University offers new programs for Alumni Weekend 2014
1:07 p.m., Feb. 14, 2014--Alumni Weekend, now in its sixth year, is a tradition that is dramatically growing in popularity and size, attracting 5,300 alumni and their families in 2013. This year’s Alumni Weekend, to be held June 6-8, includes several exciting additions for Blue Hens of all ages to enjoy.
There will be more than 15 new programs offered, including the new all alumni event called Saturday Night at the Scrounge. This event is a fun twist on the classic milestone class reunions because it allows everyone to reconnect with more Blue Hens no matter what class year they graduated.
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There will also be three satellite Dela-bration Nation events on the West Coast for those alumni unable to make the trip back to campus. Alumni are invited to gather at specified locations in Phoenix, Seattle and Los Angeles to celebrate during times that overlap with Mug Night.
Attendees at these Dela-bration Nation events will have UD plastic mugs and T-shirts to recreate the Mug Night atmosphere and make alumni feel as if they are under the tents on The Green. They will also be encouraged to view the live feed from the event and to email photographs of their own to be displayed at Mug Night in Newark.
Many returning alumni choose to forego lodging in a hotel in favor of staying in the residence halls for a true throwback experience. This year, the brand new East Campus residence halls, Redding and Gilbert, will be available for alumni to stay in for the weekend.
The residence halls on Laird Campus will also be open and Russell Hall buildings will be open if these all sell out.
Early registration is strongly encouraged, as rooms on Laird Campus sold out within four days last year, and the Russell Hall buildings sold out shortly thereafter.
Donors, volunteers and faculty will receive added benefits for their contributions to the University. Alumni who donate $25 or more to the University between July 1, 2012, and Feb. 15, 2014, qualify for early registration for Alumni Weekend, including Mug Night tent selection and dorm housing, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Volunteers who give five or more hours of their time during the weekend receive free admission to their choice of Mug Night or Saturday’s family-friendly Lunch with the UD Mascots.
Likewise, faculty may attend their choice of Mug Night or Lunch with the UD Mascots free of charge upon registering online.
Registration goes live to the general public on March 14. To ensure you are registered to receive email notifications for Alumni Weekend and all alumni events happening throughout the year in your area, register or update your profile on UDconnection.com.
The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of some of these events.
About UD Alumni Relations
The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations creates a culture of connection within the Blue Hen community, fostering lifelong, mutually rewarding relationships by providing programs and events that build Blue Hen pride among alumni and students.