NOLA Back 2 School Fest is July 29

NOLA Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell is July 29

The 2023 NOLA Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell will provide 5,000 students in grades K-6 with free backpacks filled with essential school supplies Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Xavier University Center, 4980 Dixon St, New Orleans, on Xavier’s south campus.

Parents and caregivers who have pre-registered students in grades K-6 at will pick up their child’s backpacks and supplies in a drive through distribution alongside the Xavier University Center. Parents/caregivers who utilize public transportation or arrive on foot or by bicycle can pick up backpacks at the entrance of the St. Joseph Center located directly across Broadway Street from the Xavier University Center.

Students from throughout the Greater New Orleans area are eligible to receive the free backpacks and school supplies, however, students must be pre-registered in advance at

The seventh annual NOLA Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell is hosted in partnership Xavier University of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (GNO STEM).

To register to participate and to learn more, visit or email