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OISS Visiting J-1 Exchange 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.

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, August 20

International Family Orientation (Optional)

Time: 1:00- 2:30 pm

Location: TBD

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 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.


Optional  Informational Workshops

Time: 1:00- 2:30 pm

Location: TBD

Attend additional workshops on a variety of orientation topics.  These workshops are a great place to meet other new students and to get all of your questions answered.  Schedule will be posted once available.


Connect Fest: On and Off-Campus Resource Fair and Roommate Meetup

Time: 2:45- 5:00 pm

Location: Richardson Memorial Hall (Bldg 4), Room 201

Come check out banks, cell phone providers, furniture rental companies 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.  Snacks and festive environment included.  


Wednesday, August 21

OISS Visiting J-1 Exchange Student Orientation

Time: 2:00- 4:30 pm

Location: Richardson Memorial Hall (Bldg 4), Room 201

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.