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New Student Orientation

Spring 2020

Wednesday, January 8 thru Friday, January 10, 2020

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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 a great way to successfully transition to SPHTM and New Orleans. Please contact SPHTM Student Affairs at 504-988-7111 or sphtmstudentaffairs@tulane.edu 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, January 8

The first day of orientation runs from 8:00 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 taken to your department meeting locations or to one of the first floor student lounges (requires student ID for access). After lunch, students have their departmental orientation and will meet with their academic advisor to discuss goals for your degree and class scheduling options.

Times Activities
8:00-9:00am Registration & Coffee: Tidewater Bldg., 12th floor, Room 1204
9:00am-
12:00pm
Opening Welcome - Tidewater Bldg., 12th floor, Room 1201
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - 12th floor, Room 1202 - 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. Meet your academic advisor, department chair and other important personnel; register for classes

Thursday, January 9

Events run from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM; you can go on a campus tour, attend a financial aid and/or the technology orientation sessions. SPHTM Information Technology (SPHTM IT) 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 SPHTM IT, which is 90 minutes.

Times Activities
All Day Individual appointments with faculty advisors and continue registering for classes.
10:00am  Financial Aid Orientation: Tidewater 12th floor, Room TBA
1:00pm Student Government Association (SGA) Ambassador Tour: Meet in Tidewater Building lobby
3:00pm SPHTM Information Technology Open House: Tidewater 12th floor, Room TBA Room

Friday, January 10

All students are welcome to attend the 9:00 AM session focusing on the Matas Library and all its resources you’ll have access to while you are here at the SPHTM. Tulane's SPHTM International students will be required to attend their mandatory orientation session from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Goldring Woldenberg Business Complex (GWBC) on the uptown campus.

Times Activities
9:00am-10:00am Health Sciences Library (Rudolph Matas Library) Orientation. 
Tidewater Building,  12th floor, Room 1206
1pm – 5pm Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Mandatory International J1 and F1 Graduate Student Orientation
Goldring Woldenberg Business Complex, Building 39 on uptown campus

Classes begin Monday, January 13th - We look forward to meeting you!