Shared interests and identities connect UD alumni with each other and the University. From colleges to athletics to marching bands and more, there is an affinity group for you!
These affinity alumni groups complement the work of our regional clubs, reunion programs and the UD Alumni Association (UDAA). We encourage you to explore, join and get involved!
The University of Delaware Black Alumni Organization (BAO) supports and connects alumni from UD’s Black community in conjunction with the UD Alumni Association and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The BAO maintains an active, year-round schedule of local and regional events including at Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and multiple holiday season gatherings at regional locations.
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In addition to BAO events, the University often hosts events highlighting diverse speakers, social justice issues around diversity, equity and inclusion, and other topics that may be of interest to the Black alumni community.
College of Education & Human Development Alumni Association
The College of Education and Human Development has over 15,000 alumni. The CEHD Alumni Association provides a community for CEHD grads to stay connected, provides resources for professional development and organizes an annual college reception at Alumni Weekend.
Engineering Alumni Association
UD engineering alumni are changemakers in research, technology, medicine, business and higher education. The Engineering Alumni Association is both a service and a social organization for alumni of the College of Engineering. From professional education to sponsored events and industry partnerships, the college offers a variety of ways for its alumni to engage with COE and the University of Delaware.
Hockey Alumni Association
The UD Hockey Alumni Association (UDHAA) was founded in 2015 with the mission to support the long-term sustainability and financial health of the UD Men’s Hockey program while fostering a spirit of loyalty among its alumni. The UDHAA hosts annual events, including its annual reunion featuring alumni hockey matches on campus.
Honors Program Alumni
The Honors Community would certainly not be complete without the many outstanding Delaware graduates who have already shared in the Honors experience. The Honors Program Alumni group is designed to extend this experience after graduation, and to ensure that the opportunities that make an Honors education unique continue for future students. The Honors Program is committed to staying in touch with alumni and connecting them to current Honors students to continue the tradition of a community of scholars. It holds an annual event at Alumni Weekend.
Marching Band Alumni Association
J. Robert King had the vision to invite former marching band members back for the first official gathering of the UD Alumni Marching Band in 1970. Every year since, band alumni have dusted off their instruments, broken out their lyres and flip folders and made the pilgrimage back to campus for their annual performance at Homecoming! In 1998, the Marching Band Alumni Association was formed to help coordinate and continue this cherished event.
Nursing Alumni Network
The NAN fosters a fully engaged nursing alumni network in which members share their professional success stories, stay actively involved with the UD Nursing community, offer their expertise and mentorship to current students and increase the visibility of UD nursing alumni throughout the nation.
Rugby Alumni Association (UDRAA)
The UDRAA is committed to providing resources to the men's and women's University of Delaware Rugby Clubs and its alumni. In support of this mission, the group is focused on creating, growing and strengthening an alumni organization in partnership with the University of Delaware and serving as a common voice for the alumni of the rugby clubs.
UDPride Alumni Network
The UDPride Alumni Network works in partnership with the University of Delaware and its community to celebrate the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity and create a safe space for meaningful connections between alumni and students. We strive to show pride in our community through active participation and investment in programs that connect with and benefit the larger UD and LGBTQ+ community.
If you'd like to get connected with this affinity, please email Ashley Ridler at email@example.com.
YoUDee Spirit Alumni Association
Share your UD spirit with fellow alumni and students of the Cheer, Dance and Mascot teams. Opportunities include events with guest speakers, watch parties, send-offs, career development and mentorship opportunities, a hub on social media as well as on the UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN) and more.
It pays to be a Blue Hen! UD and the Alumni Association offer a variety of benefits, discounts and services to our alumni.
UD offers an array of opportunities to learn from fellow alumni, connect with students and hone your professional skills.