Alumni welcome Class of 2016 with send-off events across country
4:24 p.m., July 20, 2012--This summer, incoming University of Delaware freshmen will be welcomed to the Blue Hen family by alumni at send-off events held in cities coast to coast.
The send-off events, hosted by UD regional alumni clubs and the Office of Alumni Relations, are open to all incoming members of the Class of 2016 and their families, as well as UD alumni and current students. Those interested in attending a send-off event in their respective cities can register at http://www.UDconnection.com/2012sendoffs. All send-off events will feature food and refreshments.
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“The send-offs are a nice way for freshmen to learn about the college experience from UD alumni and current students,” says Stefanie Spatola, alumni clubs coordinator. “It also gives our new students a chance to meet other incoming freshmen and make friends even before they step onto campus. UD alumni are excited to share their stories and tips, and the new students are anxious to hear about what life will be like come August.”
Richmond, Va., New Student Send-off at the Ballpark - Register
Thursday, Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m., Richmond Squirrels game at The Diamond Ballpark in Richmond, Va. $15 per person, includes picnic, game ticket and fireworks
Lancaster, Pa., New Student Send-off - Register
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m. Private residence in Leola, Pa. Free.
New Castle County New Legacy* Student Send-off - Register
Sunday, Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center new addition lobby. Free. Includes a UDairy ice cream social and tour of the new building facilities. *This event is only open to new Legacy students (those whose parent(s) or step-parent(s) also attended UD) and their families.
Northern New Jersey New Student Send-off - Register
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7-9 p.m. Cresskill Recreation Center in Cresskill, N.J. Free.
South Florida New Student Send-off - Register
Saturday, Aug. 11, 5-8 p.m. Private residence in Weston, Fla. Free.
Northern California New Student Send-off - Register
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. Marina at Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley, Calif. Free.
Southern California New Student Send-off - Register
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. Private residence in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Free.
Southern Delaware New Student Send-off - Register
Sunday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m. UD Virden Center in Lewes, Del. Free
Reading, Pa., New Student Send-off - Register
Thursday, Aug. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Thirrd & Spruce Café in West Reading, Pa. Free.
Office of Alumni Relations
The Office of Alumni Relations is the chief liaison between the University and the worldwide alumni body of more 155,000 living alumni who are represented by the UD Alumni Association. Alumni Relations coordinates major events such as Alumni Weekend, reunions and prestigious alumni awards. The Office also manages all volunteers and events for the regional alumni clubs across the country and around the world.