A Message to UD Alumni & Friends

Our thoughts are with you and your families as our country faces the unprecedented public health situation of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For the health and well-being of our Blue Hen family, all UD-sponsored alumni and donor events are canceled through June.
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Blue Hen Strong Fund

One Fund. One Purpose.
One Blue Hen Community.

When Blue Hens face challenges, we face them together.
Join fellow Blue Hens in supporting UD students suffering hardships as a result of the pandemic.

Make your gift to the Blue Hen Strong Fund today.

Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware.

How Can You Help UD?

Many of our alumni, parents and friends have asked how they can help during this unprecedented time for the University community. Here, we provide just a few ways you can show your love for UD.

Give to the Student Crisis Fund

Give to the Student Crisis Fund

The University of Delaware's Student Crisis Fund supports eligible students who face a serious financial hardship due to unanticipated circumstances. During this time of national crisis, the disruption of traditional classes and residential living presents significant challenges for some students – from the need to offset income from lost part-time jobs to unforeseen medical costs to housing and food insecurity to emergency transportation and travel costs. The Student Crisis Fund was made for this moment. Your gift will help provide time-sensitive support to our most vulnerable students in need.  Learn More


Volunteer for Career Networking and Mentoring

Provide Advice and Professional Experience

Now more than ever, our students need advice to navigate these uncertain times and internships, jobs and virtual experiences to propel their careers after UD. You can help!  

Students and alumni have been displaced from jobs or are seeking out opportunities to gain professional experience through internships, jobs and gigs. The UD Career Center, Lerner Career Services Center and Graduate Student Professional Development are ready to work with you to recruit and hire talented Blue Hens for a variety of roles:

  • If you have a full-time, part-time, internship or temporary position available or are willing to make an introduction to your recruiting team, we are ready to work with you through our Hire a Hen Program to help you easily recruit UD talent through Handshake
  • If you have a short-term project (10-40 hours), please consider posting it on Parker Dewey. From there, you can vet candidates from the University of Delaware who are eager to showcase their knowledge and skills while making a positive contribution to your organization.

Hire Blue Hens

Blue Hens are seeking advice and guidance on navigating their career and securing opportunities during these uncertain times. Consider making yourself available through UD’s primary networking sites for those in need of support:

  • UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN): UD CAN is an easy to use platform with a simple mission: to connect Blue Hens from across the world with one another for career advice, networking and professional opportunities.
  • UD Alumni Page on LinkedIn: UD actively encourages students and alumni to seek out fellow Blue Hens through Linkedin.
Show Your Blue Hen Spirit & Strength

Show Your Blue Hen Spirit & Strength

Now, more than ever, we need our Blue Hens to show their love for UD on social media and beyond. Follow @UDAlumni on Facebook and Twitter. Wear your UD gear, use #BlueHenPride and #BlueHensForever and tell everyone why you love UD.


Amber Hikes, AS06


UD alumna Amber Hikes named first chief equity and inclusion officer for the American Civil Liberties Union


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Investing in Solutions


Produce recalls and health scares due to bacterial contamination pepper the headlines. But how do we stop them? Seth Rickey, ANR19, might just know.


Read Seth's Story

Seth Rickey poses with his arms folded in a greenhouse in front of vegetables plants.

Blue Hen Brain Break


During times like these, everyone could use a little pick-me-up. Whether you need a distraction, some background music or to feel connected to fellow Blue Hens and your alma mater, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes, all you need is a few minutes to do something just for yourself.

Groom those feathers, Blue Hens.


Take a Break

“I put Delaware first because I gained so much through my time at UD, especially as a member of the Mu Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Eleven women established the chapter as the first black sorority on campus in 1975, helping to pave the way for me to attend the University and succeed. It’s my turn to help support future leaders at UD." -Tia Truxon Bolden, Esq., AS93

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