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Tulane is closing today at 1 p.m. on all campuses. According to our weather monitoring partners, rain will be starting between noon and 1 p.m., with the most severe weather happening between 3-4 p.m. Please use an abundance of caution and visit the emergency website for more details.

Mission Statement

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Tulane's purpose is to create, communicate and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to think, to learn and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.

Tulane pursues this mission by cultivating an environment that focuses on learning and the generation of new knowledge; by expecting and rewarding teaching and research of extraordinarily high quality and impact; and by fostering community-building initiatives as well as scientific, cultural and social understanding that integrate with and strengthen learning and research. This mission is pursued in the context of the unique qualities of our location in New Orleans and our continual aspiration to be a truly distinctive international university.