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 and initiated by volunteers from their graduating classes.

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

AFW Registration Pricing (View weekend agenda below)

General Weekend Registration 

Price (does not include Class Reunion Dinner Celebrations)
Early Bird (before Sept. 16) $25/per person
Regular Registration (Sept. 17 - Oct. 3) $35/per person
On-Site Registration $45/per person
Children under 14 Free
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.

Tentative 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.
  • TGIT – 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Open Classes – 9 a.m. – 5 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.
  • Mass of Intention for Golden Crusaders, Class of 1969 — 5 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.
  • Due Santi Wine Tasting – 7 p.m.
  • Haggerty Observatory – 7 p.m.
  • Live Music on the Mall – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Leaving a Legacy Seminar - 9:30 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.
  • Rugby Game – 2 p.m.
  • UD Legends Presentation by Pat and Judy Kelly – 3 p.m.
  • Student Career Networking Social – 3:30 p.m.
  • Parents’ Reception – 4 p.m.
  • Class Reunions for 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 – 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), a community service project, daily Mass, and more! Registration will open in mid-August.


Alumni Band

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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Food Truck