New Castle County Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Dinner at UD's Award-Winning Vita Nova Restaurant

Thursday, April 19
6:00 p.m. Reception 
|  7:00 p.m. Dinner

Vita Nova (Trabant University Center, 17 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19716)

This event is sold out.

Cost: $45

Don't miss a chance to experience one of UD's gems: Vita Nova. This evening of great food, conversation, and entertainment includes a three-course dinner with paired wines, a performance by UD musicians and the opportunity to meet other alumni. Student musicians include guitar player Santiago Cardenas and a cappella group YChromes.

Special thanks to the UD Alumni Association for sponsoring this event!

Covered parking is available in the Trabant Garage (additional charge).


Behind the Scenes at Winterthur Museum: A Saturday Symposium

Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807)

Cost: $30
(Includes admission to Winterthur, continental breakfast, lunch, and private tour of the Art Conservation labs)

Join the UD College of Arts & Sciences, Blue Hens and friends for this insider’s look at Winterthur Museum with special access to staff, students and parts of this national treasure that the public doesn’t usually get to experience, including the Art Conservation Labs and Library/Special Collections!

  • Learn about the internationally known University of Delaware/Winterthur graduate programs in American Material Culture and Art Conservation. Meet students and find out about their research.
  • Tour parts of Winterthur not usually open to the public: Art Conservation Labs and Library/Special Collections
  • Experience guided tours of the collection led by Material Culture students
  • Learn about a new exhibit curated by UD graduate students: “Truths of the Trade: Uncovering Stories of Atlantic Exchange.” Tracing paths of trade from Africa, North America, the Caribbean, and Europe...a newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur emerges as a tool in the lucrative business of moving commodities, including people, around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Reimagine objects associated with and representative of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from Winterthur's collections.
  • Finish the day with a walking tour of the new “Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden” exhibit or visit the museum on your own, including “Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table."

Refund deadline is April 16 at 4:00 p.m.


Performance of “Twelfth Night” by UD’s Award-Winning REP Theatre

Saturday, April 28
1:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Roselle Center for the Arts  |  110 Orchard Road, Newark, DE 19716

Enjoy a performance of "Twelfth Night" performed by UD's award-winning Resident Ensemble Players.

1:15 p.m. - Pre-show discussion @ Roselle Center for the Arts (optional)
2:00 p.m. - Performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" @ Roselle Center for the Arts
5:00 p.m. - Ice cream at UDairy Creamery

Cost: $10 includes

  • Pre-performance discussion at the Roselle Center for the Arts
  • Performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
  • Complimentary UDairy Creamery coupon

Thank you to Lancaster/York Blue Hens for hosting this event!

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Get Involved

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? The New Castle County Alumni Club averages 10 events a year. We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! If you are interested, email alumnet@udel.edu or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:
President, Megan Pettingill, AS10
Vice President, Tammy Good, AS00
Special Events Chair, Eileen Brown, EG07
Young Alumni Chair, Gary Ulrich, BE15
Communications Chair, Melanie Smith, AS11
Treasurer, Clay Rowe, BE11
Regional Giving Chair, Erica Erbeck, EHD15


Past events have included:

  • Pottery Workshop at the Delaware Art Museum
  • Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens
  • Fall Wreath-Making Class
  • Delaware Taco Festival
  • Blue Hen Spin Class and Little Bob Tour
  • Life After UD: Navigating Life as a Young Alum in the Real World
  • Young Alumni Happy Hour
  • Sushi Making 101
  • Service Happy Hour and Raffle
  • Family Farm Day
  • Blue Hens on the Bay
  • Phillies Game & Reception
  • Pasta Making and Dinner at CaffĂ© Gelato
  • A Day at the Delaware Children's Museum
  • Dare to Care Brandywine Creek Cleanup
  • Dewey Day
  • Philadelphia Union Soccer Game and Tailgate
  • Design with a Splash of Wine at the Chesapeake Inn
  • World Rowing Championships - UD Men's Crew Send-off and Fundraiser
  • "Clay Date" at the Delaware Art Museum
  • Valentine's Day Ice Skating
  • Family Bowling
  • Tailgate Food and Beer Pairing
  • Happy Hour at Two Stones Pub Naamans
  • Paint Class at Timothy's
  • New Castle County Alumni Soccer: Rapids @ Union
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood Crab Cruise
  • Dare to Care at the Food Bank of Delaware
  • BYOB Painting Class
  • Quizzo
  • Tailgate Foods Cooking Demonstration
  • Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics WNBA Game & Reception
  • Philly Union Game & Tailgate
  • Happy Hour at Tyler Fitzgerald's, Wilmington
  • Alumni volunteer at UDance
  • Cooking Class with Chef Dana Herbert ('98 BE)
  • UDAA Pre-game Event at Women's Basketball Home Game
  • Holiday Decorating Party at St. Michael's School, Wilmington
  • UD Football Watch Party at Grotto's Wilmington
  • UD Day of Service - NCC Alumni at Castle Hills Park
  • The Making of the Philadelphia Int'l Flower Show Presentation
  • UD Alumni at the Blue Rocks
  • Philadelphia Union v. D.C. United Game & Tailgate
  • Sweet & Savory Dough Class at Vita Nova
  • Pasta and Sauces Cooking Demo at Vita Nova
  • College Day at AT&T National Golf Tournament
  • Tailgate Food Demonstration Class

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