Washington, DC Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 26
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Liberty Tavern (3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201)

Cost: Free to register, cash bar

Guten tag, Blue Hens! We will be hosting our third annual Oktoberfest back at Liberty Tavern. We'll have the lounge area on the first floor reserved and happy hour specials will go until 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Public Transportation: Very close to the Clarendon metro stop on the Orange/Silver line.

This event is open to alumni and their guests age 21 and older.

Registration closes October 26. Registration is encouraged so we have a head count, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Young Alumni Bottomless Brunch

Saturday, November 5
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

El Centro D.F. (1819 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009)

Cost: $35

Bring your appetite to our Alumni brunch at El Centro! Enjoy unlimited brunch drinks and food items with your fellow Blue Hens at their U Street location. Price is all-inclusive — bottomless deal, tax and gratuity. Check out the menu in advance so you can dive in upon arrival.

Sign up soon as seats are limited!

Public Transportation: U Street stop on the Yellow/Green metro lines  

This event is open to alumni and their guests age 21 and older.

Registration closes November 4. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

Refund deadline is October 21, 2016.

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Zoo Lights with the Blue Hens

Saturday, December 3
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008)

Public Transportation: Take the red line to Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan, short walk to the zoo.

Cost: Free

Join area Blue Hens and family for some hot cocoa and light snacks before heading out to enjoy an annual DC tradition, Zoo Lights. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music!

Come celebrate the holidays with your UD DC family.

Cancellation deadline is December 2.

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Get Involved

While there are no further events currently scheduled, we're busy planning more! The UD Washington D.C. Alumni Club averages 9-10 events annually (scroll down to see all past events).

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? 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, Karen Slachetka, AS05
Vice President, Rebecca Chabrow, AS08
Special Events Co-Chair, Elynsey Price, AS13, BE13
Special Events Co-Chair, Emily Halle, AS08, BE08
Sports Chair, Carley Beckner, BE12
Young Alumni Chair, Kevin Connor, EG07, 11M
Communications Chair, Andy Force, AS05
Treasurer, David Christopher, BE09

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 have included:

  • Ghost & Graveyard Tour of Old Town Alexandria
  • Private Cooking Class and Dinner at Lebanese Taverna
  • Kristin Chenoweth at Wolf Trap
  • DC New Student Send-Off
  • Blue Hens at the Ballpark: Phillies vs. Nats
  • Annual Young Alumni Potomac Cruise
  • 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
  • UD DC Club Annual Holiday Party
  • Conversations & Connections: "The New World of Digital Politics" at NPR headquarters
  • 2nd Annual Oktoberfest
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour & Open Board Meeting
  • Dulles Air & Space Museum Highlights Tour
  • Alumni Picnic & New Student Send-Off
  • Annual Young Alumni Cruise on the Potomac
  • 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
  • UD Day in Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • White House Garden Tour
  • Live @ the Wolftrap - Straight No Chaser
  • Picnic and New Student Send-Off
  • Sunset Happy Hour Cruise with DC Blue Hens
  • DC Baseball Series: Mets @ Nationals
  • Annual Town Hall Meeting
  • Group Tour of the NGA's French Collection
  • Dinner at Marrakesh
  • DC Alumni Club Holiday Party
  • 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
  • 2013 UD Alumni Day in Dewey Beach
  • Class of 2017 New Student Send-Off at Quincy Park, Arlington
  • Happy Hour Sunset Cruise on the Georgetown Waterfront
  • "DC Delaware Dinners" for UD alumni foodies
  • UD Alumni at Nationals game & reception at Molly Malone's
  • UD Alumni at the 2013 Virginia Gold Cup
  • UD Day in DC 2013
  • DC Alumni Club Town Hall Meeting
  • UD Women's Basketball at George Mason University
  • DC Club laying holiday wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America
  • 2012 UD DC Club Holiday Party at Tabaq Bistro
  • Wine Tasting at Veritas Wine Bar
  • UD Football Watch Parties at Penn Social
  • 2012 UD Day of Service at the American Red Cross
  • UD Alumni at DC United Game + Welcome New Alumni Event
  • UD Football Watch Parties at Penn Social
  • New Student Send-Off event
  • An Evening of Conversations & Connections with DC Alumni, Guest Speakers, Panel, and Reception
  • UD Alumni Club at DC Nationals Game + Meetup at Molly Malone's
  • UD Alumni at the Virginia Gold Cup
  • "UD Congratulates U" event for prospective students
  • Group tour at National Gallery
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • DC Alumni Club New Student Welcome Picnic

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