150th Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to our Title Sponsors




Upcoming Events

Dillard University is celebrating 150 years of Excellence and Heritage.


Dillard University Day of Service

January 11, 2019

Jan 11

Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic Weekend

February 15 - 16, 2019

Read more Feb 10

Honors Convocation

March 26, 2019

Read more March 26

Alumni Reunion Weekend

May 9 - 20, 2019

Read more May 9

Bacculaureate 2019

May 10, 2019

May 10

Commencement 2019

May 11, 2019

May 11

150th Gala

May 11, 2019

Read more May 11

Dinner En Bleu

October 18, 2019

Oct 18


October 19, 2019

Oct 19

Founders Day Convocation

October 20, 2019

Oct 20

Homecoming Parade

November 9, 2019

Nov 9
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dillard University

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Times & Attire?

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Reception, Foyer of the Celestin Ballroom, 7:00 p.m. featuring live entertainment by Café Bleu - a collective of Dillard University alums and students.
VIP reception, Hyatt Regency 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, 7:00p.m. (invitation only), 3rd floor.
Gala, Celestin Ballroom, 8 p.m.
Patti LaBelle Performance follows the end of the program.
Floor length gowns and tuxedos.

What Else to Expect?

A Silent Auction - several items such as signed NFL memorabilia and New Orleans Jazz Festival posters.
Wine Pull - take a $20 chance to win a wine bottle of choice.
Jewelry Pull - Dillard has partnered with ? for a jewelry pull. For $50 a ticket, take a chance to win diamond, gold, platinum or pearls.
Hint: Please do not forget to bring your second line umbrella.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices
$250 General Admission
$3,000 Reserved Table for 10 guests
Sponsorship packages available

No paper tickets will be distributed.
Patrons can check in for entry into designated reception areas and to the Gala


Patti LaBelle & MC Lyte

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Patti LaBelle
Hip Hop Icon and Dillard Trustee MC Lyte (Lana M. Moorer)

Location & Parking

Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue
Celestin Ballroom, 3rd floor

Valet available for $18.
Public Parking in neighboring Dave & Buster's and Entergy garages.
Both the alternative lots are accessible to the Hyatt.
Parking rates vary so please check before arriving.