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.

All pricing is à la carte.

                 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.

Twenty years ago, four of our classmates started an organization called Global Nomads Group (GNG) to foster dialogue among the world's youth. During the commencement ceremony, AUP will be honoring GNG for its 20 years of impact in the global education

* Space is limited and early registration is recommended


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

3:00pm - 7:00pm
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 - 3:15pm
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 GN (Christopher Plutte, Mark Von Sponeck and David Macquart-Moulin) in discussion with AUP faculty (Waddick Doyle) about the future of global communications and social entrepreneurship.



Cocktails and informal catch-up

6:00pm - 7:30pm
54 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris
*Cash Bar

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
*$250 and up

Come join the GNG founders for a night of celebration and storytelling under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Reconnect with old friends, drink, and dance the night away - all while making a difference in the lives of young people. Donations and proceeds go directly to sponsoring GNG classrooms around the world.

Separate registration is required.

Group Dinner

8:00pm - whenever
le Colonel Moustache
56 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg
75007, Paris

*Pay Individually

If you are not attending the GNG Gala, please join fellow classmates for dinner! We will all be going to le Colonel Moustache. 



After-Dinner/Post Gala Meetup

11:00pm until late
Aux Trois Mailletz
56 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris
*Pay Individually


We will gather after dinner to continue the fun -- late into the night. For those who wish to continue reminiscing (and maybe even do a little dancing on tables)...No, really.

Never been to Trois Mailletz? It's awesome and you can learn more here: https://www.auxtroismailletz.com/home


      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
147 Rue de Grenelle

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. 

** This is a family-friendly event.

*€20 Prepared lunch option sold out, but please join us and BYOB (Bring Your Own Baguette)


Various (Small Group) Activities Around Town

3:00pm - until whenever!
*Pay Individually

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. Mini tours with AUP professors - REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • Christine Baltay, Associate Emerita of ArtHistory, offers an intimate tour of the Musee Jacquemart-Andre. An overlooked jewel in the 8th arrondissement, this museum, and former home of Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, holds fascinating stories about the works it houses, as well as the patrons who once graced its residence.
    • George Wanklyn, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History, invites alumni to return to Invalides and experience the rich history of le Musée de l’Armée. As part of the tour, Professor Wanklyn and guests will visit l’Eglise du Dôme to pay homage to the tomb of Napoléon Bonaparte – a complex figure in French history and one of its greatest military minds.
  2. Flea market Meet-up and shopping expedition - Meet at 147 Rue de Grenelle at 3PM SHARP to go to the World famous St. Ouen flea market.

SGA-Style '90s Dance Party

9:00pm - 2:00am
Le Scarlett
24 Rue Vavin, 75006 Paris, France


Transport yourself straight back in time with this SGA-style AUP party in Paris. This evening will, of course, feature plenty of '90s hits – as well as a photo booth to capture the night's best moments. 


Sunday, May 27th



We've cancelled the grown-up world's fair and will issue refunds to everybody who purchased tickets. We may substitute this event with something else, so stand by!

“A la prochaine fois” cocktail

7:00pm - 11:00pm

*Pay Individually

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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