October 27, 2006

Good Morning:

I don’t know about you, but traditions seem to mean a lot more to me now, and every time we celebrate an event that had to be postponed last year it feels like sweet victory.

That's what has me so excited about this year's Homecoming and Parent/Family Weekend, which will be held October 27-29. What a great time for students, parents, faculty, staff and fans to come together to celebrate those things we cherish most.

Homecoming activities actually began on Sunday evening with the Lighting of McAlister Auditorium ceremony and the presentation of the 2006 Homecoming Court. Throughout the week, the university has been abuzz with window-painting contests, sidewalk chalking, a fun run, free green and blue snoballs and numerous other activities. Today, parents are arriving to visit their sons or daughters on campus and to get a feel for the Tulane community and spirit.

Tomorrow, October 28, is game day, of course. Tulane will take on Army at 1 p.m. but the fun will begin at 11 a.m. with tailgating and music outside the Superdome. There will be special tents for alumni, including the Alumni 25 Year Silver Reunion Tent for the classes of 1980 and 1981. During the game, the 2006 Homecoming Court will be presented and the Tulane marching band will perform.

Tulane faculty and staff will be admitted free to the game. Just show your Tulane ID at the designated Tulane Faculty/Staff table inside Gate B, Plaza Level and you and your guest will be admitted free. To read more about all of this weekend's activities please visit

I hope to see all you at the game and pre-game festivities. Here’s to victory over Army and Katrina. Roll Wave!

Have a great Homecoming Weekend,


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