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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Academic Programs supports the development of Newcomb-Tulane College students through intellectual and academic opportunities that foster faculty and student engagement inside and outside of the classroom. 

We value:

Research-based high impact practices
​Inspired learning beyond the classroom
Interdisciplinary exploration
Empathy and open-mindedness
Diversity and inclusion
Self-authorship

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First Year Experience

Learn, develop, and succeed in your first year of college at Tulane University with TIDES and other programs for first year students. 

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Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminar (TIDES)

Begin your academic journey at Tulane University with TIDES, our first year seminar course. 

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Sophomore Year Experience

Celebrate your academic successes at Tulane so far with the Sophomore Declaration Celebration, Sophomore Week, and study breaks such as Soph Serve and Soph S’mores.

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Reading Project

Engage in a shared intellectual experience for the entering class and the entire campus community through the reading and discussion of a common book.

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Residential Faculty Members

Build meaningful relationships with faculty members outside of the classroom by participating in programs and lobby hours in the first year residence halls.

Students listening to lecture

Student Leadership

Become an academic leader on campus by serving as a TIDES Peer Mentor, Newcomb-Tulane College Intern, or TUlinked Mentor.