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Information for New Students & Families

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life which includes the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity (OGSD) is committed to providing programs and services that center students of color and 2SLGBTQIA+  students at Tulane. During our orientation programs and throughout the academic year, first year students and their families can get information about our work, discover resources, connect with allies, and explore opportunities on campus and around New Orleans.

Our Annual Center for Intercultural Life Orientation and Fall Welcome Programs are a great place to start!


Intercultural Life Student Orientation Session August, 2023

As part of New Student Orientation the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life hosts an orientation program to help new students and their families get connected to resources and individuals who can offer support and advice to ensure students have a successful transition into college.  It's an opportunity to hear from campus administrators, staff in the Center for Intercultural Life, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and Religious Life. Our goal is to help every student get access to the tools they need to thrive during their Tulane experience.

RSVP here for any of the dates below that work best for you and your family: https://forms.gle/omBeucuWjNaTa7aK7 

Sunday, August 13th 2023 6:00-7:30pm 

Monday, August 14th 2023 6:00-7:30pm 

Tuesday, August 15th 2023 6:00-7:30pm


Transcending the Wave: Intercultural Convocation Ceremony & Community Gathering- Wednesday, August 30th 2023 5:30-7:30PM

In 1963, Tulane admitted the first Black students to pursue their academic goals of earning advanced degrees. Almost six decades later, we are welcoming more than 500 first year students who identify as Black Indigenous, Latine/ Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and  people of color. We are also welcoming a growing community of queer and trans students to the Tulane community. To honor the continued growth while centering students who hold multiple identities, we will give new students a cultural pin.  During this ceremony students will hear from administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders of the Multicultural Council and Gender & Sexual Advisory Council about what it means to be a part of the legacy of diversity at Tulane. This program will be followed by an outdoor welcome reception featuring various student organizations, affinity groups, and a group photo.