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DU You Remember The Time

Celebrating the classes of 3s and 8s

1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018


November 8-13





Beautify Bleu “A DU Day of Service” | Kearny Terrace
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
The Beautify Bleu initiative at DU provides an energetic and interactive opportunity to maintain and restore the campus grounds, including plazas, courtyards, indoor and outdoor spaces, and landscaping. The entire campus community will benefit from this collaborative engagement.



DU Leadership Breakfast |  William A. Alexander Library
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Join President Rochelle L. Ford, APR, University Leadership, and the Dillard University National Alumni Association Leadership for an invitation-only breakfast for Dillard Alumni and friends.

Career Symposium | Professional Schools Building
10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Dillard University strives to be a Communiversity that cultivates leaders. Join the Office of Alumni Relations for a day focused on career innovation, exploration, and networking.



Coronation of the 88th Miss Dillard University & 18th Mister Dillard University

7:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
The most regal event hosted by Dillard University, this is the ceremony for the crowning of Mister & Miss Dillard University. Mister and Miss Dillard will be joined by the former Mister & Miss DU's, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as they are honored and officially crowned.





Campus Tours | Rosenwald Hall 1st Floor

10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
Students come to New Orleans from all over the world  to experience a culture that can’t be found anywhere else. Join the University Pre-Alumni Council for campus tours and the current things happening on the Avenue of the Oaks.


“Checking In” with Michelle Williams | Professional Schools Building Georges Auditorium
10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
Singer, songwriter, author, and Grammy award-winning member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, will host a conversation centered around physical, spiritual, and mental health.


The State of DU | Professional Schools Building Room 136
11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Join President Rochelle L. Ford, APR for an alumni-focused conversation regarding Dillard University's strategic plan.


DU You Remember Fried Fish and Gumbo Fridays? | Kearny Dining Hall
12:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.
Fried Fish and Gumbo is the iconic Friday meal at Dillard University. Join us in Kearny Dining as we celebrate our history through food and culture.


Dillard University National Alumni Association Fall Meeting | Location: TBD
1:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.
Join the Dillard University National Alumni Association as they host their fall meeting. Come out to hear their fiscal goals and objectives.


Know NOLA Tours | Pickup Location: University Bookstore
2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Dillard Alumnus Malik Bartholomew '04, will lead a city tour that is centered around New Orleans’ African Diasporic culture and Black Heritage.



DU's 40 Under 40 "50 Years of HipHop" Bleu Devil Ball | Location: TBD

9:00 P.M.- 2:00 A.M.
Join us as we commemorate high-achieving alumni who have served as ambassadors for the excellence` and heritage of DU. The event will feature many of our favorite “DU DJs” and commence with a “NOLA Style” celebration of the 50th anniversary of HipHop.




Homecoming Parade | Gentilly Community
09:00 A.M-11:00 A.M.
The DU Homecoming Parade is a festive event that allows us to strengthen our resolve as a communiversity. The route travels through the Gentilly community and involves a procession of floats, vehicles, marching bands, sports teams, clubs, and other school organizations, parading through the community to celebrate our school spirit and unity.


Homecoming Celebration | Avenue of the Oaks & Kabakoff Plaza
11:00 A.M.- 07:00 P.M.
Hosted on the majestic Avenue of the Oaks this celebration will bring current students, alumni, and the community into one space. The event will host alumni and community vendors, talent showcases from music and the arts, and a VIP Lounge from our community partners and sponsors. Kabacoff Plaza will host our Greek and affinity groups in a tailgate experience like none other.


Dillard University Athletic Games | Dent Hall
01:00 P.M.- Women’s Basketball Game
03:30 P.M.- Men’s Basketball Game


New Member Presentation
08:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Come see the newest members of the Divine 9 organizations as they make their great reveal to the Dillard University Community.


Bleu Light Special | Virgin Hotel Rooftop
09:00 P.M.- 01:00 A.M.
After a long exciting day, join us for an exclusive, upscale, Alumni Affair. The evening will showcase performances from alumni and feature the top tunes from the various decades of DU Alumni. Dress to impress. 




Chapel Service | Lawless Chapel
10:00 A.M.-11:30 P.M.
Join fellow alumni for a morning of service and inspiration as we honor the life and legacy of alumni who have gone “Beyond the Oaks.”


Bleu Devil Brunch  | Chapter IV 
12:00 P.M.- 04:00 P.M.
Join us at Chapter IV, owned and operated by Alumnus Edgar “Dook” Chase, IV '04, for an afternoon of food, fun, and football. 




Law Luncheon | Professional Schools Lucien Pavillion
12:00 P.M.- 02:00 P.M.
Join fellow law alumni who have attended Dillard and earned a jeris doctorate. Alumni will engage and inspire current Pre-Law students at the University.


2023 Justice Revius O. Ortique Lecture | Professional Schools Building Auditorium
07:00 P.M.- 08:30 P.M.
The Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr. Lecture on Lawand Society was launched in 2010 to highlight the work of Ortique, who graduated from Dillard in 1947 and became the first African-American justice of the Louisiana Supreme Courtin 1992. The lecture showcases
the University’s long-standing history and commitmen tto civil rights engagement.

  The event schedule and locations are subject to change.



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OCTOBER 31, 2023


Register today


You may register online or via check mailed to:

Dillard University

Office of Development

2601 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, LA, 70122


 For questions please call (504) 816-4182







We are excited to welcome ALL alumni back to the Avenue of the Oaks for Homecoming Weekend.



Where to Stay

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Springhill Suites

1600 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
RoomRate: $139/night, breakfast included

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Homewood Suites

317N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
RoomRate: $139/night


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Virgin Hotel

550 Baronne Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
RoomRate: $202/night


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Roosevelt Hotel

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
RoomRate: $239/night



Event Packages

VIP A - $2,500  VIP B - $500  All Event Package - $250  All other package options 

All Event Options

Homecoming 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

As a Homecoming 2023 sponsor, you will continue Dillard University’s legacy of excellence in providing community networking and engagement with the City of New Orleans.


Platinum Sponsor - $50,000  Gold Sponsor - $25,000  Bronze Sponsor - $10,000  Spacious Green Sponsor - $5,000  Gleaming White Sponsor - $2,500


Sponsorship Opportunities


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DU You Remember The Times

November 8-23, 2023

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