Washington, D.C. Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Black Alumni Organization Annual Holiday Mixer

Saturday, December 14 | 6–11 p.m.

Smith Commons | 2nd Floor, 1245 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Celebrate the season with the Black Alumni Organization! Join us for an alumni holiday mixer in the DMV area where we can enjoy a few drinks, great music and awesome memories!

• Open to Blue Hens and friends 21+ years of age
• Includes appetizers
• Cash bar
• Metered parking available

Cost: Free, thanks to the UD Alumni Association for its generous support! Please register for planning purposes.


MLK Day of Service with DC Blue Hens

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–noon

Washington Liberty High School | 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, get in the spirit of service and make it a day on, not a day off! Join fellow Blue Hens as we participate in Volunteer Arlington’s annual service day event to help the greater Arlington community. UD alumni, family and friends are invited to help us make fleece blankets to support children who participate in Arlington Housing Corporation. No sewing skills are needed.

Get a free T-shirt when you check-in between 8:30 and 9 a.m. A short opening program will follow, before we dive into our blanket making from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a great way to mingle with fellow alumni while giving back to a worthy cause. We hope to see you there!

Cost: Free

Note: Registration deadline is Monday, January 13. No walk-ups permitted. Limit four tickets per party. The closest Metro stops to our location are Virginia Square and Ballston-MU, both on the Orange and Silver lines.


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 Kate Bailey.


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Get Involved

The UD Washington D.C. Alumni Club averages 9-10 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, Greg Gillespie AS09
Vice President, Open
Special Events Chair, Open
Young Alumni Chair, Open
Communications Chair, Open

Join a Committee

The UD DC Alumni Club is growing and we need your help! For those of you that want to help but don't have a lot of time, we've created two committees: the Social Committee and the University Committee. The Social Committee will help plan and run happy hours, game watches, cultural and similar events. The University Committee will help with our new community service and other UD engagements.

Committees are the easiest way to bring new ideas to the club as our membership is rapidly growing. If you have an interest, please email alumnet@udel.edu.


Coach's Corner

The DC Club offers its members the unique opportunity to compete in co-ed social sports leagues throughout the year. These leagues provide an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with other local DC Blue Hens. All leagues are part of the Capital Alumni Network (CAN, www.dcalum.org) in which our opponents are local alumni representing other schools from all over the country. The club competes in all five CAN sports leagues:

  • Volleyball, Basketball: January-March
  • Soccer, Softball: April-August
  • Flag Football; September-December

Past Events Include:

Annual Holiday Party
Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour
Kayaking Night on the Potomac
New Student Send-Off Picnic with DC Blue Hens
Brunch with the Black Alumni Organization in D.C.
Sunset Cruise on the Potomac
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
Creation to Curation: A Night at the Museum
Capitals Hockey and Blue Hen Happy Hour
Life After UD D.C. | Realizing the Net Worth of Your NetworkBr> Annual Holiday Party with DC Blue Hens
Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery
Delaware to the World: Washington, D.C.
History and Hops Brewmaster Tour at the Heurig House Museum
Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour
New Student Send-Off Picnic for the Class of 2022
Washington Mystics WNBA Game & Meet & Greet with Elena Delle Donne
Young Alumni Sunset Cruise
Blue Hens at the Ballpark: Phillies @ Nationals
Volunteer for Meal Prep and Delivery
I Heart UD Giving Day Happy Hour
Law Day in Washington, D.C.
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Basketball Game
The Role of Media in Today's Political Climate
Chocolate Truffle Class with D.C. Blue Hens
Life After UD in D.C.: A Young Alumni Professional Development Event
Senators vs. Capitals Ice Hockey Game
District Trivia at Penn Social
Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery
Holiday Party at Bar Deco
Holiday Tour at Hillwood Estate
Wine Tasting Party
Blue Hens at the Theater: starring UD Alum Jacqueline Correa at Arena Stage
Community Cleanup of the Anacostia River
Georgetown Foodie Tour
Blue Hens at the Ballpark: Phillies vs. Nats
Volunteering at DC Central Kitchen
Rooftop Happy Hour
Earth Day Clean-Up
Jazz at Jojo Restaurant & Bar
UD Day in DC: Research Matters
A Night at Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine
Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes
Zoo Lights with the Blue Hens
Young Alumni Bottomless Brunch
Oktoberfest Happy Hour
Ghost & Graveyard Tour of Old Town Alexandria
Private Cooking Class and Dinner at Lebanese Taverna
Kristin Chenoweth at Wolf Trap
Biergarten Happy Hour
UD in DC Networking Reception hosted by Career Services
Happy Hour for a Cause
Fiesta in February: Sip and Paint @ ArtJamz DC
Monuments and Museums: Renwick Gallery
Conversations & Connections: "The New World of Digital Politics" at NPR headquarters
Dulles Air & Space Museum Highlights Tour
Behind the Scenes at Elephants Trail, National Zoo
Braves vs. Nationals Baseball Game
White House Garden Tour
Dare to Care: Earth Day Cleanup with the Anacostia Watershed Society
U.S. Capitol Building Tour
A Taste of Italy Wine Tasting at Lavagna
Sackler Gallery Traveler's Eye Private Tour
Holiday Party at BlackFinn
Oktoberfest Happy Hour at Liberty Tavern
Evening with Batsheva Dance Co.
Family Pumpkin Patch Adventure
Live @ the Wolftrap - Straight No Chaser
DC Baseball Series: Mets @ Nationals
Group Tour of the NGA's French Collection
Dinner at Marrakesh
Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Port City Brewing Company
UD Day of Service: Volunteer at The Farm at Walker-Jones Education Campus
UD vs. Navy Football Tailgate
Sky vs. Mystics WNBA game & reception
"DC Delaware Dinners" for UD alumni foodies
UD Alumni at the Virginia Gold Cup
UD Women's Basketball at George Mason University
Wine Tasting at Veritas Wine Bar
UD Football Watch Parties at Penn Social
UD Day of Service at the American Red Cross
Group Tour at National Gallery


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