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Friday, November 3

President's Town Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Dixon Hall
Hear from Tulane President Mike Fitts as he takes questions from the Tulane community and discusses the direction of the University.

Homecoming Carnival
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LBC Quad
All the fun of a classic carnival dropped in the center of Tulane’s campus! Enjoy rides, food stands and food trucks, games, and more! Features a Pep Rally with the TU Marching Band and the Green Wave Football Team as well as the presentation of the Homecoming Court at 6:00 PM.

Wave '17 Concert and Fireworks
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LBC Quad
This year's performer will be announced soon! Fireworks start at 8:00 PM.

Thursday, November 2

Navy ROTC Alumni Association Luncheon Celebrating 75 Years
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LBC, Kendall Cram Room
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Undergraduate Reunion Weekend Welcome Reception
8:00 PM
Dat Dog Frenchmen, 601 Frenchmen St

Undergraduate Class of 1992 Welcome Reception
8:00 PM 
Cooter Brown’s Tavern, 509 S Carrollton Ave | Cash bar

Undergraduate Class of 2007 Welcome Toast Hosted by the ’07 Reunion Chairs
9:00 PM  
Hot Tin, 2031 St Charles Ave | Cash bar


Friday, November 3

TAA Board Meeting
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
LBC, Race Room | By invitation only

Wave '17 Weekend Check-In
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
Be sure to stop by Wave ’17 Weekend Check-In when you arrive on campus to pick up your nametag(s) and other informational materials for the weekend. Say hello to representatives from the Office of Parent Programs, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Reunions team. This is your one-stop shop to have all of your questions answered about the weekend.

Freeman Graduate Reunion Building Tours of the new Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex
10:00 AM– 11:00 AM
Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex | Tours every 20 minutes | Space is limited

President’s Town Hall
10:30 AM– 11:30 AM 
Dixon Hall
Hear from Tulane President Mike Fitts as he takes questions from the Tulane community and discusses the direction of the University.

Newcomb All-Reunion Luncheon
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  
JL Residence Hall, Ballroom | $35

All-Alumni Lunch
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bea Field Alumni House | $25
Join the Tulane Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations for lunch at the Bea Field Alumni House to catch up and relive your days on campus among fellow Tulane alumni.

Green Wave Pride LGBTQIA Alumni Reception
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bea Field Alumni House
Mix and mingle with Tulane alumni’s LGBTQIA affinity group over light refreshments and drinks.

Undergraduate Reunion Volunteers Thank You Reception
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Two Audubon Place | By invitation only

Alumni Band Rehearsal
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Yulman Stadium
Open to former Tulane band members who want to participate in the performance at halftime of the Homecoming game. Please make required reservations with the TU Marching Band office at 504-314-2263. 

Schmooze and Booze: Undergraduate Class of 1992 Mixer
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mintz Center, 912 Broadway St
A mixer for the Class of '92 hosted by Dawn and Wayne Saunders, Merrie and Steve Stern, and Tulane Hillel. 

Freeman Graduate Reunion Leadership Reception
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM  
The Chicory, 601 S Peters St | By invitation only

Undergraduate Reunion Class Parties
Various City Venues

Class of 1972 45th Reunion Party
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Arnaud's, 813 Bienville St | $50

Class of 1977 40th Reunion Party
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rooftop Terrace at 123 Walnut Condominiums | $50

Class of 1982 35th Reunion Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon St | $50

Class of 1987 30th Reunion Party
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II | $50

Class of 1992 25th Reunion Party
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
F&M's Patio Bar, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St | $50

Class of 1997 20th Reunion Party
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Le Bon Temps, 4801 Magazine St | $50

Class of 2002 15th Reunion Party
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St | $50

Class of 2007 10th Reunion Party
10:00 PM - Midnight
Grit's Bar, 530 Lyons St | $50

Class of 2012 5th Reunion Party
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tchoup Yard, 405 Third St | $25

Classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Young Alumni Reunion Party
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St | $20

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Alumni Party
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Cudd Hall

All Freeman Graduate Reunion Welcome Party
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 
The Chicory, 610 S Peter St


Saturday, November 4

Tailgate Village
Time TBD (4 hours prior to kickoff)
LBC and Newcomb Quads
We encourage you to join other Green Wave fans on the LBC and Newcomb Quads four hours prior to kickoff to enjoy the great tradition of tailgating. Visit any number of the tailgating tents hosted by the schools, programs, and clubs across campus. Or set up your own tailgate in designated areas on the LBC Quad on a first come, first served basis.

All-Alumni | Reunion Tailgate Tent
Time TBD
LBC Quad | $10 per person ($15 at the door) or included with Homecoming Game/Season Ticket
Gear up to cheer on the Green Wave at the all-alumni and reunion tent in Tailgate Village with fellow alumni, reunion celebrants, friends, and family. Easily locate your reunion year classmates within your class’s specific area. Enjoy traditional tailgating fare, beer, wine, and all that Tulane tailgating back on campus has to offer!

