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Alumni Weekend Registration

Alumni Weekend events will be held rain or shine. Hope for no rain and stay tuned to this website, twitter or facebook for news.

Online registration is now closed. You can register in person, but please note that many events will be sold out. Please contact UD Alumni Relations at 302-831-2341 or alumnet@udel.edu if you have any questions. Return to website.

Schedule

  • UD Botanic Gardens (South Campus, Townsend & Worrilow Halls) Sunrise until sunset
  • Surrounding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Botanic Gardens are a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. The gardens serve as a research center, laboratory and classroom, maintaining more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs, and trees.
  • Morris Library 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Visit the place where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers and see the changes that have been made to the building.
  • "The 1964 Civil Rights Act: 50th Anniversary" Exhibition | 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
    This Exhibit will feature materials that contextualize passage of the 20th century’s most significant civil rights legislation.

  • “1864: Year of Destiny" Exhibition | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Explore the critical events of the American Civil War that year as well as life in the United States.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Golf Outing
    (Deerfield Golf & Country Club, 507 Thompson Station Road, Newark)
    8 a.m.
  • Join us for the 6th annual Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni and Friends golf outing, held at the beautiful Deerfield Golf and Country Club! The event proceeds benefit Civil & Environmental Engineering Students. For more information and a registration form, contact Marikka Beach at marikka@udel.edu. The golf outing will be followed by a department reception in 301 DuPont Hall.
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Located just inside the store’s Main Street entrance, the café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, baked products, sandwiches, and pints of ice cream from the UDairy Creamery.
  • UDairy Creamery (South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena) 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • The UDairy Creamery, featuring ice cream made with the milk from UD’s herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try the NEW signature Dela-bration flavor!
  • University of Delaware Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy in downtown Newark and offering everything from cappuccino to computers, the new Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore is open to the public, UD alumni and students.
  • University Museums Noon-5 p.m.
  • FreshPAINT: African American Art at UD
    Mechanical Hall Gallery
    With a focus on painting, this exhibition showcases works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art alongside recent acquisitions. Using the words Fresh and Paint playfully and reflexively, the selection calls attention to methods and materials as well as content and style. FreshPAINT was co-curated by Robert Straight, Professor in the Department of Art and Julie L. McGee, Curator of African American Art.

    Faces of the Collection
    Old College Gallery
    This exhibition explores the diversity of the University Collection through the theme of “Faces.” When faces are transformed into art, a number of questions emerge: What makes a face a portrait? What do portraits reveal about their sitters, their creators, and their historical contexts? These questions and more come into play in this exhibition.

