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  • 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, and maintain more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs, and trees.
  • Morris Library 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Visit and see the changes that have been made to the building where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers. On display throughout Alumni Weekend are several special exhibits to visit on your own:
  • "Richard H. Stewart Abraham Lincoln Collection Gift and Exhibition" Exhibition | 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

    The Richard H. Stewart Abraham Lincoln Collection Gift and Exhibition is on display in the Lincoln Exhibit Case adjacent to the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the second floor of Morris Library. The Stewart collection includes a variety of books, documents, artwork, artifacts and ephemera focusing on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era dated between 1861 and 2009. For instance, the collection includes two original Currier & Ives lithographs once owned by renowned Lincoln collector, Oliver R. Barrett, and an 1861 document signed by Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward appointing Joseph M. Sterrett to the position of deputy postmaster of Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • “Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act: Conserving the First State" Exhibition | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Visitors will find the Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act: Conserving the First State exhibit in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. The Coastal Zone Act, signed in 1971 by Gov. Russell Peterson, is widely considered to be the most important piece of environmental legislation ever passed in Delaware—and one of the most contentious. For over 40 years, it has protected 115 miles of Delaware’s coast from the destructive impacts of heavy industrialization and commercial development.

  • “Margaret Walker: A Centenary Exhibition" | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    See the Margaret Walker: A Centenary Exhibition in the single case located in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. Margaret Walker (1915-1998) was an American poet and writer who was part of the African-American literary movement in Chicago. Her notable works include the award-winning poem, “For My People” and the novel, Jubilee, set in the South during the American Civil War.

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Golf Outing
    (Back Creek Golf Club, 101 Back Creek Drive, Middletown, DE 10709)
    8 a.m.
  • Challenge your fellow Civil & Environmental Engineering alumni to a round of golf! Proceeds from the event will benefit Civil & Environmental Engineering students. Registration opens at 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, please email marikka@udel.edu. PLEASE NOTE: registration for the CEE golf outing is not available through general Alumni Weekend registration. Please click below to register for this event:
  • Register here.
  • Be sure to also join us for the CEE Reception on Friday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m.!
  • 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 own herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try Alumni Weekend's signature Dela-bration flavor!
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Located just inside the Main Street entrance of the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore, 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.) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy, the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore offers everything from cappuccino to computers, and is open to the public.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) Noon-6 p.m.
  • Please visit www.udel.edu/outdoorpool for more information. $5 per person.
  • Lori's Hands Alumni Visit (Trabant University Center Traffic Circle) Noon-2 p.m.

  • Lori's Hands provides education to undergraduates through meaningful service to chronically ill clients in the students' communities. Join us in assisting clients with cleaning, yard work, grocery shopping and other household chores, and give back to the Newark community! Email Alexa Rivadeneira at ariva@udel.edu to RSVP and please specify if you are able to drive or if you need a ride. We'll meet up at the Trabant University Center traffic circle.

  • UD Alumni Association Meeting (Clayton Hall) 1:30-4 p.m.
  • The UDAA will hold its June quarterly board meeting on Friday of Alumni Weekend. 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/UDAA or email alumni-association@udel.edu.
  • Registration & Check-In Open (Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms)
    3-11 p.m.
  • Alumni Weekend check-in and on-site registration opens at 3 p.m. on Friday, so come to the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms before the weekend's festivities begin and beat the rush!
  • Lori's Hands Alumni Visit (Trabant University Center Traffic Circle) 3-5 p.m.

  • Lori's Hands provides education to undergraduates through meaningful service to chronically ill clients in the students' communities. Join us in assisting clients with cleaning, yard work, grocery shopping and other household chores, and give back to the Newark community! Email Alexa Rivadeneira at ariva@udel.edu to RSVP, and specify if you are able to drive or if you need a ride. We'll meet up at the Trabant University Center traffic circle.