Homecoming Game vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Time TBD
Yulman Stadium
Purchase Tickets

All-Alumni After Party
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
The Maison on Frenchmen, 508 Frenchmen St | $50
Keep the party going at the annual alumni after party! Maison on Frenchmen will be your home base for the evening, featuring live local acts on the main stage throughout the evening and private space for alumni celebrants. VIP access with private entry, private balcony for music, and drink tickets included with admission.


Sunday, November 5

Newcomb College Class of 1972 Closing Brunch
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Ralph's on the Park, 900 City Park Ave | $55

Thursday, November 2

Parents Council Social
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Two Audubon Place | By invitation only


Friday, November 3

Parents Council Meeting
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
LBC, Kendall Cram Room | By invitation only

Wave ’17 Weekend Check-In
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
Be sure to stop by Wave ’17 Weekend Check-In when you arrive on campus to pick up your nametag(s) and other informational materials for the weekend. Say hello to representatives from the Office of Parent Programs, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Reunions team. This is your one-stop shop to have all of your questions answered about the weekend.

Newcomb-Tulane College Open House Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 
Cudd Hall, Porch

President’s Town Hall
10:30 AM– 11:30 AM 
Dixon Hall
Hear from Tulane President Mike Fitts as he takes questions from the Tulane community and discusses the direction of the University.

Family Weekend Jazz Brunch
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Bruff Commons | Pay at door
Join your Tulane student in the campus dining hall to enjoy a traditional jazz brunch complete with live jazz music and classic New Orleans fare.

Helping your Student Maximize their Tulane Experience: An Update for Parents
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Rogers Memorial Chapel
Join Newcomb-Tulane College Dean James MacLaren, Vice President of Student Affairs Dusty Porter, and a select group of upper division Tulane student leaders in this session designed for parents of new students. Dean MacLaren and Dr. Porter will provide information on the current opportunities and initiatives at Tulane that help prepare Tulane undergraduates to stand apart both professionally and personally to be successful in their careers and endeavors. A panel of current Tulane students will provide important insights on such areas as research projects, internships, public service, study abroad, and campus leadership experiences and will provide helpful advice to parents of new students in the Tulane community.

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence: Information for Tulane Parents and Families
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 3110
Meredith Smith, Assistant Provost for Title IX and Clery Compliance, offers information on campus sexual violence education and response ahead of the release of the campus climate survey data later this year. Learn more about Title IX.

Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment: Information for Parents
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 3111
Liz Schafer, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, will provide an overview of sorority and fraternity recruitment taking place in January 2018 at Tulane with information especially valuable to parents and families of interested students.

Tulane Ring Ceremony
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 
Dixon Hall
The Tulane Ring is an enduring symbol that incorporates our great traditions with your unique educational experience. As a recipient of the Tulane Ring, you are invited to participate in another Tulane tradition — the Tulane Ring Ceremony, when you will walk across the stage to have your ring personally presented to you in front of your family and friends. Learn more about the Tulane Ring.

4th Annual Family Weekend A Cappella Concert
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
McAlister Auditorium
Listen to an array of Tulane’s very own student a cappella groups in McAlister Auditorium. Back for a fourth year by popular demand, you don’t want to miss this concert!


Saturday, November 4

Tailgate Village
Time TBD (4 hours prior to kickoff)
LBC and Newcomb Quads
We encourage you to join other Green Wave fans on the LBC and Newcomb Quads four hours prior to kickoff to enjoy the great tradition of tailgating. Visit any number of the tailgating tents hosted by the schools, programs, and clubs across campus (including a Parents Tailgating Tent). Or set up your own tailgate in designated areas on the LBC Quad on a first come, first served basis.

Homecoming Game vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Time TBD
Yulman Stadium
Purchase Tickets

Monday, October 30

Lighting of McAlister
7:00 PM
McAlister Auditorium


Tuesday, October 31

Tulane Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LBC Quad

Movie Screening
8:00 PM
McAlister Auditorium
Film TBA


Wednesday, November 1

Comedy Show
8:00 PM
McAlister Auditorium


Thursday, November 2

Homecoming Concert
7:00 PM
LBC Quad


Friday, November 3

Homecoming Carnival
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
LBC Quad
Featuring a Pep Rally and the presentation of the Homecoming Court at 6:00 PM

Register Now

Friday, November 3

Wave '17 Weekend Check-In
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
Be sure to stop by Wave ’17 Weekend Check-In when you arrive on campus to pick up your nametag(s) and other informational materials for the weekend. Say hello to representatives from the Office of Parent Programs, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Reunions team. This is your one-stop shop to have all of your questions answered about the weekend.

President's Town Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dixon Hall
Hear from Tulane President Mike Fitts as he takes questions from the Tulane community and discusses the direction of the University.

