Founded by nuns as a high school for African American and Native American students, the school changed directions in 1925 and became the first African American Catholic college in the U.S. This private college continued to excel and, in 1970, management was handed to a board of trustees. Hotels near Xavier University of New Orleans make it easy to tour the college, attend a graduation, and then head into New Orleans to explore the area’s culture, gastronomy, and attractions.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Just over three miles from New Orleans’ Central Business District, Xavier University is in a prime location for catching a Saints game at Mercedes Benz Superdome, heading into French Quarter for the jazz, or playing golf at New Orleans Country Club.
The XU campus also has plenty to do and see. The campus houses the Confucius Institute, and from time to time, the students perform traditional songs and dances for any interested party. The Chinese New Year celebration at University Center Ballroom is a popular way to experience Asian culture.
If you’re coming for a tour, Xavier University in Louisiana has two main school. The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. Degrees for students attending the College of Arts and Sciences range from communications to teaching. The College of Pharmacy focuses on degrees for students who wish to become pharmacists.
Hotels Near Xavier University of New Orleans
Walk to Xavier University from the Midtown Hotel – Midtown New Orleans. The budget-friendly hotel has rooms surrounding an outdoor courtyard and pool area. Stay here and you’re also less than two miles from the French Quarter.
Crescent Palms Motel sits about halfway between Xavier University and Mercedes Benz Superdome. If you’re in the area to visit the college, but you also want to take in a sports game, this is an ideal hotel.
Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans is a little farther from XU, but you’re within walking distance to the Central Business District and the French Quarter. Joy Theater is on the same block, and Saenger Theatre and the Monument of Simon Bolivar are a short walk down Canal Street.