Washington, DC Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Clean-Up

Saturday, April 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019)

Cost: Free

We'll be partnering with the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Garden and spending the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants and performing other park projects.

When the work is done, we are invited to join the watershed-wide Earth Day celebration at a nearby location (TBD). The celebration will include free food and drink, live music, local exhibitors and speakers.

Children under 18 must be with adult.

Transportation
By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave. entrance to access the free visitors parking lot.
By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line).

Registration closes April 15. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Volunteering at DC Central Kitchen

Sunday, May 7
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DC Central Kitchen (425 2nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Cost: Free

Join fellow Blue Hens as we volunteer at DC Central Kitchen. Every day, volunteers help transform 3,000 pounds of donated food into 5,000 balanced meals that are distributed at little or no cost to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients.

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Public Transportation: Red Line: Judiciary Square (4th Street/DC&US Courthouse exit)

Registration closes April 30. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Blue Hens at the Ballpark: Phillies vs. Nats

Saturday, May 13

6:30 p.m. – Ticket Pickup: Starbucks (1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20590)
7:05 p.m. – First Pitch: Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

Cost: $30, plus food and beverage at the ballpark

Cheer on the Washington Nationals as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies! Join your fellow Blue Hens in the gallery section for a day at the ballpark. First pitch is at 7:05, but please plan to arrive around 6:30 to pick up your tickets.

Due to the high volume of traffic outside the stadium, a UD DC Alumni Board member will be distributing tickets inside of Starbucks, located directly outside of the Navy Yard metro station.

Getting There: Take the Green Line to the Navy Yard station. The Navy Yard station is just a half a block away or the Orange, Blue or Silver Line to the Capitol South station, just a 15 minute walk from the Ballpark. Commercial parking is also available throughout the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Street parking around the ballpark is very limited.

Refund deadline is April 28, 2017.

Registration closes May 11. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Young Alumni Potomac Cruise

Saturday, May 20
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Boomerang (3100 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007)

Cost: $20, plus cash bar

Set sail on a happy hour cruise on the Potomac!

Hop aboard Boomerang Boat Cruises' double-decker party yacht with your fellow Blue Hens. DJ and a cash bar on board (credit cards accepted). We will meet at 7:15 p.m. to begin checking in and will board at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Please bring proof of purchase to event.

Note that this is not a chartered cruise and space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Refund deadline is May 5, 2017.

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

Registration closes May 19. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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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, Emily Halle, AS08
Vice President, Rebecca Chabrow, AS08
Special Events Chair, Elynsey Price, AS13
Sports Chair, Carley Beckner, BE12
Young Alumni Chair, Kevin Connor, EG07, 11M
Communications Chair, Andy Force, AS05
Treasurer, David Christopher, BE09
Regional Giving Co-Chair, Mark Rucci, AS15, M15
Regional Giving Co-Chair, David Tully, AS08
Sports Chair, Catherine Brenner, EHD12

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:

  • Jazz at Jojo Restaurant & Bar
  • Virtual Networking Hour
  • UD Day in DC: Research Matters
  • A Night at Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine
  • Winter Warm-up Happy Hour
  • Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes
  • DC Alumni Club Holiday Party
  • 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
  • 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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