Save the Date for Family Weekend 2017

At Tulane, Family Weekend is combined with Homecoming and Reunions for a very special community celebration for students, parents and alumni. Join us November 3-5 for Wave '17! Registration for our combined Homecoming/Reunion/Family Weekend is open at

For parents of returning students, the registration has been simplified this year and a special login is not needed. Enter your information and the system will match on your email address or give you the option to create or update your record. Also new this year: convenient electronic tickets for the football game!

Event Schedule

  • Visit this page to find a printable PDF of the comprehensive schedule of events for parents, alumni and students.
  • Click the special tabs to see events sorted by "Signature Events," "Parents and Family," "Friday on Campus" and "Homecoming Game Day!"

Registration Process Tips

  • On the registration site, you'll first enter your Contact Information, the indicate your Wave'17 Weekend Interests. When you reach the question, "What is your connection to Tulane?," check Parent/Family and the system will filter and present events that are parent-specific or open to all.
  • Most events are free, including the Parent Tailgate Tent, but we greatly appreciate getting RSVPs for planning purposes.

Football Game Tickets

  • There is a separate link to purchase your electronic ticket to the November 4 Homecoming football game against Cincinnatti.
  • If you'd like to sit in the Parent Section, enter "PARENTS17" in the Promo Code box at the top right section of the screen and you'll be guided to select your seat in section 123 or 124.
  • Remember that your student will be able to get their own game ticket in the student section the week before the game by showing their student ID at the Athletics Ticket Office. Their student section ticket is already included in their fees. However, if you want your student to sit with you in the Parent Section, you must add them to your record and purchase an additional ticket. We recommend you enjoy the game from your respective sections and go to Tailgating together or catch up at half-time.

Lodging Arrangements

  • We urge you to make your lodging reservations as soon as possible, since fall is a busy tourism and convention season in New Orleans.
  • Whether you're alumni, family, parents, or a friend, we have secured several hotel blocks at special rates for your visit to New Orleans. To book your stay, please contact any of the hotels listed below and mention that you will be visiting New Orleans for Tulane Homecoming. Please note that space is limited.

    • New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA  70130, 504-581-1000
      Book Online, $249. The Tulane room block is available only until October 20 or until spaces fill.

    • Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-2500
      Book Online, $249. The Tulane room block is available only until October 4 or until spaces fill.  (Limited availability as 9/22/2017.)

  • You may also use the Tulane Travel Portal to make reservations with local hotels and bed and breakfast inns and receive a reduced rate for Tulane affiliates.

Ground Transportation

  • Airport
    From the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport there are several options for ground transportation. Among them, Airport Shuttle is a convenient and economical way to get to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport while supporting student programs at Tulane since $2 of every reservation goes to support student events on campus.

  • Rental Cars
    For rental cars, please take advantage of our corporate discount with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, use Corporate ID #14NO742, Password: TUL. Visit the University Services car rental page for instructions on using the Corporate ID when booking your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you in November at Wave '17!

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Office of Parent Programs, New Orleans, LA 70118 877-TUP-WAVE (877-887-9283)