Tulane University Class Ring
Founding Year: 1834
Mascot: Riptide the Pelican
Colors: Sky Blue and Olive
Tulane University was founded initially as the Medical College of Louisiana, a medical public institution in 1834 in an effort to treat diseases like smallpox and malaria. It became a comprehensive university in 1847 and was named University of Louisiana. In 1884, a wealthy merchant and a native of Princeton, N.J., Paul Tulane, donated more than 1 million in land, cash and securities to show his appreciation for the city that helped him build his fortune. His generous donation was meant “to promote and encourage intellectual, moral and industrial education.” From University of Louisiana the institute was renamed into Tulane University and in 1886, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was founded as Tulane’s co-ordinate college for women.
After over 180 years, Tulane University has developed to become one of the most respectable educational and research institutions in the United States. The University is a member of the esteemed Association of American Universities, a handpicked group of the 62 top research universities in the United States and Canada with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching rated Tulane as an institute with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions ranked by the foundation, Tulane remains in a high status that only two percent of universities nationwide have.
ABOUT THE RING
The Tulane Ring is a lasting symbol that integrates the great traditions of Tulane University with each graduate’s unique educational experience. It honors academic achievement and sacrifice while signifying the Tulanian loyalty and pride.
TULANE RING TRADITION
The Tulane Ring is a representation of academic achievement while capturing the uniqueness of Tulane University. Wearers of the Tulane College Ring become a part of Tulane’s long history and bright future as they show their pride by participating in the Tulane Ring Ceremony.
The Tulane Ring Ceremony is held each year on the Friday of Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend.
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TULANE UNIVERSITY TRADITIONS & TRIVIA
The Tulane Blarney Stone
Situated on the patio between Stanley Thomas and Blessey Halls on Tulane’s uptown campus, the Tulane Blarney Stone’s origin is unknown. Although according to Professor Robert Bruce, the fixture appeared at the College of Engineering in 1945. The students accepted it in keeping with the tradition of St. Patrick being the patron saint of engineering.
The Victory Bell can be found on McAlister Place on the Tulane University uptown campus. It was cast in 1825 dedicated to the memory of the late alumnus Bobby Boudreau in 2011, the bell is rung after Tulane victories and new Tulanians touch the Bell for luck as they exit the New Orleans jazz-infused Convocation ceremony.
Before the demanding activities of commencement, graduates and their friends and family get to relax and have fun at Wave Goodbye on the academic quad. Music and food set the mood as graduates celebrate their accomplishments during their stay at the university.
Tulane students get to bond during the annual Crawfest festival while enjoying music, food, and arts festival located in the heart of Tulane University’s Uptown campus. Every year, community members and students revel in music from bands on 2 stages, 20,000+ pounds of crawfish, thousands of pounds of veggies, and dozens of local food and art vendors across two quads.
Tulane University Class Rings
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