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Homecoming and a "New" Orleans Weekend

September 17, 2010 10:30 AM
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New Wave Staff newwave@tulane.edu
  

With its new bronze exterior and fresh white roof covering, the Louisiana Superdome will be a beacon to Green Wave fans on Oct. 9 for Tulane Homecoming 2010. The Superdome's recently completed first phase of post-Katrina restorations are emblematic of the city's rebirth since the storm.

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Tulane fans fly their Green Wave flags before a football game at the Louisiana Superdome. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


"Since Katrina, homecoming moments occur daily throughout our city," says Laurie Orgeron, homecoming chair, "and 2010 is big for New Orleans and Tulane. Five years later, we've proven our resilience, we've had victories, and our homecoming festivities this year are a chance to celebrate the success of our journey together."

She anticipates a sizable turnout this year. "Our redesigned website is more inviting for alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, and now more clearly welcomes area residents to many events," says Orgeron. "We want to see more New Orleanians, in addition to Tulanians."

All alumni are invited to the Wave '10 All-Alumni Party at the uptown campus on Oct. 8 from 6 until 9 p.m. Those alumni from class years of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 will have special recognition. Parent and family events also start on Oct. 8.

For the public, celebrations take place on the evening of Oct. 8 around the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus. The Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party, from 6:30–9:30 p.m., will raise funds in support of Tulane student-athletes. The auction offers an array of items for bid including VIP experiences, hotel packages and sports memorabilia. Concurrently, on the LBC Quad, will be a pep rally, fireworks and a free concert by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.

Everyone is invited to tailgating and the Army vs. Tulane game on Oct. 9 at the Dome. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.

To register or RSVP and get more information about the events, visit the homecoming website.