A vibrant music scene, world-class restaurants, a rich confluence of cultures and traditions, and the opportunity to make a difference in a unique urban culture--these are just a few of the characteristics that define life in our remarkable city.
Tulane's campus is located in an area known as Uptown, which is near the New Orleans Garden District and just a four-mile streetcar ride away from the Central Business District (CBD), so students have easy access to all of the city's vast cultural offerings. New Orleans is defined by its distinct museums, live music venues on nearly every corner, hundreds of art galleries, and thousands of restaurants. The city hosts festivals celebrating nearly every local food, music, or heritage. Some of the most famous festivals include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, and--the most famous celebration of all--Mardi Gras.
For professional sports fans, watching the Saints at the Superdome or checking out the Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center is a fantastic time. New Orleans also frequently hosts major sporting events, including the 2013 Super Bowl (and nine others before that--3 on Tulane's campus).
Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise", which means there are plenty of fun opportunities for students who like the outdoors. Audubon Park, one of the most beautiful city parks in the country, also happens to be right across the street from Tulane's campus. With a par 62 golf course, several athletic fields, and ambling trails, the park is always alive with activity.
New Orleans is an endless provider for Tulane students, and it is only natural that students give back to the city on a regular basis. Contributing to New Orleans is part of the fabric of our institution, and students have been involved in nearly every aspect of New Orleans' renaissance. Their efforts through service learning have made tangible differences in the lives of others throughout the community.