Black Alumni Organization (BAO)


The University of Delaware Black Alumni Organization (BAO) exists to support and connect alumni from the University of Delaware black community in conjunction with the UD Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations.

UD Alumni Weekend #UDAW
June 6–8

One weekend,  5,000 Blue Hens,  60+ events

Join fellow BAO members
at Alumni Weekend!

Read below for the details about specific programs, but be sure to visit the  Alumni Weekend website for the full schedule and to register.

Alumni Weekend


Friday, June 6, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.:  Blue Hen R&B Lounge (Roselle Center for the Arts, Puglisi Hall)
Catch up with friends and enjoy an evening with one of Delaware’s hottest R&B bands, Best Kept Soul. Capture memories in the alumni photo booth. Your ticket includes a two-hour open-bar and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. $30 per person.

Saturday, June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Alumni Variety Show and Step Show Exhibition (Mitchell Hall)
Come out and enjoy a night of entertainment provided by Alumni members of UD’s NPHC Fraternity and Sororities as well as talented alumni singers, poets, dancers, and spoken word artists. Contact Terranze Griffin to sign up to participate. Proceeds will benefit the BAO Scholarship Endowment. $10 per person.

Sunday, June 8, 9:00 a.m.: Blue Hen 5K Walk/Run
Join fellow Blue Hens for the 6th annual Blue Hen 5K. Special prizes will be given to the participant who shows the most UD spirit and to the fastest Double Del couple. The 5K also features the competition for the President's Cup, which is awarded to the UD group that has the most participants and fastest runners. A Kids Fun Run will also be held at 8:30 a.m. See the 5K page for all the details and to register today.

Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: "The 1964 Civil Rights Act: 50th Anniversary" Exhibition  (Morris Library )
Visit the place where many alumni spent countless hours during their college careers and see the changes that have been made to the building. This Exhibit will feature materials that contextualize passage of the 20th century’s most significant civil rights legislation.

Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7, Noon-5 p.m.:  FreshPAINT: African American Art at UD  (Mechanical Hall Gallery)
With a focus on painting, this exhibition showcases works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art alongside recent acquisitions. Using the words Fresh and Paint playfully and reflexively, the selection calls attention to methods and materials as well as content and style. FreshPAINT was co-curated by Robert Straight, Professor in the Department of Art and Julie L. McGee, Curator of African American Art.

Come reunite and reconnect. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

>>> Register now for Alumni Weekend

Who's Coming?

Check our guest list, and see which of your friends have already registered for Alumni Weekend. Want to see more  Blue Hens here? Forward this email to them, or invite them using the Facebook UDAW Event Page.

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Alumni Weekend

State of the University    . See the full UDAW schedule

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Well over 4,300 Blue Hens have already registered for Alumni Weekend. Be sure you're one of them. Visit today.

See you soon!


The BAO has several events scheduled throughout the year, including at Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Please view the events calendar for a complete and updated list of BAO events.

If you would like to get involved with BAO, contact acting president Terrance Bowman EG '95.



In the meantime, for general information, please call the UD Center for Black Culture: 302-831-2991 or visit