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New Student Orientation Schedule

Programming for students will run from Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 23, 2020. Programming for parents and families will be offered through Thursday afternoon, August 20. Families should plan to depart campus by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20. Classes begin on Monday, August 24. A schedule of Orientation programming will be released in May 2020.

Travel Planning for Families

New students will be assigned a two-hour move-in time slot on Wednesday, August 19. The entire day is devoted to new student move-in. Students will be notified of their specific time slot in July when they receive their housing assignment from Housing and Residence Life.

Some families prefer to travel to New Orleans on Tuesday while others prefer to travel on Wednesday. You will not be able to access your residence hall room early, but you may wish to spend some time in New Orleans before you move in. Many families prefer to stay in New Orleans through the Parent Orientation program on Thursday. Our Parent Orientation program will include opportunities for families to visit department open houses, attend a President's Address to Parents, and attend academic receptions and open houses. A photo celebration for students and families to say goodbye is planned for early afternoon on Thursday. Please make your travel plans accordingly and depart campus and New Orleans when is best for your family and by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at the latest.