Washington, DC Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 16
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Arlington Cemetery | 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211

Cost: Free

Join your fellow Blue Hen Alumni and the Capital Alumni Network to volunteer at the Arlington Cemetery (ANC) for the annual Wreaths Across America. Each December, thousands of volunteers descend on the famous cemetery to lay wreaths on the graves of the fallen soldiers. It is a truly moving event and we would love you to join us this year.

We will meet in front of the Women's Memorial for a group photo at 8:30 a.m. Look for the UD flag and CAN banner. Please note the earlier timeline than in previous years:

7:00 a.m.: Metro rail opens system-wide
7:00 a.m.: ANC Welcome Center screening begins
7:45 a.m.: Wreaths Across America truck convoy arrives
8:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial
8:30 a.m.: ANC gates open
8:30 a.m.: Group photo
9:15 a.m.: Wreath laying begins

Please dress to spend all of your time outside, 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.

To sponsor a wreath, use group ID VA0010.

Public transportation: Arlington Cemetery on the Blue Line is closest Metro stop. The Rosslyn stop is a half mile away. Parking is not available.

Registration closes December 15. Registration is encouraged so we have a head count, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Get Involved

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? 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, Charlie Talis, AS17
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Mike Williams, AS17
Communications Chair, Andy Force, AS05
Treasurer, David Christopher, BE09
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 have included:

  • Holiday Party at Bar Deco
  • Holiday Tour at Hillwood Estate
  • Joe Biden's American Promise Tour Meet & Greet
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood
  • Wine Tasting Party
  • Blue Hens at the Theater: starring UD Alum Jacqueline Correa at Arena Stage
  • Community Cleanup of the Anacostia River
  • Alumni Picnic & New Student Send-Off
  • Georgetown Foodie Tour
  • Mystics Game & Meet and Greet with Elena Delle Donne, EHD13
  • Young Alumni Potomac Cruise
  • 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
  • Virtual Networking Hour
  • 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
  • Blue Hens at the Ballpark: Phillies vs. Nats
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • UD Alumni Day in Dewey Beach
  • 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 Virginia Gold Cup
  • 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
  • UD DC Club Holiday Party at Tabaq Bistro
  • Wine Tasting at Veritas Wine Bar
  • UD Football Watch Parties at Penn Social
  • 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
  • An Evening of Conversations & Connections with DC Alumni, Guest Speakers, Panel, and Reception
  • UD Alumni at the Virginia Gold Cup
  • Group tour at National Gallery

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