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First Year Experience

A Tides class at Audubon Park in New Orleans

The First-Year Experience begins before your first day of class. The First-Year Experience establishes a community within the incoming class by providing common experiences to all first-year students. Newcomb-Tulane College offers first year students common academic experiences and partners with other offices on campus to help ease the transition into college life.


Reading Project
New Student Orientation
First-Year Experience
Fall Welcome
First-Year Residence Halls
Residential Learning Community
Residential Faculty Mentor



The First-Year Experience supports students’ successful transition to college life.  During the First-Year Experience students are introduced to Tulane’s intellectual community and they will be introduced to many campus resources that will help them to achieve their academic goals. Self-care is also an important part of being successful in college, and throughout their first year students are taught about the impact of self-care and healthy behaviors on their academics as well as their personal wellbeing. The skills students learn throughout the First-Year Experience will support their success throughout their time at Tulane as well as their professional life.