For Students

Spirit Stations

Wear your UD gear throughout Homecoming Week and stop by a Spirit Station to claim your prize. Pick up your special punch card at any of the spirit stations throughout the week and if you receive 3 out of 5 stamps, you are eligible to win the sixth prize on game day.

Each day three Spirit Stations, located at a Trabant Kiosk, South Green by Memorial Hall and at the fountain between Smith & Purnell Halls, will be open between Noon and 2:00 p.m. Prizes are limited and on a first come, first served basis. If you are not wearing UD attire you will not be eligible to receive a prize.

  • Monday, October 7: Blue & Gold Beads
  • Tuesday, October 8: Yellow Tube Socks
  • Wendesday, October 9: Blue Awareness Band
  • Thursday, October 10: Sunglasses
  • Friday, October 11: Sweatband/headband
  • Saturday, October 12: Water Bottle

Pep Rally

The second annual Pep Rally will be held on Friday, October 11 at the Laird Campus turf starting at 4:30 p.m. Come watch a special football practice on the turf starting at 3:30 p.m., enjoy student performances, and hear from special guests like the "Voice of Delaware," Scott Klatzkin '07, Football Coach Dave Brock and student-athletes.

Timeline Overview:

  • 3:30 p.m.: Football practice
  • 4:30 p.m.: Student performances
    • Deltronica & DJ Slipcase
    • Dark Arts
    • Kevin McCove '12
  • 5:00 p.m.: Pep Rally
    • Cheerleaders
    • YoUDee
    • Dance Team
    • Coach Brock

The event is free and open to the public. Busing will be available for students living on East and West campuses.

Interested in performing? Enter to win a 5-minutes spot and get the opportunity to be on stage with UD's finest. Whether you sing, juggle, or dance, submit your 15 second Instagram video for a chance to win! More details to come soon!

Homecoming T-shirt Contest

UD Athletics and the Cockpit are pround to announce the third annual Homecoming T-Shirt Design Contest! UD students have a chance to design the 2013 Homecoming Student T-shirt. More details about entering to come soon! The shirts will be handed out at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 11. More details about the contest to come!

Banner Competition

Open to all student clubs, residence hall groups, RSO's, Greek chapters, and student-athletes, the friendly competition involved creating a spirited banner that will get the crowd excited about Homecoming! Students can pick up a blank, free banner at the Office of Alumni Relations starting on Tuesday, August 27 through Thursday, October 3. All banners are DUE to the Office of Alumni Relations by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 and will be hung in Trabant throughout Homecoming week.

Judging will take place during Homecoming week and the announcement of the winners will occur at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. on the Laird Campus Turf. Three prizes will be awarded.

Banner design criteria includes originality and creativity, representation of your group, overall representation of UD, and use of UD colors (blue and yellow). Proper representation of YoUDee will also be considered. All banners must be horizontal.

UDance 5K

On Thursday, October 10, there will be a 5K race to support UDance and the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. More information coming soon!

Homecoming Quizzo

Take a break from studying and bring your friends to a special edition of quizzo on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Scrounge at the Perkins Student Center. Representatives from the Student Homecoming Committee will be there facilitating the questions.