All University of Delaware graduates are automatically granted membership in the UD Alumni Association (UDAA) upon graduation.

 

Led by a Board of Directors comprised of alumni volunteers, the UDAA serves and engages alumni through events and programs, alumni benefits and discounts and more! The UDAA partners with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to ensure that all current and future alumni have a fulfilling, lifelong relationship with our great University.

 

For more information about the UDAA Constitution and Bylaws please email alumni-association@udel.edu.

Message from the UDAA President

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Dear Alumni,

It is my great honor and pleasure to serve as the President of your University of Delaware Alumni Association.

Your UDAA Board is keenly focused on fulfilling its mission. Our shared values of “Connect, Inspire, Serve and Celebrate” form the foundation of that work. I am especially passionate about building on the value of “Connect”. Meaningful connections of Blue Hens with each other and with our university can benefit all of us in many ways personally and professionally. And, at the same time, we are strengthening and energizing our Blue Hen community. All of the alumni volunteers who serve on the UDAA Board of Directors are focused on providing, encouraging and developing opportunities for meaningful connections. We want to be sure we offer you plenty of opportunities with other Blue Hens and UD through events, career and professional development possibilities, and other resources you value.

The UDAA is proud to offer information, tools and discounts for financial wellness, lifelong learning and demonstrating your Blue Hen pride. Check out all these resources for alumni, with more to come!

If you have any questions or feedback for me or for the Board, please don’t hesitate to email alumni-association@udel.edu. I hope to see you on campus, or at an event around the country, soon!

Let’s celebrate our connectedness as we are all part of the vibrant Blue Hen community!

Blue Hens Forever,

Bill Luzier, AS78, BE84M

UDAA Awards

High Achievers

 

The UD Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2024 Alumni Wall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni Awards.

 

Alumni Trips

2024 Greece

Explore destinations around the world with Blue Hen alumni, family and friends! The UD Alumni Association plans to hold regular travel opportunities that celebrate the University’s values and strong study abroad traditions through an alumni travel program. These trips provide a rich travel experience thanks to their educational character, unique access to special events and, most importantly, traveling with your fellow Blue Hens.

The inaugural alumni travel trip was to France in July 2023, in honor of the 100th anniversary of UD's first study abroad location in 1923. Learn more about that trip

The UDAA wants to hear from you about your suggestions on future locations, types of trips (land or cruise or both) and preferred times of year! Email alumni-association@udel.edu with ideas or for more information about an upcoming trip.

 

2024 Trips

Greece, June 21-30, 2024

Alumni and friends will enjoy coastal life in bustling, seaside Kalamata; stand in the glorious Acropolis and relish magnificent views of Athens; wander through the ruins of the mighty Bronze Age kingdom, Mycenae; and walk in the footsteps of the first Olympians at the archaeological site of Olympia. Registration for this trip is closed.

 

Spain/Andalucia, August 29-September 6, 2024

Ponder the influence of the Moors as you explore the entrancing Alhambra. Feel the passion in the soulful dancing and singing of a flamenco performance. Immerse yourself in the charm of Antequera, an off-beaten path gem known for its religious architecture and its beautiful natural setting. Marvel at the breathtaking view of El Tajo Gorge in Ronda. Delight in the majestic architecture of the cathedral and Alcázar in Sevilla. Sip a glass of wine at a countryside winery as you savor our adventure in Andalucia. Prices start at $2,995. Space is limited.

More information

 

China (Beijing, Xi’An, Shanghai and Suzhou), October 14-27, 2024

The Master Players Concert Series and UD Alumni Association announce the return of the popular UD Alumni & Friends China Trip. Sean Gao is an experienced bilingual and bicultural UD faculty director who will lead you on a journey of music, culture, history and cuisines in China. Space is limited.

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UDAA: Supporting the University and Our Blue Hens

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Scholarships & Awards

Recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of students and alumni

Learn More 

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Regional Networks

Supporting event programming for Blue Hens across the nation.

Find Your NETWORK

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On-Campus Programming

Providing support for marquee events like Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Upcoming Events

UDAA Benefits and Perks

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The UDAA helps make alumni programs and events possible, in addition to providing other benefits and perks to Blue Hens. You can keep this momentum going by:

  • Selecting the University of Delaware Alumni Association as your Amazon Smile charity at smile.amazon.com, which allows you to make your usual purchases while benefiting the UDAA
  • Shopping for your UD gear on the True Spirit Shop; every purchase supports the UDAA
  • Banking with Bank of America

View Alumni Benefits

Alumni Circle

University of Delaware Alumni Circle Unveiling: youtube.com/watch?v=su_r04Int78

Alumni who are recognized by the UDAA for their achievements and dedication to the University can see their engraved names on the stone walls of the Alumni Circle, which is a campus structure, dedicated in 2019, that graces the green space between Alumni Hall and the Little Bob, near Old College. The etched names include past UDAA presidents and the recipients of the:

  • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Alumni Wall of Fame Award
  • Emalea Pusey Warner Award for Outstanding Senior Woman
  • Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Award for Outstanding Senior Man

Read about Alumni Circle

Get in Touch

  5 West Main Street
      Newark, DE 19716

   302-831-2341

  alumni-association@udel.edu

Get engaged.

Stay engaged! 

From regional events to Alumni Weekend, the University offers numerous opportunities for alumni to reunite, engage and connect.

Events

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Get Social

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

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