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Student Affairs - Inspiring Student Success
Welcome Week

 

Fall Welcome

Sponsored by OMA, OGSD, and Religious Life. For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 504-314-2186 or oma@tulane.edu.

 

Friday, August 26, 2016

5 pm – 8 pm         Tulane Catholic Center BBQ (with Parents’ Happy Hour at 7pm) New students and parents are invited to a welcome back barbecue at Tulane Catholic (corner of Audubon & Zimple) from

5-7pm.                  After 7pm parents are welcome to stay for drinks and relaxing while students go to floor meetings Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

5 pm – 6:15 pm     Multicultural Orientation for Students and Parents
                             Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity

5:00 pm                 Parent’s Meeting, Stone Theater, 210 Woldenberg Art Center

5:00 pm                 Student Meeting, Freeman Auditorium, 217 Woldenberg Art Center

6:15 –7:00 pm       The O Reception for Students and Families- Woodward Way, Woldenberg Art
                              Center

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm             A Taste of Shabbat at Chabad
All students and family are welcome to a Shabbat Kiddush and gourmet buffet dinner. Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center, 7033 Freret Street

Saturday, August 27, 2016

12 Noon – 5 pm                   Tulane Catholic Center Open House-Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon St

5 pm – 7 pm                         Tulane Catholic Center Welcome Vigil Mass (students and families welcome)                                        
                                             Reception to follow-Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

5 pm – 7 pm                         The Bridge- King Cake Giveaway, Bruff Commons- Stop by, say hello, and grab some free King Cake!

 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

8:30 am – 9:10 am             RUF Christian Fellowship-Breakfast and Walk to Redeemer Church
PJ’s Coffee Shop on Willow Street

9 am – 10 am                     Meet Your NOLA Churches- Meet representatives and students from five local
churches. Breakfast is provided. Sponsored by The Bridge Christian Ministry at Tulane- Pedersen Lobby, Lavin-Bernick Center

9 am – 12 pm                     NOLA Wesley United Methodist Kick-Off Worship Service & Open House- Worship followed by an open house with light refreshments. Families are welcome! NOLA Wesley Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

9:30 am – 10:30 am           Redeemer Presbyterian Church with Reformed University Fellowship 7100 St.                   
                                           Charles Avenue at the corner of Broadway Street

9:30 am – 10:30 am          Explore BCM Christian Community    BCM House, 7111 Freret Street

9:30 am – 12:30 pm          Tulane Hillel Annual Freshman Family Move-In Brunch
All are welcome to meet staff and student leaders and learn about how to get involved in one of the most active Hillels in the country! Delicious brunch will be provided by our very own in-house eatery, HK NOLA. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Questions? E-mail Annick Brand at abrand@tulane.edu. The Goldie and Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life, 912 Broadway Street

10 am                                Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran Campus Ministry Welcome  The Chapel of the Holy     
              Spirit- 1100 Broadway Street

10 AM- Noon                     Tulane Catholic Center Welcome Mass (students and families welcome)
                                          Reception to follow- Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

6 pm – 8 pm Tulane           Catholic Center Welcome Mass (students and families welcome) Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

6 pm – 8 pm                       LGBTIQA Open House and Pizza Party. Come meet new friends during this
informal open house and pizza party! Look for rainbow flags! Mosaic Lounge, Warren Hall

6 pm                                   Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran Holy Communion Worship and Dinner. The Chapel   
              of the Holy Spirit  1100 Broadway

10:45 am – 8 pm                RUF Christian Fellowship Lunch at Dat Dog. We will meet at PJs on Freret under Stern!

6:30 pm                              NOLA Wesley Pizza and Movie Night. Everyone is welcome to pizza and a movie!

