Campus Life

Tulane Pre-College offers middle and high school students the opportunity to live on campus and enjoy the summer at Tulane. Get involved in Tulane courses, extracurricular excursions beyond the classroom, and everything our campus has to offer.

Pre-College students will live in an undergraduate Residence Hall in the heart of historic Uptown New Orleans. You’ll be with your fellow Pre-College students, program counselors, and a staff of experienced and dedicated professionals who provide mentoring and support.

Whether you decide to attend a program for academic enrichment or college credit, you’ll be introduced to college life as you attend challenging classes, live on campus, and enjoy fun excursions and activities.

Recreational Activities

Program counselors lead weekend outings and arrange nightly social events that introduce students to the vibrant, exciting city of New Orleans and life on campus at Tulane University. Weekend and evening activities include recreation time at Audubon Park, movie night at the LBC, games and swimming at the Reily Center, a behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, exploring the French Quarter, laser tag, a silent disco, as well as down time to relax and socialize in the residence hall.

Weekend outings are organized based on student interest and students will have the opportunity to choose among activities. Our program counselors and summer staff members will accompany participants on the outside activities and will also live with students in the residence hall.


A significant part of Tulane's pre-college programs is experiencing living away from home on a college campus and sharing space with high school students from around the country and the globe.

Tulane’s residence halls offer a safe and secure experience with a wide variety of amenities for students, including common areas for studying or hanging out and vending machines for drinks and snacks. The students will be housed in a single-point entry dorm here on Tulane’s campus and will be assigned floors by age and gender.

Most students will have a roommate, and resident advisors provide supervision and academic support, organize on-campus social activities, and host excursions off campus. In keeping with a true college experience, students are pre-assigned to a residence hall and roommate.


A meal plan is included with tuition. Tulane offers many dining options on campus, which cater to a variety of dietary needs. Popular on-campus eateries include the Lavin-Bernick Center food court (LBC), City Diner, PJ’s Coffee and Tea and the Drawing Board Café. Your meal plan is included with tuition and covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days week, as well as snacks.

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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