Campus Events

Upcoming non-academic events at Nicholls State University.

April 30, 2016
  • Thibodaux Firemen's Fair
    April 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

    Location: Firemen's Fair Grounds, Thibodaux


    The annual Firemen's Fair will feature live music, pay-one-price carnival rides, food, drinks, games, a live auction, a $10,000 raffle, a Sunday parade as well as a 1-mile and 5K run/walk. Admission is free. Visit firemensfair.com for the band schedule and more details.



  • Honors Thesis Research Symposium
    April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Gouaux Auditorium


    Nicholls students will present their honors thesis research and celebrate with refreshments.



  • SAI Junk Jam
    April 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Sigma Alpha Iota will host a community garage sale with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. The public is invited to stop by for great deals and live music by Natural Satisfaction.



  • Team Mady Music Fest and Blood Drive
    April 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Nicholls Campus


    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will host the Team Mady Music Fest and Blood Drive. Plate lunches will be sold for $10 and include white beans, jambalaya, bread roll, drink and dessert. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $5. Silent auction items will be available for bidding, and the event will feature musical guest appearances by More Than Sunday, Good Feelin Band, See Ya! Sonday and Mark Dufrene Music. For lunch and raffle tickets, contact 446-6201 or cpercle@htdiocese.org. Proceeds will help pay the medical bills for Madisyn "Mady" Duet, a 8-year-old at Vacherie Elementary, who spent several weeks at Children's Hospital battling serious respiratory challenges from the flu.



  • Softball doubleheader away at Southeastern Louisiana University
    April 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Hammond, Louisiana


    Visit lionsports.net for tickets and game-day details.



  • Baseball home doubleheader vs. McNeese State University
    April 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Didier Field


    For tickets, visit nichollstickets.com or purchase at the gate.



  • Faculty Piano Recital
    April 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux


    Dr. Ivan Koska, instructor of music at Nicholls, will perform a piano recital. Koska has given concerts as a soloist and chamber player in prominent concert venues and music festivals in Italy, Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, United Kingdom, Brazil and the United States. Free and open to the public.



May 1, 2016
  • Thibodaux Firemen's Fair
    April 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

    Location: Firemen's Fair Grounds, Thibodaux


    The annual Firemen's Fair will feature live music, pay-one-price carnival rides, food, drinks, games, a live auction, a $10,000 raffle, a Sunday parade as well as a 1-mile and 5K run/walk. Admission is free. Visit firemensfair.com for the band schedule and more details.



  • Nicholls Cheerleader Clinic/Try Outs
    May 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Stopher Gymnasium


    Nicholls will hold tryouts for the 2016-17 Colonels Cheerleading Team. Female and male candidates will be judged on tumbling, stunting, fight song, cheers and physical fitness. For more information on tryout requirements, visit nicholls.edu/cheerleaders/tryout-application.



  • Bayou Community Band Spring Concert
    May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location: Peltier Auditorium


    The Bayou Community Band will perform a free spring concert, directed by Billy King and sponsored by the Bayou Regional Arts Council, Louisiana Division of the Arts and Nicholls Department of Music.



  • Student Vocal Recital
    May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: First United Methodist Church, 6109 Highway 311, Houma


    Music major Carolanne Moore will perform her senior vocal recital. Admission is free and open to the public.



May 2, 2016
  • Catapult Health Onsite Checkups
    May 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Office of Group Benefits have partnered with Catapult Health to provide onsite preventative health checkups. All OGB subscribers and retirees are eligible to participate for free. Those who participate in the checkup and complete a Personal Health Assessment can save $120 annually on their health premium beginning in January 2017.



  • Accounting Club Candy Sale
    May 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    The Nicholls Accounting Club will sell candy to raise money and awareness for the organization.



  • Biology Society Native Plant Sale
    May 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Outside of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    The Nicholls Biology Society will have a fundraiser to promote and raise awareness of Louisiana's native hibiscus plants. Individual 8-ounce cups with a hibiscus plant will be sold for $3 each or two for $5. Stop by to pick up a great Mother's Day gift.