    Strategy and Structure: The Work of Robert Straight
    Old College Gallery
    In developing this exhibition with the University Museums, artist and UD Art Professor Robert Straight suggested the title, Strategy and Structure. This exhibition offers the opportunity to experience the evolution of the artist’s increasingly complex architecture of abstract forms, in works from the early 1970s to the present. Robert Straight will offer a brief talk and walk-through of the exhibition on Saturday, June 7, 2 – 2:45pm.
  • Mineralogical Museum
    Penny Hall
    The origins of the Mineralogical Museum can be traced to the donation in 1964 of the Irénée du Pont, Sr. collection. Although it has long been thought that Mr. du Pont purchased this collection primarily from Tiffany & Company, the ongoing research of Curator Sharon Fitzgerald shows otherwise. Dr. Fitzgerald’s research has uncovered new information about the origin and provenance of several specimens, as well as other remarkable highlights of this important collection, including a rare and unusually large 7.25 carat yellow Arkansas diamond, a butterfly twin calcite from the English collector and dealer John Graves, and a Swiss rutilated quartz that once belonged to the English author and art critic John Ruskin.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) Noon-6 p.m.
  • $5 per person
  • UD Alumni Association Meeting (Clayton Hall) 2-4:30 p.m.
  • For 5 years in a row, UDAA is hosting one of its quarterly board meetings at AW. The UDAA is proudly dedicated to engaging the entire alumni community by fostering a tradition of lifelong loyalty and commitment to the University. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors or with any programs, committees and activities, visit www.UDconnection.com or email alumni-association@udel.edu.
  • UD Regional Alumni Club Volunteer Training (Clayton Hall, Room 110) 2-4:30 p.m.
  • UD Regional Alumni Club volunteers will exchange ideas and best practices during their annual training. The alumni clubs are responsible for engaging alumni in strategic locations across the country by providing leadership, planning events and connecting alumni with one another and with UD. If you are interested in getting involved with your local alumni club or starting one in your area, visit www.UDconnection.com/clubs or email alumnet@udel.edu.
  • Alumni Weekend Registration Opens (Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms)
    3 p.m.
  • On-site registration opens early! Come to the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms as soon as possible to beat the rush!
  • International Coffee House and Open House hosted by the Institute for Global Studies (44 Kent Way - The Blue & Gold Club) 4-6 p.m.
  • Stop by to visit UD’s newest home for our global and graduate communities. Tour the first floor of 44 Kent Way (formerly known as the Blue & Gold Club), and experience a taste of our weekly international coffee hour with complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries. Then, pop down to the lounge on the lower level to purchase a beer or wine with friends before Mug Night begins! Learn about UD’s strategic plans for internationalization and be among the first to hear of our exclusive study abroad programs for alumni! Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, Office for International Students & Scholars, and Graduate & Professional Education.
  • Student Government Association/DUSC Alumni Reunion (Grotto Pizza, 45 E. Main St.), $10 4-6 p.m.
  • The StUDent Government Association, once known as DUSC, will be holding its second annual Alumni Weekend event. Heavy appetizers and soft drinks will be served. We hope to see you there!
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Reception
    (301 DuPont Hall)
    4:30-6 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are invited to reunite with old friends, colleagues, and former faculty, all before the College of Engineering reception and Mug Night. Alumni awards will be presented at the reception. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • School of Public Policy and Administration Reception
    (Graham Hall Lawn, 111 Academy Street)
    4:30-6 p.m.
  • The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and its affiliated Research Centers (CADSR, CCRS, CHAD, IPA, DISA), along with the Alumni Association of Public Policy and Administration (APPA) invite you to attend their Alumni Weekend Social for Alumni and Friends of the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA). This is an excellent opportunity to kick off your Alumni Weekend festivities. Stop by Graham Hall and enjoy some pre-Mug Night appetizers while catching up with faculty, renewing old friendships and meeting new acquaintances in the company of your fellow Blue Hens!
  • Office of Admissions Volunteers Reception
    (University Visitors Center, 210 S. College Ave.)
    5-7 p.m.
  • Kick off Alumni Weekend where your UD journey began – Admissions! All Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST) members, former student employees, and alumni interested in getting involved with the Office of Admissions are invited. Share your favorite admissions stories, reunite with the staff, and learn more about how you can make an impact through the VAST program. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
  • College of Health Sciences Alumni Reception
    (NEW Health Sciences Complex on STAR Campus)
    5-7 p.m.
  • Alumni from the College of Health Sciences (School of Nursing, and Departments of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health and Nutrition, and Medical Technology) are invited to a reception to be held in our new state-of-the-art facility, the Health Sciences Complex, on the STAR campus. Please join Dean Kathy Matt ’75 and faculty from each department as we recognize distinguished alumni from each of our departments, celebrate an exciting year for the college with light refreshments and beverages and share ways we are impacting today’s students and the community through our teaching, service and research.
  • "STAR Campus Express" shuttle runs from 4-8 p.m. Stops include Laird Campus bus stop, Trabant University Center Circle, Perkins Student Center bus stop and STAR campus.
  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Awards of Excellence (Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium) 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Join us as we honor distinguished alumni at the annual Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Awards of Excellence reception. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and an open bar will be available.
  • College of Education and Human Development Alumni Reception
    (Alison Hall Courtyard, 240 Academy St.)
    6-8 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends are invited to attend the College of Education and Human Development's Shining Star Alumni Reception. We will be honoring alumni and faculty who have received recognition for outstanding achievements in their field. Help us celebrate the success of your colleagues while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages and reuniting with faculty and classmates. In addition, you can learn about the programs we offer that are helping us make a difference in the world.
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Special Alumni Reception with Dean Rieger (Townsend Hall) 6-8 p.m.
  • Join Dean Rieger in Dunham Garden for a presentation of “Moving Down a New Strategic Path: CANR Now & 20 Years Out,” followed by a guided tour of garden highlights. $5 per person.
  • "Ag Reception Express" shuttle runs from 5-8:30 p.m. Stops include Laird campus bus stop, Perkins bus stop to Townsend Hall. Laird (5:45 p.m.) to Perkins to Townsend Hall. Pick-up: Townsend Hall (7:00 p.m.) to Trabant University Center to Gore Hall. Townsend Hall (7:45 p.m.) to Trabant University Center to Gore Hall
  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Dean’s Reception for Alumni
    (Gold Tent on The Green outside Robinson Hall)
    6-8 p.m.
  • Alumni from the Departments of Geology and Geography and the School of Marine Science and Policy (former College of Marine Studies) are invited to join Dean Nancy Targett to hear about the exciting programs and highlights of CEOE. Connect with friends, faculty and former students under the tent between Robinson Hall and Warner Hall. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
  • College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Reception (Memorial Hall Lobby) 6-8 p.m.
  • The College of Arts & Sciences invites its alumni and friends to join us for our 6th annual college reception as we kick off Alumni Weekend 2014. Join George Watson ’85, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, to reunite with faculty, former classmates and friends, and to celebrate the college’s many accomplishments throughout the past year. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.
  • Athletics Reception (Deer Park Tavern, 2nd Floor) 6-8 p.m.
  • Reconnect with your fellow student-athlete alumni during Alumni Weekend! Come back to this event and get re-immersed in the UD athletic community and reconnect with coaches, teammates and other student-athlete alumni. Reception is complimentary and includes light refreshments.
  • Honors Program Reception (Honors Program Building, 186 S. College Ave.) 6-8 p.m.
  • All Honors Program alumni are invited to a reception before Mug Night. Chat with Honors alumni, faculty and staff, and meet some new members of the Honors Program staff. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • College of Engineering Alumni Reception (DuPont Hall) 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Alumni, faculty and friends from the College of Engineering are invited to reconnect with the college. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.
  • Blue Hen CareerTube Channel hosted by the UD Career Services Center
    (Trabant Lounge Room 110)
    7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Career Services invites alumni to film 2-3 minute video clips highlighting their career stories and successes. Share about your career path and give advice to Blue Hens as they prepare to enter the workforce. These videos will be posted on the CSC’s career advice internet channel.
  • Mug Night Dela-bration (Two tents on the North and South Green, on either side of Memorial Hall) 8-11 p.m.
