J.L. Residence Hall turns 100

Josephine Louise House—home to generations of Newcomb and Tulane women—is 100 years old this year.



The Newcomb Alumnae Association is planning a brunch on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to celebrate.

Today, J.L. remains the only all-women residence hall on campus. In 2017, Newcomb College Institute launched Spark, a residential learning community in J.L. for first-year women to engage in courses and programming focused on gender, leadership and social change. 

“Living in J.L. was a formative part of my undergraduate years,” said Catherine Edwards (NC ’72), a J.L. Centennial Celebration committee member. “Lifelong friendships were made.”

JL Residence Hall

Join the Facebook group “100 Years of Josephine Louise House” (facebook.com/groups/JL100) to share photos from your time in J.L.