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Welcome, Class of 2023!

Held before classes begin in August, New Student Orientation is required for all incoming freshman students admitted into Newcomb-Tulane College. This mandatory five-day program begins with Move-In Day and includes programs and activities to set you up for success inside the classroom and help you thrive in your new community. Registration is not required for this program.  

Dates: Wednesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 25, 2019

New Student Orientation is designed to:

  1. Facilitate a successful transition into the Tulane University community
  2. Introduce students to the academic experience within Newcomb-Tulane College
  3. Promote academic services and campus resources to help students thrive in their first year
  4. Foster a sense of community for students as they meet members of their class and build their support network with other students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  5. Support students in developing goals and values that stress academic exploration, foster inclusion, and promote healthy behaviors
  6. Encourage exploration for involvement opportunities and community engagement experiences to assist students in exploring their interests and getting involved

New Student Orientation will help you settle in, get plugged in, and introduce you to some of Tulane’s greatest traditions. Visit the links to the right for more information.


Check back in spring 2019 to access our many resources for new students including the Class of 2023 Checklist, the New Student Guidebook, the NSO Schedule, and more!

Have a question regarding New Student Orientation? Contact us at (504) 865-5180 or