  • Mug Night is back and it’s a Dela-bration! Join thousands of Blue Hens under two tents on the North and South Green for an evening of friends, food, dancing, and drinks. Live music will be provided by Love Seed Mama Jump (Gold Tent) and Kristen and The Noise (Blue Tent—now sold out). All attendees receive a commemorative Alumni Weekend mug sponsored by Deer Park Tavern. You don’t want to miss out on this once-a-year, sell-out party! Rain date for this event is on Saturday, June 7, 2014. $45 per person.
  • MUG NIGHT TENT SWITCHING POLICY: Please note, the Blue Tent is now sold out. There is limited space available in the Gold Tent. If your desired tent is not full, you may switch your tent until May 23 at 4:30pm. If your desired tent is at capacity, then you will not be permitted to switch, regardless of when you ask. Your Mug Night name badge will be printed with a distinguishing mark allowing you access ONLY to the tent and band you chose upon registration. Guests will not be permitted to enter the opposite tent during the event due to tent capacity regulations and no one will be permitted to switch their tent on the night of the event.
  • Dela-bration Nation Regional Events
    For those who are unable to travel to campus to celebrate Mug Night at Alumni Weekend, several alumni clubs will be hosting regional events for Blue Hens to gather in their hometown and share in the Mug Night fun:
  • • Los Angeles, CA – Abigaile & Ocean Bar in Hermosa Beach 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, 6:30–9:30 p.m. (PST)
  • • Phoenix, AZ – Buffalo Wild Wings Tempe 705 S Rural Rd #101, Tempe, AZ, 85281, 5:30–7:30 p.m. (PST)
  • • Seattle, WA – Rock Bottom Brewery 1333 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, 7–9 p.m. (PST)
  • İDela-Celebración Nación! Bogota, Columbia – Parque de la 93, 8–10 p.m.
    Join the “UD Colombia Alumni & Friends” group on Linked In to stay informed of latest happenings with our first official international Alumni Club!
  • Blue Hen R&B Lounge (Roselle Center for the Arts, Puglisi Hall)8-11:30 p.m.
  • Catch up with friends and enjoy an evening with one of Delaware’s hottest R&B bands, Best Kept Soul. This event will feature an alumni photo booth and guest DJ spinning the best R&B, soul, and classic hip-hop hits for you to dance to. Your ticket includes a two-hour open-bar and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. $30 per person.
  • Kugel After Party hosted by Chabad
    (Chabad House, 262 South College Ave)
    11 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • What Kugel tastes the best after Mug Night? Find out for yourself at Chabad's Kugel After Party. Blue Hens of all persuasions are invited to join Rabbi Sneiderman and his family for some of your Jewish favorites after Mug Night Dela-bration. You know that Brown Sugar Cinnamon Challah has been on your mind since graduation.
  • P.O.D. "Provisions on Demand" Food (Pencader Building Lower Level) 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • P.O.D. Market has been quite a hit up on Laird Campus! You can get hot, ready-to-eat pizza, an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, and Jamba Juice. Also available at the P.O.D. is fresh produce, frozen meals and snacks, a coffee bar, bottled and fountain beverages, as well as a wide selection of organic items and a campus favorite - Bulk Candy! The P.O.D. offers more than just food! It has toiletries, household items, magazines, and more! So come on in, you won't leave disappointed - or empty handed!
  • UD Botanic Gardens (South Campus) Sunrise until sunset
  • Surrounding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Botanic Gardens are a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. The gardens serve as a research center, laboratory and classroom, maintaining more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs, and trees.
  • Independence Fitness facility open (Independence gym, Laird Campus) 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Get up and get at it thanks to UD’s newest fitness facilities!
  • P.O.D. "Provisions on Demand" Food (Pencader Building Lower Level) 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • P.O.D. Market has been quite a hit up on Laird Campus! You can get hot, ready-to-eat pizza, an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, and an ice cream cone from SCOOP's (serving UDairy Ice Cream). Also available at the P.O.D. is fresh produce, frozen meals and snacks, a coffee bar, bottled and fountain beverages, as well as a wide selection of organic items and a campus favorite - bulk candy! P.O.D. also offers toiletries, household items, magazines, and more! So come on in, you won't leave disappointed - or empty handed!
  • Alumni Weekend Registration Open (Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms) 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Registration is open during this time.
  • Morris Library 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Visit the place where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers and see the changes that have been made to the building.
  • "The 1964 Civil Rights Act: 50th Anniversary" Exhibition | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    This Exhibit will feature materials that contextualize passage of the 20th century’s most significant civil rights legislation.

