|Vol. 17, No. 9||Oct. 30, 1997|
A variety of events will mark Homecoming Weekend at UD, Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2, on the Newark campus.
In addition to the weekend's centerpiece-the Fightin' Blue Hens' football battle with the College of William and Mary on Saturday, Nov. 1-the weekend will include a carnival, pep rally, alumni reception, a run/walk, sports events and special exhibitions, as well as a special dance concert with KC and the Sunshine Band and the Marvelettes, scheduled at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the Bob Carpenter Center.
Kicking off the weekend will be the Homecoming Carnival and Pep Rally, scheduled from 2-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at Harrington Beach. The event includes music, food and fun. Student organizations and Greek chapters will provide games, activities and other attractions. The T. Muncy Keith Spirit Award winners will be announced.
A special reception for UD alumni from reunion classes, sponsored by the Office of Alumni and University Relations and ARAMARK, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in front of Old College. The reception will include live musical entertainment by the Royal Palm Steel Band, and refreshments will be available. Advance reservations are suggested by sending e-mail to AlumNet@mvs.udel.edu
On Saturday, Nov. 1, the 5K Homecoming Run/Walk gets under way at 9:30 a.m. on a course down beautiful Creek Road. Call Marathon Sports at 654-6400 for more information and registration forms.
Other sports events include the UD Diving Invitational in the Carpenter Sports Building, beginning at 11 a.m. and a field hockey game against Drexel University at the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex, also starting at 11 a.m. For more information, call UD1-HENS.
Other Saturday events include an open house for all returning alumni at the Career Services Center on Main Street from 9-11 a.m. Those who attend may participate in a business card drawing for free participation in the Resume Referral Service-a resume data base accessed by more than 300 employers. Complimentary resume review and critique also will be available. For more information, call 831-8479.
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., visual communications alumni from the classes of 1977-87 will exhibit work in advertising design, graphic design and applied photography in the Recitation Gallery in Recitation Hall.
Additionally, the annual Department of Art Faculty Exhibit will be on display from noon-5 p.m. in the University Gallery in Old College. For more information on either exhibit, call 831-2244.
And, while the football team warms up for its game with William and Mary, spectators can attend tailgates for reunion classes and special interest groups on Reunion Row in the practice fields behind the Delaware Field House. Beginning at 11 a.m., catered lunches and a cash bar will be available.
Reunion tents will be set up for the classes of 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967, 1962, 1957 and 1952.
Special reunion tents also will be set up for alumni of the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Science, Business and Economics and Health and Nursing Sciences. Cheerleading alumni will have a tent for alumni and friends, as will football lettermen.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. with special block seating available for reunion classes and special interest groups.
After the football game there will be a Goal Post Party for alumni and friends in the Delaware Field House. Admission is free.
The Class of 1957 will hold a dinner to celebrate its 40th Reunion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bob Carpenter Center. The Class of 1952 will hold its 45th Reunion celebration with a dinner that begins at 6 p.m. in Arsht Hall on the Wilmington campus.
That evening, ComedySportz, the hilarious improvisational group, will perform at 9 p.m. in the Trabant University Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 831-2428.
For more information on any Homecoming events, contact the Office of Alumni and University Relations at 831-2341 or via e-mail at AlumNet@mvs.udel.edu or visit the Homecoming web site at www.udel.edu/alumni.