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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Move In Day for On-Campus Housing


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

First Things First (optional)

9:00- 11:00 am, Greenbaum Lounge (Bldg 71)

Meet a potential roommate, go to the Lending Closet for supplies for your dorm room or apartment, learn about local banks and cell phone companies.  Take care of those last things you need to take care of before you start classes.


Tulane International Society/ International Student Advisory Board Welcome Social

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

The Tulane International Society (TIS) and the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) welcome 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 and ISAB members and ask questions about being a student at Tulane.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Meet and Greet and Tour (optional)

10:00- 11:00 am, Bea Field Alumni House, 6319 Willow Street

Have coffee and snacks and get to know other new international students and Tulane's Center for Global Education Staff.  You will have the opportunity to meet student leaders. Family members also welcome. Weather permitting, a tour will be offered at the end of this event.


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

1:00- 3:30 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.  In addition, you will learn about OISS resources, the U.S. healthcare system and insurance, and cultural adjustment. 


Refreshment Break

3:30- 3:45 pm, Greenbaum Lounge (Bldg 71)

The group will walk next door to enjoy snacks and some time to meet orientation leaders, staff, and other new students.


Concurrent Informational Workshops and On-Campus Resource Fair

Resource Fair, 3:45- 5:30 pm

Workshops, 4:00- 5:00 pm

OISS and orientation leaders have designed a relaxed afternoon of activities for new students.  You are invited to spend the afternoon getting to know on-campus resources at the fair and learning more important information in the workshops.