The Investiture of Dr. Jay Clune

Schedule of Events

Alumni Jazz Brunch and Historical Presentation

Sunday, September 23
10:30 a.m.

Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Free admission for dues-paying alumni. $30 for non-dues-paying alumni and guests.  

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On this date in 1948, Francis T. Nicholls Junior College opened its doors.  Join us for a  special anniversary jazz brunch and meet the sixth Nicholls president, followed by the Grand Opening of the archival exhibit, “Nicholls Goes Platinum: 70 years of Nicholls History.”

Join us for the Nicholls Day of Service, an opportunity to give back to the university to beautify campus. Registration will be from 9:30 – 10 a.m. in front of Bollinger Memorial Student Union, with the Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kiwanis Club of Thibodaux will serve jambalaya to volunteers at the conclusion of the event at 2 p.m. 

Closest to the Coast: Nicholls Serving the People of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary
Wednesday, September 26

5:30 p.m.
Danos Theater at Talbot Hall

Join Nicholls Alumnus and past Director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Kerry St. Pe to learn of the rich history of Nicholls and its association with coastal and estuarine issues as well as its commitment to restoration.

Presidential Investiture Gala
Thursday, September 27

6:30 p.m.
Cotillion Ballroom of Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Profits to benefit the Bridge to Independence program and the Nicholls Greenhouse project

Black tie optional attire

Visit for reservations. 


Investiture of Dr. Jay Clune as the sixth president of Nicholls
Friday, September 28
3 p.m.
Peltier Auditorium

Reception for students, faculty, staff and invited guests following Investiture Ceremony

Cotillion Ballroom of Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Nicholls Family Day
Saturday, September 29
11:30 a.m.
featuring Volleyball vs. Northwestern State at noon
and Football vs. Lamar at 2:30 p.m.

Visit for game ticket information.

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors



Hampton Inn and Suites Room Block

Thursday, September 27, 2018, through Saturday, September 29, 2018 

Please reference “Nicholls Investiture”

Discounted rate is $99 per night plus applicable taxes.