Washington, D.C. Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

UD at the Yard: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

Thursday, June 20 | 6–10 p.m.

6 p.m. Happy Hour at Mission Navy Yard | 1221 Van Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

7:10 p.m. First Pitch at Nationals Park | 1500 S. Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Join fellow Blue Hens for a happy hour and evening at the ballpark as the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies! At 6 p.m., we’ll gather at Mission Navy Yard (across from Nationals Park) for food, drinks and mingling, before heading over to the ballpark for the first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

Cost: $32 (includes game ticket and food and one drink ticket at happy hour)

Note: Limit 6 tickets per party. Open to alumni and their guests of all ages. Tickets will be distributed via email

Thanks to the UDAA for its generous support of this event!

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Sunset Cruise on the Potomac with D.C. Blue Hens

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 7:45–9:45 p.m.

Boomerang Boat Tours | 3100 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Can you think of a better way to close out a summer evening than cruising the beautiful Potomac River with fellow D.C. Blue Hens? We can’t either. Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise to mingle and take in D.C.’s most breathtaking panoramic views. Boomerang Boat Tours has been featured on the Travel Channel for its legendary sunset cruises, so why not join the fun with your fellow alumni!

Cost: $20

Public transportation: Take the blue, orange or silver lines to the Foggy Bottom-GWU stop and walk 16 minutes or use an Uber/Lyft/Via service. There are also many paid parking garages within two blocks of the waterfront area.

Note: Registration deadline is Friday, June 28, 2019. Must be 21 or older. No walk-ups permitted. Cash/credit bar on board. Cost of ticket only includes admission to the boat, not food.

Thanks to the UDAA for its generous support of this event!

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New Student Send-Off Picnic with DC Blue Hens

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | Noon–3 p.m.

Quincy Park | 1021 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

It’s time to welcome the next generation of Blue Hens to the flock! Join us August 10 at our New Student Picnic and help send off our newest Blue Hens as they get ready to begin their University of Delaware journeys. Get a chance to meet your future fellow alumni and offer them advice from your own experiences at the best school ever! This FREE event will feature food, drinks, games and most importantly, lots of fun. All are welcome.

Note: Registration deadline is Thursday, August 8. No walk-ups permitted.

Transportation: Quincy Park is a nine-minute walk from the Virginia Square-GMU Station (orange or silver lines).

Thanks to the UDAA for its generous support of this event!

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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 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, Emily Halle, AS08
Vice President, Elynsey Price, AS13
Special Events Co-Chair, Lynn McGinley, BE12
Special Events Co-Chair, Kristen Atwood, ANR11
Sports Chair, Catherine Brenner, EHD12
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Jenny Phan, BE16
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Josephine Sorge BE18
Communications Chair, Leah Parker, AS11
Treasurer, Mary Crutcher, AS11

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:

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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