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Reception (Colburn Lab) 4-6 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are invited to join other alumni and faculty to see the department and to reunite with friends and colleagues. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • 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 before the College of Engineering reception and Dela-bration. Alumni awards will be presented, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Reception (Colburn Lab) 4-6 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are invited to join other alumni and faculty to see the department and to reunite with friends and colleagues. 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. Enjoy pre-Dela-bration appetizers while catching up with faculty, renewing old friendships and meeting new acquaintances in the company of your fellow Blue Hens!
  • Office of Admissions 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 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
    (STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.)
    5-7 p.m.
  • Alumni and friends of 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 start Alumni Weekend with a celebratory reception at the Health Sciences Complex, on the STAR campus. Join Dean Kathy Matt AS75 and CHS faculty as we recognize distinguished alumni, and reminisce on what it means to be a Blue Hen. Complimentary chocolate and wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, parking and shuttle buses to and from the main campus are included. Please email Tracey Bauernschmidt, Events Coordinator, with any questions.
  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Awards of Excellence (Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium) 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Join the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Alumni Association and Dean Bruce Weber for a reception and presentation honoring this year’s award recipients. Join us for a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. and the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by dessert and coffee. This event is free and open to the public.
  • College of Education and Human Development Alumni Reception
    (Alison Hall Courtyard, 240 Academy St.)
    6-8 p.m.
  • Enjoy delicious food in a relaxed, yet elegant, setting with alumni from the College of Education and Human Development. Held in the courtyard between Alison Hall and Alison Hall West, attendees will enjoy warm summer breezes, while mingling with classmates, colleagues and faculty. Past years’ themes have included a Shining Stars Red Carpet awards ceremony and a Taste Around the World celebration of our study abroad programs. We’re sure to cook up something good for this year’s reception.
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Special Alumni Reception with Dean Rieger (Townsend Hall) 6-8 p.m.
  • The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources will host a special alumni reception with Dean Mark Rieger in Dunham Garden followed by a guided tour of the gardens. Shuttles will be provided. $5 per person.
  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Dean’s Reception for Alumni
    (The Green outside Robinson Hall)
    6-8 p.m.
  • Alumni from the Geology and Geography departments 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 staff on the lawn between Robinson Hall and Warner Hall. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
  • Alumni Reception co-hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Institute for Global Studies (Wright House, 44 Kent Way) 6-8 p.m.
  • Please join George Watson AS85, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Nancy Guerra, associate provost for International Programs, and director of the Institute for Global Studies, as they co-host a reception at the Wright House (formerly the Blue & Gold Club), home to the University’s global and graduate communities. Join us as we highlight the college’s milestones and celebrate our global and national engagement activities. We will feature complimentary traditional cuisine and festivities that reflect our global involvement. For more information or questions about this event, please contact Maura Ruffing, Assistant Director of Donor Relations for the College of Arts & Sciences at 302-831-7070 or by email: mruffing@udel.edu.
  • Former Student-Athlete Reception (Deer Park Tavern, 108 Main St. 2nd Floor) 6-8 p.m.
  • Reconnect with other student-athlete alumni, coaches and former teammates during Alumni Weekend! Reception is complimentary and includes light refreshments.
  • Honors Program Reception (Honors Program Building, 186 S. College Ave.) 6-8 p.m.
  • Honors Program alumni are invited to a reception before Dela-bration to reconnect with Blue Hens, faculty and staff. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • College of Engineering Alumni Reception (ISE Lab, 221 Academy St.) 6-8 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.
