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Residential Faculty Mentors

Tulane residential faculty mentors

The Residential Faculty Mentor (RFM) program increases full-time faculty engagement with undergraduate students in residence halls and fosters academic life outside of the classroom by inspiring a curiosity for and openness to lifelong learning.

The RFM program is a partner project of Tulane’s Housing & Residence Life and Newcomb-Tulane College.  

By pairing Tulane professors with first-year residence halls, the program creates a blended learning community and enhances the academic culture by transforming the undergraduate experience in the halls. Residential Faculty Mentors offer co-curricular experiences for students that facilitate learning, leadership development, and holistic student growth. 

Each faculty mentor hosts weekly lobby hours, in addition to programs planned by the RFM team.

Aw shucks! First-year students try their first oysters- freshly shucked by their RFMs!
Residential Faculty Mentors love to cook with their residents outside Butler Hall.
RFMs share their wisdom on how to succeed in college.
Sharp Hall Residential Faculty Mentors help their residents get in the Green Wave spirit with face painting for the first home football game of the year. Roll wave!
RFMs love to bring their dogs to campus for some much needed dog therapy around finals time.
Students learn about the history of bananas in New Orleans from their Residential Faculty Mentors.
RFMs help their students stay healthy and fueled during exam time.
RFMs love to help their residence halls feel more like home by cooking breakfast and bringing their own children to hang out with the college students.
Butler Hall residents make terrariums with their RFMs to bring zen to their busy college lives.
Residents learning how to shuck oysters in true New Orleans fashion.
RFMs help their residents learn about the history of their new home.
Residents get ready for Mardi Gras by making tutus with their RFMs.