Resident Life

Living in New Orleans

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the United States. In fact, some would argue that New Orleans is not a city at all, but rather a tropical country somehow trapped within the borders of the continental U.S.! Famed for its history, music and cuisine, New Orleans is one of the world's most extraordinary cities. Star-studded events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest draw thousands of visitors to the city each year. Unique neighborhoods reflect the city's French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. World-class museums display renowned artworks and artifacts. Shopping options range from vintage shops and antique stores to high-end boutiques and galleries. Sports fans can find something to cheer for year-round with New Orleans' many professional teams. The educational experience at Tulane University is interwoven with this rich cultural tapestry.

This is three years in the prime of your life that we're talking about. Don't you want to look back on this time in your life and say, "Wow, that was memorable!" ? It's time you lived the good life! Come be a part of one of the last unique cities in America.

Virtual Tour of New Orleans sites

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Communities & Groups

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
Chabad Jewish Student Center
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Episcopal & ELCA Campus Ministry

Hindu Temple Society of Greater New Orleans
India Association of New Orleans
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Islamic Center of New Orleans


Communities & Groups (con't)

Muslim Student Association
New Orleans Baptist Association
Presbyterian Campus Fellowship
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
Wesley Foundation
The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Touro Synagogue
Tulane Catholic Center


Culture and Museums

Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Contemporary Arts Center
LA Children's Museum
Musee Conti Wax Museum
National WWII Museum
New Orleans Ballet
Contemporary Art Center New Orleans
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Opera
Ogden Museum
Warehouse District Art Galleries


Festivals and Events

Dirty Linen Night
Essence Music Festival
French Quarter Fest
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Voodoo Fest
White Linen Night



American Can Apartments 
Canal Housing - New Orleans home rentals
Craigslist - New Orleans rentals
Deming Pavilion - Tulane student housing
The Woodward Loft Apartments


Music and Concerts

Wednesdays at the Square
House of Blues
LA Philharmonic Orchestra
Preservation Hall



Central Business District (CBD) 
Faubourg Marigny and Bywater
French Quarter
Garden District, Uptown, and Carrollton
Gentilly, New Orleans East, and the Ninth Ward
Mid-City and Esplanade Ridge  
Warehouse District


Outdoor Fun

Audubon Park & Zoo
Bayou Sauvage Wildlife Refuge
City Park
French Quarter
Honey Island Swamp Tour
Jackson Square
Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve
New Orleans Botanical Gardens
New Orleans Streetcar Rides
Steamboat Natchez-Tour Mississippi River




Gambit Weekly
New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans City Business
New Orleans Magazine
OffBeat Magazine
The Times-Picayune
Where Y'at? Magazine


Radio & Television

WHIV FM 102.3 (Community Radio)
WWL FM 105.3 / AM 870(news, talk, and sports radio)
WWNO FM 89.9 (National Public Radio)
WWOZ FM 90.7 (jazz)


ABC WGNO Channel 26
FOX WVUE Channel 8
NBC WDSU Channel 6
WWL Channel 4
WYES Channel 12


Restaurants and Markets

Antoine's Restaurant
Camellia Grill
Café du Monde
City Diner
Commander's Palace
Creole Creamery
Dat Dog
Felipe's Taqueria


Restaurants and Markets con't

French Market
Maple Street Patisserie
Mother's Restaurant
New Orleans Menu
Palace Cafe
Plum Street Snowballs
Port of Call
We Have the World's Finest


Louisiana Charter Schools
New Orleans Public Schools
New Orleans ISAS Schools
Parochial Schools of Louisiana
Lusher Charter School



Arts Market of New Orleans
Crescent City Farmers Market
Freret Street Market
French Market
Lakeside Mall
Magazine Street
Riverwalk Market Place

Royal Street
The Shops at Canal Place


Sports and Games

Audubon Golf Trail
Big Easy Rollergirls Roller Derby
Champions Square
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
Jesters Soccer
New Orleans Saints Football

New Orleans Pelicans Basketball
New Orleans Zephyrs Baseball
Zurich Golf Classic
Tulane Baseball
Tulane Football


New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau