Alumni & Family Weekend 2019

October 3-6, 2019

Alumni & Family Weekend welcomes all alumni and parents to enjoy the fun! There is a list of weekend activities everyone can enjoy. In addition to the festivities open to everyone, alumni who graduated in class years ending in a 4 or 9 are encouraged to attend their class reunions, which are held on campus grounds on Saturday, October 5 and initiated by volunteers from their graduating classes. A special dinner for Golden Crusaders will be held on Friday, October 4.

Parents, this weekend is for you, too! Parents of current students are welcome to attend all events (excluding private reunions) and catch up with their current UD college students. We look forward to seeing you back on campus!

If you're interested in being a Class Agent for your 2019 class reunion, please email us at

Online Registration is now closed.
Please register in person starting on Friday, October 4 at 11:00am.

AFW Registration Pricing (View weekend agenda below)

General Weekend Registration 

Price (does not include Class Reunion Dinner Celebrations)
On-Site Registration $45/per person
Children under 14 Free
Current UD students Registration required only for students not on a meal plan or students 21 and older who wish to attend the Due Santi wine tasting.
Reunion Dinners Price
Class Reunion Dinner Celebrations
(for class years ending in 4 & 9 and Golden Crusaders) Includes buffet dinner, beer, wine & non-alcholic beverages
$25/per person (cost not included in general registration)

We welcome all religious and clergy to attend AFW Weekend as our guests. Please email to make your complimentary registration.

2019 Alumni Family Weekend Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Return to Rome: A Dinner Inspired by Our Rome Semesters 7 p.m. 
    Italian 3-course meal and wine brought to you by Lamberti’s and Due Santi Wines.
    Additional reservation and additional cost required. Contact Lamberti's for more information.
  • TGIT Disney Quizbowl – 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Open Classes – 8 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • Mass — 12:05 p.m.
  • American Public Philosophy Institute (APPI) Seminar, Election 2020: The State of the Parties, Panel Chair: Christopher Wolfe (UD Politics); Panelists: Matthew Wilson (SMU), Gladden Pappin (UD Politics), and Charlie Sullivan (UD History) — 3 p.m.
  • Alumni - Professor Capp Bar Reunion – 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Mass of Intention for Golden Crusaders, Class of 1969 — 5 p.m.
  • Gupta College of Business Dean’s Reception and Tower Awards – 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Class of 1964 Happy Hour – 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
  • Golden Crusader Dinner – 6 p.m. for graduating classes 1969 or earlier (not included in General Weekend Registration — $25/person additional)
  • Welcome Dinner on the Mall – 6 p.m.
  • Open Art Studios – 6 p.m.
  • Hands on Physics Demos by Dr. Jacob Moldenhauer  – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Due Santi Wine Tasting – 7 p.m.
  • Haggerty Observatory – 8 p.m.
  • Live Music on the Mall – 8 p.m.
    Enjoy a festive evening with music from UD bands – featuring Down the Hill and Raul & The Wolfpack.

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • University of Dallas Invitation (5K) Cross Country - 9:00 a.m.
  • Archives Exhibit – 10 a.m.
  • EnCore Lecture: “Revisiting Frederick Douglass” by Dr. Tom Jodziewicz - 10 a.m.
  • Presidential Address – 11 a.m.
  • Mass with Alumni Priests Concelebrating - 12:05 p.m.
  • EnCore Lecture: Of Microbes, Microscopes, and Men - 1 p.m.
    Join the science faculty for a presentation on current research and courses and Cherie Hohertz for an EnCore lecture and discussion of New York Times bestseller The Ghost Map, as well as a preview of UD’s new Scanning Electron Microscope.
  • To Russia with UD — 2 p.m. Come learn about an upcoming cultural and literary tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg set for June 2020 and led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. Discover more about this faculty-led trip.
  • UD Founders Tell Stories:  Come Hear How UD Came To Be! – 2:30 p.m.
    Led by Professors Emeriti of Drama Pat and Judy Kelly.  Watch video from the UD Oral History Project. Chat over “High Tea and Crumpets” with longtime faculty, administrators, architects of the University. Hear stories from Scott Dupree, English; Judy Kelly, Drama; Bruce Evans, College of Business; Lyle Novinski, Art and Campus; Sybil Novinski, Academic Administrator and Historian; Patrick Kelly, University Theater; Gail Thomas, Center for Civic Leadership, Dallas Institute and Trinity Trust; Jane and Duane Landry, Architects for Haggerty Art and Science, Braniff and Tower, Haggar, Gorman, Church of Incarnation. Everyone welcome!

  • The UD Rugby Alumni Game – 3 p.m.
  • Student Career Networking Social with Alumni – 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the National Alumni Board
  • Parents’ Reception – 4 p.m.
  • Mass with a Blessing of Married Couples — 5 p.m.
  • Class Reunions for 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 – 6 p.m. (not included in General Weekend Registration — $25/person additional)

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Mass, Church of the Incarnation – 9 a.m.
  • Mass, Church of the Incarnation – 11 a.m.

Weekend activities will also include family activities (bounce houses, “Climb the Tower,” photo booth and more), campus walking tours, food trucks during lunch (on your own), and more!


Community Service Flyer
AFW Seal Hat

UD Seal Cap with every general weekend registration!

Book a Hotel

Stay at a reunion hotel with special rates during Alumni and Family Weekend. Please reserve your room on or before Sept. 3 to secure your special rate.

The Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
221 E. Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
Reunion room rate: $159/night
Book online or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and refer to the University of Dallas Alumni and Family Weekend.

Aloft Las Colinas
122 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
Reunion room rate: $99/night
Call 972-717-6100 and refer to the University of Dallas Alumni and Family Weekend.

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