Washington, DC Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting Party

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Screwtop Wine Bar  |  1025 N Fillmore St., Arlington, VA 22201

Cost: $34

Wine lovers! Join UD alumni for a fun and festive wine party at Screwtop in Arlington.

Guests will enjoy four types of wine over specially paired appetizers. A wine instructor will start off the night with an introduction about the wines we will try, and then guests can taste through the wines at their leisure, with the instructor chatting and pouring as they go.

Screwtop is within walking distance of the Clarendon Metro.

Refund deadline is October 10, 2017.

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

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

Registration closes October 23, 2017. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Tuesday, November 14
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Fox and Hounds  |  1537 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Cost: $20

Have you just moved to the greater DC Metro Area or would you like to join us in welcoming those Blue Hens who have? Join us for our annual Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour, this year at Fox and Hounds near Dupont Circle. The event will feature a one-hour open bar along with appetizers (cash bar thereafter).

Come meet new DC area Blue Hens and enjoy a night of fun, food and friends!

Refund deadline is November 4, 2017.

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

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

Registration closes November 14, 2017. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Joe Biden's American Promise Tour

Friday, November 17
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Warner Theatre  |  513 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

Join Vice President Joe Biden, AS65, during his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most.

Tickets for the American Promise Tour go on sale July 28, but University of Delaware alumni may get early access to all events during the pre-sales window by using code DELAWARE. Presales begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more details visit www.JoeBidenBook.com.

Cities where you may see Vice President Biden on the American Promise Tour include:

November 13 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center Academy of Music
November 17 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
November 18 – Miami, FL – Miami Book Festival
November 19 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
November 20 – Schenectady, NY – Proctors Theatre
November 25 – Nantucket, MA – Mary P. Walker Auditorium
November 27 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury
November 30 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 2 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
December 3 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
December 4 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
December 7 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
December 8 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
December 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
December 10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
December 11 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
December 13 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
December 14 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the US Cellular Center

Blue Hen Meet & Greet

The Blue Hen Meet & Greet portion of this event is sold out, but you may still purchase tickets for the main event at www.joebidenbook.com.

Your special ticket includes access to reserved seating for the talk; a brief meet & greet after the event with Vice President Biden and a Blue Hen group photo; and a copy of Vice President Biden’s forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (a $27 value, on sale November 14 from Flatiron Books).


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 Chair, Lynn McGinley, BE12
Sports Chair, Catherine Brenner, EHD12
Young Alumni Chair, Charlie Talis, 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:

  • 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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