Frequently Asked Questions for Alumni Weekend 2024

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Top Questions

A: The safety of the UD Community is our primary concern and we take this responsibility seriously.

Most events either take place indoors or have rain locations. Registrants will be notified of new event locations by email. Please inform your guests. The calendar of events is your best resource for up-to-date location information of individual events.

A: We've decided to take a different approach this year to create a more budget-friendly experience for our alumni.

We're excited to bring you a concert with an “underground” feel in Trabant Student Center that is reminiscent of your college years. With live music by Kristen & The Noise (one of our Blue Hens’ favorite bands), plus food, games, a koozie giveaway and more, you’ll still get tons of perks during this event while having fun with your UD classmates, teammates, roommates, best friends and partners.

At the event, we will also have a large drink selection on hand for purchase. This new direction of Alumni Weekend also allows us to be better stewards of our University’s resources. Bonus: No one has to worry about the weather!

A: Instead of tying the Alumni Weekend T-shirt and mug into registration for just one event during Alumni Weekend, we wanted to open it up to anyone who wanted these items while also keeping registration costs low. Therefore, this year, you may make a donation of $30 to the UD General Scholarship Fund at UD and a T-shirt and mug will be mailed to you! Feel free to sport your T-shirt at Alumni Weekend but please don’t bring your mug to events this year; it will not be filled by catering staff.  

Another perk is that UD koozies will be included in your Rock the Roost concert and Beer Garden registrations this year!

A: Yes! Your attendance at reunions, the Rock the Roost concert, Drag Show and Beer Garden makes an extra impact at UD:

  • $5 of your reunion, concert and Beer Garden ticket will be donated to the Blue Hen Strong Fund, which directly supports the ever-evolving needs of UD students.  

  • $5 of your Drag Show ticket will be considered a gift to the Center for Intercultural Engagement. 

A: Registration for all alumni will open on March 26, 2024.

A: Follow @UDelAlumni on Instagram and @UDAlumni on Facebook for updates, reminders, photos and more. And don’t forget to use #BlueHensForever on your social media posts!

A: Yes! Early Hen pricing is available through April 15 and can save you up to $15 off paid registration for reunion packages, and $5 off paid Alumni Weekend registration for the Brunch in the Dining Hall, Drag Show, Beer Garden and Rock the Roost concert. 

A: This wonderful weekend is designed to bring alumni back to campus and celebrate all that makes the UD experience so special. In order to make it affordable for all our alumni to participate, we keep pricing as low as possible by subsidizing the cost of the weekend’s events. In most cases, the University supports more than half the cost of each event. So, no, the University does not make a profit on the weekend.

A: You will be able to make changes to your registration online. When you receive your initial confirmation, it will include a link at the bottom for accessing your account. You will be able to add or delete events and housing (as long as they are still available) as well as add special requests. For additional assistance, please email us at aw-registration@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341. 

A: What's a party without the guest list? Check out the Who's Coming page to see the names of fellow Blue Hens who will be joining you at Alumni Weekend. The headers are sortable, so click and sort as you see fit!

If you’re looking for THE best family event during Alumni Weekend, the Dining Hall Brunch (with the Mascots) is right up your alley! Alongside YoUDee and Baby Blue, who love to take pictures with future Blue Hens, you can enjoy your favorite foods and activities for all ages. Brunch with the Mascots takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Caesar Rodney Dining Hall.

Registration

A: Events that still have availability will remain open throughout the weekend. Feel free to register online throughout the weekend for events that still have space. Key programming does sell out, so be sure and grab your spot early. 

Early Hen pricing will end on April 15.  

A: You will be able to make changes to your registration online. When you receive your initial confirmation, it will include a link at the bottom for accessing your account. You will be able to add or delete events and housing (as long as they are still available) as well as add special requests. For additional assistance, please email us at aw-registration@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341.

A: The deadline for a full refund is May 21; after that, cancellations are non-refundable. Between May 22 and May 30, you may transfer your registration to another person. Requests to change registrations must be made by the primary registrant. These changes must be submitted to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by May 30 by emailing aw-registration@udel.edu

A: We prefer you pay for events at their respective locations via credit card throughout the weekend. Events that still have availability will remain open in our registration system. Simply go online to register. Cash will only be accepted if you have the exact dollar amount. We will not be able to make change. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations recommends that in order to save time you register online whenever possible.

A: For most Friday and Saturday events, you can check in for events at their respective locations. If you are participating in the Blue Hen 5K on Saturday, day-of registration and pre-registration pick-up begins at 8 a.m. at Klondike Kate’s. 

A: For residence hall check-in, only the roommates you list will receive room keys and fobs upon check-in.

A: After registering online, you will receive a confirmation email with a detailed description including events and activities for which you have registered.

A: You are welcome to email the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at aw-registration@udel.edu or call 302-831-2341.

General Questions

A: There will be UD photographers at many of the weekend’s events. By attending Alumni Weekend events, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in any promotional material, publications or other applications.

 

Photos taken at the events will be available on the Alumni Weekend website following the weekend so be sure and check them out!

A: You are welcome to stroll around campus at your leisure anytime throughout the weekend and enjoy the beauty of your alma mater.

A: Pets are not allowed inside University buildings or in residence halls (excluding service animals). Pets are allowed everywhere else on campus. Please clean up after your pets, and keep them on a leash at all times.

A: Alumni with special needs are encouraged to attend Alumni Weekend. We want you to have as few obstacles as possible during your stay and to be able to participate in all activities. If you are registered for an event and want to ensure your needs are met, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations directly at aw-registration@udel.edu or 302-831-2341.

A: Attire for the weekend is casual. We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can walk around campus during the day. Average daytime temperature for June in Delaware is in the low 80s.

Transportation and Parking

A: Parking is available without a parking pass throughout the weekend on main campus open lots from Friday, May 31 at 4 p.m. to Sunday, June 2 at noon. Please be aware that regular surface lot spaces will be complimentary. Fire lanes, handicap spaces, pay lots, meters and service vehicle spaces will be enforced as normal. If you park at a meter (either a UD or Newark one) you will need to pay. All meters will be ticketed if not paid for. Gated lots at the Trabant Garage, Perkins Garage and the Center for the Arts garage start at $3 (up to one hour); $12​ (4–24 hours) or $7 Friday at midnight through ​Sunday,​​ all day (price is subject to change without notice).

The Passport App is accepted for payment at the campus kiosks.  

A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus. Handicap registration plates or placards are required to use these spaces.

A: University of Delaware shuttles will be available on Friday evening and Saturday.

Housing

A: University of Delaware shuttles will be available on Friday evening and Saturday. Shuttle schedules will be available in the residence hall.

A: Yes, if you have a @udel.edu email address, you can access Eduroam in the residence halls.

A: Laird Campus is located off Route 896 and is home to Clayton Hall, the Christiana Towers and Independence Complex residence halls. Parking for the weekend is free on Laird Campus and is available near the Christiana Towers. The East Campus dorms are located on Academy Street. Parking is available in Perkins Student Center parking garage (UD parking rates apply) or in the Pearson Hall surface lot (free all weekend). For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Staying at UD page.

A: For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Staying at UD page.

A: For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Staying at UD page.

For more information about accommodations during Alumni Weekend, see the Staying at UD page.

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