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New Student Orientation

Spring 2019

Wednesday, January 9 thru Friday, January 11, 2019

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 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 9

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 degree and class scheduling options.

Times Activities
8:00-9:00am Registration & Coffee:  Tidewater Building, Room 1204 (12th floor)
9:00am-
12:00pm
Opening Welcome - Tidewater Building, Room 1201 (12th floor)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - Tidewater Building, Room 1202 (12th floor) - 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

Thursday, January 10

Events run from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM; you can go on a campus tour or attend financial aid and/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. Tulane's SPHTM International students will be required to attend their mandatory orientation session from 1pm to 5:00pm at the Rogers Memorial Chapel on the uptown campus. Int’l students can follow up with the SPHTM SGA and GRIT at a later time for individualized sessions, since you’ll miss these today due to that required Int’l Student Orientation.

Times Activities
All Day Individual appointments with faculty advisors and continue registering for classes.
10:00am  Financial Aid Orientation: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1210
1:00pm Student Government Association (SGA) Ambassador Tour: Meet in Tidewater Building lobby
3:00pm SPHTM Global Research Information Technology (GRIT) Open House: Tidewater 12th floor, Room 1201
  • Bring your devices
  • Wavemail, software, wireless services, laptop support, social media, security, support
  • Q&A, wireless registration of devices
1:00-5:00pm Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Mandatory International J-1 and F-1 Graduate Student Orientation
Rogers Memorial Chapel (Building 73 uptown campus)
Friday, January 11

Friday is a light day, allowing students to settle in and begin exploring New Orleans before classes begin on Monday, January 14. All students are encouraged to attend the 9:00 AM session focusing on the Matas Library and all its resources you'll have access to while you're a student at the SPHTM.  


Times Activities
9:00am-10:00am Health Sciences Library (Rudolph Matas Library.) Orientation. 
Tidewater Building,  Room 1206 (12th floor)

Classes begin Monday, January 14. We look forward to meeting you!

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