Office of International Students

and Scholars

Tulane University
6901 Willow Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
TEL: 504-865-5208
FAX: 504-865-5209

New International Students

On behalf of the Office of International Students and Scholars, congratulations on your admission to Tulane University!  We look forward to assisting you with your transition to the university and live in the U.S.  Moving to a new country can be a challenging experience, but with the right preparation it can be exciting and full of opportunities!



OISS Orientation

The OISS hosts a special orientation program designed to cover all of the information that you need to know as an international student, whether this is your first time in the U.S. or you have studied here already. The orientation also provides a wonderful opportunity for you to meet other international students and it is a great way for you to begin your Tulane experience.


OISS Orientation is designed to help you:

  • Adjust to academic and social life at Tulane:
  • Comply with government regulations pertaining to your stay in the U.S.:
  • Learning about on and off campus resources and support services;
  • Learn how to navigate the campus;
  • Become comfortable with the local community and U.S. culture; and
  • Meet people from around the world.    


Studies show the benefits of participating in orientation programs.  Faculty members and advisors see a marked difference in the preparedness and success of students who have participated in orientation.


All international students must attend OISS Orientation.  

Please plan accordingly and make sure you attend orientation and also note that you may also be required to attend other orientation sessions for your academic program.  If this is the case, you will be notified by your academic program of the time and location.



OISS Orientation Schedule





Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000