What’s the difference between Richardson, Richardson, and Richardson? Find out everything you need to talk the talk at Tulane.
A Building & A Portal
In Gibson Hall you will find the Admissions office and senior level administration.
On gibson.tulane.edu, you will find all things Tulane! From your class schedule to your Splash Card balance, you will find it here!
Your Class Website
This is the online portal for academic work. You will find syllabi, take quizzes, and submit assignments on your class’ Canvas page.
For organizations & events
This is the online portal for student activities. Student organizations and campus offices have pages you can join and there are always tons of events happening on campus. Browsing WaveSync is a great way to find events or organizations that you may want to join. Applications for leadership positions are also hosted on WaveSync - look for them under Forms!
Your Tulane ID
Your Splash Card is essential! Keep it with you at all times, even if you think you won’t need it. You will use it to pay for meals, to get into residence halls, to print documents on campus, and get into Tulane events. If you ever lose you card, deactivate it online by logging into Gibson (see left!) to make sure no one can find it and use all your Splash Cash.
Also called “swipes”
These can be used at the Commons, Commons To Go, Drawing Board To Go, all three Tulane Food Trucks, and the Orleans Room at Loyola University New Orleans. (pro tip: the food trucks are delicious! Roulez, Viet-Nomie’s and Global Mobile are go-tos for hungry students on the go)
These are on-campus retail dollars that can be spent like cash at any Tulane Dining Services retail location, including the LBC Food Court, the Drawing Board Cafe, PJ’s Coffee, and the food trucks. Want to get a bagel from Panera? You’ll use Wavebuck$.
These can be spent like cash at specific off-cam-pus locations. Check out diningservices.tulane.edu for a complete list of locations. Want to get a pizza from Domino’s? You’ll use NOLAbuck$.
Your Splash Cash can be used like a debit card on campus. You’ll use Splash Cash to print, and can use it at Tulane vendors like the LBC Food Court and Barnes & Noble.
To print on campus, you will need print credits or Splash Cash. Each semester, undergraduate students receive a $25.00 printing allowance. If you need to print more, add Splash Cash to your card. Black and white copies are $0.10/page; color copies are $1.00
Meet our beloved mascot at events across campus!
RICHARDSON, RICHARDSON & RICHARDSON
The Richardson building is home to the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, and is located in the middle of the academic quad. The Richardson Memorial building is home to the architecture program and the Drawing Board cafe, and is located on the academic quad. The Caroline Richardson building is located next to the Student Health Center, across from Warren Residence Hall. It is practically inevitable that you will go to the wrong building at some point - bond with your classmates over the collective confusion.
HOWIE-T & TILTON MEMORIAL
Howie-T is the nickname for the Howard Tilton Memorial Library (also occasionally known as HTML). Tilton Memorial Hall is home to the Amistad Research Center and is a classroom building on the academic quad, located next to Gibson hall. Double check your class schedule to make sure you go to the right building!
NORMAN MAYER & MAYER RESIDENCE HALL
The former is an academic building; the latter is, of course, a residence hall.
HEBERT IS PRONOUNCED EY-BEAR
Please don’t ask upperclassmen how long it took them to figure this out.
NEWCOMB, NEWCOMB, NEWCOMB!
Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) is the home of the undergraduate academic experience - regardless of their program, all Tulane students start at NTC. Newcomb Institute focuses on gender equity in the 21st century, building on the legacy of Newcomb College. Newcomb Hall is an academic building close to JL and Greenbaum residence halls. In front of Newcomb Hall is the Newcomb Quad and to its side is the beautiful Newcomb Art Museum.
THE HULLABALOO CHEER
A ONE, A TWO, A HELLUVA HULLABALOO
A HULLABALOO RAY RAY
A HULLABALOO RAY RAY
HOORAY-HOORAY VARS VARS TEE AY
TEE AY, TEE AY VARS VARS TEE AY
WE PRAISE THEE FOR THY PAST, O ALMA MATER! THY HAND HATH DONE ITS WORK FULL FAITHFULLY. THE INCENSE OF THY SPIRIT HAS ASCENDED AND FILLED AMERICA FROM SEA TO SEA!
OLIVE GREEN AND BLUE! WE LOVE THEE! PLEDGE WE NOW OUR FEALTY TRUE WHERE THE TREES ARE EVER GREENEST, WHERE THE SKIES ARE PUREST BLUE. HEAR US NOW, O TULANE, HEAR US, AS WE PROUDLY SING TO THEE! TAKE FROM US OUR HEARTS’ DEVOTION, THINE WE ARE AND THINE SHALL BE!
GREEN WAVE GREEN WAVE, HATS OFF TO THEE.
WE’RE OUT TO
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FOR OUR VICTORY.
SHOUT TO THE SKIES
OUR GREEN WAVE WAR CRIES.
THE BRAVEST WE’LL DEFY.
HOLD THAT LINE FOR
OLIVE AND BLUE.
WE WILL CHEER FOR YOU.
SO FIGHT, FIGHT, OLD TULANE
FIGHT ON TO VICTORY!