Blue Hen alumni invited to join in Homecoming 2012 festivities
8:28 a.m., Oct. 5, 2012--The University of Delaware’s Homecoming 2012 is approaching, with activities planned Oct. 15-21.
A student kickoff event will be held Monday evening, Oct. 15, following by a Homecoming kickoff and Blue Hens on Main on Friday, Oct. 19. Blue Hens on Main will feature a late night breakfast, snacks and prizes, and all attendees can receive free admission to the UD volleyball game preceding the event.
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Also Friday will be a ceremony for the presentation of Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Saturday’s events will center around the Fightin’ Blue Hens football game against the University of Rhode Island.
Other alumni activities scheduled for coming weeks include:
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.: Lancaster Alumni Club hike and tour of Rock Ford. Meet UD alumni and their families for an easy to moderate hike at Lancaster County (Pa.) Park, followed by a picnic lunch on the porch of Rock Ford Plantation and a tour of the house.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.: UD Central Florida Alumni at Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. Blue Hens will gather for brunch before enjoying the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival in central Florida.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.: UD alumni tailgate at "The Hunt." UD alumni will hold the third annual tailgate at the Far Hills (N.J.) Race Meeting. The event is sponsored by UD's Northern New Jersey Alumni Club.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.: Boston Alumni Club at Head of the Charles Regatta. Boston area alumni will gather for the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event. Alumni can cheer on fellow Blue Hens who will be racing as they enjoy refreshments at the UD tent in Reunion Village.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.: Operations Management Alumni Student Connections Dinner. A free networking dinner for operations management alumni will be held in Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus in Newark.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.: Shaping Artistic Legacies: Robert Rauschenberg and Philip Johnson. A free lecture, hosted by the Friends of Art History, will be held on the Newark campus.
Saturday, Oct. 27, noon: Alumni have announced plans for UD football watch parties at the Copperhead Grille in Allentown, Pa., at Penn Social in Washington, D.C., and at Grotto pizza in Wilmington as the Fightin’ Blue Hens meet Old Dominion University. The Wilmington event is family friendly and alumni are invited to bring their children.
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.: Delaware alumni reception at the AIChE annual meeting. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumni will gather at a reception during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of some of these events.
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