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Sophomore Year Experience

Mardi Gras beads from Tulane commencement

At Tulane, we celebrate everything that sophomores have and will accomplish and seek to support them every step of the way. While the first-year experience is frequently one of finding your sea legs and developing daily life management skills, the sophomore experience is often a year for crossing new personal boundaries and thresholds. It is a milestone year of change and self-discovery. It is a year of determining your academic journey, as you declare your major, and it is a year of personal development, as group dynamics and self-perception evolve.

You may find yourself asking: how will I my intellectual path take shape at Tulane? How can I make decisions about who I am and who I will be while grappling with other people’s expectations? How can I connect and align with groups larger than myself, grow emotionally and spiritually, and find deeper meaning to my journey? How can I maintain control over my path and engage in purposeful self-definition?

You are not alone in asking these questions. The Office of Retention and Student Success is here to connect you with resources, services, and celebrations to assist you in fostering a sense of community, support, and purpose.