  • Student Programming Association Banquet
    May 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Mardi Gras Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    By invitation only. The Nicholls Student Programming Association will hold its annual end-of-year banquet to honor its members.



May 3, 2016
  • Give NOLA Day for the Bayou Region
    May 3, 2016

    Location: GiveNOLA.org


    The Nicholls Foundation will participate in Give NOLA Day for the Bayou Region, a 24-hour online giving campaign with more than 50 Lafourche and Terrebonne participating non-profits. All proceeds donated to the Nicholls Foundation through GiveNOLA.org on May 3 will be dedicated to expanding the university's coastal restoration efforts. To donate, visit givenola.org and search "Nicholls."



  • Catapult Health Onsite Checkups
    May 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Office of Group Benefits have partnered with Catapult Health to provide onsite preventative health checkups. All OGB subscribers and retirees are eligible to participate for free. Those who participate in the checkup and complete a Personal Health Assessment can save $120 annually on their health premium beginning in January 2017.



  • Phi Mu Scantron and Candy Giveaway
    May 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Phi Mu members will hand out free scantrons and candy in preparation for final exams.



  • Tri-Sigma Grab Your Treat Before Finals Week
    May 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority members will provide students with final-exam study session treats.



  • Take a "Paws" from Studying
    May 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Location: Lawn next to Ellender Memorial Library


    Come out and "Take a Paws" from final exam studying! The Nicholls Student Dietetics Association will partner with local animal shelters to provide students with an opportunity to relieve their stress by playing with some of the cutest puppies in town. Dogs will also be available for adoption. Tickets are $5 and include 15 minutes of puppy play time. Funds raised will help dietetics students attend the From Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FNCE) annual conference.



  • Give NOLA Day for the Bayou Region Dinner Fundraiser
    May 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Spahr's Seafood, 601 W. 4th Street, Thibodaux, and 1400 W Tunnel Boulevard, Houma


    Give NOLA Day for the Bayou Region will host a dinner plate fundraiser for the 24-giving campaign that benefits more than 50 nonprofits, including the Nicholls Foundation, in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. Jambalaya and white bean dinner plates will be sold for $10, either dine in or take out at Sphar's Seafood in Thibodaux or Houma. All proceeds will benefit participating Bayou Region nonprofits.



  • Student Government Association Banquet
    May 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    By invitation only. The Nicholls Student Government Association will hold its annual end-of-year banquet.



  • Study Session for Math 100/101 Final Exam
    May 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: 142 Peltier Hall


    The Nicholls Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center will offer a final exam study session for Math 100/101.



  • Nicholls Concert Choir Concert
    May 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: First United Methodist Church, 6109 Highway 311, Houma


    The Nicholls Concert Choir will present "Joy and Thanksgiving: Te Deums and Spirituals." Admission is free and open to the public.



May 4, 2016
  • Mental Health Awareness Table
    May 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    The University Counseling Center will provide information on mental health awareness and resources.



  • Connection Table
    May 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Stop by the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship table in the Union lobby to learn about the organization and its upcoming events.



  • SEALS Good Luck on Finals Table
    May 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    Student Educators and Leaders (SEALS) will hand out free candy, pencils and scantrons in preparation for final exams.



  • Study Session for Chemistry 109 Final Exam
    May 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: 142 Peltier Hall


    The Nicholls Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center will offer a final exam study session for Chemistry 109.



May 5, 2016
  • Cinco de Mayo Giveaway
    May 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Lobby of Bollinger Memorial Student Union


    The Nicholls Student Programming Association will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by distributing free chips and salsa in the union lobby.



  • Study Session for Math 100/101 Final Exam
    May 5, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: 132 Peltier Hall


    The Nicholls Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center will offer a final exam study session for Math 100/101.



  • Study Session for Chemistry 105/106 Final Exam
    May 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Location: 142 Peltier Hall


    The Nicholls Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center will offer a final exam study session for Chemistry 105 and 106.



