Alumnae Spotlight

Gwen Thompkins, Skip of 1983

"When floodwaters were rising around Ursuline during more than one hard rain in the late 1970s and early '80s, when State Street was unrecognizable and the meteorologist Nash Roberts was drawing low pressure systems over his enormous maps on local television, when Sister Mary Patrick and the other administrators were working the phones and the younger girls were crying - not knowing whether they'd make it home that day - I remember feeling pretty wonderful. We were safe. We were among friends. And Our Lady of Prompt Succor was on our side. Ursuline had existed in Louisiana since 1727, I thought. Of course, we could weather the rain. Our school had been built on the faith and grit of committed women and would endure. By then, Ursuline had taught me to take the long view of things, which has helped me enormously as a journalist."

Homecoming Weekend

November 2-4, 2018

Join us as we honor our reunion classes and the 2018 Distinguished Alumna, Karen Yuratich Jakiela '65. Come home to State Street for Homecoming Weekend. The weekend starts off with La Fete 292 on Friday, November 2. Homecoming Mass and Brunch will take place on Sunday, November 4. For questions, contact the Office of Alumnae at To purchase tickets for brunch, visit:
If you are interested in either a sponsorship opportunity or donating an auction item for La Fete, please visit the links below. 
Interested in sponsorship or purchasing tickets? Click here
Click here for the auction donation form.

Make an Impact!

Serviam Annual Fund

The Serviam Annual Fund Drive officially kicks off on Monday, October 1! All gifts go directly to support the operations of Ursuline Academy. Get your gift in before the REACH Phone-a-Thon, which takes place on Wednesday, October 10.
Make an impact! Give your gift at: 

Join Us in the Museum!

October 6, 2018

Alumnae and guests are invited to join us on campus this October 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., for a Museum Open House. As New Orleans concludes its Tricentennial year, come see original artifacts from the Ursuline Sisters - many that are nearly as old as the city itself. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to by October 1. 


Where Are U?

We'd Love to Keep in Touch!
We want to keep in touch with each and every member of the Ursuline family. Did U(A) know? You can stay in touch with us via mail, email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our website:
To update your contact information and/or to share an Ursuline memory with us, visit:

Save the Dates!

For Fun Things on State!
October 2018
6 - Campus Museum Event
19 - Rally Night
25 - High School Open House
26 - Elementary Open House
Click here to register for Open House.
November 2018
4 - Homecoming Mass and Brunch -