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New Student Orientation

Fall 2017

Wednesday, August 23 - Friday, August 25

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 sphtmstudentservices@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 during orientation. IDs for registered students are processed in card services on the 8th floor of Tidewater Building, Rm. 802 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Please bring either your driver's license or passport with you.
Wednesday, 23 August

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.  

Times Activities
7:45am       Registration (Student Lounges) and Jazz Breakfast: Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Tidewater building, 1st floor
9:00am Orientation Program: Tidewater Building, 1st Floor Auditorium 
12:00pm Lunch: 1st Floor, Diboll Gallery
1:00pm Department breakout and advising sessions: Tidewater Building. Please see orientation agenda for departmental breakout locations, or contact SPHTM student affairs at 504.988.7111. 
Thursday, 24 August

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.

Times Activities
12:30-5:00pm Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Mandatory J1/Exchange Student Orientation: for graduate exchange students who will not receive a degree from Tulane
Rogers Memorial Chapel (uptown campus)
10:00am OR 2:00pm Financial Aid Orientation: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1210 
11:30am OR 1:00pm Student Government Association (SGA) Ambassador Tour: Meet in Tidewater Building lobby
9:00-10:30am 
OR 3:15 to 4:45pm
SPHTM Global Research Information Technology (GRIT) Open House: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1201
Friday, 25 August

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. 

Times Activities
8:30am-1:00pm Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Mandatory F1/Graduate Student Orientation
Rogers Memorial Chapel (Uptown campus)
9:00-10:00am Health Sciences Library (Rudolph Matas Library) Orientation- Tidewater Building, 12th Floor, 1201
3:00-4:00pm Office of Human Resources: Tidewater Diboll Auditorium, 1st floor

We look forward to meeting you!

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