Class of 1972 50th Reunion Celebration


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): an on-campus celebration that spans two days during Homecoming Weekend, October 21–22, or a virtual gathering on October 6.


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Event Details

On-Campus Reunion
Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22

3 p.m. Check-in at the Whitney Athletic Center
3:30 p.m. Tour of the Whitney Athletic Center
4:30 p.m. Tour of STAR Campus
5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour and dinner reception at the Audion at STAR (where the Chrysler plant was); $70; attire is business casual

10 a.m. Check-in for the campus walking tour (Old College walkway)
10:30 a.m.-noon Historical Walking Tour of Campus (weather permitting)
1 p.m. Blue Hen Tailgate; $30 if you'd like to include 3 drink tickets, $20 for cash bar
3 p.m. UD v. Morgan State University football game. Purchase game tickets on the UD Athletics website.

Virtual Reunion with a “Walk Down Memory Lane” Presentation
Thursday, October 6 | 8 p.m. ET
Via Zoom

Reminisce about your college years, see what’s new on campus and celebrate your friendships and successes! UD’s archivist, Lisa Gensel, will share photos and pieces of University history from your senior year.



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

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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

Donna Murray Crook, EHD72

Donna Murray Crook, EHD72

Kathy Desmond Keogh, AS72

Kathy Desmond Keogh, AS72

Tom Marshall, AS72

Tom Marshall, AS72

Sue McMullen, AS72

Sue McMullen, AS72

George Sestak, EG72

George Sestak, EG72

Dave Wartell, AS72

Dave Wartell, AS72

Make the most of your reunion

You can help your reunion event be the best it can be through these three easy steps.

Rally Your Classmates
Paint Your Profile.
Show Off Your Blue Hen Pride

Tell your friends that you're interested in attending your reunion celebration on your social media accounts or in your class Facebook group and tag or share with your friends to join you! This is a great way to get the word out there and add a little friendly peer pressure.

No social media? No problem! Call, text, email or Zoom your Blue Hen crew to be sure all are on board for your reunion (and to talk about the not-so-familiar faces you’re looking forward to seeing again)!

During and leading up to your reunion, show off your UD spirit and pride with this Facebook frame, Giphy stickers for social media and Zoom backgrounds! And don’t forget to use #BlueHensForever in all of your posts.

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Use #BlueHensForever in your social media posts leading up to and during your reunion celebration. Share yourself "cheersing" to classmates, wearing blue and gold gear, or post your throwback college photos!

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