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Alumni & Family Weekend


Alumni & Family Weekend (AFW) is a 3-day event for alumni and families. The weekend includes panel discussions with distinguished faculty, an evening of wine tasting, meetups with Irving and Rome faculty of the past and present, open classrooms, and more!Save the Date for Alumni & Family Weekend 2024 - Sep 27-29, 2024.Learn More

Encore Lecture Series

EnCore is a traveling lecture series, conducted by UD faculty in conjunction with the Alumni Relations Office. The lectures are offered to alumni in various cities across the U.S. and reframe topics from the Core curriculum in fresh perspectives. Each lecture is recorded and shared on Soundcloud. Recently, EnCore has moved to virtual events! View past virtual events on YouTube. Check out the UD Calendar to keep up with the latest EnCore Lectures.

Check out one of our EnCore Lectures with President Sanford:



In 1963, UD launched its favorite tradition centered around a certain mammal seeking its shadow. Now, over 50 years later, Groundhog is an event of pride as we host the second-largest celebration of Groundhog Day outside of Punxsutawney.

The annual festivity includes a Party in the Park, a Groundhog Homecoming Dinner, a 5k, powderpuff football, regional Groundhog celebrations, trivia game and much more.

Click the button below to view the 2023 Groundhog Schedule for Alumni.

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Commencement 2021

The Spring Commencement ceremony has been scheduled for May 14, 2023, for May 2023 undergraduate and graduate students of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization (and any August and December graduates who did not attend graduation in December).

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Cor Challenge

 The Cor Challenge is an important giving event held in the spring where alumni, faculty, and parents challenge each other to see who can raise the most donations for our beloved university. Your gift during the Cor Challenge goes directly to the heart of UD: our students and faculty. The Cor Fund supports our university’s greatest needs: competitive student scholarships, faculty research and enrichment, speakers providing intellectual engagement, and recreational activities to nourish the mind and body as well as the soul.

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Visit our calendar for more events.