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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!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 as moved to virtual events! View past virtual events on YouTube.

Check out our most recent EnCore Lecture 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 Founder's Dinner, a 5k, powderpuff football, regional Groundhog celebrations, and much more.  

Groundhog Party in the Park 2021 will be open only to current students. Read Presidents Hibbs' statement on COVID-19 strategies for the Spring 2021 semester here.


The Spring Commencement ceremony has been scheduled for May 16, 2021, for May 2021 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 2020 graduates who did not attend graduation in December).

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