We plan a full slate of recreational and educational activities for participants to help students have fun and stay engaged during the Pre-College program. Students attend class in the morning and afternoon. Out-of-class activities include weekly lunch-and-learn sessions with Tulane faculty and career professionals and field trips to the Brain Institute, Solar Farm, Primate Center, and Studio in the Woods, as well as other program-specific excursions.

During the afternoon and evening, residential students have free time. They may devote this time to their coursework or participate in extracurricular activities, including recreational and social activities around campus and in the residence hall.

Each weekend, we offer an assortment of on- and off-campus excursions led and accompanied by our Pre-College faculty or staff. These include recreation time at Audubon Park, behind-the-scene tours of Audubon Zoo, movie night at the LBC, games and swimming at Reilly, attending a minor league baseball game, steamboat rides, canoe trips, paddle boarding, and visits to the aquarium and insectarium, as well as some down time.

Whether you are interested in touring one of the most historic cities in North America, getting a behind-the-scenes look at a Mardi Gras parade, hiking in Jean Lafitte National Park, eating hot dogs at a Baby Cakes baseball game, or socializing with friends, our residential staff will ensure that your summer is not only academically enriching but also a lot of fun.

Pre-College weekend and evening activities are only open to residential students at this time. The Tulane Science Scholars Programs offers study sessions and academic opportunities outside of class meeting times that are optional for day students enrolled in TSSP.

Founded in 1834, Tulane University has the academic traditions and background in the scientific fields, humanities, and the arts to ensure the excellence of its programs. Dedicated staff and faculty, ties to the local community, and hands-on learning come together to provide a transformative educational experience for Pre-College students.

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