Alumni Weekend Registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Return to website.
Q & A
General questionsCan I find out who else is attending Alumni Weekend?
A: Absolutely! What's a party without the guest list? Check out the Who's Coming page to see the names of fellow Blue Hens who will be joining you at Alumni Weekend. (hide)How do I contact attendees from my class before or after my reunion celebration?
A: Register for the online community (OLC) at www.UDconnection.com. Here you can network with UD Alumni, post class notes, stay involved with UD and check out the events calendar. (hide)Can I take a tour of campus during Alumni Weekend?
A: Several different tours of campus are offered on Saturday. Please see the schedule page on this website for more details. Also, you are welcome to stroll around campus at your leisure anytime throughout the weekend and enjoy the beauty and surroundings of your alma mater. (hide)Which events are child-friendly?
A: Most events are child-friendly. Alumni Relations suggests all children run the 1K Kids Fun Run prior to the Blue Hen 5K on Sunday, attend the Lunch with the UD Mascots at a reduced rate on Saturday, and visit the UDairy Creamery for a taste test and tour of the ice cream facility. Kids' games will also be available during Newark Day on Main Street from Noon - 5 p.m. The University pool is also open to the public all weekend. Check the schedule page for more details. (hide)Are pets allowed?
A: Pets are not allowed inside buildings, dorms or under the tents. They are allowed everywhere else on campus. Please clean up after your pets, and keep them on a leash at all times. (hide)Can you accommodate special needs?
A: Alumni with special needs are encouraged to attend Alumni Weekend. We want those with physical challenges to have as few obstacles as possible during their stay and to be able to participate fully in all activities. If you are registered for an event and want to ensure your safety please contact Alumni Relations directly at email@example.com or (302) 831-2341. Most campus buildings and facilities have ramps or elevators. (hide)What are the future dates of Alumni Weekend?
A: Alumni Weekend traditionally falls on the weekend after UD commencement. Next year's dates are June 6-8, 2014. (hide)
Transportation and ParkingWhere can I park?
A: Parking permits are not required in uncontrolled spaces (meters & garages) during Alumni weekend. Laird Campus (North Campus) is included in this. Trabant Garage, Perkins Garage, Center for the Arts Garage, and the Visitor Center will be available all weekend at special rates. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 31-June 2) the maximum charge for any campus parking garage will be just $5 for each day. If you exit and reenter the same day you will pay $5 again. All parking garages can be paid for by cash or credit (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).
Please note that Newark Day takes place on Saturday, June 1 so Main Street and all surrounding streets will be closed from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus. Handicap registration plates or placards are required to use these spaces. Visit the parking website for more information.(hide)How do I get to and from events on campus?
A: University of Delaware shuttles will be available all weekend. (hide)
HousingIs there internet access in the residence halls?
A: Yes, there is wireless access in all residence halls. For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Stay at UD page. (hide)What is the attire for the weekend?
A: Attire for the weekend is casual. We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can walk around campus during the day. Average daytime temperature for June in Delaware is in the low 80s. (hide)Do I have access to the recreational facilities?
A: As a Blue Hen, you will have access to Independence Hall gym facilities located on Laird Campus. The Carpenter Sports Building is closed for the summer for renovation. (hide)
RegistrationWhen is the registration deadline?
A: Registration for Mug Night and Lunch with the UD Mascots will stay open until the day of the event if they have not sold out. NOTE: As of 5/23, both Mug Night tents have sold out. There is no wait list, and no more tickets will be made available. The deadline for refunds and tent switching (May 17) has passed. No exceptions will be made regarding refunds or tent switching. (hide)Which tent should I choose at Mug Night?
A: There are two large tents at Mug Night on The North and South Green, on either side of Memorial Hall. Click here to view a map of the tents. The Gold Tent (south of Memorial Hall) will have the popular UD band from the 90s Love Seed Mama Jump. The Blue Tent (north of Memorial Hall) will have the popular 2000s band Speaker City. We suggest that alumni who graduated in or before the 1990s sign up for the Love Seed Mama Jump tent, and alumni who graduated in the 2000s sign up for the Speaker City tent. This is just a suggestion so you can enjoy the night with other alumni closer to your age and class year. All other tent features, including food, alcohol and decorations, will be identical.
TENT SWITCHING POLICY: If your desired tent is not full, you may switch your tent until May 17, 2013. No exceptions to this deadline will be made. 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. (hide)What if my plans change and I need to modify or cancel my registration?
A: The deadline for a full refund is May 17 at 4:30 p.m. No refunds will be issued after May 17 at 4:30 p.m. Refunds will not be given for missed events after the event has taken place.
Registrant name badges are transferable up until Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to transfer your registration. In the email, you must clearly state your name, registration confirmation number, and the full name and class year of the person to whom you are transfering your badge/registration. Name badges are NOT transferable after Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. If Mug Night is postponed and you are unable to attend Saturday night, no refund will be issued, however you may turn in your name badge in exchange for your mug and t-shirt. Absolutely no name badge / registration transfers will be accepted if Mug Night is postponed to Saturday. (hide)
A: If inclement weather forces the postponement of Mug Night, the event will be held at the same location and the same time (8-11 p.m.) on Saturday, June 1, 2013. In the event that weather forces us to postpone the event to Saturday, you will be notified promptly. If you cannot attend the postponed event on Saturday, no refunds will be issued. If inclement weather on Saturday forces us the cancel the event, no refunds will be issued. In either situation, you will be notified promptly via email and text message to your cell phone if you opted in on the registration form. Also, the Alumni Weekend website will be updated throughout the weekend.
If inclement weather occurs on Saturday, June 1, 2013, the Lunch with the UD Mascots will be moved from the Blue Tent to the Trabant University Center food court. The event will be held at same time, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013. In the event that weather forces us to move the event indoors, you will be notified promptly via email and text message to your cell phone if you opted in on the registration form about these alternative plans. Also, the Alumni Weekend website will be updated throughout the weekend. (hide)Can I pay cash or credit card for events at Alumni Weekend if I do not pre-register?
A: Yes, you can pay for events via cash or credit card throughout the weekend in Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room where you can sign up for events. That said, Alumni Relations recommends that, in order to save money and time, you register online and take advantage of Early Hen Registration which ends on May 1. (hide)Where and at what time can I pick up my registration materials on the day(s) of the event?
A: You can pick up your event registration materials for Mug Night and the Lunch in Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms on Friday from 4 - 11 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you are only attending Gold Guard, your class reunion celebration, or any other event, go directly to the event location and do not report to Trabant. If you are participating in the Blue Hen 5K, registration begins on Sunday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. on Laird Campus. If you are staying in a residence hall, you will pick up your room key at the respective dorm on Friday, and on Saturday you pick up your key at the Commons. (hide)How will I know that my registration has been received and processed?
A: Upon online registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a detailed description including events and activities for which you have registered. (hide)I still have some unanswered questions. Who can I contact?
A: You are welcome to contact staff in the Office of Alumni Relations at 302-831-2341 or email email@example.com. (hide)