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New Student Checklist

WELCOME, NEW STUDENTS!

Use the TU New Student Checklist to plan for your first semester at Tulane. Many of the checklist items can be completed in advance. Some items have a limited window or will not be available until a later date. This checklist will be continuously updated as details may change. Review the entire checklist now so you can plan ahead. Most items are encouraged, while some are required. Download a PDF of this checklist here.

Academics:

Check your Tulane email regularly! Required

Request any needed accommodations (including testing) and submit documentation with the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility.

Review the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes.

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to plan your course schedule prior to registration. Spring Scholar registration will occur NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 5. Transfer student registration will begin NOVEMBER 8. Your advisor will email you about setting up a registration appointment. Required

Become familiar with Tulane’s Core Curriculum – requirements all students must fulfill to graduate.

Review Tulane’s comprehensive list of majors and minors. There are over 80 to explore!

Read this year’s Reading Project book, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Required

Review the Tulane University Code of Academic Conduct. Required

Financial Aid and University Records:

Apply for Financial Aid: To apply for federal aid, complete a FAFSA, and to apply for need-based scholarship from Tulane, complete a CSS Profile and send tax documentation.

Check for missing financial aid items (which may be incremental) by logging into Gibson Online Financial Aid and checking the Student Requirements tab.

Elect if you wish to grant your parent or guardian access to your Tulane financial information. Once each account is created, authorized users will have access to view electronic billing statements, view account activity & history, and access electronic payment options. Authorized users will receive direct billing notifications by email when new statements are available.

Discuss with your family completing the Authorization to Release Educational Records form to grant your parent or guardian access to your educational records. Turn in these forms IN PERSON when you arrive to campus in August.

Enter your preferred name and pronouns for course rosters through Gibson Online or at the Office of the Registrar.

JANUARY 14: Spring Tuition Bill Due. Tulane Accounts Receivable bills are paid through Gibson Online on the Billing tab. View your bill beginning DECEMBER 15. Required

Student Resources & Support Services:

Review the Code of Student Conduct and familiarize yourself with the student responsibilities in the Code. Required

Enroll in and complete the Student Resources and Support Services Canvas Course before your arrival to campus. Required

Campus Health:

JANUARY 15: Deadline to enroll in or opt out of the Tulane-sponsored Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP). Students must enroll in or begin the waiver process once registered for classes. Enrollment and waiver process opens late DECEMBER 7. Required

JANUARY 19: Deadline to complete the mandatory online health promotion courses. Check your Tulane email for instructions in mid-December. Required

FEBRUARY 15: Deadline to submit your immunization forms and records to The Health Center via Tulane’s Patient Portal, including COVID and flu vaccination forms. Required

Housing and Residence Life:

NOVEMBER 15: Priority deadline to complete the housing application to request housing on campus. You will be notified via your Tulane email address by mid-December of your housing assignment. Apply as soon as possible starting NOVEMBER 2! Questions? Contact Housing and Residence Life. Required

Review the Housing and Residence Life Community Living Standards. Required

Review the Spring Move-In Guide. Required

Campus Services:

BY DECEMBER 1: Upload a photograph for your Splash Card. Required

Check your email in December for instructions to sign your mail contract. All residential students are assigned a campus mail code. Required

BY JANUARY 25: Sign up for your dining plan. Review the dining plan options here. First-year residential students are able to select the Unlimited, TU 15, or Kosher dining plan. Required

Transfer Students: Purchase a parking permit through Tulane Parking Services Office if you will have a car on campus. [Only applies to transfer students classified as upperclassmen]

Campus Involvement:

DECEMBER 10 AT 5 PM CST: Deadline to register for 2022 Panhellenic Recruitment

Check out the list of student organizations and browse campus events on WaveSync.

Visit our First-Year Involvement Opportunities web page to learn about Tulane’s many peer mentor programs available for new students.

Lagniappe:

Order your textbooks through Gibson Online from the Barnes & Noble campus university bookstore once you have registered for classes. You can have your books shipped home or pick them up in January.

Order your college computer and technology accessories through our on-campus computer store, Technology Connection. Get access to educational discounts, on-site repair, and more when you purchase from Technology Connection. Check techconnect.tulane.edu for special computer bundles and pricing specifically for students entering this spring.

Check out on-campus and work study jobs through Handshake. Remember to bring original documents to campus to complete your I-9. Visit Student Employment’s website for more information about how to find a job at Tulane.

Download Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note and 1 terabyte of storage space) for FREE for your laptop or PC. Students have access to all software and storage while enrolled at Tulane.

Get connected by downloading our campus apps! Skip the lines with TU Go by Tulane University, our campus mobile ordering app that lets you to order and pay for your meals on the go. Tulane Bookstore gives you access to special promotions and exclusive discounts at our campus bookstores. Download TapRide to access our late-night, on-demand transportation services and Passio Go to view shuttle schedules, routes, and track your bus right from your phone.

Not registered to vote? Utilize Tulane’s TurboVote resource to register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, and receive election reminders.

Requirements by Date

Fall 2021

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to plan your course schedule prior to registration. Spring Scholar registration will occur NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 5. Transfer student registration will begin NOVEMBER 8. Your advisor will email you about setting up a registration appointment.

NOVEMBER 15: Priority deadline to complete the housing application to request housing on campus. You will be notified via your Tulane email address by mid-December of your housing assignment. Apply as soon as possible starting NOVEMBER 2! Questions? Contact Housing and Residence Life.

BY DECEMBER 1: Upload a photograph for your Splash Card.

Check your email in December for instructions to sign your mail contract. All residential students are assigned a campus mail code.

Spring 2022

JANUARY 14: Spring Tuition Bill Due. Tulane Accounts Receivable bills are paid through Gibson Online on the Billing tab. View your bill beginning DECEMBER 15. Required

JANUARY 15: Deadline to enroll in or opt out of the Tulane-sponsored Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP). Students must enroll in or begin the waiver process once registered for classes. Enrollment and waiver process opens late DECEMBER 7. Required

JANUARY 19: Deadline to complete the mandatory online health promotion courses. Check your Tulane email for instructions in mid-December. Required

FEBRUARY 15: Deadline to submit your immunization forms and records to The Health Center via Tulane’s Patient Portal, including COVID and flu vaccination forms. Required

Before You Arrive

Check your Tulane email regularly!

Review the Spring Move-In Guide.

Review the Tulane University Code of Academic Conduct.

Review the Code of Student Conduct and familiarize yourself with the student responsibilities in the Code.

Enroll in and complete the Student Resources and Support Services Canvas Course before your arrival to campus.

Review the Housing and Residence Life Community Living Standards and Fall Move-In Guide.