You are a Blue Hen Forever!


Your University of Delaware journey continues after graduation when you automatically become a member of the UD Alumni Association with access to perks, resources and events. Plus, as young alumni (undergraduate Classes of 2019–2023), you receive invites to exclusive events and opportunities just for you!


Here, you’ll find everything UD offers to support you and keep you connected to UD no matter where life takes you.

Your first step to staying connected? Update your information to ensure you receive all emails and communications most relevant to you and join UD Alumni on social media.


Upcoming Events for Young Alumni

For Recent Graduates

Check Off the UD Bucket List!

Alumni, relive your favorite UD traditions and experiences to tap into your Blue Hen feeling, earn bragging rights and score swag. All you have to do is submit the items you've checked off the UD Bucket List by May 8, 2024!

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Classes of 2019-2023, stay close with UD and classmates!

Your memories and connection with UD can continue to grow through special events just for young alumni, as well as other regional events around the country and Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. You also have access to these alumni benefits, alumni groups, UD news and more!

Update your profile to ensure you don't miss out on alumni communications.

Young Alumni Network

Get UD Merch

Visit the official online store of the UD Alumni Association for all your Blue Hen gear and a percentage of your purchase will benefit the Alumni Association.

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What's Next?

We’re here to help in your path to a happy and successful professional and personal life. Follow the Career Track, Social Life Track or Giving Back Track to find out more.

Career Track

Looking for career advice, interviewing tips, a glimpse into a particular industry or job postings in your area? Look no further!

Attend any of our career fairs and networking events, which bring a total of over 700 employers to campus on an annual basis.

Recent alumni (0-2 years) are able to schedule a 30-minute in-person, or virtual appointment through Handshake. Also check out the career fairs, meets ups and other networking events available through the Career Center.

Career Center

Lerner Career Services offers resources tailored to Lerner students and alumni.


One-stop shop for off-campus job searching. Apply for jobs and connect with the Career Center team.


Keep developing your knowledge and skills by taking a course, seminar or program through UD Professional & Continuing Studies, which offers discounts up to 15% for alumni.

Professional & Continuing Studies

Allowing candidates time to make an informed decision whether or not to accept an offer is in the best interest of both candidates and employers. This is a great chance to negotiate your total compensation.


  • The skills, talents, and experiences you bring to the employer.
  • A salary range based on research of comparable position compensation and how much you need to survive financially.


  • Benefits (healthcare, disability, retirement, vacation, etc.)
  • Training Opportunities
  • Education Advancement
  • Professional Advancement
  • Other perks (car, phone, laptop, remote work, flexible work hours, etc.)


  • Typical - salary, start date, vacation, education, training, expenses, and equipment.
  • Possible - non-standard vacation, office space, work location, work hours, relocation expenses.
  • Generally Non-negotiable - 401K, pension, bonus, vacation increases based on years of services, medical coverage, overtime compensation policies.

Once you and the employer have come to a mutual agreement for the terms of the job offer, you will want to make it official.

  • Accept the offer verbally.
  • Have the offer presented to you in writing and proofread the offer.
  • Accept an offer for full-time position or internship in good faith, with the full intention of honoring your commitment. Please understand that reneging on your acceptance of a job offer is discourteous and may have future consequences.

Please be sure to abide by both the Applicant Conduct Policy and the Job Offer Policy for the university.

Stay connected with your fellow Blue Hens in the Official LinkedIn Alumni Group, where alumni can share or learn helpful career tips and more.


See all Career and Professional Development resources for advancing your career.

Social Life Track

Sure, you’ve met your lifelong friends at UD and will stay in touch, but there are even more ways to relive your UD memories and connect with those classmates and friends who were more on the peripheral of your college days (or meet new Blue Hens)!

These signature alumni events bring back thousands of alumni to campus—when we’re celebrating in person—but also offer virtual ways to celebrate with Blue Hens each year.

Signature Alumni Events

Love connecting with other Blue Hens around your shared interests? Continue what you started while a student by joining an alumni affinity group.

Affinity Groups

Each year, UD honors alumni celebrating milestone reunions, beginning with the 5th reunion. These celebrations offer the perfect opportunity to reconnect and reminisce!

Class Reunions

Want to check out if Blue Hens live near you? UD has regional Blue Hen Networks across the country. Local alumni and friends gather for in-person events and connect with each other in regional FB groups for local advice and recommendations and more.

Regional Networks

Give Back Track

One of the most rewarding opportunities is to give back to something that has led to your success. There are several opportunities to make an impact at UD.

Stay connected to UD while making a difference by serving as a volunteer. There are many different opportunities, ranging from mentorship to serving as reunion ambassadors.


All students who donate to what they love at UD are part of the True Blue Hen Loyalty Society. Learn what it takes to be a loyal True Blue Hen after graduation.

True Blue Hen Loyalty Society

Give back to the areas that made an impact on you as a UD student. Gifts of any amount makes a profound difference for UD and students. Where do you want to make your mark?

Make a Gift

Have you ever wondered what you’d have to do to get your name engraved onto a brick on the walkway by Old College? Young alumni have a special opportunity to be recognized on the Diamonds Walkway for a smaller donation than other UD constituents over a five-year period. See the donation amounts for your class year!

Student Loan Repayment

Student Loan Repayment

Did you borrow educational loans to finance your degree? Here’s all you need to know about repayment, loan forgiveness and more.

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Request Transcripts

Need your UD records? UD is happy to help our alumni with obtaining official UD transcripts.

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