  • Dela-bration on the North Green (North side of Memorial Hall) 8-11 p.m.
  • We've renamed Mug Night to Dela-bration (because, really, that's what it is). It remains the party of the year with nearly 5,000 Blue Hens enjoying an evening of friends, live music and dancing in the heart of campus.
  • Again this year, all attendees will receive a commemorative Dela-bration mug, food and drinks for $45.
  • Aside from the new name, we have made one other dramatic change to allow all alumni to mingle together throughout the evening: there are no tents or bands (or friends) to choose from! Dela-bration is now one, giant, open air event on the North Green!
  • Register early for this party that 96% of last year's polled attendees rated 9 or 10 out of 10. Every year, it sells out in just a few weeks.
  • The fine print:
  • REFUNDS: Refunds will not be issued after Friday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m. (sorry, no exceptions).
  • NAME BADGE TRANSFERS: For guests who register for Dela-bration but find they are unable to attend after the refund deadline has passed, name badges are transferable to another Blue Hen until Tuesday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m. After that deadline, name badges are non-transferable.
  • DELA-BRATION POSTPONEMENT POLICY: If inclement weather forces the postponement of Dela-bration, the event will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the same location and time (8-11 p.m.). Should postponement be required, all registrants will be promptly notified. If Dela-bration is postponed, registrants who are unable to attend on Saturday may exchange their name badge for a commemorative mug and t-shirt; however, no refunds will be issued. If inclement weather on Saturday forces the cancellation of the event altogether, no refunds will be issued.
  • Dela-bration Nation (all Friday, June 5)
  • For those who are unable to travel back to campus to celebrate Dela-bration at Alumni Weekend, several regional alumni clubs will be hosting events for Blue Hens to gather and share in the Dela-bration fun. Click on each city for the details on their respective Dela-brations:
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • P.O.D. "Provisions on Demand" Food (Pencader Building Lower Level) 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • If you're on Laird Campus after Dela-bration, you can get hot, ready-to-eat pizza, an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, F'Real milkshakes and Jamba Juice smoothies. Other items also available at the P.O.D. include 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! Forget to pack something? P.O.D. also offers toiletries, household items, magazines, and more.
  • 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, and maintain more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • P.O.D. "Provisions on Demand" Food (Pencader Building Lower Level) 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • If you're on Laird Campus after Dela-bration, you can get hot, ready-to-eat pizza, an assortment of sandwiches and wraps, F'Real milkshakes and Jamba Juice smoothies. Other items also available at the P.O.D. include 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! Forget to pack something? P.O.D. also offers toiletries, household items, magazines, and more.
  • Experience the Power of “PBL” (Problem Based Learning)
    ISE Lab (Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Laboratory), Room 110
    8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Go back to the college classroom (for two hours!) and experience learning in the 21st century to solve a real world problem using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). UD has long been a leader in PBL, an educational approach that challenges students to understand and connect facts from multiple subjects to address complex, real-world questions. In our new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab), we’re employing PBL to give our students an unparalleled learning experience. Join George Watson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an expert in the field, as he leads the class—and get ready to work in small groups to find a solution to one of the pressing issues of our day. Topics may include genetics, environment, material culture and more.
  • Registration & Check-In Open (Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms) 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Alumni Weekend check-in and on-site registration is open until 2 p.m.
  • If you are attending Kid Zone, Gold Guard/50th Reunion events, Wall of Fame or the Blue Hen 5K only, please go directly to those locations.
  • Morris Library 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Visit and see the changes that have been made to the building where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers. On display throughout Alumni Weekend are several special exhibits to visit on your own:
  • "Richard H. Stewart Abraham Lincoln Collection Gift and Exhibition" Exhibition | 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

