For Students

Homecoming Themed Quizzo

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Perkins Student Center, West Lounge

Take a study break and visit with friends during a special Homecoming edition of Quizzo.

Representatives from the Student Homecoming Committee and the Student Alumni Ambassadors will be the facilitators.


The UD Amazing Race

Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Park Place Field (South College Ave at W. Park Place)

Team with up to nine (9) of your friends and compete in the second annual UD Amazing Race. Think you know everything about the UD campus? This amazing competition will take you from East campus, to North, to West and more! And, it’s a great opportunity to check off some UD Bucket List items.

You may have 6 to 10 current UD students on your team, including a minimum of two (2) women on the team. Team names must be in good taste. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 11 before 8:00 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams.


Spirit Stations

Wear your UD gear every day during Homecoming Week (Monday through Friday) and stop by one of the three Spirit Stations to receive a prize.

10 a.m. – noon Purnell Hall (lobby)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Green on the north side of Memorial Hall
Noon – 2 p.m. Trabant food court

Prizes are limited and are distributed on a first come, first served basis. If you are not wearing UD attire you will not be eligible to receive a prize.

  • Monday 10/13 - UD Homecoming lanyards
  • Tuesday 10/14 - Cell phone wallets
  • Wednesday 10/15 - Water bottles
  • Thursday 10/16 - UD Homecoming sweatbands
  • Friday 10/17 - UD Homecoming crew socks
  • Saturday 10/18 - UD Homecoming sunglasses (Saturday’s Sprit Station will be located inside the Student Gate at Delaware Stadium)

Dodgeball Tournament

Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
The Carpenter Sports Building (the Little Bob)

Sign up today for the Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament! Teams should include between six (6) and eight (8) current UD students on your team, and there must be at least two (2) women on each team. Team names must be in good taste.

Sign up before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12.


Volleyball Tournament

Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The Carpenter Sports Building (the Little Bob)

Sign up today for the Homecoming Volleyball Tournament! Teams should include between six (6) and ten (10) current UD students, and there must be at least two (2) women on each team. Team names must be in good taste.

Sign up before 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14.


Blue Hens Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Friday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
The course includes UD Athletics Complex and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Join fellow UD alumni, students, faculty/staff, friends & family on the course through the UD Athletics Complex and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. The course terrain includes asphalt, gravel and dirt.

In appreciation for all runners' participation, Delaware Football invites those who register in advance to purchase discounted tickets to the Homecoming game vs. CAA opponent Towson (Saturday, 10/18 at 12:30 p.m.).

This event is brought to you in partnership with University of Delaware's HealthyU Employee Wellness Program and Delaware Athletics. For details and to register, click here.


Pep Rally & Banner Competition

Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.
The Carpenter Sports Building (the Little Bob)

The Homecoming Pep Rally and Banner Contest will take place on Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Sports Building (the Little Bob). There will be music, games, a photo booth, tattoo and caricature artists, inflatables, giveaways, and special appearances by YoUDee and others. Show your Blue Hen pride and wear Delaware Blue and Gold.

The banner competition is another way to show your creativity and spirit during UD Homecoming! All groups, including student clubs, residence hall groups, RSOs, Greek chapters, and student athletes are encouraged to participate. Pick up the official banner paper in the Office of Alumni Relations (George Evans House, adjacent to Trabant University Center) anytime from August 26 through October 9. Turn in your completed banner by Thursday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m.

The banner competition is open to all student clubs, residence hall groups, RSOs, Greek chapters, and student-athletes. The friendly competition involves creating a spirited banner that will get the crowd excited about Homecoming!

In order to be considered for the banner contest, each banner must follow these guidelines:

  • Be original and creative.
  • Represent UD and use UD colors.
  • Display YoUDee & the Towson Tiger.
  • Write submitting group's name on the back.
  • Use landscape/horizontal orientation.

The banners will be hung in the Trabant University Center’s food court throughout Homecoming Week. The winners will be announced at the Pep Rally.


First Down Student Tailgate

Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Hospitality Village

Join us in the Hospitality Village on South Campus for pre-game fun in a student-friendly environment. Guests will be treated to music, games, a photo booth, tattoo and caricature artists, inflatables, giveaways, and more.


Have more questions? Contact UD Alumni Relations by emailing alumnet@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341.