For visitors coming on a Saturday during the summer, we offer special programming. Before you embark on your campus tour, you will attend either an Admission Tips presentation hosted by one of our veteran counseling staff members or a student panel where current students talk about their Tulane experiences.
Special Saturday programming schedule:
- May 4, 18
- June 8, 29
- July 20
- August 3, 17
- May 11
- June 1, 15, 22
- July 6, 13, 27
- August 10
Summer campus tours on Monday-Friday will feature an information session from an admission counselor before the tour.
Many Tulane students stay on campus over the summer to take courses or complete a minor. Summer School courses vary in length, spanning two to ten weeks depending on the course, program, or term. Many departments across campus offer summer courses.
Over the summer, students can enroll in integrated minor programs, allowing them to take all the courses required to complete a minor in the span of the summer. Minor programs are offered in Real Estate (through the School of Architecture), Business, or US Public Policy (through the School of Liberal Arts). Each minor program is open to all students, allowing them to add a new specialization to their education. In addition to summer courses and minor programs, Tulane holds a TESL Summer Institute for students interested in obtaining endorsements for teaching English as a second language.
Research opportunities also abound for students in the summer. Students in the Honors program have the opportunity to participate in the Honors Summer Research Opportunity, a six-week long program where Honors students are paired with a Tulane faculty member to work on a scholarly project. Other undergraduate research opportunities are available over the summer through the Center For Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT).
Outside of academics and research, Tulane students stay over the summer for internships or job opportunities. There are many opportunities for student employment on campus. For students seeking summer internships in New Orleans, the Center for Public Service (CPS) and the Advising Center are great resources to help connect students with opportunities. CPS internships can fulfill the second-tier service learning requirement for graduation. In addition to on-campus opportunities, students seek employment off campus and enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer in the summer.
While you’re visiting Tulane, you’ll also have an opportunity to experience New Orleans. Summer is an excellent time to visit the city. The tourist season has largely come to a close, which means you can enjoy our city’s many offerings without having to fight the crowds. Hotels and restaurants offer outstanding discounts and deals throughout the summer. We often say that New Orleanians rarely need an excuse to celebrate and the summer proves this rule! Come explore festivals like Oyster Festival, Creole Tomato Festival, Satchmo Summerfest, and many others. When you’re booking your visit, be sure to search for summer hotel deals. Many hotels offer heavily discounted rates between June and August. Browse some of our preferred hotels. If you are planning to visit in August, be sure to consult the Coolinary website. Coolinary takes place throughout August as some of the city’s best restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus. Before you book your visit, consult this list of New Orleans activities. We can’t wait to see you here!