This year, every Tulanian can attend Homecoming — no matter where in the world you are. Wave ’20-at-Home virtual events for Homecoming, Reunion and Family Week start Monday, Oct. 12.
In-person reunions for classes ending in 0 and 5 are postponed until 2021, but alumni will still be able to connect during Wave ’20-at-Home.
“We will have to wait until next year to celebrate on campus, so in the meantime we’re sharing some lagniappe with those classes. Check out each class’s Facebook page for special content and ways to connect with your classmates,” said Nicole Wiener (B ’06), senior director of development, undergraduate reunions.
The Wave ’20-at-Home opening celebration begins Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. CT. President Mike Fitts will launch the week, and award-winning actor and 1985 Tulane reunion celebrant Bryan Batt will introduce the 2020 Homecoming Court.
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, alumni can go back to class by attending virtual lectures given by renowned Tulane faculty from 6-9 p.m. Between classes, at 7 p.m., there will be a virtual cooking demonstration from the Chef’s Table in Tulane’s new dining hall, The Commons.
There will be something for everyone Wednesday, Oct. 14, between 5-8 p.m. President Fitts will hold an invitation-only talk for undergraduate reunion donors. A. B. Freeman School of Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti will hold a webinar for graduate business reunion celebrants. At 7 p.m., learn about today’s student experience by viewing a panel of outstanding current Tulane undergraduate students. In addition, watch a football talk given by former New Orleans Saints player and current Tulane Football secondary coach J. J. McCleskey. And the Tidal Wave Comedy Night is open to current students.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Tipping Point concert will be livestreamed beginning at 8 p.m. The popular annual event features a rock star lineup of New Orleans talent performing live from The Fillmore New Orleans. The Tipping Point is in its fourth year of raising money for student scholarships. When audience members log in, they can choose to “Be in the Stream” and be featured during the concert as part of the livestream. All Tulanians are encouraged to show their spirit and dress in festive Tulane attire. Reunion classes can show off their class year with signs, such as “Class of ’85” or “25th reunion.” Tip: The more spirit you show, the better your chances for being featured during the concert as part of the livestream.
To cap off the week, watch the Green Wave defeat the SMU Mustangs in the Homecoming game. Kickoff is Friday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. CT. Tailgate Village has gone virtual for the 2020 season. Follow along with the virtual in-game activities and stay connected to Tulane Athletics on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.