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 Trips

2023 France Trip

Travel with fellow Blue Hens! The UD Alumni Association plans to hold regular travel opportunities for alumni and their families.

The inaugural trip is to France in July 2023, in honor of UD's first study abroad location 100 years ago. Learn more below.

The UDAA wants to hear from you about your suggestions on future locations, types of trips and preferred times of year! Email with ideas.

2023 France Trip

You’ll set out to Omaha Beach and other famed D-Day sites, admire some of France’s greatest treasures, savor local wines, enjoy lunch at a 10th-century castle and sip Normandy’s acclaimed Calvados apple brandy on an estate. In true study abroad fashion, experts will share illuminating insights throughout the 8-day trip to enrich your experience.

Prices start at $3,695. Space is limited. More information can be found at

Message from the UDAA President

Kerry Orendorf Halbedl, BE02

Dear Alumni,

I’m thrilled to serve you, my fellow Blue Hen alums, as the president of the UD Alumni Association. Along with all our alumni volunteers who serve on the UDAA Board of Directors, I want to be sure that we offer you plenty of avenues to connect with classmates and UD through events, career and professional development opportunities and more resources.

The UDAA is proud to offer tools and discounts for financial wellness, lifelong learning and showing off your Blue Hen pride. Check out all these resources for alumni, with more on the way! We’re also excited to get back to more in-person events again, although this past year has also opened our eyes to the limitless potential of gathering Blue Hens near and far virtually.

If you have any questions or feedback for me or for the Board, please don’t hesitate to email I hope to see you on campus (or on our screens) soon!

Blue Hens Forever,

Kerry Orendorf Halbedl, BE02

UDAA: Supporting the University and Our Blue Hens

UD student UDAA award winners pose.

Scholarships & Awards

Recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of students and alumni

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Regional Networks

Supporting event programming for Blue Hens across the nation.


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On-Campus Programming

Providing support for marquee events like Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Upcoming Events

UDAA Benefits and Perks


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, 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

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2022 UD Alumni Association Awards Celebration

2022 UDAA Awards Celebration

In June, the 2022 recipients of the following UD Alumni Association Awards were honored during an Alumni Weekend event: Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Awards for Outstanding Seniors, Outstanding Alumni Awards and Alumni Wall of Fame Award.

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Alumni Circle

University of Delaware Alumni Circle Unveiling:

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

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Get engaged.

Stay engaged! 

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


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Get Social

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