Alumni & Family Weekend

Alumni & Family Weekend 2019 welcomed alumni and parents for a weekend of fun from October 3-5!

Stay tuned for more information on our next Alumni and Family Weekend which will be from October 16-18, 2020!

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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 will be held at the Church of Incarnation on May 16, 2020. 

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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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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



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

for Alumni, Trustees, Family and Friends of the University of Dallas

May 2 – 5 | ROME, ITALY
May 5 - 7 | ASSISI AND SIENA (optional extension)

Home to some of the world's most celebrated sites, Italy is ripe for exploration. This Italian adventure crosses The Eternal City with an optional additional trip to Assisi, known for its magnificent art and basilica, and Siena, a medieval Tuscan treasure.

Highlights include:

  • Guided tours of iconic sites and hidden gems with UD's own Rome faculty and expert local guides.
  • Tour of UD’s beautiful, recently enhanced Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome. Guests will participate in closing ceremonies for the Spring 2020 Rome students, including Mass, a convocation address by President Thomas S. Hibbs, and dinner with the students and faculty.
  • Exploration of the early Christian churches, following in the footsteps of St. Paul, and attendance of private Masses.
  • Dining at some of Italy’s most celebrated restaurants — all chosen by the Rome faculty.
  • Plenty of free time for your own sightseeing.
  • An optional two-night (May 5-7) tour of Assisi and Siena for those who wish to extend their stay in Italy. Enjoy an exploration of medieval art and visit beautiful cathedrals, basilicas and the resting places of holy relics.

For questions about the tour, please contact Julie Abell, Director of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship, at or (972) 265-5743.