In this edition of the Navigator, we will continue to explore the theme of belonging as you hear from our campus partners in the Center for Intercultural Life, Office of International Students and Scholars, and the Center for Academic Equity. All of this information and more can be found in your June New Student Module. If you have not begun this month’s module yet, please log in to Canvas using your Tulane email and password. You can find the module on your Canvas dashboard and will have until June 30th to complete it.
In theme of belonging, you will also be able to explore the themed tracks offered for your Hullabaloo Hello excursion day and indicate which track you would like to follow. Once you arrive to campus, you will begin to build a community with fellow first-year students following the same track. You will proceed to experience Hullabaloo Hello with this community, also known as your Wave Group.
The Office of First-Year Experience
On the day following your assigned Move-In, you will get the opportunity to explore New Orleans as we take you off campus for an exciting excursion with your classmates. Please explore the themed tracks offered by clicking the link below, then proceed to fill out the form to indicate which track you would like to follow (subject to availability).
The track descriptions can be found at the top of the form. Please be sure to only explore the options offered on the day following your Move-In. For example, if your Move-In is on Sunday, August 13th, your excursion day will take place on Monday, August 14th. The required form is open now and closes on July 31st.
* If you are an international student, your Move-In will take place on Sunday, August 13th and your excursion will take place on Wednesday, August 16th. If you are a student-athlete or in the Marching Band, you do not have the fill out the form below and can proceed to the next section of the newsletter.
The mission of the Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life (CIL) is to successfully retain underrepresented students throughout their time at the university. CIL actively centers the experiences and voices of those who have been marginalized, while promoting accountability that changes the campus culture, transforming Tulane into a place where all students can thrive.
The Center for Intercultural Life includes:
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
- The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity (OGSD)
- Spiritual Life at Tulane
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Throughout the year, OMA provides educational, social, and cultural opportunities and programming for the students, staff, faculty, and alumni on and off campus.
Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
OGSD offers wide-reaching support, programs, and services for students, staff, faculty, and alumni who identify as LGBTQ+ or may be questioning their gender and/or sexuality.
Spiritual Life at Tulane
CIL serves as a liaison to various religious and spiritual leaders engaging with the Tulane
Explore CIL welcome events, student organizations, and spaces across campus in your June New Student Module.
The Tulane Religious Life Council is composed of various religious organizations serving Tulane students: BCM Christian Community, Chabad at Tulane, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Episcopal, ELCA Lutheran & Anglican Campus Ministry, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Student Ministry, Muslim Student Association, RUF Christian Fellowship, NOLA Wesley United Methodist Center, Tulane Catholic Center, Tulane Hillel, and Young Life College.
Corey Olivier, the current chair of the Tulane Religious Life Council and the Director of BCM Christian Community at Tulane, explains, “Our communities offer weekly times of worship, fellowship, meals together, and mission/service projects throughout the school year. Faith-based holidays are celebrated by the various groups as well. I encourage you to consider the benefit of connecting with the faith communities that we have on campus. If your family are people of faith, we would love to see you continue to flourish in your faith while at Tulane. If considering a new faith tradition is an interest, you are welcome to explore our religious organizations. We encourage you to fill out the Religious Org Interest Form to receive communications from the groups you select.”
Whether you are traveling across the country or across the world, know that you are joining a global community when you come to Tulane. By ensuring everyone feels included on campus, we can create an environment that supports cross-cultural enrichment and prepares us to solve global challenges and become global citizens.
If you are an international student, know that it is normal to experience a period of cultural adjustment when you first arrive. Things will feel different, and often these differences will feel very challenging. The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is here to help you navigate these challenges and help you adapt to U.S. culture. Getting involved on campus, either with OISS or with other organizations, is a great opportunity to help you navigate the transition period!
The mission of the Center for Academic Equity (CAE) is to bridge the gap and provide support for students who want and need assistance navigating college. CAE provides access to resources and experiences that to ensure all students have the opportunity to create their desired academic experience.
- College Track Scholars
First–generation college students
- Posse Scholars
- Queer and Trans students
Explore CAE programs and resources, including information on grants, scholarships, and research opportunities in your June New Student Module.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) coordinates university-wide EDI and anti-racism efforts and collaborates with university leaders to create, implement, and evaluate programs designed to ensure every single community member can grow and thrive together.
Before starting class in the Fall, all new students are required to complete the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Module which can be found at the end of your June New Student Module. This module should take about an hour of your time and is full of important information you will need to thrive at Tulane.
To help you stay on track with upcoming deadlines, we have created a New Student Checklist of important tasks to complete prior to your arrival. Below are upcoming tasks:
To help prepare you for success, Tulane provides technology recommendations and accommodations for new Tulane students. Most devices are compatible with our assortment of software as long as your device runs on a Windows 10 or Mac OS (Apple) operating system.
Important Note about Chromebooks, iPads, and Tablets
While these devices are great for note-taking, communicating, and web browsing, Chromebooks, iPads, and tablets are not recommended for students as primary computing devices. Many of our software and security apps, including our testing software, are not compatible with or supported on these devices. Therefore, we suggest using an alternative computer for testing and academic software.
Detailed List of Tech Recommendations
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