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OISS Spring 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.

January 14 and 15, 2021


Optional Uptown Campus Tour

Time and Location TBD

You will have the opportunity to meet student leaders as you tour the uptown campus.  Feel free to bring your schedule to look up the buildings your classes will be in.  

  • Please wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes. 
  • Water will be provided. 
  • Family members also welcome. 

Connect Fest

Time and Location TBD

Come check out cell phone providers, get free housewares from the Lending Closet sponsored by Connect International as well as meet many of the offices and associations that support students on campus. Finally, if you are still looking for a roommate, you will have the chance to meet others who are in the same situation.  


OISS Orientation (Mandatory for students in F-1 and J-1 status)

Time and Location TBD

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will provide you with important information you need to maintain your immigration status.  In addition, you will learn about OISS and Tulane University resources, important health and safety tips, and cultural adjustment. 

At the end of orientation you will be able to socialize with fellow new international students, orientation leaders and OISS staff during a refreshment break.



OISS Success Workshops 

Time and Location TBD

OISS and orientation leaders have designed a series of Success Workshops so that you can personalize your orientation experience.  Topics will include: Safety, Meet a Professor, Ways to Get  Involved, The U.S Classroom and Academic Strategies.