Tulane has several different housing options, which include co-ed dorms, female-only residence halls, residential colleges and theme-based living arrangements. Read about all of the freshmen options below or click here to watch our video dorm tours!
Tulane's residence halls – which are equipped with study lounges, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, air conditioning, and internet connections – provide a convenient center for student life on campus. All first- and second-year students reside on campus unless they are approved to reside at their family’s home in the Greater New Orleans area.
Read about all of Tulane's first-year housing options below, and click on the name of each dormitory for more information.
- Monroe Hall is coed and home to almost entirely first-year students.
- Paterson House, also known as the Wellness Community, is a coed dorm that is home to both freshmen and sophomores. Paterson offers programming themed around health and fitness.
- Sharp Hall is coed and home to almost entirely first-year students.
- Wall Residential College is a coed, blended community of first-year and returning students, and it is also the home to a professor-in-residence and his or her family. A separate application is required in order to reside in Wall.
- Butler House is a coed dorm for primarily freshmen honors students, and it is where some honors student programming takes place. Butler is not exclusive to honors students, however: not all students who live in Butler are in the honors program, and not all honors students live in Butler.
- Josephine Louise Hall, or JL, is a female-only hall that is home to first-year students, transfer students, and selected returning students. Approximately 25% of female freshmen live in JL.
- Barbara Greenbaum House at Newcomb Lawn is a coed, blended community of first-year and returning students, and it is also home to a professor-in-residence and his or her family. Greenbaum includes a classroom and demonstration kitchen.
Did You Know?
At the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, Australia, Barry Spanier—director of the Tulane University Marching Band—was the artistic director for the International Olympic Band.