TSSP 2017 Summer Program: Housing and Campus Life

The TSSP program is a residential program and students will have the option to live on campus in a dormitory for an additional fee. 


$60/night for double occupancy** (Example: for 14 nights, $840)
**These rates include linens (2 flat sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a pillowcase, and a bath towel)

All TSSP students are in the same dormitory on the same floor but suites are separated by gender.  Each suite has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  There will be undergraduate student chaperones including our summer interns in a 10:1 ratio of high school students to chaperones.  Chaperones will live on the same floor as the students.  All chaperones will be background checked ahead of time through the Tulane University Police Department.  Curfew for TSSP students will be 9pm and no students will be able to leave the building from 9pm until 6am when curfew is lifted.  

The dorm for the summer 2017 TSSP is Willow B. This is an upperclass dorm with suite style rooms and each room has a micro-fridge (small refrigerator with a microwave). Each floor has a kitchenette with a stove and oven, a community gathering room with couches and a television, and a separate study room. There are free laundry facilities in the building but detergent is not provided. Most TSSP courses will be held in the science and engineering buildings, which are between Freret St. and St. Charles Ave. Most of the courses will be located in buildings 15 and 19 near Freret St. The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (building 29 on the map) has food (see information about food options below).

Students will receive the cell phone numbers for the Director of the program, Dr. Michelle Sanchez, the K-12 Program Coordinator, Nicole Moody, our summer intern, and the Tulane University Police Department (504-865-5911). Because of the 24-hour staffed front desk, housing check-in and check-out will occur at the Willow Residence (labeled 96b). 

Roommates will be assigned by us by class if possible, but students can also request a particular roommate if they know someone else who is attending.

Refund policy on TSSP tuition and housing: with 3 weeks notice - 100% refund, with 2 weeks notice - 50% refund, 1 week notice - 25% refund, and less than a week - no refund. If you have any questions regarding the refund policy, please contact


There are some scheduled activities, which are included in the cost of living on campus.  Since students will be taking rigorous college-level courses, we do not over-schedule activities to provide the students with ample free time to read and study.

  • Dinner and a movie or an evening study break once or twice a week where we will provide dinner.
  • There will also be some outing opportunities on the weekends.  See a list of possible options below.
  • Lunch-n-learns two or three times each week with all TSSP students with food and a guest speaker. Past examples of speakers included Tulane faculty or staff, student panels, STEM professionals from industry including Tulane School of Science and Engineering Board members, etc.
  • Tulane campus tour
  • Tours of the science and engineering labs on campus.


Other than the scheduled activities listed above, students are responsible for their own meals.  There are a number of places to eat within walking distance of campus, on Tulane's campus, and on Loyola University's campus right next door.  A map of all of the food that is located on both Tulane and Loyola's campuses is here. Not all locations are open in the summer but some of them are with reduced hours. The summer hours of operation for both Tulane and Loyola can be found on the dining website.

Students will be able to purchase an optional meal plan. Meal plan options begin with a base plan that includes 15 trips to the Tulane dining hall, Bruff Commons (building 48) for $135 ($9/meal) and $40 in Wavebucks for a total of $175. Instead of 15 trips, you can purchase 30 trips for $270. Additional Wavebucks can be added in increments of $50. 

Without a meal plan, single Bruff purchases cost $10 for breakfast, $13 for lunch, and $15 for dinner.  Wavebucks can be used at any of the other places listed on the maps of both Tulane and Loyola, where no tax is charged.  Wavebucks can also be used at Bruff if there are no trips left on the meal plan. Payment can be made directly to the TSSP and money will be loaded on the student's Splash Card (ID card) upon their arrival. Note: there are no refunds for money left on a Splash Card.

If you choose not the purchase a meal plan, residential housing estimates $30 for food per day.  Students can bring cash or a prepaid Visa card to cover the expenses.  There are also ATM's (Chase, Capital One, Whitney Bank) and a small bank branch in the LBC (building 29).  Please check out the Tulane banking website for more information.

Food/Activities within Walking Distance (within a mile) of Campus

This is by no means a comprehensive list: Interactive Google Map or PDF.

Examples of Weekend Outing Options

Mailing Packages

If a family wants to send their student a package while they are here they can use this address:

Student Name C/O Tulane SSE
Attn: Nicole Moody
201 Lindy Boggs Building
New Orleans, LA 70118



Students can use the gym, called The Reily Center (labeled 106 on the map) for $48 ($4 per day for 12 days).  Students pay for unlimited access in advance.  You can learn more about their hours and offerings here.


Airport Shuttles/Tulane Shuttles/Getting around New Orleans

There isn't a Tulane shuttle that will pick students up from the airport, but an Airport Shuttle will bring students to campus for $38 round trip or $20 each way. Click here for more information about the airport shuttle. Their permanent pick-up and drop-off location at Tulane is at the corner of Willow Street and McAlister near PJ's Willow Cafe near the Willow Residences (labeled 96b).

Here is a link for descriptions of Tulane shuttles that students can use while they are here including shuttles taking students to Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, and Lakeside Mall. 

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764