    The Richard H. Stewart Abraham Lincoln Collection Gift and Exhibition is on display in the Lincoln Exhibit Case adjacent to the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery located on the second floor of the Morris Library. The Stewart collection includes a variety of books, documents, artwork, artifacts and ephemera focusing on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era dated between 1861 and 2009. For instance, the collection includes two original Currier & Ives lithographs once owned by renowned Lincoln collector, Oliver R. Barrett, and an 1861 document signed by Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward appointing Joseph M. Sterrett to the position of deputy postmaster of Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • “Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act: Conserving the First State" Exhibition | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Visitors will find the Legacy of the Delaware Coastal Zone Act: Conserving the First State exhibit in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. The Coastal Zone Act, signed in 1971 by Gov. Russell Peterson, is widely considered to be the most important piece of environmental legislation ever passed in Delaware—and one of the most contentious. For over 40 years, it has protected 115 miles of Delaware’s coast from the destructive impacts of heavy industrialization and commercial development.

  • “Margaret Walker: A Centenary Exhibition" | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    See the Margaret Walker: A Centenary Exhibition in the single case located in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. Margaret Walker (1915-1998) was an American poet and writer who was part of the African-American literary movement in Chicago. Her notable works include the award-winning poem, “For My People” and the novel, Jubilee, set in the South during the American Civil War.

  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Located just inside the Main Street entrance of the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore, 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.) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy, the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore offers everything from cappuccino to computers, and is open to the public.
  • UD Slideshow & Historic Walking Tour with Professor David Ames
    (Old College, Room 202)
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • Following a short presentation, Professor Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design, will lead a walking tour of main campus and explain the unique history and architecture of UD. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Hillel’s Annual Alumni Brunch (Kristol Center for Jewish Life, 47 W. Delaware Ave) 10:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Welcome back Blue Hens! You are invited to join us for a delicious bagel brunch at Hillel. Whether or not you were involved at Hillel as a student, the Hillel staff looks forward to welcoming you. Feel free to contact Carrie Kee at (302) 453-0479 with any questions.
  • 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 own herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try Alumni Weekend's signature Dela-bration flavor!
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • The Kid Zone "Under the Sea" (Early Learning Center, 489 Wyoming Road) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Come on an adventure "Under the Sea" at UD's Early Learning Center, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, for crafts, activities and lunch. Meet YoUDee and Baby Blue, learn at the sensory tables and visit with real sea animals from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. There will be face painting, live kids music, bounce houses, balloon artists, and lunch—including the winning Dela-bration ice cream flavor from UDairy Creamery. Raffle drawings for great prizes will be held at 12:45 p.m. Interested caregivers may also tour our state-of-the-art facilities. Cost: $15 for ages 12+, $7 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and under
  • HRIM Hospitality Alumni Association BBQ
    (UD Brickyard Grille, Courtyard Marriott)
    11 a.m.-1:30 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.
  • 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. Although the bees are gentle this time of year, veils and other protective equipment will be provided for adventurous participants seeking a “hands-on” experience. Shuttles will be making multiple trips from Gore Hall to South Campus before and after the event.
  • 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 as a student ambassador and heard your name over the loud speaker? Meet at Kate’s to celebrate and reconnect with former and current Student Alumni Ambassadors and Spirit Ambassadors. Learn about what the group is doing today and share stories of the past. $5 per person.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery — Tour #1
    (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, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch of the winning flavor in the Dela-bration ice cream contest. Yes, taste tests are included! 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.
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • Lox and Bagel Brunch Hosted by Chabad
    (Chabad House, 262 South College Avenue)
    11 a.m.-1 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, say hi, and reminisce while we look over old Birthright photos. $10 per person.
  • Farewell to West Campus (West Campus, outside of Rodney and Dickinson Halls) 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • At the end of the 2015 spring semester, the University will close the Rodney and Dickinson residence halls. For nearly 50 years, these residence halls have served UD students early in their college careers while they were establishing lifelong friendships and lasting social connections. Commemorate the end of an era with lunch outside of the complex. Alumni will have an opportunity to leave a note with fond memories and take one last picture with the residence hall as a backdrop. No one will be permitted to enter any of the buildings or the dining hall due to safety concerns from construction. Lunch is included with a cash bar. $7 per person.
  • NOTE: the Resident Assistant (RA) Alumni Social will be held as part of this event.