  • “1864: Year of Destiny" Exhibition | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Explore the critical events of the American Civil War that year as well as life in the United States.
  • "Queen Christina and John Dickenson—Two Early Delaware Documents" Exhibition | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    (Information Room)
  • On display will be a Swedish broadside printing of a decree by Queen Christina issued on October 25, 1649 in which she withdraws the exclusive right to import tobacco into Sweden formerly granted to the Swedish South Company who in 1641 had been granted the exclusive right to import tobacco from the New World. A printed proclamation issued by John Dickinson, the Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania and Delaware whose writings earned him the title of "the Penman of the Revolution" will also be on view. At the time this document was issued John Dickinson held the office of President and Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. John Dickinson decrees in the proclamation that all citizens of Pennsylvania must observe the Sabbath.
  • UDairy Creamery Open (South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena) 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • The UDairy Creamery, featuring ice cream made with the milk from UD’s herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try the NEW signature Dela-bration flavor! $5 per person.
  • Gold Guard Program at Alumni Weekend (Clayton Hall) 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • The University of Delaware proudly honors the Gold Guard— those alumni who have reached fifty years or more of alumni status. Each year 50th reunion class members are inducted into the Gold Guard and are recognized with special programming. The cost is $25 per person and includes the program listed below.
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour Connections with UD Trivia Bingo
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Gold Guard Brunch with remarks by Monica Taylor and Cindy Campanella
    12:15 p.m. Bus to State of the University
    2:00 p.m. Dessert & Dialogue at Clayton Hall with UDairy Creamery ice cream
    3:00 p.m. Campus bus tour with a Student Alumni Ambassador
  • Please call 302-831-2341 or email alumnet@udel.edu if you wish to hold a gathering for your special class year during Gold Guard, whether you are celebrating your 55th reunion or your 70th! You may call the Office of Alumni Relations to request a mail-in registration form at 302-831-2341.
  • University of Delaware Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy in downtown Newark and offering everything from cappuccino to computers, the new Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore is open to the public, UD alumni and students.
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Located just inside the store’s Main Street entrance, the café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, baked products, sandwiches, and pints of ice cream from the UDairy Creamery.
  • “Adventures in Genealogy” hosted by the UD Library
    (Library Instruction Room (116A), First Floor, Morris Library)
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the country. Taught by Associate Librarian Rebecca Knight, this workshop will cover the most useful resources for research as well as basic strategies for getting started. Genealogical resources at the UD Library will be available and access to the internet will be included. Your adventures are ahead of you!
  • The President’s Champagne Brunch (The President’s Home, 47 Kent Way) 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Join President Harker, Provost Grasso and other members of the President’s Leadership Team for this special event to celebrate Alumni Weekend and our generous supporters. Enjoy an upscale brunch featuring a wide variety of delicious foods…and of course, champagne! This is an exclusive event, by invitation only. Contact Cheryl Howie at 302-831-3268 for more information. Costs: $50 for adults, $25 for ages 12-21, free for ages 11 and under.
  • Health Sciences New Complex Open House (NEW STAR campus) 10 a.m.-Noon
  • The new Health Sciences Complex is open! Get a first-hand look at the new life and health sciences hub here on campus during this open house. The College of Health Sciences is excited to share this state-of-the-art Nurse Managed Health Center and nationally ranked Physical Therapy Clinic as well as new classroom and research labs for Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology departments. Faculty, researchers and students will be on site to demonstrate many of the ways all of the departments in the College of Health Sciences are making a difference for students, the community and the future of healthcare through teaching, research and service.
  • Department of Physical Therapy Open House (New STAR campus) 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Hosted by the College of Health Sciences, mingle with PT alumni and tour the new state of-the-art PT Clinic, Anatomy Laboratory and Research Laboratories. Various interactive stations will provide information for a “Healthier You,” and the new research laboratories will be open for demonstrations.
  • UD Slideshow & Historic Walking Tour with Professor David Ames
    (Begins in Old College, Room 202)
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • Following a short slideshow, Professor Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design, will lead a tour of main campus, explaining the unique history and architecture of UD. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma's Reunion Brunch
    (Gilbert Lounge, East Campus)
    10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Reunite with alumni and collegiate sisters at Gamma Sigma Sigma's first Alumni Weekend Sisterhood brunch! We will bring scrapbooks from years past to share memories and current sisters will also give an update to alumni about what the chapter is doing today.
  • UD Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Community Service Project
    (Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St.)
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • Event Cancelled. Reverend Haggard and several members of the Wesley Board will be away representing the Wesley Foundation at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We hope to see you next year!
  • In the spirit of service, join us for a family-oriented service project Saturday morning benefitting our local community. As an outreach of the Friendship House in Wilmington, the Newark Empowerment Center provides assistance to the homeless in the greater Newark area. The center provides hospitality/survival services for clients as well as consultation and referral services to try to address issues in a strategic manner. The service project includes assembling the “Go Bag” bag lunches that are distributed to NEC clients. There will be a goodwill collection to help defray the cost of supplies. All donations are appreciated.
  • Hillel Bagels & Lox Brunch
    (Center for Jewish Life, 47 West Delaware Ave.)
    10a.m.-Noon
  • Blue Hens are invited for bagels, lox and other good food at the Kristol Center/UD Hillel. Meet current students and staff and hear how Jewish life is growing at UD. Whether or not you were involved at Hillel as a student, the Kristol Center looks forward to welcoming you. For more information, contact Program Director Nicole Wasilus at 302-453-0479 or nwasilus@udel.edu.
  • “Making Technology Fun, Educational and Safe” workshop hosted by the College of Education and Human Development (Gore Hall 103) 10a.m.-Noon
  • Education Technology faculty and staff will provide an interactive program for parents and educators interested in learning about educational iPad/tablet apps, Internet safety and establishing parental controls. Two sessions:
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    Session 1: iPad Apps for Education (10 a.m.- 11a.m.)

