpost Party sponsored by the University’s Office of Alumni Relations.

The Goalpost Party will follow the football game between the Fightin’ Blue Hens and the University at Albany to be played at noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Delaware Stadium.

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It will be held in a large tent as part of a Hospitality Village adjacent to the new addition to UD’s Bob Carpenter Center, and it will feature music by the band All About Me.

Registration is $15 per person can be completed at the Homecoming website.

Other alumni activities are as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 7, noon: Youth Cheer Day. UD Athletics Youth Cheer Day will be held, and is open to girls ages 12 and younger. The event is open to young Blue Hens of any cheer skill level.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Baseball series: Lancaster, Pa. Alumni are invited to watch the Lancaster Barnstormers in a game at Clipper Magazine Stadium on North Prince Street. There will be a pregame buffet.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.: Cheer Elena Delle Donne. UD alumni are invited to cheer Blue Hen great Elena Delle Donne as she and the Chicago Sky visit the Washington Mystics in a WNBA game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series. Lauren Peterson, associate professor of art history at UD, will inaugurate the 2013-14 Department of Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series with a presentation titled “Slaves in the Streets of Pompeii: Through the Thicks and Thins of Urban Movement.”

Thursday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m.: A Philadelphia welcome. The Philadelphia Alumni Club will welcome members of the Class of 2013 during a special happy hour event.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.: UD vs. Navy football tailgate. Enjoy a tailgate with fellow Blue Hens in Annapolis before the UD football team takes on the Navy for the last time.

Monday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Tailgate cooking demonstration. UD alumna Debbie Ellingsworth of the Class of 1977, chef at the Vita Nova restaurant on campus, will present a cooking demonstration highlighting top tailgate dishes at Delaware Stadium.

Friday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.: Baseball series: Tampa Bay. Join Tampa Bay Blue Hens for the annual summer baseball game as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles, preceded by a reception at Ferg's Sports Bar.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m.: UD Day of Service. Alumni are invited to participate in the UD Day of Service by volunteering at the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Fall Garden Festival, to be held at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on South Broad Street.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.: CEOE School of Marine Science and Policy reception. Nancy Targett, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites alumni to celebrate Lee Anderson's extensive UD career during a special event at the Circle Bistro in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m.: CEOE Alumni Picnic. Reunite with alumni, faculty and students for a College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment event at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Charles Epifanio, professor, will offer a special presentation titled “A Wild, Wet and Windy Journey: The History of Marine Science at UD.”

Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.: Coast Day breakfast. College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment alumni and the families are invited to a special breakfast at Coast Day at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

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

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