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  There will be tents, so this event will go on if it rains; however, if thunder, lightening or high winds are present, the event will be cancelled to ensure the safety of attendees. Due to the sentimental value of the location, a back up venue will not be established. Should inclement weather force the cancellation of the event, all registrants will be promptly notified via email and text message. Furthermore, no refunds will be issued.
  • University Museums 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Forget Me Not: Photography between Poetry and Politics (Mechanical Hall Gallery, 30 N. College Ave.)
    Drawn from UD’s African American art collection, “Forget Me Not” includes images from the late nineteenth-century portraits taken by Augustus Washington and Gallo W. Cheston to P. H. Polk’s photographs of Tuskegee Airmen. “Forget Me Not” commemorates individual, communal and national narratives.
  • Pictures of Place: Experience, Mood, and Memory (Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main St.)
    Showcasing the breadth of the University collection, “Pictures of Place” offers several examples of how artists record nature. The exhibition incorporates works that evoke a sense and mood of a specific place.
  • Land and Water: Photographs from 1860 to Now (Old College Gallery, 18 E. Main St.)
    Curated by Stephen Petersen, “Land and Water” is comprised of more than forty photographs from UD’s collection, spanning 150 years of photographic history. This exhibition chronicles changing aesthetic approaches to the landscape, as well as technical changes in the medium of photography.
  • Sculpted by Nature: Silver and Copper from the Peter H. Farquhar Collection (Mineralogical Museum, Penny Hall, 255 Academy St.)
    The copper and silver specimens on display this semester may mimic organic tree-like forms or abstract sculptures; they may also form complex, well-defined crystals in geometric shapes.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) 12-7 p.m.
  • Check www.udel.edu/outdoorpool for more information. $5 per person.
  • Student Support Services Program (SSSP) Alumni Reception
    (Center for Academic Success & University Studies, 150 S. College Ave.)
    12-2 p.m.
  • Alumni of Student Support Services Program (SSSP) are invited to join former program participants and current staff for an informal reception. A light lunch will be provided. Catch up with friends, hear about program updates and tour the Academic Resource Center.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery — Tour #2
    (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, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch of the winning flavor in the Dela-bration ice cream contest. Yes, taste tests are included! 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.
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • Walking Tour of Campus (departs from The Green outside Gore Hall) 1-2 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 with its new buildings, landscaping and foot bridge, the current renovation of the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob), the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab and more.
  • AFROTC Alumni Open House (AFROTC Detachment 128, 314 Wyoming Rd.) 1-3 p.m.
  • AFROTC alumni and friends are invited to visit Detachment 128 for our alumni weekend open house. Current cadets will be available to discuss their progression in the program, and the detachment Commander and other cadre will be available to meet with alumni, family and friends. This is a great opportunity for former cadets to discover the transformation of the detachment building as well as the program itself.
  • Dela-Brews 101 (Perkins Student Center Lounge) 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Taste local brews and meet the master brewers in an intimate setting at the third annual Dela-Brews 101, celebrating regional craft beers. You will have an opportunity to test your beer knowledge and win some prizes. The following breweries will be participating: The 3rd Wave Brewing Company, 16 Mile, Coastal Brewing Company, Mispillion River Brewing, Yards Brewing, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Standard Distributing Co. $35 per person.
  • State of the University (Mitchell Hall, S. College & Amstel Aves.) 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Join University leadership for a lively discussion about our past year’s successes and the challenges ahead. The event will include remarks from President Patrick Harker, Provost Domenico Grasso and Alumni Association (UDAA) outgoing and incoming presidents, as well as gift presentations by this year’s reunion classes and senior class gift. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Class of 2000 15th Reunion Celebration (Klondike Kate’s, 158 E. Main Street) 2-4 p.m.
  • Meet us at Kate's, and we'll party like it's 1999 with appetizers and 2 drink tickets (+ cash bar). $15 per person.
  • Special thanks go to the class reunion committee members who volunteered their time and talents to engage their classmates in reconnecting and supporting UD! To make a gift in support of your class and see a full list of the class reunion committee members, visit our reunion page.
  • Get the Inside Scoop on the UDairy Creamery — Tour #3