     

    In this workshop, we’ll take a look at some of the educational apps available for the iPad.  We will also look at iPad’s more useful parental controls to help ensure that your child gets the most out of their screen time.

     

    Session 2: Online Safety for Children (11 a.m.- noon)

     

    Children access online content with mobile phones, tablets, and computers in school, at home, and everywhere in between.  How do you protect them online?  We will explore your child’s online footprint, protecting your child’s information, social media, cyberbullying and parental controls to keep your child safe.
  • “Photo Editing with Free Online Tools” hosted by the UD Library
    (Student Multimedia Design Center, Room A, Lower Level, Morris Library)
    10:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Participants will learn how to crop, tweak, and enhance photos and more in this fun and informative workshop! Participants will be shown how to use a free suite of online applications (http://pixlr.com) to edit photos. Appropriate for all skill levels, Pixlr can be used directly on mobile phones or through any computer connected to the Internet. Taught by Assistant Librarian Nico Carver, this workshop will include how to get the most out of Pixlr and introduce participants to some exciting photo-editing techniques.
  • CPR Recertification and Emergency Medical Response Recertification
    (NEW STAR Campus)
    11 a.m.-noon 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • While back on campus for Alumni Weekend, get your CPR Recertification or your Emergency Medical Response Recertification. Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy, current DPT students organize these classes as a fundraiser for The Foundation of Physical Therapy. Visit www.udel.edu/PT for pricing and registration information.
  • Brunch and Bloody Marys with Mark Bowden (Memorial Hall Lobby & Room 127) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Come for a taste of adventure and intrigue with the English Department faculty and alumni. Mark Bowden, the Distinguished Writer in Residence at UD, is the best-selling author of ten books, most notably Black Hawk Down and The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, as well as a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.
  • The Buzz on Beekeeping and Honey hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UD Apiary, South Campus next to Allen Laboratory) 11 a.m.-Noon
  • The UD apiary is home to over 20 beehives with millions of resident honeybees playing an active part in the teaching, research and outreach programs in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. While the bees are really gentle this time of year, veils and other protective gear equipment will be provided for adventurous participants who want to go “hands-on.” Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after the event.
  • Inaugural RA Alumni Association Kick-Off (Redding Hall Lounge) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Join us for the first annual Residence Life & Housing Alumni event! Come connect with former staff members, learn about new initiatives the department is working on, tour your old residence hall, see the new department offices and learn how to become a mentor for a current staff member. We will also share how you can play a part in shaping the newly formed RA Alumni Association. Help us make this an event to remember and see what the RA Alumni Association has in store for you! $5 per person.
  • Student Alumni Ambassador/Spirit Ambassador Reunion
    (Klondike Kate’s 158 E. Main St, 2nd Floor)
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Remember the moment when you walked out on to Tubby Raymond Field and heard your name spoken over the loud speaker? Or a moment where you connected with an alum at a special event? Meet at Kate’s to celebrate over brunch and reconnect with former and current Student Alumni Ambassadors and Spirit Ambassadors. Learn about what the group is doing today and share with them stories of the past. $5 per person.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery Guided Tour
    (UDairy Creamery, South Campus next to Townsend Hall)
    11 a.m.-Noon
  • Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch! Not only are tastings included, but every registered guest will take home a pint of the Dela-bration flavor. Register fast as this is the only day of the year tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person.
  • Lunch with the UD Mascots (The Green, Blue Tent) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Join YoUDee and Baby Blue for fun and food on The Green! Parents and kids are encouraged to participate in activities sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development including arts & crafts, Jazzercise, and listening to storytime. Parents are invited to visit the Parent Resources table. Jungle John’s live animal show, balloon artists, face painting, and bounce houses will also be available! The lunch will include the announcement of the new UDairy Creamery ice cream flavor made especially for Alumni Weekend and samples of the flavor will be available! Costs: $15 for ages 12+, $7 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and under.
  • HRIM Hospitality Alumni Association BBQ (University of Delaware Brickyard Grille, Courtyard Marriott) 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • HRIM’s Hospitality Alumni Association cordially invites you to reunite with HRIM alumni, friends and faculty at its third annual HRIM BBQ at the Brickyard Grille. $28 per person.
  • UD Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Luncheon
    (Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St.)
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Event Cancelled. Reverend Haggard and several members of the Wesley Board will be away representing the Wesley Foundation at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We hope to see you next year!
  • After the service project, all Wesley Foundation alumni, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at Newark United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon hosted by UD Wesley Board of Directors and Student Officer Board. Share in the memories of our past, hear the stories of our present and help shape what we hope to be our future. Please use the church parking lot on Delaware Avenue. Costs: $15 for adults/teens ages 15+, $5 for children ages 14 and under.
  • University Museums Noon-5 p.m.
  • FreshPAINT: African American Art at UD
    Mechanical Hall Gallery
    With a focus on painting, this exhibition showcases works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art alongside recent acquisitions. Using the words Fresh and Paint playfully and reflexively, the selection calls attention to methods and materials as well as content and style. FreshPAINT was co-curated by Robert Straight, Professor in the Department of Art and Julie L. McGee, Curator of African American Art.

