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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.

2020 Schedule


Tuesday, August 18

OISS Welcome

Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Various

OISS and other campus partners have organized a day to welcome you to Tulane University.  We will show you the uptown campus, provide orientation for your parents and families, as well as offer Success Workshops to allow you to meet other students and dig deeper into topics that will prepare you to have a safe and successful time at Tulane.  We will end the afternoon with a Connect Fest, to offer another change to meet people, but also on and off campus resources and a special Roommate Meetup for those students who are still trying to finalize housing or find a roommate.  Please join us!

Full OISS Welcome Schedule


Wednesday, August19

OISS Visiting J-1 Exchange Student Orientation

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

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.