Make Way for New Beginnings

Tulane is a distinctive educational experience, emphasizing innovation and firsthand research opportunities. By investing in new programs, research centers and campus developments that transform the landscape of campus, Tulane is ensuring its dynamic future.

Let’s Innovate

The newly launched TULANE INNOVATION INSTITUTE will be a transformative university-wide endeavor designed to bring the discoveries and ideas of Tulanians and innovators throughout our region to market faster. The Robert L. Priddy Innovation Lab will provide proof-of-concept and early-stage startup gap funding for aspiring entrepreneurs and promising technologies. KIMBERLY GRAMM, a seasoned leader of university innovation and commercialization projects, will lead the institute as the newly named David and Marion Mussafer Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer.

Launching Space Law Program

TULANE LAW will launch a new program in space law thanks to a generous gift from alumna DARLEEN JACOBS (L ’81) to address legal issues now emerging with private exploration and exploitation of space. Tulane’s world-leading strength in maritime law, international law and environmental law position it uniquely to contribute to the study and development of space law. The program will launch at a turning point in the exploration of space and the rapid development of private exploration.

Specialized Care

For patients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of rare genetic conditions that impact connective tissues, there are very few clinics in the world that specialize in diagnosing and treating the disorder. Sports medicine physician at the School of Medicine DR. JACQUES COURSEAULT started the TULANE HYPERMOBILITY CLINIC to ensure patients have access to specialized care. Within hours of opening, the clinic immediately booked patients for months in advance.

A Greener Tulane

A new partnership between TULANE and BERNHARD will accelerate the delivery of campus upgrades that will increase the resiliency and reliability of critical infrastructure on campus. The new energy partnership will include a solar power generation facility that will produce 10% of the university’s total electricity needs on the uptown campus. Improvements will reduce Tulane’s cumulative annual Greenhouse Gas emissions with the ultimate goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition, Bernhard is guaranteeing significant annual utility cost savings over the length of the agreement, a commitment that includes bringing one or more Tulane buildings to certified Net Zero Energy status by 2025.

Book Fest

A shared love of reading brought together authors and guests for a unique literary experience when THE NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL AT TULANE UNIVERSITY officially kicked off its inaugural event in March. Bustling crowds converged on the uptown campus for engaging panel discussions with literary luminaries debating everything from history and politics to art, comedy, food and culture. Family Day at the Festival featured readings, literacy activities, intimate conversations with authors and free book distribution, highlighting the importance of incorporating literacy in daily life for budding bookworms.

" The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane is a Mardi Gras for the mind — a celebration of the written word and the joy of reading. "

— PRESIDENT MICHAEL A. FITTS

Inaugural 2022 New Orleans Book Festival

MAKE WAY FOR BUILDING THE FUTURE

Whether it’s in the lab, on the field, or at the dining table, Tulane is building a campus that will foster collaboration, encourage innovation and enhance learning. Expanding our downtown footprint will connect more labs, scientists and innovators together and spur economic development in the downtown New Orleans biomedical corridor. Developments on the uptown campus will enhance classrooms, offices, residence halls and collaboration spaces that foster round-the-clock academic enrichment.

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Downtown Projects

Charity Hospital Revitalization

Opening 2025

  • Home to over 600 research professionals
  • Collaboration hub
  • Will house administrative offices for the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, the School of Medicine and the School of Professional Advancement
  • 20,000 square feet of community space

Thirteen15

Opened 2022

  • Fully furnished high-end apartments for the Tulane community and affiliates
  • Current home of the Tulane Innovation Institute
  • Outdoor patio space
  • Future home of locally owned Chapter IV restaurant

Tulane Fitness Center (TU FIT)

Opened 2022

  • 11,000 square feet in the downtown Deming Pavilion
  • Selectorized strength equipment
  • Free weights and cardio machines
  • Functional training area with turf
  • Functional bridge workout equipment
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Uptown Projects

The Village Phase 1

Opening 2022

  • Phase 1: 697 beds
  • Mini student center
  • 200-seat theatre
  • “The Hub” — a zone for digital collaboration, gathering and studying
  • Fully-automated, state-of-the-art convenience store

Richardson Memorial Hall

Opening 2024

  • Enhanced exhibition spaces
  • Innovative offices and classrooms
  • Centralized fabrication labs

Steven & Jann Paul Hall

Opening 2023

  • 70,000 sq. feet
  • Flexible labs
  • Collaborative huddle spaces
  • Large first-floor auditorium
  • Labs with glass walls for “science on display”