Whether you are pursuing courses for credit or are enrolled in non-credit enrichment courses, you have the opportunity to explore campus life and get a true college experience this summer. Should you have questions, comments, or concerns—now or after you arrive—please contact the Office of Strategic Summer Programs at (504) 314-7619 or summer@tulane.edu.

Getting Here

Maps and Directions

No matter how you plan to travel, you probably want to know the best way to get here. And since visiting a new campus can be disorienting the first time, it helps to know where you’re going once you get here. You can find an interactive campus map on Tulane’s Admission website.

Driving

Parking is available in the Collins C. Diboll Complex. To get turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps, search for “2650 Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.”

Flying

Tulane University’s uptown campus is about a 25-minute drive from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code MSY). Commercial taxi service, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and car rentals are available from the airport. A continuous airport shuttle will be available on move-in days from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on move-out days from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ID Cards

Students are issued a photo identification card called a Splash Card. These identification cards allow students to gain access to the buildings and labs and contain their meal plans. Lost identification cards should be reported immediately to the Office of Strategic Summer Programs. A $30 fee will be charged to replace any lost identification or meal card.

Tulane User Name and Email

Students will receive an email from Tulane Technology Services with their Tulane IDs and Gibson Online usernames. Students will receive a separate email with their temporary passwords and instructions to change their passwords. Tulane asks that students make sure that they know their Tulane usernames and passwords when they arrive on campus. Students need this information to log in to Wavemail (their Tulane email), to retrieve class assignments in Canvas, and to log in to Eduroam, the Tulane campus internet. If parents retrieve their children's Tulane usernames and passwords, Tulane asks that they share that information with their children before they arrive on campus.

If you encounter any problems, contact the Help Desk at 504-862-8888 or help@tulane.edu, or review our Student Guide to Technology Services.

What to Bring

As you begin packing for a Tulane Pre-College Summer Program, please consult our helpful What to Bring and What Not to Bring list.

Spending Money

One of the benefits of Tulane Pre-College programs is the chance for students to experience life in New Orleans. Although the program tuition covers meals and program-related field trips, students are encouraged to bring debit/credit cards for any personal or supply purchases they may need to make while at Tulane University. Students are encouraged to discuss expenses and decide upon a budget with their families prior to the start of the program.

Complete All Forms

As a part of program enrollment, parents will complete paperwork online on the platform CampDoc. Parents will receive an email with their login information directly from CampDoc and then should fill out all forms in their private portals.

Requesting Accessibility Accomodations

Process for Making Accommodation Requests

Parents or guardians of students who wish to request accommodations should first notify the Office of Strategic Summer Programs so we can facilitate the process with the Goldman Center. The Office of Strategic Summer Programs can be reached by email at summer@tulane.edu or by telephone at 504-314-7619.

Students who request accommodations will be asked to provide the Goldman Center with recent and appropriate documentation of their disabilities and why their requested accommodations are necessary. Document guidelines can be found on the Goldman Center's website.

Additional information concerning the philosophy, policies, and procedures pertinent to disability services can be found at https://accessibility.tulane.edu.

Arriving and Departing From Campus

All Pre-College students must attend an orientation. Please watch for an upcoming email with further details.

Transportation

Airport Shuttle

A continuous airport shuttle will be available for residential students and any accompanying adults on designated check-in and check-out days. If you are arriving or departing on other days or at a time outside of the window specified below, you need to make your own arrangements to get to/from campus.

Maps and Directions

You can find an interactive campus map on Tulane’s Admission website.

Tulane University’s uptown campus is about a 25-minute drive from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code MSY). Commercial taxi service, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and car rentals are available from the airport.

Parking Information

Parking for check-in and orientation is available in the Collins C. Diboll Complex. To get turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps, search for “2650 Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.”

Please note that parking is limited on Tulane’s campus, and on-street parking surrounding campus can be difficult.

Day students who choose to drive may park in the Diboll Complex. Visitor and temporary parking permits can be purchased at the rate of $5 per day in the Customer Engagement Office in the Lavin-Bernick Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or http://parking.tulane.edu. Students should plan to visit the office or website to purchase their parking passes either the week before their classes start or early on the Monday morning that their classes are scheduled to begin.

For information concerning public transportation options, visit www.norta.com.

Day Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

A pick-up/drop-off route and schedule will be emailed to all parents/guardians. There are pending construction projects that may alter the route.

If your day student will be arriving late or needs to leave early, a written note or phone call is required. Please indicate who will be picking up your student, as students will only be released to an authorized person with proper identification.

Permission to Leave Campus—Residential Students

As detailed in the Conduct Code, residential students are not allowed to leave campus with non-Pre-College personnel during the program. We discourage students from leaving campus to visit friends and relatives during the program. If you have relatives or friends in the New Orleans area, we encourage you to plan a visit before or after the Pre-College program.

If a student must leave campus with a family friend or relative, please contact the Office of Strategic Summer Programs to ensure that the timing of the planned visit will work with your student's schedule and to fill out the appropriate form. The Office of Strategic Summer Programs will not accept any telephone messages as a means of granting permission. Residential students will not be allowed to be away from campus overnight.

Local Hotels and Dining Guide

For hotel accommodations and dining near the Tulane campus, please see the Eat, Stay, Play guide on the Tulane Admissions website for suggestions.

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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