    Faces of the Collection
    Old College Gallery
    This exhibition explores the diversity of the University Collection through the theme of “Faces.” When faces are transformed into art, a number of questions emerge: What makes a face a portrait? What do portraits reveal about their sitters, their creators, and their historical contexts? These questions and more come into play in this exhibition.

    Strategy and Structure: The Work of Robert Straight
    Old College Gallery
  • In developing this exhibition with the University Museums, artist and UD Art Professor Robert Straight suggested the title, Strategy and Structure. This exhibition, offers the opportunity to experience the evolution of the artist’s increasingly complex architecture of abstract forms, in works from the early 1970s to the present. Robert Straight will offer a brief talk and walk-through of the exhibition on Saturday, June 7, 2 – 2:45pm.
  • Recent Gifts
    Mineralogical Museum
    Penny Hall
    The origins of the Mineralogical Museum can be traced to the donation in 1964 of the Irénée du Pont, Sr. collection. Although it has long been thought that Mr. du Pont purchased this collection primarily from Tiffany & Company, the ongoing research of Curator Sharon Fitzgerald shows otherwise. Dr. Fitzgerald’s research has uncovered new information about the origin and provenance of several specimens, as well as other remarkable highlights of this important collection, including a rare and unusually large 7.25 carat yellow Arkansas diamond, a butterfly twin calcite from the English collector and dealer John Graves, and a Swiss rutilated quartz that once belonged to the English author and art critic John Ruskin.
  • Lox and Bagel Brunch hosted by Chabad
    (Chabad House, 262 South College Avenue)
    Noon-2 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends are invited to Chabad for a brunch like only Chabad can throw down. Four different types of lox, whitefish, and every flavor of bagel imaginable will be available. Come in and say hi; we will be looking over old Birthright photos.
  • Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s New Venture Development Open House featuring I Don’t Give a Fork Food Truck
    (Venture Development Center, 132 E. Delaware Avenue)
    Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Join Leigh Ann Tona, alumna, entrepreneur & founder of I Don’t Give a Fork Food Truck at the newly-constructed Venture Development Center. The new VDC replaces the former space on South College Avenue and will be the central hub for entrepreneurial activity on campus. Leigh Ann will share her experiences as a student entrepreneur and now small business owner. Participants will be treated to lunch featuring her homemade sandwiches & beverages. After lunch tour the new VDC and learn about the Horn Program’s efforts to engage alumni and support alumni startups. $5/ per person.
  • State of the University (Mitchell Hall) 12:15-1:30 p.m.
  • Ralph Begleiter, Rosenberg Professor of Communication and director of UD's Center for Political Communication, will moderate a conversation with President Patrick Harker. Their talk will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the University and higher education as a whole, as well as UD's strategic priorities in the pursuit of national and international prominence. As part of the program, Dr. Harker will answer questions from the audience, and reunion classes will present their fundraising totals.
  • Dela-Brews 101 (Gold Tent on the South Green) 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Taste local brews and meet the master brewers in an intimate setting at this second annual event. You will have an opportunity to test your beer knowledge and win some prizes. Delaware breweries include 16 Mile, 3rd Wave, Argilla, Dogfish Head Brewery, Fordham & Dominion Brewing, Iron Hill Brewery, Mispillion River and Stewart’s Brewing Company. Pennsylvania and Maryland breweries include Evil Genius, Evolution, Slyfox and Yards Brewing Company. $35 per person.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) 1-7 p.m.
  • $5 per person.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery Guided Tours(UDairy Creamery, South Campus next to Townsend Hall) 1-2 p.m.
  • Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch! Not only are tastings included, but every registered guest will take home a pint of the Dela-bration flavor. Register fast as this is the only day of the year tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person.
  • Campus Bus Tour (Leaves from Gore Overpass, Smith Hall side) 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • Join Student Alumni Ambassadors on a UD shuttle bus as they guide you on a tour of campus. Highlights include STAR campus, Laird Campus, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab and the new Athletics complex addition.
  • Walking Tour of Campus (Beginning on The Green outside Gore Hall and ending at Mitchell Hall) 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • Join a Student Alumni Ambassador on a guided stroll around campus. Meet at Gore Hall (facing The Green) and be sure to bring your walking shoes and camera. Highlights include Laird Campus, the newly renovated Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob) and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab.
