Spirit & Traditions



Calling all UD students! Be seen in the Cockpit this season at all UD athletic events. Be heard cheering for your fellow Blue Hens to create an intimidating home field advantage. Be rewarded for your loyalty with giveaways throughout the year. DARE TO BE THERE!

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UD Marching Band

The University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band is more than 300 members strong and is known throughout the Northeast as a performance ensemble with an innovative approach to entertainment and an emphasis on musicality. The band incorporates a variety of musical styles that appeal to a diversity of audiences. The band performs before more than 20,000 during home football games at Delaware Stadium, travels to select away games, and appears in exhibitions at high-school marching band festivals and at the Collegiate Marching Band Festival.


UD Cheerleading

UD has one of the most high-profile cheerleading teams in the country. This team "pumps up the volume" at UD sporting events with its cheers, choreographed routines, and elite stunts. The team also competes in national spirit championships and has appeared on ESPN2, starred in promos for ABC-TV's "Monday Night Football," and traveled to China, among other highlights. Cheerleading scholarships are available. The program offers the opportunity to make lifelong friendships. Just ask the scores of cheerleading alumni who first met on the sidelines of a Delaware football game.


UD Dance Team

The nationally ranked University of Delaware Dance Team performs jazz, hip hop, and pom routines with the skill and technique attained through years of dance studio experience. The 14-16 member team performs at all UD home football and basketball games, selected volleyball, lacrosse, and baseball games, and other University and community events such as Homecoming, Parents & Family Weekend, variety shows, and charity events. The team also competes annually at the UDA/UCA National Championships at Walt Disney World. Each team member receives a partial scholarship directly


Our Mascot YoUDee

YoUDee is the official mascot of the University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens. YoUDee's proud lineage extends to the Revolutionary War. It and the Blue Hens before it have a reputation for courage and ferocity in battle, traits symbolic of the fighting spirit of the University of Delaware's athletic teams.


UD Fight Song

And then we'll fight! fight! fight!
for Delaware,
Fight for the Blue and Gold,
And when we hit that line,
Our team is there
with a daring spirit bold
And when we strike with might
Let foes beware
Our glorious name we'll uphold

And then we'll fight! fight! fight!
for Delaware,
Fight for the Blue and Gold,
Delaware will shine to-night,
Delaware will shine.
When the sun goes down and
the moon comes up,
Delaware will shine.
And then we'll fight! fight! fight! for Delaware...