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Transfer Student Orientation

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Welcome to Tulane University! We’re excited that you’ve decided to join our community. We know that, as a transfer student, you may already know how a university works in general, but we want to help you successfully navigate our Tulane community. Reach out and contact us at or 504-865-5180 with any questions.

Transfer students entering Tulane in the spring should review our Spring Orientation webpage for information about orientation.


  • Throughout summer: Housing Application Available
  • August 22: Move-In Day for transfer students living in on-campus housing
  • August 23, 2019: Transfer Student Orientation
  • August 26, 2019: Classes begin for fall semester
  • September 1, 2019: Transfer Student Welcome Event: Jazz Brunch on Steamboat Natchez! [look out for an invite from your Transfer Student Mentor!]


Transfer Student Orientation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019. The formal program will begin at 2:00 pm with a check-in beginning at 1:15 pm in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life in the Qatar Ballroom, room 212. The program will conclude at 5:00 pm with a reception to follow. We will have sessions specific to students as well as sessions just for parents!

Register here!

Transfer Student Resources

Use the resources below to help plan for your first semester at Tulane!

Transfer Mentor Program

The Transfer Mentor Program is an initiative organized by the Office of New Student & Leadership Programs in partnership with Tulane transfer students and aims to support the transition of transfer students into Tulane University. This free program is open to all transfer students attending Tulane and serves as an opportunity for incoming transfer students to connect with student leaders on campus, meet other incoming transfer students, and learn about involvement opportunities on campus. During Transfer Student Orientation, each transfer student will be placed in a small group lead by a Transfer Mentor, an upper-class transfer student leader. This mentor will serve as a guide and resource for transfer students throughout the fall semester and attend each Transfer Mentor Program meeting.

More information about specific times, locations, and dates of the Transfer Mentor Program will be available in early fall 2019.

  • August 24: Transfer Student Welcome Event
  • September 1: Transfer Student Welcome Event: Jazz Brunch on Steamboat Natchez
  • September 16 - 20: Transfer Mentor Program meeting
  • September 30 - October 4: Transfer Mentor Program meting
  • October 21 - 25: Transfer Mentor Program meeting
  • November 11 - 15: Transfer Mentor Program meeting
  • December 2 - 6: Transfer Mentor Program meeting