NOLA Wesley Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

 

Monday, August 29, 2016       FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

12 pm – 12:30 pm             Tulane Catholic Daily Mass with Blessing of Books & Computers. Along with the
daily mass, books and electronic devices will be blessed. Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

5 pm – 8 pm                      BCM Christian Community Welcome Back BBQ. BCM House, 7111 Freret Street

5 pm - 7 pm                       LGBTIQA Craftivism. Join LGBTIQA organizations for super fun crafting. Mosaic Lounge, Warren Hall

8 pm - 11 pm                     Tulane Catholic Silent Prayer and Adoration. The chapel at Tulane Catholic will be open to visitors. Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

9 pm - 11 pm                      Late Night Basketball with Tulane Catholic. Play some b-ball with some students
                                            and a priest. Meet at Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

Tuesday, August 30, 2016       

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm      Spiritual Life Fair-  McAlister Way

5 pm – 6:30 pm                   RUF Christian Fellowship Kick-off Dinner All students are welcome to Reformed
Unified Fellowship's annual dinner. 1834 Club, Lavin-Bernick Center (2nd Floor Faculty Lounge)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm            The O Ambassador Matching Ceremony (if a mentor or mentee)  Stibbs Room, 203 Lavin-Bernick Center

9 pm - 10 pm                      Mass of the Holy Spirit. Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

7 pm – 8:15 pm                   Grand Welcome Back Barbecue at Chabad   For details visit JewishTulane.com -Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center, 7033 Freret Street

3:30 pm – 5 pm                   ◊ The O Ice Cream Social (Open to all new students)  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Office for Gender and Sexual DiversityPocket Park, Lavin-Bernick Center

6 pm – 8 pm                        Tulane Catholic Center Root Beer Kegger Cookout & Social Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

6 pm – 7:30 pm                   NOLA Wesley United Methodist Welcome Cookout-NOLA Wesley United Methodist Campus Center, 7102 Freret Street

7 pm – 8:30 pm                   The Bridge Christian Ministry Freshman District Donut Night Meet at Bruff Commons

8 pm – 9:15 pm                   RUF Christian Fellowship- Qatar Ballroom, 212 Lavin-Bernick Center

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6:30 pm – 7:45 pm            Connect Chi Alpha- Come get to know what Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is all about. Meet some of the community and learn about our core values. We'll serve up some treats too. Race Room, 201 Lavin-Bernick Center

Thursday, August 31, 2016

11:30 am – 1 pm                 NOLA Wesley United Methodist Drop-In Fellowship Lunch- Lavin-Bernick Center, near the food court

5 pm – 7 pm                           ◊ Student Activities Expo- Lavin-Bernick Center Quad

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm            Dessert Open House for Prism (Spiritual LGBTQ+ and Allies)  PRISM is a safe space for spiritual queer individuals  and allies to discover their spirituality together. NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

7 pm – 8 pm                           Tulane Catholic Holy Hour with Praise and Worship. An evening of contemporary praise and worship music accompanied by Tulane Catholic student choir. Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

7 pm – 10 pm                        BCM Christian Community Open House & Football Watch Party  BCM House, 7111 Freret Street

Friday, September 2, 2016

7:30 pm – 9 pm                   RUF Christian Fellowship Dinner at Felipes! Meet in front of Bruff on McAlister and walk there together.

9:30 pm - 11 pm                 The Bridge Christian Ministry Alternative After Party. Meet new friends, play some games, and enjoy some free late night snacks. Rogers Memorial Chapel

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm            Mardi Gras Shabbat! A full Shabbat experience with a New Orleans flavor. Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center, 7033 Freret Street

Saturday, September 3, 2016

8 am – 2 pm                           ◊ Outreach Tulane. Join your classmates and the Tulane community in volunteering throughout the city. Visit outreach.tulane.edu to register!Check in at McAlister Auditorium

10pm – 12 am                      So You Think TU Can Dance?  Come out to City Diner to learn a variety of dances from Salsa to Two-Step and everything in between! No skill or partner is required and free food will also be provided!  City Diner, G09 Lavin-Bernick Center Sponsored by The O and Campus Programming

Sunday, September 4, 2016

8:30 am – 9:10 am             RUF Christian Fellowship-Breakfast and Walk to Redeemer Church. PJ’s Coffee Shop on Willow Street

9:30 am – 10:30 am           Redeemer Presbyterian Church with RUF Christian Fellowship -7100 St. Charles Avenue at the corner of Broadway Street

10 am - 11 am                    Tulane Catholic Center Morning Mass Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon St