    (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, sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn how ice cream is made from the cow all the way to the cone, and see the making of a batch of the winning flavor in the Dela-bration ice cream contest. Yes, taste tests are included! 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.
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • Class of 1995 20th Reunion Celebration
    (Stone Balloon Ale House, 115 E. Main Street)
    3-5 p.m.
  • We're taking over the all-new Stone Balloon Ale House and enjoying appetizers and 2 drink tickets (+ cash bar). $15 per person.
  • Special thanks go to the class reunion committee members who volunteered their time and talents to engage their classmates in reconnecting and supporting UD! To make a gift in support of your class and see a full list of the class reunion committee members, visit our reunion page.
  • Gold Guard Cocktail Reception & Bus Tour
    (STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.)
    3–6 p.m.
  • During this special reception, the 50th Reunion Class of 1965 will be inducted into the Gold Guard, the distinguished group of UD graduates who have been alumni for 50 years or more. Live jazz music will set the mood, appetizers will be served, and all guests will receive 2 drink tickets (+ cash bar). $25 per person. 
  • This year’s showcase venue is the STAR Campus (Science Technology and Advanced Research), the former Chrysler plant site, UD‘s newest building and home to the College of Health Sciences (CHS). 
  • From 3:15–4:15 p.m. there will be an optional bus tour of the main campus led by a Student Alumni Ambassador or a tour of STAR Campus led by CHS STAR Ambassadors.
  • Special thanks go to the class reunion committee members who volunteered their time and talents to engage their classmates in reconnecting and supporting UD! To make a gift in support of your class and see a full list of the class reunion committee members, visit our reunion page.
  • Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB) Reunion
    (The Cottage [back room] of Kildare’s Irish Pub, 45 E. Main Street)
    4-6 p.m.
  • Reunite and connect with past members of SCPAB. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Class of 1990 25th Reunion Celebration
    (Vita Nova Restaurant, Trabant University Center, 2nd Floor, at the corner of S. College Ave. & W. Main Street)
    4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Join us in the Trabant University Center and the newly renovated Vita Nova restaurant. We'll enjoy appetizers, one drink ticket, plus a cash bar. Park in the Trabant Garage across from Deer Park Tavern (parking rates apply) and make your way to the second floor. $15 per person.
  • Special thanks to class reunion committee Co-Chairs, Dan VanSciver and Natalie Wolf, and committee members, Joe Asher and Dan Doebele, who dedicated their time and talents inspiring fellow classmates to reconnect with and support their alma mater! For more detail about the Class of ’90 reunion, visit the reunion page. $15 per person.
  • UDAA Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony and Reception
    (Roselle Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall, 110 Orchard Road)
    4:30-7 p.m.
  • In recognition of the many notable achievements of its alumni, the University and the UD Alumni Association (UDAA) established the Alumni Wall of Fame in 1984 to recognize outstanding professional and public service achievements by UD graduates. Please join us for this tribute to the important work of some of our most distinguished alumni. For a list of Alumni Wall of Fame honorees, please visit the Wall of Fame website. This event is free.
  • Class of 2010 5th Reunion Celebration
    (The Green at the Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road)
    5-7 p.m.
  • The Class of 2010 is celebrating its 5-year reunion with a "Summer Backyard Party" theme, including yard games, open bar with heavy hors d'oeuvres, DJ and dancing. $20 per person.
  • Special thanks go to the class reunion committee Chair, Evan Wilbert and his fellow committee members who spent countless hours planning and coordinating this year’s celebration. For a full list of the class reunion committee members and more details, visit the reunion page.
  • Class of 2005 10th Reunion Celebration (Wright House, 44 Kent Way) 5-7 p.m.
  • Join us at the Old Blue and Gold Club (across from the President's House) for the Class of 2005's 10th Reunion event. Open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. $15 per person.
  • Special thanks go to the class reunion committee Chair, Calvin Smith and his fellow committee members who spent countless hours planning and coordinating this year’s celebration. For a full list of the class reunion committee members and more details, visit the reunion page.
  • 50th Alumni Reunion & Gold Guard Dinner: “The Way We Were” Celebration (STAR Campus, 540 South College Ave.) 6-10 p.m.
  • The evening includes appetizers, a plated dinner, 2 drink tickets with cash bar, memorabilia room and Dela-bration sundae bar. $50 per person.
  • The Review Alumni Dinner (Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center,
    325 Academy St.)
    6-9 p.m.
  • Alumni of The Review are invited to join fellow past staff members and meet current staffers. A fundraising dinner will be held where archive books will be on display and Charles Lewis of the Center of Public Integrity will be speaking. Awards will be given to outstanding student journalists from this year.
  • Because this is a fundraising event, a portion of your ticket price may be tax deductible. Pricing is as follows:

    ♦ 2013 – 2015 graduates—$25 (no portion is tax deductible)
    ♦ 2012 and 2011 graduates—$35 ($10 is tax deductible)
    ♦ Children ages 12 & under—$15 (no portion is tax deductible)
    ♦ All other attendees—$100 ($75 is tax-deductible)

  • RAIN DATE for Dela-bration (North side of Memorial Hall) 8-11 p.m.
  • Dela-bration will be held on Saturday night in the case of inclement weather on Friday. $45 per person.
  • DELA-BRATION POSTPONEMENT POLICY: If inclement weather forces the postponement of Friday evening's Dela-bration, all registered guests will be promptly notified. In that instance, Dela-bration will be moved to Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the same time (8-11 p.m.) and same location. If Dela-bration is postponed and you are unable to attend Saturday night, you may turn in your name badge in exchange for a commemorative mug and t-shirt; however no refunds will be issued. If inclement weather on Saturday forces the University to cancel the event altogether, no refunds will be issued.
  • NO Shuttle Bus Service on Sunday
  • 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, and maintain more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • Kids Fun Run (Laird Campus) 9 a.m.
  • Future Blue Hens (ages 11 and under) are invited to race in the Kids Fun Run before cheering on their parents and friends in the Blue Hen 5K. The Fun Run course is located on the Laird Campus (North Campus) turf and is free for all kids. Free parking is available in the Laird Campus parking lots.
  • Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run (Registration/check-in at Laird Campus) 9:30 a.m. Start
  • Go for the gold, set a new personal best or just enjoy a leisurely tour of campus with fellow Blue Hens during the 7th annual Alumni Weekend Blue Hen 5K. A special prize will be given to the participant(s) who shows the most UD spirit, so put on your blue & gold and go! 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. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with a 9:30 start. See the Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run page for details and to register.
  • Class of 1965 Farewell Brunch (Embassy Suites, 654 S College Ave.) 10 a.m.-Noon
  • After spending a great weekend on campus, the Class of 1965 will gather one last time for a farewell brunch. Please see the Reunions page for the complete menu. $25 per person.
  • 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 own herd of dairy cows, will be open for ice cream sales. Come down and try Alumni Weekend's signature Dela-bration flavor!
  • Have a creative ice cream flavor? Submit it here until April 17. Entries will be judged on Blue Hen spirit and deliciousness, and one winner's concoction will become this year's signature Dela-bration flavor! Winner receives free entry to Alumni Weekend for two!
  • Blue Hen Café at the UD Bookstore (83 E. Main St.) 12-6 p.m.
  • Located just inside the Main Street entrance of the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore, 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.
  • Centrally located at Main and Academy, the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore offers everything from cappuccino to computers, and is open to the public.
  • Outdoor Pool (South Campus, Nelson Athletic Complex) 12-7 p.m.
  • Check www.udel.edu/outdoorpool for more information. $5 per person.