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Below are some helpful resources to assist you in navigating your new environment here at Tulane. Several offices across campus provide information specifically for new students.


  • Academic Calendar: Information regarding breaks, exam schedules, and add/drop deadlines.
  • Academic Planning: Review major checklists, the First Year Academic Planning Guide, and information on registering for classes.
  • Accessibility Services & Testing: Short-term or long-term accommodations for students with psychological, medical/physical, and learning/developmental disabilities.
  • FERPA Waiver: If you would like the university to be able to discuss your academic, financial, accounts receivable, and/or student affairs (including conduct), record with your parent, guardian, or another individual, the FERPA form must be signed and turned in to the respective offices for which you wish your record to be discussed. You can decide which records you wish to be discussed.
  • Reading Project: Learn more about the common reading book for the first-year class as well as events and programs related to the selected book's central themes.
  • TIDES: The Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminar is a course that almost all new students are required to take with over 80 topics. 
  • Academic Learning & Tutoring Center: Tutoring and success coaching to help you succeed inside (and outside) the classroom.


  • The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life: Learn about the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, discover resources, connect with allies, and explore opportunities on campus and around New Orleans.
  • Emergency Response: Information to assist you and your family in preparing for any emergency. Sign up for emergency alerts.
  • Campus Health: Immunization records requirements, student health insurance information, and more to assist you with staying healthy during your time at Tulane.
  • Campus Services: Learn about the Splash Card, choose your meal plan, buy your textbooks, sign up for a mail key, purchase a new computer, and even learn how to get all of your stuff to Tulane!
  • Housing and Residence Life: Housing options for first-year students, Move-In information, and other resources to assist you with living on campus.
  • Student Employment: Learn more about opportunities for employment as a student worker at Tulane. A part-time job fair is held every August during Fall Welcome.