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Tulane Orientation: Parent University 101

At Tulane University, we value parents and families of our students as partners. This relationship really begins at New Student & Parent Orientation, offered in late May/June each year. During the overnight Orientation session, your student will learn a great deal about life at Tulane and we want you to have that same information. Our unique program offers course-style sessions just for parents that parallel those for the students. We will offer sessions on Safety & Security, Living on Campus, Dining & Meal Plans, Financial Aid & Accounts Receivable, Wellness, and support for parents as you transition to being a Tulane parent.

Our program is unique in that we believe your student's experience is not complete without your support. We know that it is difficult for parents and families to navigate university systems to assist and coach their college student from afar. Parent University 101 will offer much of the information you will need to support your student through this transition to life at college, in particular at Tulane University.

We invite parents and families to eat in the dining facilities, spend time in the student center, take a campus tour and explore our campus during the New Student Orientation this summer. Sessions for parents and families will run concurrently with those for students, being sure that you are making the most of your time in New Orleans and at Tulane. We offer the chance for you to ask questions without your student present and to begin to meet other parents to form a support network.

Parent University 101 will offer an exclusive parent guide, several informational sessions just for parents, social evening activities just for parents, and the resources of the Office of Parent Programs.  We hope you can join us for Parent University 101: Only at Tulane, Only in New Orleans!

For questions and concerns, please contact our office at 1.877.TUP.WAVE or

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