Weekend Schedule

Who, What, When and Where...

Here's what (and where) we've got planned for the weekend.

We'll update you with more details and exact locations as they become available.

Some events/locations are contingent upon number of RSVPs, so the sooner you sign up the more we'll know and the better the weekend will be.

Pretty sure you're coming but not ready to purchase tickets? That's cool, we get it. But we really need an idea of numbers, so if you're not ready to purchase but you're sure you're coming, please tell us.

                 Thursday, May 24th

Commencement 2018

9:00am - 12:00pm
Théâtre Mogador
25 rue de Mogador, 75009 Paris

Please join us in welcoming a new crop of AUP alumni into our community.

* Space is limited and early registration is recommended

Separate registration is required for this event.


Happy Hour at the AMEX Cafe, Check-in and Campus Tour

3:00pm - 7:30pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

Let’s get this party started right! Meet, greet and check in for the weekend in the new AMEX.

Join us for an old school Thursday night Happy Hour. Kick back with friends over a Stella or a Kir Royale and reminisce about the stuff that made our AUP so wonderful.

While you’re there, why not take a brief tour of the new campus, led by current staff and students, who would probably love to hear about the “good old days.” It will help you learn about the recent upgrades to campus and what has changed since we left in the ‘90s.  Mourn the loss of Bosquet but discover the new building as well.

* Please note: Additional “hard hat” tours will also be available on Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm as well if you are interested.


Friday, May 25th

Additional “Hard Hat” Tour of the New Building at Quai d’Orsay

10:00am - 12:00pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

Ongoing “hard hat” tours with students and staff will be available throughout the weekend.



Brunch in the AMEX Café with Some of Your Favorite Professors & Staff

12:00pm - 2:00pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

Gather for delicious brunch in the AMEX Café with professors and staff from back in the day. Come regardless if you plan to attend the GNG Panel discussion. It’s another opportunity to mingle with everyone together.

** This is a family-friendly event.



Faculty + Global Nomads Group Panel Discussion

2:15pm - 3:45pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

Twenty years ago a group of four friends from AUP had a vision of providing every young person with meaningful cross-cultural educational experiences. Global Nomads Group (GNG) is coming back to Paris, where it all started, to celebrate 20 years of their fostering dialogue and understanding among young people around the world. Join the alumni founders of GNG, who will host a panel in conjunction with AUP faculty.  

*Panel topics and participants to be announced this week.


Cocktails and informal catch-up

6:00pm - 7:30pm


54 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris

It’s Friday night in Paris! Where else would you rather be than with your AUP crew? Please join us for drinks and tapas at Fitzgerald, a classic paris restaurant and bar with a modern twist in the 7th -- whether you’re  attending the GNG Gala or dining with friends.

** Cash bar.




Global Nomad Group's 20th Anniversary Gala*

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

22 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris

Please join GNG in celebrating their success at a beautiful dinner in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Separate registration is required.

Group Dinners

8:00pm - whenever

Around Paris

If you are not attending the GNG Gala, please join fellow classmates for small organized group dinners in local restaurants. RSVP ASAP so we can let you know who is going where ahead of time. That way, you’ll be sure to amongst your chosen friends.

* Locations and groups will be curated based on who RSVPs.

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After-Dinner/Post Gala Meetup

11:00pm until late

Super-Surprise Old-School Location Coming Soon

In the spirit of parties at Centre Georges Pompidou and similar locations, we are working on a super secret location for those who wish to continue reminiscing (and maybe even do a little dancing on tables).  We will gather after dinner to continue the fun-- late into the night.

A super-surprise old-school location is in the works, and we’ll let you know where we’re going the moment we’ve got it nailed down. If you’re interested in going to this, we need an RSVP so we can (hopefully) grab the location we want. It’s popular. Really!

* Details and location to follow! Hey! Don’t forget to RSVP!!

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      Saturday, May 26th


Ongoing New Campus “Hard Hat” Tours

10:00am - 12:00pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

Spring Fest/Pique Nique sur l’Herbe

1:00pm - 3:00pm

L’herbe TBD.  We know this is important for everyone, but we are working through some prefecture issues. Remember those?

Evoke the feeling of Spring Fest again! Join us for an updated pique nique sur l’herbe (with wine, bien sûr) in an informal setting. Box lunches will be available upon request or you’re welcome to “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Baguette, etc.)

** This is a family-friendly event.

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Various (Small Group) Activities Around Town

3:00pm - until whenever!

Around Paris

For those who want to join other Alums for some organized activities-- instead of breaking off and making your own plans-- we’ve got some ideas up our sleeves.

Choose from:

  1. Old School American Style Flag Football on the Champs de Mars
  2. Yoga - Relax and stretch and get your yogi on en plein aire - Location coming soon!
  3. Hammam session - Spa D’Orient, Bains du Marais, or Mosque of Paris - Final location coming soon!
  4. Mini tours with AUP professors - Based on past classes - Details to come
  5. Flea market Meet-up and shopping expedition - World famous St. Ouen flea market

Final choices contingent upon RSVPs. Don't forget to select your preference during registration. Let us know what you want to do so we can plan ahead!


Sunday, May 27th

Grown-Up World's Fair (all the fun, slightly less debauchery)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

The American University of Paris

6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

We remain one of the most unique and diverse global communities on the planet, and we invite you to join us in reliving those Grand Salon moments with a World’s Fair of our own. We’ll deliver those unforgettable moments, but with a modern twist.

If you want UN hats and super soakers these need to be BYOB.  We will provide wine tasting, traiteurs, and cocktails from around the world.


“A la prochaine fois” cocktail

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location TBD

Who knew when we all met “back in the day” that AUP friends would still be the best friends? We can’t wait to meet up with you this May, and from then on, it will only be a matter of when-- and where. Please join us for a last casual hangout as we toast a memorable weekend…until la prochaine fois!

We know we’ll all be tired from a whole weekend of awesome activities, so we aim to make our last night a low key sendoff.

We’re working on a great location for this (you know Sundays in Paris) and we’ll get you an update as soon as we have one. We promise, it’ll be great, and a fitting end to a wonderful reunion.

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