WAVE ’20 Goes Virtual

A celebration of all things Tulane… for all Tulanians… wherever you are!

The Tipping Point

For full audience engagement please view at fans.live



WAVE ’20-At-Home Opening Celebration

Streaming starts at 7:00 PM CT

Kick off Wave ’20-At-Home with our Tulane student broadcast anchors live from the
Wave ’20 Broadcast Headquarters inside the Bea Field Alumni House for Tulane’s first
ever, virtual celebration of Homecoming, Reunion and Family Week.

President Mike Fitts will launch the week with a presidential introduction and then we’ll
turn it over to award-winning actor and 1985 Tulane reunion celebrant, Bryan Batt.
Bryan will host the introduction of the 2020 Homecoming Court live from Tulane’s very
own Green Carpet.

The Tulane University Marching Band will give a festive performance sure to put all of
us in the spirit of the week. Plus we’ll get access to Tulane’s campus and the many
changes made to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing. Tulane
junior Alex Suh will lead this insiders campus tour.

Lastly, no Homecoming week at Tulane can start without the time-honored tradition of
the Lighting of McAlister. But this year, we’re even amping up that tradition….tune-in
to see!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT


Back to the (Virtual) Classroom

Streaming starts at 6:00 PM CT

Revisit your favorite subject or dive into new curricula with a line-up of virtual lectures from Tulane faculty.

6:00 PM CT – Professor Peter Ricchiuti, A. B. Freeman School of Business – FINE 4160 Equity Analysis

7:15 PM CT – Professors Christian Stock and Gene Koss, Newcomb Art Department
– ART 3170 Advanced Glass: Glass Blowing Demonstration

7:35 PM CT – Professor Rich Campanella, Tulane School of Architecture – ARCH
3731 Urban Geography: New Orleans Virtual Field Trip

8:20 PM CT – Professor Carolyn Barber-Pierre, Tulane School of Liberal Arts – DANC
1920 Brazilian Dance

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CT

Recipes from Home

Plus virtually dine-in at The Commons between classes during a cooking demo at the Chef’s Table showcasing the 2020 “Recipe from Home” Contest Winner. The winning recipe is for Morrocan Crab Cakes accompanied by Sodexo chef Wesley Turnage’s Fall Salad Mix

Download the above recipe cards and gather up the ingredients to follow along!

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT


Freeman School Back to the (Virtual) Classroom: Entrepreneurship Meets Hospitality – Creating World Class Customer Service in a New Era

Streaming starts at 12:00 PM CT

Featuring a live Master of Management Entrepreneurial Hospitality Virtual Class taught by adjunct lecturer and seasoned industry practitioner, Jeff Salyers.

12:00 PM. – 1:00 PM CT

Tulane to the Max

Streaming starts at 7:00 PM CT

Lee Skinner, Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, and Dusty Porter, Vice President for
Student Affairs, will moderate a panel of select upper-division students who will share
their internship, research, public service and campus leadership experiences.
Parents will gain insight on how to best support their students in making the most of
these kinds of enriching and transforming educational opportunities. Our featured
student panelists have a great variety of academic pursuits, career interests and
worthwhile experiences, that anyone eager to learn about today’s student experience at
Tulane will enjoy hearing.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT

Tulane Football Chalk Talk presented by the Green Wave Club

Streaming starts at 7:30 PM CT

Join former New Orleans Saints player and current Tulane Football Secondary Coach,
J.J. McCleskey for an inside look at the football program and what to watch for during
the Homecoming game against SMU on Friday, October 16th at 5:00 p.m.

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM CT


The Tipping Point

Streaming starts at 8:00 PM CT

The 4th annual Tulane fundraising concert is back over Homecoming week! Benefiting student scholarship support, the concert features a rock star line-up of New Orleans talent!

Streaming on Fans.Live from The Fillmore in New Orleans. 
Tipping Point raises significant scholarship dollars to help Tulane attract and support the
promising young leaders whose contributions create a vibrant educational environment
on our campus and in our community. Proceeds from the event will benefit Tulane’s
mission to provide scholarships that attract and support the next generation of
promising young leaders.

Support student scholarships and become of sponsor. GIVE NOW

Led by Music Director and Bandleader Eric Krasno, this event features performances
by PJ Morton, David Shaw, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Tony
Hall, Raymond Weber, Erica Falls, Nigel Hall, Jolynda Kiki Chapman, Marcus King
+ Jimmy Vivino, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns.
Special guests for the night include Hoda Kotb, John Goodman, and Walter

Thank you to the 2020 Tipping Point Headliner Sponsor: Steel Partners Foundation.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CT


Tulane Homecoming Pre-Game Field Pass

Streaming starts at 4:15 PM CT

Watch the Green Wave get warmed up inside Yulman Stadium with on-the-ground, live
access from the sidelines!

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM CT

GAMEDAY! Tulane Green Wave vs. SMU Mustangs

Kick-off at 5:00 PM CT on ESPN

Get hype with Tulane fans near and far on Tulane Athletics Game Day Central site before rooting on the Green Wave to another Homecoming victory!

Tailgate Village has gone virtual for the 2020 season! Plus follow along with the virtual in-game activities and stay connected to Tulane Athletics on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM CT



Dean Brian Edward with Zharia Jeffries (LA ’19)

Tulane School of Liberal Arts

Dean Brian Edwards talks with Zharia Jeffries, a 2019 graduate of the School of Liberal Arts with a degree in communication.

Dean Suri Duitch with Doshia Woods (PA ’20)

Tulane School of Professional Advancement

Dean Suri Duitch talks with Doshia Woods, a 2020 graduate of SoPA’s Health and Wellness Management program. 

Dean Dave Meyer with Gary Crosby (L ’16)

Tulane Law School

Dean David Meyer talks with Gary Crosby, a 2016 graduate of the Law School.

Dean Patrick Bordnick with Angelique Thomas (SW ’17)

Tulane School of Social Work

Dean Patrick Bordnick talks with Angelique Thomas, a 2017 graduate of the School of Social Work.

Executive Director Sally Kenney with Anneliese Singh (NC ’91)

Newcomb Institute

Executive Director Sally Kenney talks with Newcomb alumna and Tulane’s first Chief Diversity Officer, Anneliese Singh.

Dean Dave Meyer with Gabe Feldman, Associate Professor

Tulane Law School

Dean David Meyer talks with Gabe Feldman, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Tulane University Center for Sport.


All week long you can share how you’re celebrating TULANE this year or tag your favorite photo from past Homecomings! We encourage you to wear your Roll Wave gear and send your videos, messages and photos to tulaneevents@tulane.com or use #TUWave20 on social media