Bea Field Alumni House
6319 Willow Street was built in 1941 and acquired by the university on November 10, 1951 and was dedicated during Homecoming 1952.
The Alumni House was formerly the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Howland (Mrs. Howland, B.A. 1921). The colonial style red brick house houses the Office of Alumni Relations and is available for special events.
available for special events
Are you planning an event or reception? Bea Field Alumni House is a beautiful location to host your party. It features a spacious Great Room, sunroom with movable bar, a well-appointed caterers kitchen, a large patio, outdoor electrical outlets, and a sprawling front lawn. If you would like to rent Bea Field Alumni House please fill out the appropriate request form or call (504) 865-5901 or (877) 4TULANE:
Tulane Event Form
Non-Tulane Event Form
Non-Tulane Insurance Form
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About Bea Field
Beatrice McMillan Field graduated from Newcomb College in 1928 and earned a graduate degree from Tulane in 1942. While still a graduate student, she assumed the position as head of alumni activities, where she remained until her retirement in 1976. At the time of her retirement, The States-Item wrote: "Bea Field administered alumni affairs at Tulane with such distinction as to make her the best known Tulanian from coast to coast among alumni groups for nearly three and a half decades."
One of Bea Field's most innovative projects was the Tulane Educational Conference, first held in 1954. These "educational road shows" featuring Tulane faculty members were extremely popular with alumni and were replicated by many universities across the country. In 1964-65, Bea was elected national president of the American Alumni Council, being one of only two women to hold the position. Shortly before her death in 1986, her devotion to Tulane and Newcomb was recognized when she received Newcomb's Lifetime Service Award.