Sophomore Week

Sophomore Week at Pocket Park

2023-24 Sophomore Week, which will roll out Monday, April 8th, will consist of special events and pop-ups in recognition of you, our sophomores, and your achievements as you move halfway to graduation!

Below is a breakdown of our daily events, which includes the signature event of Sophomore Week: our HalfWAVE There Pinning Celebration!

We'll have Class of 2026 Merch at each event and sophomores who attend three or more events over the course of the week will earn Class of 2026 sweat pants or crewneck sweatshirts. 

We strongly recommend RSVPing to each individual event on WaveSync to receive updates and reminders. Individual event links are located in the event headers below:

  • Monday, 4/8: Kickoff & Resource Fair at Pocket Park
    10am - 12pm, Pocket Park

    Join us at Pocket Park for our kickoff to Sophomore Week! Participants will enjoy breakfast treats, receive class-branded merch, and tap into opportunities and resources for rising juniors from various Tulane offices and departments!  

    Food: Coffee & Chai from Gracious Bakery + Assorted Pastries 


  • Tuesday, 4/9: Financial Literacy for $ophomores Workshop
    9:30 - 10:30am, Richardson 115
    Financial Literacy

    Get excited for an engaging and enlightening workshop led by Roland Keller (MLA), our Associate Director of Financial Aid! We’ll enjoy breakfast while we cover essential topics such as budgeting, credit, investing, and special opportunities to further advance your financial literacy here at Tulane!

    Food: Assorted Bagels and Cream Cheese + Coffee from Laurel Street Bakery


  • Wednesday, 4/10: HalfWAVE There Pinning Celebration
    3:30 - 5:30pm, Mussafer Quad
    HalfWAVE There Pinning Celebration

    Celebrate your major declaration and the culmination of the first half of your undergraduate experience at this sophomore academic tradition! In addition to reveling in your academic achievements, you’ll receive your first piece of graduation regalia and participate in the sophomore toast with Newcomb-Tulane College Dean Mollye Demosthenidy. 

    Food: Heavy Hors D'oeuvres from Southern Hospitality Catering



  • Friday, 4/12: Big Easy Bites -- A Taste of New Orleans Pop Up
    11:30am - 1:30pm, Cudd Hall Porch & Plaza
    Big Easy Bites

    Get ready for our culminating event of Sophomore Week, “Big Easy Bites: A Taste of New Orleans Pop Up.” Dive into iconic New Orleans flavors as we celebrate you and the close of a remarkable week!  

    Food: A Sampling of  Classic New Orleans Dishes from Highly Seasoned Catering