Events

Alumni & Family Weekend

Alumni & Family Weekend welcomes all alumni and parents to enjoy the fun! There is a list of weekend activities everyone can enjoy. In additon 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 will be held on campus grounds on Saturday and initiated by volunteers from these classes.

Parents of current students, this weekend is for you, too! Parents and families are welcomed to attend all events (excluding private reunions) and catch up with their current UD college students.

Save the Date for Alumni & Family Weekend 2019  |  Oct. 3 - 6, 2019

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Class Ring Ceremony

The official University of Dallas Class Ring serves as an enduring symbol of the values and traditions of UD coupled with its unique educational experience. Students and alumni are invited to participate in the official Ring Blessing Ceremony at which family and friends can witness the receipt and blessing of their class ring. The event is held at the Church of Incarnation in May. 

 

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Since 1992, the Distinguished Alumni Awards have recognized outstanding alumni for contributions to their professions, their communities and the University of Dallas. The annual event is hosted by the National Alumni Board and the Alumni Relations Office.

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Groundhog

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 Founder's Dinner, a 5k, powderpuff football, regional Groundhog celebrations, and much more. 

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President's Rome Tour

"We had an unforgettable time wiht you and the group. Words cannot express the beauty, culture, holiness that we experienced in Italy! What a blessing!"   -Eric and Ana Hinojosa, UD parents

Alumni, family and friends have the opportunity to participate in a fantastic week-long experience of Rome with UD faculty accompanying as tour guides!

The bi-annual Rome excursion includes*:

  • Opportunities to attend Holy Week Masses and services such as Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum or Easter Mass at St. Peter's. 
  • A day trip to Tivoli for a tour of Villa D'Este, an Italian Renaissance garden and UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • A visit to the town of Nettuno to see the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial and the Basilica of Our Lady of Graces and Santa Maria Goretti. 
  • A tour of UD's Eugene Constantin Rome Campus and the nearby Papal Gardens, Palace and Observatory. 
  • Amazing meals at top-reviewed restaurants selected by our UD Rome staff. 
  • Plenty of free time to explore the sites of Rome at your leisure and enjoy a glass of wine or a scoop of gelato in your favorite piazza. 

For more information, contact Shannon Brush, trip coordinator, at sbrush@udallas.edu or 971-721-5203.