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OISS J-1 Student Orientation

International student success at Tulane University begins with OISS Orientation!  It is designed to help you:

  • Adjust to academic and social life at Tulane;
  • Comply with government regulations pertaining to your stay in the U.S;
  • Learning about on and off campus resources and support services;
  • Learn how to navigate the campus;
  • Become comfortable with the local community and U.S. culture; and
  • Meet people and make friends from around the world.    

Studies show the benefits of participating in orientation programs.  Faculty members and advisors see a marked difference in the preparedness and success of students who have participated in orientation.

2018 Schedule

Tuesday, August 21

Meet and Greet (Optional)

10:00 am- 11:00 am  Alumni House (6319 Willow Street)

Spend the morning getting to know your new classmates and Tulane's Center for Global Education Staff. Family members also welcome.

International Family Orientation (Optional)

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Alumni House (6319 Willow Street)

Tulane University would like to welcome you as family members to the university community. Join us Tuesday afternoon for an information session with staff and faculty from across campus. The programs on Tuesday afternoon are designed to help you learn about your student's transition to Tulane and New Orleans. You will have the opportunity to meet staff and faculty from the Office of International Students and Scholars and other offices on campus, gain information about Tulane, immigration responsibilities, and other important aspects of life.  Families are invited to meet OISS staff, current Tulane University international students as well as other new students' families during breaks in the presentation.

Tulane International Society Welcome Social (Optional)

5:30 pm- 7:00 pm Newcomb College Institute House (Bldg 64)

The Tulane International Society (TIS) welcomes all new International students to come to the NCI house for a few get-to-know-you ice breakers and pizza. This is a great time to socialize with new international students and to meet TIS members and ask questions about being a student at Tulane.

Wednesday, August 22

Meet and Greet (Optional)

10:00 am- 11:00 am  Location TBD

Spend the morning getting to know your new classmates and Tulane's Center for Global Education Staff. Family members also welcome.

OISS J-1 Student Orientation

12:30 pm- 5:00 pm, Rogers Memorial Chapel (Bldg 73)

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will provide you with important information you need to maintain your immigration status, understand the U.S. healthcare system and insurance, succeed academically and socially, and learn about U.S. culture.  During this half-day experience, you will hear from staff members from OISS as well as current international students, who will share their experiences and advice.