Richmond Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

GardenFest of Lights at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228

The holidays will be here before you know it—enjoy the festivities with Blue Hens at Virginia’s ultimate holiday extravaganza, the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights! This holiday tradition features one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, a firepit with s’mores and so much more. This year’s theme, “Magic in the Air,” means guests of all ages will be wowed by our natural wonders and fanciful creatures. This also marks one of only two nights all season dogs are allowed into the gardens, so bring your four-legged friends along for the fun.

Our night starts with a self-guided tour before meeting in the Garden CafĂ© for a casual dinner. We will have a pre-loaded gift card that everyone may use towards the purchase of their food. We hope you’ll join us!

Cost: $10 general admission; $7 for children ages 3-12

Note: Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 3. Refund deadline is Thursday, November 21. No walk-ups are permitted. Limit four tickets per party.

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There are no additional events scheduled at this time; however we are busy planning more (see below for the list of our past events)!

If you have an idea for a great networking, social or sporting event or service project, please contact Kim Greene.


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Get Involved

The UD Richmond Alumni Club averages 4-5 events annually. We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! We’ll promote them with Blue Hens in the area. If you are interested, email alumnet@udel.edu or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:

President, Janine Howard, EOE08, AS08
Vice President, John Martin, EG84
Special Event Chair, Amanda Gearhart, ANR14
Young Alumni Chair, Taylor Loht, EG11
Communications Chair, JJ Culyer, BE05
Treasurer, Mark Collins, BE80

We are seeking energetic Blue Hens who are interested in serving on the Richmond Alumni Club Board. We currently have two open terms which are great opportunities for alumni to get involved.

Please visit www.UDconnection.com/Clubs for applications and position descriptions.


Past Events Include:

Tailgate Takeover | UD @ Elon
Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
UD @ Richmond Football Game & Blue Hen Tailgate
Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
Happy Hour and Networking at Triple Crossing Brewery
Terracotta Army at the VFMA
Food Tour - Church Hill From Spies to Pies
UD vs. Virginia Tech Pre-Game Tailgate
Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Portland SeaDogs
Blue Hen Social & Live Music at James River Cellars
Blue Hen Evening at the VMFA
UD vs. UR Tailgate & Game
Richmond SPCA Dog Jog
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Rodin Exhibit and Blue Hen Reception
Ardent Craft Beer Tasting
Expert Presentations & Tour of "The Forbidden City" Exhibit at the Virginia MFA
Breakfast with Richmond Blue Hens
Watch Party for UD vs. W&M Football Game
UD Day of Service: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Chihuly Exhibit
UD Day of Service at the Healing Garden at Bon Secours Hospital


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