Annual Events

Crawfish Mambo: Cook-Off & Music Festival on the Lake

For pics of Mambo 13, click here.The UNO International Alumni Association invites the community at large to celebrate our one-of-a-kind city and culture, and THE University named for it, with two totally unique New Orleans favorites: mudbugs and music! Not only does Crawfish Mambo feature non-stop music by acclaimed local bands, but attendees get to sample all-you-can-eat crawfish prepared by 25+ teams competing for the Best of Boil Championship title and Crowd's Choice award! Eight hours of non-stop crawfish + incredible live local music for just $25?  We defy you to beat it!  Like Us on and follow us on Twitter @CrawfishMambo.
Alumni Annual Soiree

Jessica Tingstrom, Riley Parker, Jose Suarez and Aravinda ParkerEach December, the Association invites former students and friends to its Annual Soiree - your chance to mix and mingle with your UNO family. Join us in celebrating the many successes of which we can all be proud before we introduce our new Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Annual Soiree is one of everyone's favorite.

Class Reunions

UNO UC at NightThank you for celebrating the classes of 1970 -1979 with us.  We enjoyed hosting our alumni and friends at the "70s Decade Reunion" event held during Homecoming February 4, 2017. 




UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Reception and Award Presentation

Need another reason to feel proud of your Alma Mater? The annual UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni whose achievements and service bring credit to the University. Join the Association in honoring the newest awardee and in celebrating each of these inspiring individuals and at a special cocktail reception. View a list of all Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni

UNO Jazz at the Sandbar Series

For over 20 years, UNO's Jazz at the Sandbar performances have impressed jazz aficionados, entertained the community and provided a uniquely New Orleans educational experience for the UNO student ensembles paired on the bandstand with renowned jazz musicians. Jazz at the Sandbar has reunited students, faculty and community members with a long-standing Jazz tradition. Jazz at the Sandbar is presented by the UNO Jazz Studies Program with support from the UNO Student Government Association, WWNO Public Radio, Nate & Priscilla Gordon, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the UNO International Alumni Association and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration.

Alumni Homecoming Tailgating Party

What better time to celebrate your Privateer Pride than UNO's Homecoming? Come reconnect with alumni, students, faculty and friends, cheer on our Privateers and reconnect with your alma mater, New Orleans' University! Whether its club football, basketball or baseball, look for our tents to get in the spirit.
Official Ring Ceremony

Twice a year, in the month before each Commencement Ceremony, the University of New Orleans Alumni Association hosts a Ring Ceremony at which juniors and seniors with at least 75 credit hours receive their UNO Official Class Ring. The ring is second only to the diploma as a symbol of academic achievement.  Families, friends and alumni are welcome to celebrate this milestone on the students' route to becoming graduates!
Dine Like a Pro Etiquette Luncheon

One of our most popular events, alumni from a diverse range of professions join juniors and seniors at a special luncheon designed to give students a leg-up on business networking and dining etiquette.
Café and Resumes

Each year, the Alumni Association in coordination with Career Services hosts this resume review at which 20+ alumni and hiring professionals workshop students' resumes and provide advice and tips to help our students succeed after graduation.

Senior Week

Senior Week is a partnership with Student Affairs giving alumni an opportunity to celebrate the success of our newest graduates in a variety of ways. Changing events have included:

Networking SocialNew Grad & Alumni Social – alumni & graduates mingle and network at a local tavern.

Commencement – congratulate our newest grads as they queue up pre-commencement. Lend a hand with tassles and encourage staying involved!

Brunch & Bubbles - graduating senior leaders share UNO memories over breakfast & mimosas.