Take a virtual trip back to campus and onto the Green in our event recap videos and experience the true potential and impact of your giving through our philanthropy stories. See below for the many ways you can connect with the University of Delaware through our video content.

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Blue hen Minds Video Series.
Blue Hen Minds Video Series.

In these talks featuring our very own students, alumni, faculty and staff, you’ll hear life-changing advice and food for thought for all sorts of topics we encounter in life. Feel enlightened, Blue Hens.

Blue Hen Minds Videos

Virtual Events

Journey from UD Event: Publishing Today with Emily Barrosse, AS82: youtube.com/watch?v=CNcOgU4jwag

Journey from UD Event: Publishing Today with Emily Barrosse, AS82

In this virtual event for alumni, Emily Barrosse, AS82, founder and CEO of a publishing company for women called Bold Story Press, talks about her career journey since UD and tips for how to share your story with the world. This Development and Alumni Relations event was presented in partnership with Women's Leadership Initiative.

Journey from UD | Blue Hen Bylines: youtube.com/watch?v=_NyOk695MWs

Journey from UD | Blue Hen Bylines

In this virtual event offered through the Development and Alumni Relations Office, journalism alumni discussed their journeys from The Review, Student Television Network or WVUD campus radio station to their careers locally and abroad in print media, TV, radio, sports broadcasting, and more—and the lessons they learned along the way.

DENIN: Nature-based solutions to Coastal Flooding

Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) at the University of Delaware shares a presentation from Jules Bruck, UD professor and director of landscape architecture.


Virtual Terrarium Building Workshop

During this virtual therapeutic planting experience for University of Delaware alumni and friends, Dr. Valann Budischak from UD's Botanic Gardens shared tidbits about the outdoor classroom and laboratory, followed by a workshop from Terrarium Therapy on how to create a winter birch succulent planter.


Not Your Typical Wine Tasting

In this virtual wine tasting for University of Delaware alumni, certified sommelier Brian Tannebaum conveys the art of wine tasting with tips, background and history of a variety of wines, suggested pairings and more, with a focus on wines that are not as well-known.


Cooking Class with Chef Dana Herbert, BE98

Hundreds of Blue Hens joined celebrity Chef Dana Herbert, BE98, owner of the award-winning bakery Desserts by Dana and 2010 winner on TLC's Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker! On the scrumptious menu is chicken saltimbocca, Italian lemon soda and a blackberry, peach and bacon cobbler.


Inside Baseball with Dan Kolko, AS07

In this virtual chat, held for University of Delaware alumni on July 7, 2020, Dan Kolko, AS07, was interviewed by classmate Tom Burland, BE07, about Dan's journey from WVUD to covering the Washington Nationals first as a field reporter and now as pre- and post-game show host for Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).


Virtual Cooking Class with Chef "O"

In this virtual cooking class, Chef "O", executive chef instructor at Fry's Food Store in Phoenix, led University of Delaware alumni through the steps of cooking a light, summer menu: pan fried fish, wild rice with pecans and apples, skillet corn and squash, and a peach parfait dessert.


Inside Soccer: Chat with Professional Soccer Twins

In this virtual chat, held for University of Delaware alumni on June 30, 2020, alumni and twin brothers David and Michael Kammarman, Class of 1993, had a lively discussion with FOX Sports' host Rob Stone about their careers in professional soccer. David is a global scout for the Los Angeles Football Club in Major League Soccer and Michael is press officer for the U.S. Men's National Team.


Behind the Curtain: An interview with UD alum Susan Stroman

Sandy Robbins, UD's REP founder and producing artistic director, interviews University of Delaware alumna Susan Stroman. Stroman shares insights on her extensive and celebrated Broadway career.


Blue Hen Ten

How to Conduct a Gut Check: youtube.com/watch?v=QrB6nbYA0D4

Blue Hen Gut Check

You know that moment when you realize you're in a sour mood but you can't figure out why? Here, LaVante' Dorsey, LCSW, EHD08, provides 10 tips on how to uncover the origin of that feeling and then, what to do about it.

How to Talk to Kids about Scary World Events: youtube.com/watch?v=64XdkiBbbvU

How to Talk to Kids about Scary World Events

In this episode of the Blue Hen Ten video series — in which University of Delaware alumni experts share 10 tips — Dani Parsell, PsyD, EHD08, discusses how to talk to your children about upsetting news they see on TV, online and in their conversations with others.

Signature Events

Alumni Weekend 2019: youtube.com/watch?v=B650RU3oUsU

Alumni Weekend 2019

On June 7, thousands of UD alumni returned to campus for the 11th annual Alumni Weekend and 11 class reunion celebrations.

Homecoming 2019 

Thousands of alums, students and community members experienced a spirited Homecoming at UD this year - complete with Spirit Day, Cornhole Classic, tailgating and more.

Homecoming 2019: youtube.com/watch?v=JbDa1VYVq9k

Philanthropy Stories

Delaware First: Campaign Overview: youtube.com/watch?v=_ZFOiMXE5Sc

The Campaign for the University of Delaware Overview

Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware is the largest engagement and fundraising campaign in UD’s history.

Delaware First: Innovation & Entrepreneurship: youtube.com/watch?v=aERlcoYn4iU

Delaware First: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware is the largest engagement and fundraising campaign in UD’s history. Learn more about how it will help enhance innovation and entrepreneurship at UD.

The impact of scholarship at the University of Delaware: youtube.com/watch?v=xydoC_7K7SA

The Impact of Scholarship

The Impact of Scholarship video showcases the tremendous, positive effect Donna Fontana’s generosity has had on Allison Blanchard's experiences at UD and beyond.

Delaware First: The Biden Institute: youtube.com/watch?v=ZbBJraLMTwY

Delaware First: The Biden Institute

Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware is the largest engagement and fundraising campaign in UD’s history. Learn more about the impact of The UD Biden Institute.

Year in Review

Year in Review | Alumni & Friends: youtube.com/watch?v=gKkrRw5fbWY

Year in Review

We are celebrating many accomplishments this fiscal year, including exceeding our Delaware First campaign goal.


Ask the Expert: Dennis J. Purcell, BE77: youtube.com/watch?v=G2-4Creecls

Dennis J. Purcell, BE77, Founder and Senior Advisor of Aisling Capital

Chai Gadde, BE06M, CEO at BioTek reMEDys


Ask the Expert: Chaitayna R. Gadde, BE06M: youtube.com/watch?v=tWxMU6iHjmI


Hen Talks Webinar: Demystifying Taxes: youtube.com/watch?v=bFmVi9HsaIQ

Hen Talks Webinar: Demystifying Taxes

From filing in multiple states to taking advantage of the deductions common for young alumni, tackle your taxes with ease this year.

Beat the Bots

Hen Talks webinar from 10/16/19 focusing on crafting an ATS-friendly resume.

Hen Talks: Beat the Bots: youtube.com/watch?v=MtCQY2Amay4


Get Local

UD Alumni are active through clubs across the country. Find events, networking opportunities and more in your area.

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Blue Hen Strong Fund.

Coming Together for our Students

The Blue Hen Strong Fund provides immediate help for students suffering hardships as a result of the pandemic.

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