May 17 Update:  The Office of International Students and Scholars will be operating remotely on Friday, May 17 in order to support the various commencement activities taking place that day on the uptown campus.

OISS Office Closure May 27-31: From May 27 to May 31, our office will be closed.  May 27, Tulane University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.  May 28- May 31, the entire OISS team will be attending the NAFSA Annual Conference.  As the most important annual event for international educators, this conference will provide our team with vital updates and ideas that will help us to better serve our international community. 

If you have any timely requests, such as an OPT, CPT, or Academic Training application or a program extension, please be sure to get complete application to your OISS advisor no later than Friday, May 17 to allow for 3 to 5 business days for processing.  If not, we may not be able to complete your request before the conference. 

During this time, we’ll be monitoring our email for true immigration emergencies, but please be sure to expect a delay in our response.  We’ll still be there if you really need us. 

Thank you for your cooperation,

The OISS Team

Get Involved

There are many opportunities to get involved with Tulane's international community! Take a look at some of the ways below.

Help new international students connect with their peers, upper class students, and ultimately, the institution as a whole through the TUPals program.


Represent the needs and concerns of international students and work towards improving the Tulane experience on the International Student Advisory Board.


Join us for signature OISS events and programs throughout the year. You'll meet international and internationally-minded people in the Tulane community.


Help us welcome new international students during orientation, share your knowledge and experiences with them, network and meet people from around the world!


Help new international students settle in to life at Tulane University.


Increase communication and collaboration across campus in order to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus for international students and scholars.


OISS Calendar of Events

We have multiple events throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events and also our past events to get an idea of the type of programming we do for the international community.