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Wave of Green Day of Service

Tulane University Wave of Green Day of Service

Tulane’s motto, non sibi sed suis—which means, not for one’s self, but for one’s own—embodies who we are as Tulanians. Every year we come together for this day of service to celebrate that drive to work together to understand and improve the lives of those around us, and we raise one helluva hullabaloo while doing it.

Join us for our annual faculty/staff day of service on Thursday, March 29, 2018. This year we will be volunteering with City Park, Second Harvest, ARC of GNO, Hands on New Orleans at Hoffman Early Learning Center and Holy Rosary Academy and High School.

We will provide a commemorative T-shirt, round-trip transportation from campus, snacks and beverages at the volunteer sites, and are planning a closing lunch at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium for all participants. Volunteers are requested to check in at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium at 7:45 a.m. Buses will return to the stadium for the closing lunch.


Your supervisor must approve your participation and you should discuss with him or her whether it is feasible for you to participate before you register for the event. Supervisors will receive a list of their registered staff prior to the event. Supervisors will also receive an email after the service day listing those employees who participated.

Once you fill in the form, you should receive a confirmation email containing information about your service site within two weeks of registering. You will receive a second email/Outlook invitation the week before the service day.

Registration is now closed for the 2018 Wave of Green Day of Service.

Where we volunteer

Most of the work will require volunteers to be able to lift a certain amount of weight, stand for long periods of time and/or work in the heat. Please contact if you have specific needs, and would like to see if you can still volunteer. If you are unable to volunteer at a service site, you can assist with registration in the morning.

You can select a preference for indoor or outdoor work, but we are not able to guarantee specific site selections. The earlier you register, the better your chances are of getting your indoor/outdoor preference.

Representatives from the community organization you are assisting will provide you with a brief orientation/training when you arrive on site. Each site will also have an assigned Tulane University Site Captain, who will meet your bus at the service location. Tulane Site Captains can direct you to restrooms, water and snacks plus answer any questions you might have.

What to wear

Generally, participants should wear closed toed shoes. For those working outside, we recommend you wear a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. You will receive more detailed directions in your registration confirmation email. At check in you will receive a commemorative Day of Service T-shirt, which you are encouraged to wear that day. There will be bathrooms available at check in so that people can change into their shirts.

Where to go

Volunteers must check-in at Turchin Stadium and ride the buses to the service site. Registration begins at 7:45 and buses will begin to depart at 8:15 am. The last bus will leave campus at 8:45 am. Faculty and staff will work at their site from 9 am until noon. Buses will return to campus for the 2 p.m. BBQ at Turchin Stadium.

Reporting time in Kronos

There is a special pay code in the Kronos system created for the Day of Service (see question #4). The Day of Service will not count against your vacation or sick hours. Both exempt and non-exempt employees should log their time for the Day of Service by submitting a request for time off in Kronos and selecting the pay code “Day of Service,” In recognition of your service, volunteers are free to leave for the day following the celebratory lunch and do not need to return to work.