Washington, D.C. Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Party with DC Blue Hens

Wednesday, December 12  |  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

El Centro   |  | 1819 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Cost: $20 (includes one drink ticket, guacamole & salsa and build-your- own taco station; cash bar available). Open to Blue Hens and friends 21+.

Join Blue Hens and friends for our annual festive holiday party at El Centro! Included in your registration is one drink ticket (house beer, house wine, michelada or caipirinha), guacamole & salsa display and build-your-own taco station. Come make new friends and enjoy rooftop views! Feel free to bring a friend or come alone, as we're a friendly bunch.

This year we are teaming up with ‘Reading Partners’ to help build a library for a child by donating new and gently used children’s books! Bring your books to the holiday party and the board will take care of delivering them to the organization. Learn more about the DC-based initiative.

Special thank you to the UD Alumni Association for sponsoring this event!

Getting There: El Centro is located close to U Street Metro on the yellow and green metro lines.

Refund deadline is November 28, 2018. Registration closes December 11, 2018. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery with DC Blue Hens

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Arlington National Cemetery | 1 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22211

Cost: Free

• Open to alumni & their guests of all ages
• Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome
• Meet at the Women's Memorial
• To sponsor a wreath, click here. Group ID number is: VA0010

Please join UD alums, the Capital Alumni Network (CAN), friends and family to participate in the 2018 Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. This is an annual event where volunteers from all across teh coutry come together to lay wreaths on all the graves. We will meet in front of the memorial at 8:30 am before the wreath laying will begin.

Please show some UD pride and dress to spend all of your time outside, plan accordingly to take the metro (parking is not available), and we highly recommend bringing gloves for handling the wreaths. All attendees must go through security screening before entering the cemetery and bags will be searched. Please allow ample time for crowded conditions.

7:00AM: Metro rail opens (system-wide)
7:00AM: ANC Welcome Center Screening Begins
7:45AM: Wreaths Across America Truck Convoy arrives
8:15AM: Opening Ceremoy at the Women in Military Service for American Memorial
8:30AM: Arlington National Cemetery Gates open
9:15AM: Wreath laying begins across cemetery

Public transportation is encouraged since the roads in the area get shut down and there is limited parking. It is strongly encouraged to take the metro and get off at Rossyln (orange/blue) or the Arlington Cemetery stop on the blue line.

This event is open to Blue Hens and friends of all ages.

Refund deadline: December 14 at 4:00 p.m.

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Life After UD D.C. | Realizing the Net Worth of Your Network

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 6:30–9 p.m.

The Loft
| 600 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Join UD grads of the last decade to learn the value of your network! If you are looking for a new job or just looking to expand your network, you will want to attend this event! We will be offering professional digital head shots during the first hour so you can spruce up your LinkedIn profile. Resume review by an industry professional is also available for the first 16 that sign up.

Speaker Jill Pante of UD's Lerner College Career Services Center will address the importance of networking and how to network. She will elaborate on why it is important to network even if you aren't looking for a job and address struggles, tips and tricks to effective networking.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Public Transportation: Near Gallery Place Metro Stop

Cost: $15
• Open to Blue Hens and friends 21+
• Includes professional digital head shot and program
• Limited space available for resume review
• Appetizers and open bar (beer and wine)

Registration closes at 4 p.m. on January 16. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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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 Chair, Jenny Phan, BE16
Communications Chair, Leah Parker, AS11
Treasurer, Mary Crutcher, AS11
Regional Giving Chair, Mark Rucci, AS15, M15

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:

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
Joe Biden's American Promise Tour Meet & Greet
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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