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New Student Orientation

Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 22 thru Friday, August 24, 2018

Female students from Bolivia and Washington DC, holding signs with their country/city

Join us for New Student Orientation where you'll meet new and current students, faculty and staff. Important information on university policies, campus safety procedures, financial aid, and much more will be discussed. If you haven’t met with your advisor don’t forget to schedule a one-on-one session to discuss registration, degree requirements, or any other academic questions. Orientation is great way to successfully transition to SPHTM and New Orleans. Please contact SPHTM Student Affairs at 504-988-7111 or if you have any questions along the way. We’re glad you chose Tulane, and we look forward to providing an excellent experience.

Click on each day for a schedule of events. 

  • All events are held at the Tidewater Building (1440 Canal Street) unless otherwise listed.
  • STUDENT IDs ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AND VISIBLE. IDs are processed all week in Card Services, Tidewater Bldg., 8th floor, Rm. 803 (must show driver’s license or passport and must be registered for classes – hours 8:30am to 4:30pm – closed for lunch noon-1pm).
Wednesday, August 22

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). After lunch, you will meet with your department and have the opportunity later to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your goals for your degree and class scheduling options. For any of our J1/Exchange International students, there is a mandatory orientation on the uptown campus.

Times Activities
7:45-9:00am Registration & Jazz Breakfast with new & current students, alumni, faculty, and staff: Tidewater Building, 1st floor Gallery
Opening Welcome - Tidewater Bldg, 1st floor Auditorium
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - Tidewater Building, 1st floor Gallery - take your lunch to where your departmental meetings will be held, or first floor student lounges (student ID required for access to student lounges)
1:00-5:00pm Department orientation and advising sessions. Tidewater Bldg. Meet your academic advisor and department chair; register for classes
12:30-5:00pm Mandatory International J-1 Exchange Student Orientation

Rogers Memorial Chapel (Building 73 uptown campus)

Thursday, August 23

Events run from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  You may choose to attend one of the two Financial Aid Orientation sessions, and one of the two Campus Tours.  If you have any questions about Tulane’s computer services or need help setting up your personal computer for school, attend one of the Global Research Information Technology (GRIT) sessions.  All sessions last an hour with the exception of GRIT (approx. 90 mins.). 

Times Activities
All Day Individual appointments with faculty advisors and continue registering for classes.
10:00am or 2:00pm  Financial Aid Orientation: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1208
11:30am or 1:00pm Student Government Association (SGA) Ambassador Tour: Meet in Tidewater Building lobby
9:00am or 3:15pm SPHTM Global Research Information Technology (GRIT) Open House: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1210
  • Bring your devices
  • Wavemail, software, wireless services, laptop support, social media, security, support
  • Q&A, wireless registration of devices
Friday, August 24

Friday is a light day, allowing students to settle in and begin exploring New Orleans before classes begin on Monday. All students are encouraged to attend the 9:00 AM session focusing on the Matas Library. It is a vital tool and resource you’ll be using to assist in your studies here. Our Human Resources has an info session on Student Employment. And for our F1 International graduate students, there is a mandatory orientation on the uptown campus in the Rogers Chapel from 12:30 to 5:00pm.

Times Activities
9:00am-10:00am Health Sciences Library (Rudolph Matas Library.) Orientation. 
Tidewater Building, 1st floor Auditorium
3:00-4:00pm Office of Human Resources Student Employment Info Session
Tidewater Building, 12th floor, Room 1204
12:30-5:00pm Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Mandatory International F1 Graduate Student Orientation
Rogers Memorial Chapel (Building 73 uptown campus)

We look forward to meeting you!

Female student from Woodland, TX and female student from Nigeria, holding signs with city/country