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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!

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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. Recently, EnCore as moved to virtual events! View past virtual events on YouTube.



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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