10 am NOLA                       Wesley United Methodist Day at the Beach-Join us for a day of fun at the beach. Details, RSVP, and rain plan at www.nolawesley.org  NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

6 pm – 8:30 pm                   Tulane Catholic Center Student Mass & Sunday Night Supper Dinner to follow at 7pm-Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

8 pm – 12 am                      Freshman Overnight Retreat (Should I Do Church in College?) The retreat is open to all incoming Tulane freshmen. To participate you must register for this retreat at http://catholic.tulane.edu/freshman-retreat.Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

Monday September  5, 2016       LABOR DAY * UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY * NO CLASSES

11 am - 6 pm                         Labor Day Canoeing with Tulane Catholic- Interested students need to sign-up in order to go and there is a fee. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Center (downstairs by reception) during the week before as well as on the website and Facebook page ("tulanecatholic").Meet at Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

7 pm – 8:30 pm                   The Bridge Christian Ministry Freshman Dat Dog Night Meet in front of Bruff Commons

Wednesday September 7, 2016 

9 am – 11 am                     LGBTIQA Open House at the O-Come meet students, staff and faculty during this informal open house with coffee, tea and cake at the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, in the O. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, G04 Lavin-Bernick Center

6 pm – 7:30 pm                   LGBTIQA Welcome Reception-Food and Music provided by the LGBTIQA Student Organizations and The Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity. For more information, contact ogsd@tulane.edu. Stibbs Room, 203 Lavin-Bernick Center

7 pm – 8 pm                        The Bridge Christian Ministry Freshman Bible Study PJ’s at Willow Street

8 pm – 9:15 pm                   Reformed University Fellowship Wednesday Night Fellowship  Race Room, 201 Lavin-Bernick Center

Thursday, September 8, 2016

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm            Tulane Catholic Theology Thursday- This meeting is a weekly theology lesson given by Father Thomas Schaefgen.- Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

8:30 pm – 10 pm                Tulane Catholic Open Mic Night / Coffee House. This event is open to all students. Free fair-trade coffee will be available as well as other refreshments. Tulane Catholic Center, 1037 Audubon Street

Friday, September 9, 2016

2:15 pm – 5:30 pm            Whitney Plantation Tour- This tour will give a deeper understanding of a slave's life and perspective in 19th century New Orleans. All participants must RSVP at https://orgsync.com/90506/forms/198829. Preference will be given to first-year students in spots available. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs Meet at Riley Recreation Center at 2:15pm for pick-up and transportation to the plantation site. 

5 pm - 6:30 pm                   LGBTIQA Students of Color Meet & Greet- This meet & greet is a time & space to meet other students in an informal and laid back atmosphere. Free food and great company provided. Please RSVP to ogsd@tulane.edu. Mosaic Lounge, Warren Hall

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             The Bridge Weekly Meeting Connect with God and others through teaching, fellowship, and a fun social afterwards. Stibbs Room, 203 Lavin-Bernick Center

7 pm – 9 pm                       NOLA Wesley United Methodist Open Mic Night. NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7 am - 3 pm                        NOLA Wesley United Methodist Habitat for Humanity Project. Come and join us as we serve the local community through Habitat for Humanity. All skill levels welcome. Details and RSVP at www.nolawesley.org

7:00 pm-                              NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

7 pm                                   ◊ TULANE FOOTBALL vs. Southern Jaguars- Yulman Stadium

Sunday, September 11, 2016

8:30 am – 9:10 am             RUF Christian Fellowship-Breakfast and Walk to Redeemer Church-PJ’s Coffee Shop on Willow Street

9:30 am – 10:30 am           Redeemer Presbyterian Church with Reformed University Fellowship-7100 St. Charles Avenue at the corner of Broadway Street

9:30 am – 12 pm                The Bridge Lakeview Church and Lunch. Come to church with us at Lakeview and enjoy a free lunch afterwards. Meet at PJ’s at Willow Street

5 pm -6:30 pm                    NOLA Wesley United Methodist Weekly Meal & Worship- Our weekly (free) meal and worship starts this week. Everyone is welcome, dress is casual. For details, please visit www.nolawesley.org -NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, 7102 Freret Street

                                             

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 studnaff@tulane.edu