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All students are invited to an informal gathering to kick off the semester with a New Orleans summertime treat, Snoballs, from local favorite, Plum Street Snoballs to welcome and introduce international students to New Orleans and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Enjoy samples of West African cuisine from student-run catering company, CHOPS NOLA.

And learn more about how to get involved with the SPHTM Language Partner Program. 

No RSVP required. Bring a friend and stop in! 


Diboll Gallery, 1st Floor of Tidewater

Get to know SPHTM as you can only through a visit to the campus and our incomparable city. Our monthly open house is a fun and flexible day where you will connect with our faculty, staff, students, and future students through information sessions, department visits, panel discussions, class visits, and informal discussions. Held on Fridays, and often planned to coincide with one of New Orleans' popular events or festivals, open houses give you the opportunity to enjoy an informative and full weekend. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Friday is a light day, allowing students to settle in and begin exploring New Orleans. before classes begin on Monday. All students are welcome to attend the 9:00 AM session focusing on Matas Library. It will be about an hour long. Tulane's SPHTM International students will be required to attend a special orientation session running from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

Events run from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM and you may choose to attend one of two campus tours, financial aid, or technology (GRIT) orientation sessions. SPHTM Global Research Information Technology (GRIT) can help if you have any questions about Tulane's technical services, or if you need to set up your personal computer for school. All sessions last an hour with the exception of GRIT.

The first day of orientation runs from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM, starting with registration and the Opening Welcome. Tulane students, faculty and staff will discuss a variety of relevant topics, and there might be prizes for those who correctly answer Tulane trivia questions. Lunch will be provided and can be eaten at your department meeting locations or in one of the first floor student lounges (requires student ID for access).

The Treme Brass Band will kick off the race day festivities, while Dr. Eric Griggs "Doc Griggs" will serve as the event MC.

Registration is FREE! Click here to register.

Registration packet pickup:

  • Packets can be picked up on the morning of the race at Oliver Bush Playground & Park


MD/MPH Student Group Fall 2017 Blood Drive - All Tulane students, staff and faculty are welcome to donate. Donors will receive a t-shirt and free screening.

For more information contact MDMPH Program via email to or by phone at 504-988-7044

Prevention Research Center Webinar group viewing:

Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs for Measuring Walking and Walkability

Join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for a group viewing of a free webinar from AmericaWalks!

PRC & CEMCH Webinar: "Place, Race, Poverty & Our Youngest Children,” with Charles Bruner, PhD, MA, recently retired Director of the Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC). 12:00-1:30pm, CST.


Register here