  • Artist Presentation Talk of Strategy and Structure: The Work of Robert Straight (Old College Gallery) 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Artist and UD Professor Robert Straight will give a talk on his work in Strategy and Structure. This exhibition offers the opportunity to experience the evolution of the artist’s increasingly complex architecture of abstract form, in works from the early 1970s to the present.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery Guided Tours
    (UDairy Creamery, South Campus next to Townsend Hall)
    3-4 p.m.
  • Visit the UDairy Creamery for a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and processing facility. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch! Not only are tastings included, but every registered guest will take home a pint of the Dela-bration flavor. Register fast as this is the only day of the year tours are offered. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after each tour. $5 per person.
  • Student Centers Programming Advisory Board Reunion (SCPAB) (Kildare’s Irish Pub, 45 E. Main St.) 4-6 p.m.
  • Come reunite and connect with all of the past members of SCPAB. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • UDAA Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony/Reception (Roselle Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall) 4:30-7 p.m.
  • In recognition of the many notable achievements of its alumni, the University and the University of Delaware Alumni Association established the Alumni Wall of Fame in 1984. The Wall of Fame recognizes outstanding professional and public service achievements by University of Delaware graduates. For a list of Alumni Wall of Fame honorees, please visit the Wall of Fame website.This event is free.
  • Blue Hen Bash (Perkins Student Center, The Lounge) 5-8 p.m.
  • In place of individual reunions, reunite with all of your former classmates at the new Blue Hen Bash. All Blue Hens are invited, and reunion classes will be recognized through this celebration of the decades. Reunion class years include 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Request your favorite songs from the dueling piano bar players while reconnecting with UD. Registration is from 4-6 p.m. in Perkins and the cost is $27 per person (includes 2 drink tickets and food buffet). Send photos from your time at UD to alumnet@udel.edu, and we'll display them on screens throughout the night!
  • '70s experience on Central Campus (Perkins Student Center, The Lounge) 5-8 p.m.
  • Take a walk back in time – when there was one phone per floor, no computers, no credit cards at UD venues – and where you could grab a dollar’s worth of change and hit the Scrounge for some snacks and a study break. Reunite with fellow suitemates from Cannon Hall and other alumni from Central Campus dorms from the class years of 1971-1975 during the '70s Reunion at the Blue Hen Bash on Saturday evening. $27 per person.
  • Class of 1964 50th Reunion Class Dinner
    (Roselle Center for the Arts, Puglisi Hall)
    5-10 p.m.
  • All class members and guests are invited to reunite with 1964 class members during this time. The program includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner & dessert, and two drink tickets. $25/per person.
  • Alumni Variety Show and Step Show Exhibition (Mitchell Hall) 6-8 p.m.
  • Come out and enjoy a night of entertainment provided by Alumni members of UD’s NPHC Fraternity and Sororities as well as talented alumni singers, poets, dancers, and spoken word artists. Contact Terranze Griffin to sign up to participate. Proceeds will benefit the BAO Scholarship Endowment. $10 per person.
  • RAIN DATE for Mug Night Dela-bration (The Green, two tents) 8-11 p.m.
  • Both bands have been reserved for Saturday night in the case that Mug Night needs to be moved from Friday evening due to inclement weather. $45 per person. No refunds.
  • UD Botanic Gardens (South Campus) Sunrise until sunset
  • Surrounding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Botanic Gardens are a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. The gardens serve as a research center, laboratory and classroom, maintaining more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs, and trees.
  • Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run (Registration/check-in at Laird Campus)
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Join fellow Blue Hens for the 6th annual Blue Hen 5K. Special prizes will be given to the participant who shows the most UD spirit and to the fastest Double Del couple. The 5K also features the competition for the President's Cup, which is awarded to the UD group that has the most participants and fastest runners. A Kids Fun Run will also be held at 8:30 a.m. See the special 5K page for all the details and to register today!
  • UDairy Creamery (South Campus, adjacent to the Fred Rust Ice Arena) 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • The UDairy Creamery, featuring ice cream made with the milk from UD’s herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try the NEW signature Dela-bration flavor!
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 12-6 p.m.
  • Located just inside the store’s Main Street entrance, the café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, baked products, sandwiches, and pints of ice cream from the UDairy Creamery.
  • University of Delaware Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 12-6 p.m.
  • Offering everything from cappuccino to computers, the new Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore—centrally located at Main and Academy streets in downtown Newark—is open for business to the public and members of the campus community.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) 1-7 p.m.
  • $5 per person.