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 Saturday) 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 Spirit Station will be located inside the Student Gate at Delaware Stadium from noon until 1:00 p.m.)

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.


Art Under the Stars

Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Brown Hall Lobby, 1st Floor Lounge, and the Basement Lounge

Sponsored by Residence Life and Housing, Art Under the Stars provides UD students with the opportunity to showcase, experience and celebrate all forms of artistic talent including performance groups and much more.  Winners of the UD Fall Eco-Showcase will be displayed along with student art submissions from across campus.  Admission is free and open to all. For more information, email jkong@udel.edu.


CPAB (Cultural Programming Advisory Board) Annual Homecoming Comedy Show

Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Mitchell Hall

Open to students, alumni and friends, this year, the show features popular area comedians.

Check back shortly for additional information including acts and ticket prices.

For general information call the Center for Black Culture: (302) 831-2991


The Richard "Dick" Wilson Homecoming Step Show

Friday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
Cost: TBD

For more information, please email: mgc-info@udel.edu.


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.


Multicultural Greek Congress Homecoming Party

Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 p.m.
Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
Cost: TBD

A student ID (from any college) is needed to enter along with the admission fee.  For more info email mgc-info@udel.edu.


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

The 2014 Homecoming Court:

Members of the Class of 2015 who embrace UD spirit and embody the UD brand are encouraged to apply for Homecoming Court. Five male and five female students will be selected as members of Homecoming Court and will campaign to gain votes to be elected Homecoming King and Queen. The crowning of the winners will take place on Saturday, October 18 at the football game. Click here for application details.

The 2013 Homecoming King & Queen are
Kye-Hyun Cho and Cynthia Costello, respectively

"During my time at UD, I was always a proud and enthusiastic Blue Hen. Since graduation, it has become even more apparent to me how incredibly fortunate we are to have attended the University of Delaware. UD helped us to grow as individuals, meet our best friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Homecoming is a time for Blue Hens across the world to return and celebrate who we are, where we have traveled, and what we have learned. No matter how much time passes, UD will always be our home."
- 2013 Queen, Cynthia Costello

Joyce McLaughlin Newman, the 1963 Homecoming queen, with 2013 king and queen Kye Cho and Cynthia Costello.

Pictured left are Joyce McLaughlin Newman, the 1963 Homecoming queen, with 2013 king and queen Kye Cho and Cynthia Costello.

The 2013 Homecoming court members were Brie Gerry, Ashley Paulos, Erica Santos and Stephanie Schmidt.

Are you a UD alumnus or alumna and was part of the Homecoming Court as a student? We would love to hear from you and include you here! Please touch base with Michael Yancey in the Office of Alumni Relations at myancey@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341.

Here are a few past winners:

  • Homecoming 1955 – Sylvia Field Stout (Queen)
  • Homecoming 1960 – Barbara Tomlin Ray (Queen)
  • Homecoming 1963 – Joyce McLaughlin Newman (Queen)
  • Homecoming 1964 – Marilyn Mayfield Pennella (Queen), D. Marie Chelly (Court)
  • Homecoming 1965 – Valerie Biden-Owens (Queen), Sandra Shank (Court)
  • Homecoming 1966 – Judith Scari Jeffcotti (Queen), Judith A. Motson (Court)
  • Homecoming 1969 – Regina K. Pearce (Queen), Cheryl L. Hunter (Court)
  • Homecoming 1983 – Laura Lefelar-Barch (Queen) and Paul Scully (King)
  • Homecoming 1985 – Kristen Shannon Price (Queen) and Chris Homan (King)
  • Homecoming 1987 – Elisabeth Goehringer Gallagher (Queen) and Jamie Varner (King)
  • Homecoming 1988 – Kristin LaMotta Schappell (Queen) and Patrick McIntyre (King)
  • Homecoming 1990 – Kris Sotir Martinson (Queen)
  • Homecoming 1993 – Genikwa William (Queen) and John O'Keefe (King)
  • Homecoming 2012 – Jennifer Lowe (Queen) and Sam Katz (King)

 

 

 

(Left) 1966 Homecoming Queen, Judith Scari Jeffcott '67

(Right) 1983 Homecoming King & Queen, Paul Sculley '84 and Laura Lefelar-Barch '86