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Free donuts day, sponsored by the SGA, in the student lounge the Friday before Mardi Gras 2017.

Download the handy building directory with location info on departments, support services, and centers. Mini-versions of the directory are available in Student Affairs. (NOTE – the directory will be updated this summer.)

Secret and not-so-secret spots in Tidewater:

First Floor – Park, rest, and relax

  • You’ve probably figured out that Pickles Café is located on the first floor. But you might want to know that the café’s hours are 7:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday and it’s closed during most breaks.
  • Bike racks can be found in the back of the Student Lounge (so you don’t have to park your bike on the street).
  • Also in the Student Lounge: Lockers, filtered water, and game tables (pool, foosball, and video games!).

Eighth Floor –Take care of business

  • The Mail Room (Room 802) where you can drop off mail to be delivered or pick up departmental mail.
  • Card Services (Room 803) (Replacing a lost ID will run you $35).
  • Parking Services (The Tidewater garage is generally limited to paid parkers, but students are permitted after 5pm weekdays when they have an application on file in Parking Services and have paid a $10.00 deposit for a swipe card [paid by cash or check, refundable when relinquished]. Student cars must exit the garage by 10pm. Students with a swipe card can also access the building 6am – 6pm on weekends.)

Twelfth Floor – Study and learn

  • Most (but not all) classrooms are on this floor
  • Computer labs (Rooms 1214/1216/1218/1220)

  • Financial Aid (Room 1213)
  • Two groovy study rooms (Room 1200 and 1205)
  • Career Studio (Room 1227)
  • Weight Watchers, Thursdays at noon, Room 1202
  • Multipurpose room 1225 coming soon!
  • SGA Annex coming soon!

Fifteenth Floor – Reflect

Sixteenth Floor – Feed the beast

  • We are all about healthy here, but sometimes you need to hit the vending machines. Both soda and snack machines available (midway down the side halls)
  • The Center for Continuing Education is also located on this floor.

Eighteenth Floor – Study more, be healthy

  • A quiet study area called "The Green Room" is located along the same corridor as GRIT and the PRC. (Room #1819)
  • There’s also a Lactation Room in room 1830, along the mid-way corridor, as well as in other university buildings.

Twenty-fourth Floor – Learn a new language, visit student affairs

The SPHTM Language Lab is located in the Tidewater Building, Student Affairs Office, Suite 2460. The Language Lab is equipped with Rosetta Stone software on four computers. Develop, learn, practice, or advance language skills in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Students can sign up for a time slot between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Follow the link and all instructions listed to make an appointment in the Language Lab:

Near Tidewater:

1430 Tulane Avenue (SOM building)