Career Wave Focused Career Conversations
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LBC, Qatar Ballroom
Your opportunity to network with current Tulane students on behalf of your industry or company right on campus.

Meet the Dean/Director Open Houses
12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Various Campus Locations
Visit the schools and centers across campus to meet their deans and directors as well as faculty, staff, and students. Learn about the academic and extracurricular activities that Tulane students are involved in today or revisit your experiences as an alum back on campus!

Hillel Open House
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hillel, 912 Broadway St

Newcomb Art Museum Open House and Tours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Woldenberg Art Center, 1st Floor

Tulane Catholic Center Porch Party
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon St

Freeman School Q & A with Dean Ira Solomon
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

Newcomb-Tulane College Q & A with Dean James MacLaren and NTC Staff
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cudd Hall, Room 203

Center for Public Service Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alcee Fortier Hall, 1st Floor

School of Professional Advancement Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gibson Hall, Room 125

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jones Hall, Room 100

Science and Engineering Open House and Research Lab Tours
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Boggs Center, 1st Floor

Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Richardson Building, 3rd Floor

Newcomb College Institute Open House
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NCI, 7025 Freret St

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Open House
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Newcomb Hall, Room 112

Hillel Cocktail Reception
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hillel, 912 Broadway St

School of Architecture Homecoming Reception
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Richardson Memorial, Favrot Lobby

Back to the Classroom Series
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Various Campus Locations
Enjoy an afternoon of academic programming with some of Tulane’s star professors! Rediscover your favorite curricula or take the opportunity to explore new disciplines.

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH - Professor and Chair, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy, Tulane SPHTM
Water and our Health: Threats and Opportunities
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Weinmann Hall, Room 157

Richard Campanella - Geographer, Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane School of Architecture
New Orleans at 300: How, Where, and Why the City Was Founded, 1718
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Weinmann Hall, Room 257

Gene Koss - Glass Professor, Newcomb Art Department
Glass Blowing Demonstration
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Woldenberg Art Center, Pace-Wilson Glass Studio

Candace Jens - Assistant Professor of Finance
Change in Capitol: How a "60 Minutes" Exposé and the STOCK Act Affected the Investment Activity of U.S. Senators
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Rm 1111

Mark Powers - Adjunct Professor, Former CFO of JetBlue
Confessions of a CFO: The Quarterly Reporting Cycle, Increasing Share Price, and Shareholder Firm Value
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

Patrick Bordnick, PhD - Dean, Tulane School of Social Work
Virtual Reality Applications for Substance Abuse and Mental Health
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Weinmann Hall, Room 157

Peter Ricchiuti - Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Freeman School of Business
WHAT’S UP? A Look at Today’s Financial Markets
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Weinmann Hall, Room 257

Stacy Drury, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane School of Medicine
The Cross-Disciplinary Science of Early Adversity: From Telomeres to Neighborhoods
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium

Campus Authors Book Talks and Signings
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
LBC, Race (201) and Rechler (202) Rooms
Learn more about Tulane and New Orleans by hearing from professors and staff authors. Participants will have a chance to ask questions, purchase books, and have the author sign your copy. Co-sponsored by the Office of Parent Programs and Barnes and Noble at Tulane.

Rebecca Snedeker - Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
LBC, Race Room (201)

Laura Kelley - Adjunct Lecturer, School of Professional Advancement
The Irish in New Orleans
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
LBC, Rechler Room (202)

Ann E. Smith Case - University Archivist
Tulane University
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
LBC, Race Room (201)

Sally Asher - University Photographer
Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
LBC, Rechler Room (202)

Saturday, November 4

NOLA Wesley Homecoming Brunch
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
7102 Freret St

Tailgate Village
Time TBD (4 hours prior to kickoff)
LBC and Newcomb Quads
We encourage you to join other Green Wave fans on the LBC and Newcomb Quads four hours prior to kickoff to enjoy the great tradition of tailgating. Visit any number of the tailgating tents hosted by the schools, programs, and clubs across campus. Or set up your own tailgate in designated areas on the LBC Quad on a first come, first served basis.

- All-Alumni | Reunions Tailgate Tent | $10 per person ($15 at the door) or included with a Homecoming Game/Season Ticket
- Parents Tailgate Tent
- Newcomb-Tulane College Tailgate Tent
- School of Liberal Arts Tailgate Tent
- Green Wave Club Tailgate Tent | for club members
- Glazer Family Club Tailgate Tent | for club members
- Freeman Tailgate Tent
- School of Science and Engineering Tailgate Tent
- School of Professional Advancement Tailgate Tent
- BANTU Tailgate Tent
- Tulane Catholic Center Tailgate Tent
- TU Marching Band Alumni Assoc/Alumni Band Tailgate Tent
- Newcomb College Institute Tailgate Tent
- Tulane Law School Tailgate Tent
- And Many More!

Homecoming Game vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Time TBD
Yulman Stadium
Purchase Tickets