Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

Sophomore Week

Tulane Declaration Celebration

Celebrate The Sophomore Class

This year, Tulane University will celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2020 at the second annual Sophomore Declaration Celebration, an academic tradition at Tulane where we honor and celebrate the sophomore class as they select their major.

Class of 2020 Week April 9-14, 2018

MONDAY 4/9

Share your Sophomore Story for SWAG!
Newcomb-Tulane College
When? All day
Where? Your phone + Cudd Hall lobby 
Post a picture from your sophomore year with a caption about an experience that expresses why this year has been an important time in your Tulane career, tag @newcombtulanecollege, and include #Classof2020Week in the caption. Drop by Cudd Hall and show your post to the front desk to receive a free SWAG item! 

SnoBalls for Sophomores
School of Science and Engineering Student Government
When? 1pm
Where? In front of Boggs (rain plan: Boggs lobby) 

TUESDAY 4/10

Research Lunch: Professors are People Too with Dr. Julie Albert*LUNCH SERVED
Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Newcomb-Tulane College
When? 12:30-1:30pm
Where? Cudd Hall Lobby 
Writing papers, meeting deadlines, making revisions, and time management are all common concerns for students. But, professors also deal with these pressures. Dr. Julie Albert will discuss what she has learned and how she manages these research pressures, among others. RSVP HERE: https:// tulane.co1.qualtrics.com/ jfe/form/SV_cAdouRairjmUXUF

Dinner with 12 Tulanians *DINNER SERVED
Alumni Relations
When? 6-8pm
Where? Private Home (transportation provided) 
Dine at the home of Tulane alumni with other students in the Class of 2020. Registration link sent via email from Alumni Relations. Email will be sent to all sophomores with link to RSVP. 

WEDNESDAY 4/11

Bagels and Joe
Public Health Student Government
When? 8:30-10:20am
Where? Public Health Lobby- Caroline Richardson Building by the Student Health Center 

Breakfast with the Dean
Architecture Student Government
When? 10:00-11:00am
Where? Richardson Memorial Hall room 302

Cite & Organize Your Sources Using Zotero: Undergraduate Research Edition *LUNCH SERVED
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
When? 12:00-12:50pm
Where? Howard-Tilton Library Room 308
Undergraduates, as you advance in your studies, consider upping your research game. Zotero is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. In this workshop, you will install Zotero, add sources to your library, learn the basics of organizing and managing, and create a bibliography in the citation style of your choice. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops so that they can download and begin building their own library (library laptops will also be available). RSVP HERE:https:// library.tulane.edu/events/ cite-organize-your-sources- using-zotero-undergraduate -research-edition

Academic Internship Program Information Session
Center for Public Service (CPS)
When? 4:00-5:00pm
Where? LBC Stibbs 203
Learn more about how you can earn academic and public service credit this summer or next fall through the CPS Internship Program! By taking a seminar and completing an internship with a non-profit or community organization, you can earn 3 elective credits, fulfill your 2nd tier, gain professional experience, and get involved with the local community. RSVP HERE: https:// tulane.co1.qualtrics.com/ jfe/form/SV_cG5EkXH1xyk92FT

THURSDAY 4/12

Sophomore Declaration Celebration *FOOD SERVED 
Newcomb-Tulane College, Tower & Crescent, and Undergraduate Student Government
When? 4:00-6:00pm (open house) 
Where? Bea Field Alumni House
The signature event of Class of 2020 week! Whether you declared your major this week or when you first entered Tulane, come celebrate your academic achievements and receive your first piece of academic regalia to wear at your graduation in 2020! Email will be sent to all sophomores with link to RSVP. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/ events/413031922477679/

Puppies and Popsicles
Freeman Student Government
When? 2:00-4:00pm
Where? Pocket Park 

FRIDAY 4/13

Dean’s Coffee
Newcomb-Tulane College
When? 9:30am
Where? Cudd Hall Lobby
Celebrate the end of Class of 2020 week with a donut and cup of coffee with Dean MacLaren.

Sophomore Research Lunch: Encountering the Unexpected with Dr. LaPorchia Collins *LUNCH SERVED
Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT)
When? 12:00-12:50pm
Where? Richardson Building 310
One of the most challenging and interesting aspects of conducting research is what happens when your results are not what you anticipated. Things can get even more interesting when your results also aren’t the opposite of what you expected: they are just absent. What does this mean and how do researchers proceed? Find out in this special Research lunch for sophomores! RSVP HERE: https:// tulane.co1.qualtrics.com/ jfe/form/SV_9v53TfUYejdG93D

SATURDAY 4/14

Sophomore Work Play Service Day *LUNCH SERVED
The Reily Center
When? 8am-3pm
Where? Off site (transportation provided)
Come help the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, along with a host of other volunteers, cleanup and restore the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Volunteers will work on trail and garden maintenance throughout the property, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the wetland ecosystem, and contribute to the overall beatification of the park. After a morning of work, lunch will be provided followed by a canoe outing on Bayou Lacombe. If you are passionate about the wetland ecosystem, love the outdoors, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the trip for you! FREE OF COST. 
LEARN MORE ON ORGSYNC: https://orgsync.com/ 130325/events/2346017/ occurrences/5608549 
SIGN UP HERE BY APRIL 11 at 5PM: https://apm.activecommunities.com/tulanecampusrecreation/Activity_Search/sophomore-work-play-service-day/113 

Sophomore Trivia Night
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC)
When? 9:00pm
Where? LBC City Diner
Join us for our very first SOPHOMORE NIGHT at trivia in the City Diner where you can test your random knowledge and win prizes! Come grab a one-of-a-kind TAD patch and compete with your closest friends to win some awesome prizes!