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Dean's Office Programming

The NTC Dean’s Office offers a selection of special programs designed to complement students’ academic experience and build a supportive intellectual community. 

Crossroads Colloquium

The Crossroads Colloquium is a forum for interdisciplinary conversation on issues of relevance to both humanities and sciences.

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Dean's Coffees

Every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. on the porch of Cudd Hall, students, faculty, and staff get together for coffee, donuts, and stimulating conversation, with live music on the first Friday of every month.

Homecoming/Parent-Family Weekend

The college brings together students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff at a brunch in Cudd Hall, as well as tailgating activities.

Lagniappe and Jazz at the Rat

Lagniappe is an old Creole word for “a little something extra.” The Lagniappe program adds “something extra” to the Tulane experience by introducing students to the unique music and culture of New Orleans. Lagniappe’s cornerstone event is a free concert each fall by legendary jazz musician and educator Ellis Marsalis. Lagniappe also presents Jazz at the Rat, a series of informal concerts at the LBC’s Der Rathskeller, familiarly known as “The Rat.” Jazz at the Rat features outstanding New Orleans musicians, often accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane’s Jazz Studies program.

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