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New Student Orientation Schedule

The complete schedule will be available in summer 2019. Programming for students runs from Wednesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 25. Programming for parents and families runs through Thursday afternoon, August 22. Families should plan to depart campus by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22. Classes begin on Monday, August 26. View the tentative schedule below.

NSO 2019 Schedule Overview

Our NSO 2019 schedule will be mobile. Download the Tulane Orientation App from the Apple App Store and Google Play beginning August 1, 2019. Students will create their account using their Tulane email address and Tulane password. Make sure to select your residence hall (or off-campus living status) in the sign on screen to ensure you have access to your correct NSO schedule. Parent and family members should create an account using the "Guest" field. The app features our full NSO schedule along with a campus map and a handful of resources you will want to access prior to your arrival and during NSO.

Travel Planning for Families

New students will be assigned a two-hour move-in time slot on Wednesday, August 21. 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 22 at the latest.