It's Carnival Time!

Mardi Gras is here and the whole city and campus is getting into the spirit! Whether this is your first Mardi Gras or your 21st, it's a good idea to prepare yourself for the festivities to ensure a safer and fun time. Here are some quick tips to get you through the season.

A Letter from Dr. Porter on Student Safety

Shuttle & Transportation Mardi Gras Schedule

Student Health Center Hours of Operation for Mardi Gras

Thursday, February 12th - 8am-6pm
Friday, February 13th - 8am-5pm
Saturday, February 14th - 9am-1pm
Sunday, February 15th - Closed
Monday, February 16th - 9am-1pm
Tuesday, February 17th, Mardi Gras Day - Closed
Regular hours of operation resume Wednesday, February 18th

Phone number during business hours: 504-865-5255
After-hours Nurse Advice Line: 1-855-487-0290

theWELL Hours of Operation for Mardi Gras

Thursday, February 12th & Friday, February 13th - 9am-5pm
Monday, February 16th & Tuesday, February 17th - Closed
Regular hours of operation resume Wednesday, February 18th


Quick Tips for a Fun and Festive Mardi Gras

  • Stick with friends—stay together and leave together
  • Make sure to charge your phone before going out
  • Pack a backpack, bag or fanny pack with parade essentials: Water, snacks, hand sanitizer, your ID, and health insurance card
  • Make a plan for transportation to/from the parade route-bring cash for a cab
  • Be respectful of other people's claimed territory and share your own space
  • If you choose to drink:
    • Avoid trying to "Keep Up" or "Catch Up" with your friends.
    • Stick to your own limits.
    • Know the source of your drinks
    • Pace yourself-it's a marathon, not a sprint!



2015 Mardi Gras Safety Materials

Would you like to help your fellow Tulanians prepare for a fun, festive and safer super Mardi Gras this year? Whether you're an RA, a member of a student organization, a staff or faculty member, parent or an enthusiastic peer, we've got you covered! You can preview the Mardi Gras materials below and click on the links to order.


2015 Mardi Gras Program

Mardi Gras Safety Bulletin Boards

This set contains 11, 8 1/2" X 11" slides which present information about staying safe during Mardi Gras. Order the whole set and then customize how you'd like to display the information. Add glitter and feathers to make it Mardi Gras ready!




2015 Festival Transportation

Mardi Gras & Festival Transportation Poster

Display this 24" X 32" poster in high traffic areas for a quick snap shot of getting around town during Mardi Gras and other festivals.



2015 Mardi Gras Checklist

Mardi Gras Check List

This is your to do list for preparing to watch parades. 



Mardi Gras Safety Presentation

Mardi Gras Safety Presentation

This program is presented by our Tulane University Peer Health Educators (TUPHE) and can be requested by RAs, student organizations, faculty or staff. The presentation provides Tulane students the information and skills necessary for a safer Mardi Gras.

Check back soon for details on how to request this presentation.



Wellness Wednesday: Carnival Kickoff

January 28th, 11am-1pm at Pocket Park, LBC

Come by for a variety of Mardi Gras themed giveaways to help you stay safer this Carnival season.

2015 Carnival Kickoff

Wellness and Health Promotion, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5255