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Groundhog Weekend Alumni Schedule

Groundhog Weekend Schedule 2022

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Date/Time Event Location

Friday, Feb. 4

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Family Games and Bouncehouses- Children 10 and younger

The Mall
3:30 p.m.


Screening of "The Quest." Join us for a screening of UD's latest initiative with EWTN followed by a Q&A.

Art History Auditorium
4:00 p.m.


What has Rome to do with Jerusalem? Herod, Constantine, and the Formation of a Western Identityfeaturing Jon Paul Heyne, BA'10 Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History. Sponsored by the Dallas Forum on Law, Politics, and Culture.

SB Hall, Multipurpose Room
5 - 7 p.m.


Alumni & Faculty Groundhog Happy Hour 

The National Alumni Board will be meeting at Lamberti's Ristorante (7701 N MacArthur Blvd Irving, TX 75063) to celebrate Groundhog Weekend and invites all alumni to join them!


Saturday, Feb 5

9 a.m.


5K Join us for a 5K around campus followed by coffee and donuts.

The Mall
11 a.m. History of Groundhog Presentation Check out a panel of speakers discussing the history of UD's Groundhog Day celebration.  After the presentation, view the archives display of past groundhog attire located in the Gorman Foyer. Panelist including Fr. Thomas Esposito BA '05, Dr. John Norris BA '84, Jim Maney BA '65, and UD archivist, Zannah Bingham Buck  Gorman Faculty Lounge
11 a.m.


Powderpuff Football Game Watch our upperclass and underclass young women battle it out for to see who will dominate the powderpuff football game.  

Featuring foodtrucks serving lunch.

Mcnab Rugby Pitch


Baseball Team Home Opener Don't miss the UD Baseball team's home opener vs. Sul Ross State University

Baseball Field
12:30 p.m.

Groundhog Homecoming Lunch
Join us for a lunch catered by alumnus owned, Lamberti's Ristorante.  This event was rescheduled from Friday, Feb. 4 as a dinner to Saturday, Feb 5 as a lunch!
(VIP ticket required to attend).

Lamberti's Ristorante
7701 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75063
1 p.m.

Groundhog Symposium: Which is better? Michelangelo's David or Bernini's David UD Dads are debating the age old question, whose David is better?

Gorman Faculty Lounge
2 p.m.

Student Rugby Game

Catch a very special halftime experience featuring "tug-of-war."

Mcnab Rugby Pitch
4 p.m.

Faculty Debate

Dante vs. Shakespeare: Who is the better poet? featuring Dr. Scott Crider and Dr. Anthony Nussmeier moderated by President Jonathan J. Sanford.

Gorman Faculty Lounge
6:00 p.m. Trivia Join us for a trivia game in the Rat featuring bar snacks before the Party in the Park begins. Rathskeller
8 p.m.

Party in the Park! 

Groundhog Park (located near the Madonna basketball court)




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