Emeritus Reunion
May 12-14, 2016

Celebrating the Newcomb and Tulane Classes
 of 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946 and 1941

We are very excited to welcome you back to campus. The Emeritus Club of the Tulane Alumni Association is comprised of alumni who have celebrated at least their 50th reunion. The Emeritus Club Board members work throughout the year to plan a fun-filled weekend with events aimed at celebrating your time at Tulane and in New Orleans.

We are pleased to offer two ticket options for your Emeritus Reunion Weekend.  You may purchase a weekend ticket package that affords you access to all of the Emeritus Reunion Weekend events (except the Saturday excursions) for $100.  This option is a great deal and saves you $40 on your registration!  You may also purchase a-la-carte tickets to individual events as your schedule allows.  If you have any questions about registration or would like assistance, please contact Alexis Ruffino at (504) 314-7763 or aruffin@tulane.edu.

After you confirm your registration, don’t forget to book your travel!  For your convenience, we have secured a room block at the Hotel InterContinental at a special rate for alumni.  You can book your room by clicking this link or calling 1-800-235-4670.  Be sure to ask for the Newcomb/Tulane Reunion rate!

For a more detailed and printable weekend schedule please click HERE.

Thursday, May 12

Emeritus Induction Dinner
5:00-8:00 p.m., Audubon Tea Room  
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA  70118

A not-to-be-missed event, the Emeritus Induction Dinner will be held this year at the beautiful Audubon Tea Room located on the grounds of the Audubon Zoo.  The classes of 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946 and 1941 will be recognized for their signature reunion years.  A highlight of the event, the Emeritus Club will welcome the Class of 1966 into their ranks with a formal induction led by Emeritus Club President Dan P. Hurley (A&S ’51, L ’54). Enjoy dinner, cocktails, and music from a local band. Class pictures will be taken.

Friday, May 13

Educational Sessions
9:30-11:30 a.m., LBC Stibbs Room

Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet. Following breakfast, you can participate in two educational sessions led by our distinguished Tulane experts:

Experience Cuba (Lavin-Bernick Center, Stibbs Room 203)

While full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were recently restored, many Americans still rightfully wonder what's changed as a result of America's new policy with the communist-run island nation. Learn about Cuba today from Tulane professor and associate provost, Ana Lopez.

Red & Blue: Election 2016 (Lavin-Bernick Center, Stibbs Room 203)

The 2016 presidential election is heating up. Our panel of experts will talk about who’s ahead, who’s behind and what we might expect to unfold as we look toward November.  

Newcomb Reunion Luncheon
12:00-2:00 p.m., JL Ballroom

All Newcomb alumnae and their guests are invited to celebrate the 50th reunion of the Class of 1966 and reminisce over lunch.

Yulman Stadium Tour & Lunch
12:00-2:00 p.m., Hertz Center Lobby

Take the afternoon to discover the new Yulman Stadium. Following a tour which includes an insiders’ view of the locker rooms and access to the field, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the Glazer Family Club. Go Green Wave! 

Under the Oaks
2:00-4:00 p.m., Dixon Auditorium

Under the Oaks honors graduating women, including award recipients (named awards, Daisy Chain, and Oak Wreath), Newcomb Scholars, Mortar Board members, Newcomb grant recipients, Newcomb Alumnae Association award recipients, outstanding faculty, and the Newcomb College Class of 1966. 50th year alumnae will receive their 50-year certificates during this special ceremony.  This year, Under the Oaks gown rental is included in your purchase of weekend tickets. For more information, Click Here.

VIP Newcomb Museum Cocktail Reception
4:30-6:30 p.m., Newcomb Art Museum

Celebrate and reminisce over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while viewing artwork at the Newcomb Museum. Emeritus Club members have the opportunity to view a special Shakespeare showing that is not open to the public.

Saturday, May 14

Unified Commencement
9:00-11:00 a.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome
1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA  70112

Join Tulane as it honors the graduating students from all of the university's schools and colleges and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966. Class of 1966 participants will receive special recognition. There will be reserved seating for your guest. Learn more about Unified Commencement here.


Tableau and The Historic New Orleans Collection
12:00-3:00 p.m., Tableau
616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA  70116

Enjoy a lunch of contemporary creole cuisine in the heart of the French Quarter. Following lunch, we will take a guided tour of the an exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection.  The tour will take us through the history of New Orleans, which will celebrate its tricentennial in 2018.  The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South.  And, it's just a short, 3-minute walk from Tableau!


 Book your travel HERE

To learn more about the Emeritus Weekend schedule or for help with registration, contact Alexis Ruffino at (504) 314-7763 or aruffin@tulane.edu.   

To become a class leader or to contribute to your class gift email reunions@tulane.edu.