Parents and Family Weekend

A family posing during Parents and Family Weekend

Get Ready for Parents and Family Weekend!

Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8, 2023

Register now for an unforgettable weekend with your UD family. Only one person per family should register. Registration can be completed by either the student or family member.

Registration is free; however, there are events that you can pay for per guest, so please have a credit/debit card ready. Registration will close on September 24. If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to hosting your family on our beautiful campus!

Signature Events

Comedian John Crist

Comedian John Crist - NEW!

Friday, October 6 | 7 p.m. | Bob Carpenter Center

Don't miss John Crist on stage! Tickets start as low as $35 and parking for the event is included. Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

UD football player celebrating

Delaware Football vs. Duquesne

Saturday, October 7 | 3–6 p.m. | Delaware Stadium

Cheer on the Fightin' Blue Hens football team as they take on the Duquesne Dukes.

2023 Schedule of Events

Events and dates are subject to change

Paid registration required where denoted by an asterisk (*). Register now to make your plans for the weekend!


2nd Annual Blue Hens Walk for Mental Health
3–4:30 p.m., Warner Hall


Parents and Family Weekend Kick-Off and Check-In
4–6 p.m., Central Green / Rain Location: Trabant MPR


Biden School Open House
4–6 p.m., Biden Institute, 44 Kent Way


International Coffee Hour
4–6 p.m., Trabant Concourse


Honors College Open House
4:30–6 p.m., Honors College, 186 S. College Ave.


5–7 p.m., Mitchell Hall


UD Alum Author Meet & Greet: Maureen Johnson*
5–6:30 p.m., Trabant Theater


Hillel Shabbat Dinner
6–7 p.m., Kristol Center for Jewish Life


Comedian John Crist*
7 p.m., Bob Carpenter Center
Tickets start at $35 (parking included)
Purchase Comedy Show Tickets

Paid registration required where denoted by an asterisk (*). Register now to make your plans for the weekend!


Coffee with the Colleges
10 a.m.–noon, Central Green / Rain Location: Trabant MPR


YChromes Parents and Family Weekend Performance
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 83 East Main St.


Fraternity and Sorority Leadership & Learning (FSLL) Info Session
noon–1 p.m., Alison Hall


Hen House Pre-Game Tailgate*
12:30–3 p.m., Hospitality Village
Purchase Tailgate Tickets


Delaware Football vs. Duquesne*
3–6 p.m., Delaware Stadium
Purchase Football Tickets


Family Feud with Resident Student Association
4–6 p.m., Perkins West Lounge


UD on Stage*
8 p.m.–10:15 p.m., Mitchell Hall

Paid registration required where denoted by an asterisk (*). Register now to make your plans for the weekend!


Parents and Family Weekend Brunch*
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Pencader Dining or Caesar Rodney Fresh Food Company


Hillel Brunch
10 a.m.–noon, Kristol Center for Jewish Life


Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) Open House
noon–2 p.m., Center for Intercultural Engagement, Perkins 261

On-Campus Information


Parking on campus will be free throughout Parents and Family Weekend. Parking maps can be found here. We recommend parking your vehicle near the bulk of your activities and traveling on foot when possible.


Hotels in the area tend to fill up quickly. Visit our area hotels page for more details and reservations.

Accommodations are available through Disability Support Services (DSS) for individuals with disabilities to ensure accessibility to University classes and programs. Contact DSS by calling 302-831-4643 or email if you need a reasonable accommodation.

The UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore is located at 83 East Main St.

Parents and Family Weekend Hours of Operation

  • Friday, October 6, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Things to do Around Campus

UD Campus Photo
Visiting Campus

Directions from the North and South: 

Take I-95 to Delaware Exit #1, Route 896 North. Continue North on Route 896 which becomes South College Avenue (do not turn left at Route 896 and Route 4) and takes you to campus. Turn right from South College Avenue onto East Park Place. Turn left at the next light onto Academy Street. The Career Center will be on your right (401 Academy Street). Enter the Career Center through the white enclosure.


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