Tuesday June 5, 2007

Campus Report June 5, 2007

The University released some little-known statistics behind the Reunion Weekend that will take place June 8-10 ... all over campus.

How big is Reunion Weekend? Here’s a look at some little-known statistics behind the celebration that takes place June 8-10 ... all over campus.

By the numbers:

1,500: Alumni and guests expected at the Saturday night porch partyPorch

750: Milano’s subs ordered for this party, each cut into 8 portions

1,920: Portions of Milano’s turkey subs this order includes

2: Porches under the porch party tent

1: Porches expanded this year to make more room for the band

16: Portable restrooms available at the porch party

8: Number available at the 2006 porch party

1,850: Grilled chicken breasts, beer brats, hamburgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs ordered for Saturday’s all-class picnic on the KU lawn

75: Pounds of coleslaw ordered for the picnic

6: Disc jockeys hired for RW events

4: Peak position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart of “Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, which the Class of 1992 will play during its class party to celebrate UD’s 1990 NCAA tournament run

12: UD’s seed in the 1990 tournament

2: Points by which UD defeated fifth-seed Illinois in the first round

18,889: Attendance on March 24, 1967, in Louisville’s Freedom Hall for the NCAA semi-final game between UD and North Carolina

14: Points by which the ’67 team defeated UNC to advance to the NCAA championship game against UCLA

35: Percent of the Class of 1957 returning for RW to be inducted as Golden Flyers

21: Percent of the Class of 2002 returning for its five-year reunion

330: Members of the Class of 2002 this percentage represents, the highest total attendance for any class in the history of RW

36: Width in inches of the giant check representing gifts by Reunion classes this fiscal year that alumni will present to the University

1,840,629: Amount in dollars of that check

600,000: Minimum amount in dollars given just by the Class of 1977, the highest-ever total for a 30-year class

20: Days after the end of RW that remain in this fiscal year, during which gifts will continue to be counted for this fiscal year

30: Number of studio interviews with alumni scheduled during RW as part of the Alumni Oral History project

1: Self-interview kiosks available during RW for alumni to tell their UD story

12: Golf carts in service to transport alumni on campus

44: Walkie-talkies used by the RW event staff

3: Rock bands playing at RW events

1: Number of these bands called The Skeptical Cats

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend any or all of the Reunion Weekend events. Contact the alumni relations department for more information at 229-3264.