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Tulane Parent Guide 2017-2018Parent guide

The most comprehensive Parent Programs resource we provide, especially for parents of new students, is our annual Tulane Parent Guide. Download the PDF here.


Quick Links

Below you will find links to several of the resources most commonly requested by parents and families of Tulane students.


Academic Resources

FERPA Waiver: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act waiver that allows Tulane University officials to discuss your student’s academic records, financial information and student conduct situations with you. Your student should sign the form and return it to the Academic Advising Center on campus.

        Tulane University FERPA Policy

Academic Planning: The Academic Advising Center has everything from major checklists and the Freshman Planning Guide to major exploration seminars and how your student can contact their academic adviser.

Accessibility Services & Testing: We encourage you and your student to be in touch with the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility early and often, as needed. This office is the key to offering your student, with documented academic or physical disabilities, the accommodations needed to be successful at Tulane.

Tutoring: The Tulane Academic Success Center offers a variety of peer learning support programs for students who wish to become more strategic and independent learners. Our services include 1:1 content tutoring, 1:1 writing help, group/walk-in tutoring for select classes, and a unique group learning experience called Supplemental Instruction for select courses. TASC also maintains a list of private tutors' contact information on the website should your student wish to work with a private tutor. Find more information on how to access TASC services here.

This online Parents' Guide to Library Services and Spaces is for parents who want to learn more about how the libraries support Tulane students.


Financial Services

Accounts Receivable: For all questions related to billing, view the student bill, make a payment, forms related to financial information or see the upcoming payment deadlines.

Financial Aid: This site has a wealth of information on scholarship criteria, deadlines, what to expect with disbursement of aid, and information for students to contact their particular financial aid counselor.

Splash Card: Go here to make deposits to the debit function on your student’s Splash card.


Campus Life

Bookstore: Everything from e-books to textbook rentals and beyond.

Campus Health: Resources and services available at The Health Center on campus, mental health services and wellness and health promotion.

Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment Information for Parents – On this website you'll find answers to parents' frequently asked questions about requirements for prospective new members (including GPA, credit hours, academic and conduct standing and educational series completion), important dates, costs to join, legacy relationships and more. 

Additional resources for parents: 

  • During Family Weekend, we'll offer a "Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment: Information for Parents" presentation on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4 – 5 pm in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 3111. Liz Schafer, Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, will provide an overview of new member recruitment taking place in January 2018 at Tulane with information especially valuable to parents and families of interested students. 
  • In December 2017, links to updated "Fraternity Recruitment Information for Parents" and "Sorority Recruitment Information for Parents" tutorials will be posted in the Parent Programs Webinar and Tutorial Archive.

Meal Plans: On this page, you will find more information about the meal plans for students or the dining services at Tulane, and the care packages you can send to your student.

Housing: This website is invaluable for parents of new students at Tulane.

Summer Storage: This website of approved moving and storage companies is updated each year in March for the proceeding summer.

Tulane University Police Department (TUPD): Find descriptions of TUPD's on-campus and perimeter patrols, resources like Rave Guardian, Safety Escorts and more. You can look up Crime Prevention information including the link to sign up for Crime Alerts and read the comprehensive "The Tulane University Police Department: A Unique Level of Policing" brochure.


Other resources and Services

Academic Calendar: View the important dates for breaks at Tulane.

Emergency Response:  Find resources on preparing for several types of emergency situations and for communication updates on any emergency affecting the Tulane community.

Lodging and Travel Discounts, Affiliated Vendors, and More! Please visit the Tulane Online marketplace for resources with booking hotels, airport shuttle, rental cars, on-campus services, and much more.

Parent E-Newsletters: To sign-up to receive our parent e-newsletters or to update your contact information.

ROTC: These links for the Army ROTC program and the Air Force ROTC program at Tulane provide descriptions including scholarship and requirement information.

Sexual Assault Prevention Education and Response Resources Parent Guide


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