May 6, 2016
  • Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

    Location: Corpus Christi, Texas


    Visit southland.org for championship details.



  • Baseball away at Houston Baptist University
    May 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location: Houston, Texas


    Visit hbuhuskies.com for game details.



  • Softball home vs. Lamar University
    May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Nicholls Softball Field


    Free admission for all fans.



May 7, 2016
  • Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

    Location: Corpus Christi, Texas


    Visit southland.org for championship details.



  • Preview Day
    May 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Callais Memorial Recreation Center


    Preview Day is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about Nicholls. The day's schedule will include Nicholls admission and financial aid presentations; information exchanges with academic programs and student organizations; campus tours; bookstore browsing; and lunch in the Galliano cafeteria. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10 a.m. To RSVP, visit nicholls.edu/previewday.



  • Softball doubleheader home vs. Lamar University
    May 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Nicholls Softball Field


    Free admission for all fans.



  • Baseball away at Houston Baptist University
    May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location: Houston, Texas


    Visit hbuhuskies.com for game details.



May 8, 2016
  • Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

    Location: Corpus Christi, Texas


    Visit southland.org for championship details.



  • Baseball away at Houston Baptist University
    May 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location: Houston, Texas


    Visit hbuhuskies.com for game details.



May 13, 2016
  • Baseball home vs. Northwestern State University
    May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Didier Field


    For tickets, visit nichollstickets.com or purchase at the gate.



May 14, 2016
  • Spring Commencement for College of Education and College of Nursing and Allied Health
    May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Location: Stopher Gymnasium


    Nicholls State University will hold three commencement ceremonies for Spring 2016. Tickets will be required for entry. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will serve as the commencement speaker. The ceremony will be live-streamed at nicholls.edu/commencement and later posted online at vimeo.com/nichollsstateuniversity.



  • Spring Commencement for College of Business Administration
    May 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Location: Stopher Gymnasium


    Nicholls State University will hold three commencement ceremonies for Spring 2016. Tickets will be required for entry. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will serve as the commencement speaker. The ceremony will be live-streamed at nicholls.edu/commencement and later posted online at vimeo.com/nichollsstateuniversity.



  • Spring Commencement for College of Arts and Sciences
    May 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location: Stopher Gymnasium


    Nicholls State University will hold three commencement ceremonies for Spring 2016. Tickets will be required for entry. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will serve as the commencement speaker. The ceremony will be live-streamed at nicholls.edu/commencement and later posted online at vimeo.com/nichollsstateuniversity.



  • Baseball home vs. Northwestern State University
    May 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Didier Field


    For tickets, visit nichollstickets.com or purchase at the gate.



May 15, 2016
  • Baseball home vs. Northwestern State University
    May 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location: Didier Field


    For tickets, visit nichollstickets.com or purchase at the gate.



May 17, 2016
  • Baseball away at Tulane University
    May 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana


    Visit tulanegreenwave.com for details.



May 19, 2016
  • Baseball away at University of New Orleans
    May 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana


    Visit unoprivateers.com for game details.



May 20, 2016
  • Baseball home vs. University of New Orleans
    May 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Didier Field


    For tickets, visit nichollstickets.com or purchase at the gate.



May 21, 2016
  • Baseball away at University of New Orleans
    May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana


    Visit unoprivateers.com for game details.



May 25, 2016
  • Southland Conference Baseball Tournament
    May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Location: Sugar Land, Texas


    Visit southland.org for tournament details.



May 26, 2016
  • Southland Conference Baseball Tournament
    May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Location: Sugar Land, Texas


    Visit southland.org for tournament details.



May 27, 2016
  • Southland Conference Baseball Tournament
    May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Location: Sugar Land, Texas


    Visit southland.org for tournament details.



May 28, 2016
  • Southland Conference Baseball Tournament
    May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Location: Sugar Land, Texas


    Visit southland.org for tournament details.