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You’ve made it!  You are enrolled at a top-tier university that you know from rankings in U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine.  
In the next several years you will learn from distinguished faculty, hear from acclaimed speakers and live on a campus graced with majestic 100-year old oak trees while making friendships that will last a lifetime.
And there’s lagniappe! Being in New Orleans is a part of the Tulane package. All the great stuff you’ve heard about – the French Quarter, Mardi Gras, Dixieland, the Creole cuisine – it’s all part of our student life. And it’s incomparable.

David Woodside
Peace Corps signs up David Woodside, 2019 Altman Scholar

David Woodside is on his way to immerse himself in Ukraine. He graduates on May 18 with bachelor’s degrees from both the School of Liberal Arts (in political economy) and the A. B. Freeman School of Business (in management).

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at Commencement 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address to Tulane graduates at the university’s 2019 Commencement, 9 a.m., May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

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Left to right: Darryl D. Berger, Lisa Jackson and President Fitts
Lisa Jackson, recipient of 2019 Tulane Distinguished Alumni Award, acts on making the world better

Apple's Lisa Jackson, center, received Tulane’s Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony on April 6. Darryl D. Berger, left, another award recipient, and President Mike Fitts were also on hand for the event. Jackson was honored for her passion for protecting the planet.

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Staff pull weeds at the GrowDat farm
Group Effort

Over 400 members of the Tulane community celebrated  Wave of Green, the University’s 9th annual day of service on Thursday, April 18. Volunteers from the uptown, Primate Center and Biloxi campuses worked up a sweat pulling weeds, sorting beads, boxing groceries, clearing storm drains as well as other activities across the city.

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Tulane was founded in 1834 as the South’s second medical school, and the legacy of quality education and integration with our community and environment continues. Tulane, as one of the nation’s premier research institutions, continues to lead the way in how universities should engage with the world. 

At Tulane, as an undergraduate, you have opportunities galore. Opportunities to work closely with renown faculty. Opportunities to lead research. Opportunities to travel the globe for your study. Opportunities to create, to invent, to explore, to discover. And you will be part of a community of curious, smart students and faculty from around the world.

Forbes says that New Orleans is the nation’s biggest brain magnet. Entrepreneurs love it here. And while we adore the neighborhoods you’ve read about in all the tour guides, there’s a lot more to the city. We know: Last year, our students performed more than 780,000 hours of community service in New Orleans. Architecture students design projects that enhance the local community. Education students are deeply connected to improving the city’s schools. Our medical students continue to fight the biggest public health crises of our times.

We want to do good – we were the first research institution to make community service a degree requirement – but when Tulanians participate in this giant post-Katrina civic revitalization project, we’re not doing it just for karma. 

We’re doing it because we live here. And you’ll find out pretty quickly when you arrive that Tulane is as much a part of New Orleans as New Orleans is a part of us.