Class of 1971 50th Reunion Celebrations

What a milestone! Can you believe it has been 50 years since you graduated from the University of Delaware? While much has changed on campus during those years, we’re sure many of your Blue Hen friendships have remained.


Join both familiar faces and classmates you haven’t seen in ages at your reunion celebrations—there are two formats you may choose from (or you can attend both): a virtual gathering on October 6 and an in-person celebration that spans two days during Homecoming Weekend.


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Event Details


Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. ET
Via Zoom

Reminisce about your college years, see what’s new on campus and celebrate your friendships and successes!


Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, during Homecoming Weekend
University of Delaware, Newark campus


Friday: On-Campus 50th Reunion Celebration
Tour the STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) Campus—which was formerly the Chrysler plant—and the new Whitney Athletic Center before celebrating with classmates at a cocktail hour and dinner reception. Attire is business casual.

Itinerary includes:

  • 3 p.m. – Registration (Location TBD) 
  • STAR Campus tour
  • Whitney Athletic Center tour 
  • 5:30 p.m. – Cocktail hour and dinner 


Saturday: Walking Tour & Blue Hen Tailgate
Continue to explore campus during a walking tour before getting in the blue and gold spirit at the Blue Hen Tailgate and UD vs. James Madison University Homecoming football game. Football tickets with chair-back seats for the Homecoming game are available to the Class of 1971 until October 1.

Itinerary includes:

  • 10 a.m. - Registration (location TBD)
  • 10:30 a.m. - Historical walking tour (weather permitting)
  • 1 p.m. - Blue Hen Tailgate
  • 3 p.m. - Delaware vs. James Madison University Homecoming football game kick-off

For questions, please call 302-831-4459 or email

Send a Homecoming HenGram

Homecoming Hengrams: Support a UD Cause.

Whether or not you can attend your event, your October reunion is the perfect time to send a classmate a Homecoming HenGram! With a small donation to the Blue Hen Strong Fund or Athletics Blue & Gold Fund, these personalized, digital messages are a sure to spread some Blue and Gold spirit and bring a smile to a fellow Blue Hen on Homecoming, October 23.

Send a HenGram


Looking to support a different UD cause? Make a separate gift to your area of passion in honor your reunion year!

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Join your class Facebook Group 

Are you inspired to dig up college photos and share them with classmates? Or want to ask if anyone remembers a standout memory of yours from UD? Or are you curious to catch up and see what’s happening in your classmates’ lives? Connect through your class Facebook group!

Meet the ambassadors

Janis C. Childs, RN, Ph.D., HS71

Janis C. Childs, RN, Ph.D., HS71

Jeanne Watson Driscoll, RN, Ph.D., '71HS

Jeanne Watson Driscoll, RN, Ph.D., HS71

Mary F. Faupel, LTC (Ret) Army Nurse Corps, '71HS

Mary F. Faupel, LTC (Ret) Army Nurse Corps, HS71

Phil Hutton, 71ANR

Phil Hutton, ANR71

Nancy Beltz Lomax, 71AS

Nancy Beltz Lomax, AS71

David M. Norstrom, '71BE

David M. Norstrom, BE71

Ray A. Petrucci, P.E., 71EG

Ray A. Petrucci, P.E., EG71

Jay J. Williams, M.D., '71EG

Jay J. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., EG71