Student Activities and Programs









Dean's Coffees
Every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. on the porch of Cudd Hall, students, faculty, and staff get together for coffee, donuts, and stimulating conversation.

John J. Witmeyer III '68 Dean's Colloquia
The John J. Witmeyer III ’68 Dean’s Colloquia invite distinguished alumni back to campus to meet with students, visit classes, and give a public lecture.

Lagniappe and Jazz at the Rat
Lagniappe is an old Creole word for “a little something extra.” The Lagniappe program adds “something extra” to the Tulane experience by introducing students to the unique music and culture of New Orleans. Lagniappe’s cornerstone event is a free concert each fall by legendary jazz musician and educator Ellis Marsalis. Lagniappe also presents Jazz at the Rat, a series of informal concerts at the LBC’s Der Rathskeller, familiarly known as “The Rat.” Jazz at the Rat features outstanding New Orleans musicians, often accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane’s Jazz Studies Program.

The Kylene and Bradley Beers Lecture
This lecture series is an annual program that brings a prominent public figure to campus to speak on a timely subject. The program allows undergraduates the opportunity to hear from some of the great minds of our time, in the hope that students will be inspired toward a greater level of engagement with the world around them. Speakers will be chosen from a wide variety of disciplines, representing the diverse fields of study available to Newcomb-Tulane College undergraduates. 

Homecoming/Parent-Family Weekend
The college brings together students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff at a brunch in Cudd Hall.

Major Exploration Weeks
The Office of Cocurricular Programs, in partnership with academic departments and Career Services, sponsors a series of week-long programs that highlight different majors. Through panels, roundtable discussions, resume workshops and more, students learn how each specific major can lead to a wide variety of careers.

Students receive their diplomas at the Newcomb-Tulane College Diploma Ceremony, to be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For answers to frequently asked questions about the Newcomb-Tulane College Diploma Ceremony, click here.

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