It’s never too early to set yourself up for life after graduation, and we're here to help! From events like cover letter and résumé sessions to getting your professional headshot taken or networking with alumni, there are many opportunities we provide as you prepare for life after UD.

It doesn't stop there! Even after you leave campus, you’ll be #BlueHensForever, and these resources will continue to be available as you get started as alumni.

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Upcoming Events

Count-up to commencement

The 24-Day Count Up to Commencement encourages the Class of 2024 to join in 24 days of activities to prepare for graduation and beyond!

Celebrate the University of Delaware’s largest digital fundraising event, I Heart UD Giving Day, on Wednesday, May 1. Join us on The Green from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for food, games and prizes! 

The University of Delaware will hold its 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the Delaware Stadium. Convocation and Commencement tickets are available beginning Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Initial ticket registration ends on Friday, May 10. Log into your ticketing account

In addition to being spirited and scholarly, Blue Hens are also quite talented. Whether it is vocally, instrumentally or theatrically, they are always hosting performances for your viewing pleasure.

Sure to impress any diner, this five-star gem, run by Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management students, is hidden upstairs in Trabant University Center. Bon Appétit! Schedule your visit.

If you ordered regalia online and missed the Grad Fair, you can come into the B&N UD Bookstore during normal business hours to pick it up.

If you missed the deadline for ordering regalia (4/8/2024), you need to come into the B&N UD Bookstore during normal business hours to purchase regalia if you are local, starting April 10.

If you are not local, starting Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, May 8, you can place an order for your regalia to be shipped to your residence by calling the B&N UD Bookstore at 302-831-2424. The fee for shipping is $7.99.

From motivational quotes to drawings that reflect your time at UD, decorating your cap is a great way to enCAPsulate your UD years. Join the CREW on Monday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Perkins Rodney Room.

Take some time off before finals and enjoy a week full of activities with your soon-to-be graduating classmates. Senior week is held from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10! Some of the events planned include a Senior Sunset Picnic on May 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the North Green and Senior Fling on May 10 at 4 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center Blue and Gold Lot.  #UDBucketList

Take one sunny day, a few good friends, some tasty treats and one of the most beautiful places on campus. Combine for the perfect afternoon.  #UDBucketList

Love giveaways? Hate losing emails in your inbox? Then take your blue and gold pride to the next level by signing up for our Blue Hen Texting Club! You’ll get insider deals, reminders about young alumni events and more sent directly to your phone. Sign up today: Text DELAWARE to 30203 to join (and be sure to complete the double opt-in process)!

Make fun memories with classmates at your first Alumni Weekend! Join fellow Blue Hens May 31-June 2 for a weekend packed with exciting events, including a 5K and post-race party at Kate’s, brunch in the dining hall, a dazzling Drag Show, a Beer Garden with live music by Chorduroy, a Rock the Roost Concert with Kristen & The Noise, staying in the dorms and more!

Stay updated on what's happening at UD, learn about alumni events and volunteer opportunities, make career connections with alumni, and more with a new LinkedIn channel for your alumni status! Be sure to tag us and use #BlueHensForever in your own posts! 

Blue Hens are everywhere! We bring the blue and gold to cities across the nation and world through our regional Blue Hen Regional Networks. Find your city and connect with fellow Blue Hens through virtual networking, events and more! 


Make your way down Main Street and stop at some classic, late-night establishments with friends in your major, former floormates or your favorite student group.  #UDBucketList

Visit the circle, located between the Lil' Bob and Old College, and step over the seal to honor the network of over 200,000 Blue Hen alumni!  #UDBucketList

If you haven’t done so already, make your Class of 2024 gift and pick up your True Blue Hen honor cord as well as a complimentary scoop of UDairy ice cream during Scoops of Thanks at the UDairy Creamery Café (83 E. Main Street), May 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


*Your gift must be made this fiscal year (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). If you make your gift during or after I Heart UD Giving Day (May 1, 2024), you may be asked to show your receipt.

It’s the second day of Scoops of Thanks! Make your Class of 2024 gift and visit the UDairy Creamery Café (83 E. Main Street) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up your honor cord and get a free scoop of UDairy ice cream.

Today is your last chance to get your free scoop of UDairy ice cream and pick up your Class of 2024 donor honor cord during Scoops of Thanks. Visit the UDairy Creamery Café (83 E. Main Street) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by the B&N bookstore today and pick out a diploma frame that will preserve your accomplishments for years to come! From sleek and modern designs to classic and elegant styles, find the perfect frame to showcase your academic success. 

One week left!

Whether you share your experience and expertise as a career mentor or give back your time through volunteer opportunities based on your interests or availability, you have much to offer UD and its students. 

Get your picture taken with one of the beautiful fountains on campus. UD Police will be releasing a fountain picture date in early May.  #UDBucketList

Sign up for our Blue Hen Texting Club to get insider deals, reminders about young alumni events and more sent directly to your phone. Sign up today: Text DELAWARE to 30203 to join (and be sure to complete the double opt-in process)!  

You haven’t tasted anything like UD’s official ice cream. Stop by the creamery on South Campus next to the Fred Rust Ice Arena, which is open year-round, or the UDairy Creamery Café at 83 E. Main Street. Try delicious flavors like “Blue Hen Tracks” with its spirited blue and yellow sprinkles, Vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups and fudge swirl.  #UDBucketList

Join the UD Alumni community on Instagram by following @UDelAlumni! Connect with fellow Blue Hens, reminisce about cherished memories and share your own favorite moments from your time at the University of Delaware using #BlueHensForever. Whether it's cheering at football games, late-night study sessions or unforgettable campus events, let's celebrate the bonds that make us Blue Hens for life. Follow us today and keep the Blue Hen spirit alive!

Now you’re ready to be inducted into the UD Alumni Association (at graduation) #UDBucketList

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Life After UD

Blue Hen Ready Series

Blue Hen Ready Series

Offered in the fall and spring semesters, this series of free virtual and in-person workshops is designed to help all students prepare for life after graduation.

Topics have included résumé and cover letter review sessions, budgeting, financial literacy and more!

Check out speakers from past events

Grad Fair

Grad Fair

Each April, seniors pick up their graduation cap and gown, learn about alumni benefits and enter to win prizes at Grad Fair.

Senior Traditions

Class of 2024 Giving

As a graduating student, you have the opportunity to give back to the UD programs, organizations, team or causes that have positively impacted your time at UD. A gift of any amount makes a difference, and 100% of your gift will go directly to the fund you choose to support. Pay it forward for the next generation of Blue Hens by supporting the UD cause you love.

Class of 2024 donors will be recognized in the True Blue Hen Loyalty Society, will receive an exclusive graduation honor cord and charm and will be invited to the spring Scoops of Thanks!

Make your Class of 2024 Gift

Career Networking

UD offers an array of opportunities to learn from fellow alumni, connect with students and hone your professional skills.

Learn More

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Get Social

Connect with alumni and friends through our UD Alumni social channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.