Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission


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 is 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 co-ed and is 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 and his family. A separate application is required for acceptance into Wall.
  • Butler House is a co-ed 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 and is home to first-year students, transfer students, and selected returning students. Approximately 25% of female freshmen live in JL.

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Tulane has 14 undergraduate residence halls, including Sharp Hall.

Did You Know?

Twelve medical degrees were issued during the first Tulane Commencement held on April 5, 1836.