Parents and Family Weekend

Save the Date for Parents and Family Weekend 2024!

Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29

The annual Parents and Family Weekend celebration provides families with an opportunity to visit their students and witness firsthand the excellence in collaboration, programming and connection that the campus community strives for.

This event is a chance to create lifelong memories with your student and the Blue Hen community. During the weekend, there are various activities, including the PFW Kickoff, college-hosted events, student-led events and the football game and tailgate.

Check back in the coming months for details and registration. We look forward to hosting your family on our beautiful campus!

Frequently Asked Questions

Parents and Family Weekend

Families can expect the dates for Parents and Family Weekend to be announced on the Blue Hen Family Hub and Delaware Athletics website in late January or early February.

Parents and Family Weekend 2024 will be held Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29.

Parents and Family Weekend is typically held the last weekend in September or the first weekend in October. The dates are determined by the football schedule.

Families can check back on this page to find the most up-to-date information. This includes the schedule of events, ticket registration and much more.

Families should reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible since reservations fill up quickly. You can find a list of local hotels through Campus Travel.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the availability of any hotel rooms.

It is highly encouraged that families only register for events that they know they will attend.

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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.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Things to do Around Campus

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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.

Parents and Family Weekend | Families | University of Delaware
Parents and Family Weekend | Families | University of Delaware

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