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Schedules for Students and Parents

* Final copies of the schedules will be distributed at check-in.

You will be able to check in beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Day 1. We recommend that you arrange your travel so that you can arrive on campus by at least 1:00 p.m. The first presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Student activities will last until 11:00 p.m. Students stay overnight in a residence hall and start Day 2 with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Since you will register for classes on Day 2, it is very important that your return travel arrangements allow you to stay through the late afternoon. All activities will end by 4:00 p.m. on Day 2.

Some New Student Orientation events are for both students and parents together, but most of the time there will be separate events with specialized information and activities for each group. The following elements will be included in the program:


Presentation topics for students

  • Core curriculum requirements and academic support resources
  • Special academic programs for first year students
  • Academic advising and course registration procedures
  • University services information and demonstrations
  • Housing and Dining Services information
  • Safety and emergency guidance and resources
  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Campus involvement and co-curricular activity opportunities

Activities for students

  • Course selection assistance with an academic advisor
  • Registration for fall 2014 semester courses
  • Guidance from an upper-class student Orientation Team Leader
  • Meals, socializing and small group discussions with fellow new students
  • Tours of model residence hall rooms
  • Off-campus evening entertainment (admission and transportation included)

Presentation topics for parents

  • Overview of curriculum requirements, academic advising and registration procedures
  • Special academic programs for first year students
  • Academic success resources
  • Housing and Dining Services information
  • Safety and emergency resources
  • University services information
  • Money Matters (billing, financial aid)
  • Physical and mental health and wellness resources
  • Campus life programs and opportunities

Activities for parents

  • Parents-only social
  • On- and off-campus resources expo
  • Guidance from academic, student affairs and university services staff
  • Networking with other Tulane parents

Orientation and Parent Programs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5180