Parent and Family Weekend

It is early autumn at the University of Delaware, and Blue Hens on UD’s main campus are enjoying the bustle of fall semester amid colorful foliage and crisp air. With the brilliant campus backdrop returns an annual tradition: the University of Delaware Parents and Family Weekend community celebration, this year being held Oct. 13-15. Pick up tickets for your major events and plan your weekend at the website below!

“Parents [and Family] Weekend was excellent because we got to see how happy our son is as a Blue Hen!” said one parent after last year’s program. Blue Hen families report feeling more connected with the University, and enjoy taking advantage of unparalleled opportunities to engage as UD parents while spending time with their students.

“Family members are valued partners in our work to support student success,” said José-Luis Riera, interim vice president for student life. “Overwhelmingly, participants find that Parents and Family Weekend helps them learn more about everything that a UD student experience can include.”

Comedian Brian Regan will kick off the weekend with a comedy show at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Bob Carpenter Center. Regan is the most featured comic in the history of Late Show with David Letterman and was the first to release a live comedy broadcast on Comedy Central. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at the PFW website.

Other headline events include:

Friday, Oct. 13

  • Major Mania, inviting students and families to explore majors, minors and out-of-classroom educational experiences

  • Blue Hen Leadership Program Parent and Family Reception, offering a meet and greet with participants of UD’s tiered student leadership certification program

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Do2Learn Maker Space Open House, offering interactive circuit-building and LEGO activities in a space that combines technology, toys, games and crafts into educational experiences

  • Living on Campus Today and Beyond: Residence Life & Housing Open House, with staff on hand to answer questions about the once-in-a-lifetime community experience of living at UD

  • Upper Division Housing Tours, featuring guided visits to residence halls that enhance students’ second and third years on campus

  • Family Fest Indoor Tailgate with DJ music, entertainment and a delicious buffet with UDairy Creamery ice cream; tickets on sale now

  • UD Football versus College of William & Mary; tickets on sale now

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • University-style brunch at Pencader and Caesar Rodney Fresh Food Company dining halls; tickets on sale now

Attendees may also enjoy movies, festivals, ice skating and more throughout the weekend, in addition to a 50% off clearance sale at UD Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Details on all events and ticket information is available at

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.