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The Office of New Student & Leadership Programs offers several orientation and transition programs for new students.

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO)

Held before classes begin in August, NSO 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. 

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Transfer Student Orientation

Offered each August, this optional program is recommended for any student transferring into Newcomb-Tulane College. This one-day program includes presentations from campus partners, a campus tour, and a small group meeting with other transfer students and your transfer Wave Leader.

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Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome is Tulane's kick-off of the new academic year with programming and activities just for new students as well as events to welcome back returning students. As a new student, there will be plenty of academic and social programs throughout Fall Welcome to help you meet your classmates, make friends, and learn your way around Tulane. Take advantage of the many activities and events offered during the first two weeks of the fall semester.

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Students at Spring Orientation
Spring Orientation

Offered each January, this program is required for freshman students entering Newcomb-Tulane College and recommended for any student transferring into Newcomb-Tulane College. This one-day program includes presentations from campus partners, a campus tour, and a small group meeting with other spring students and your Wave Leader.

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The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) coordinates a separate orientation program for incoming international students. Undergraduate students admitted through the School of Professional Advancement and graduate students should consult with their specific school regarding orientation information.