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

TU & You

TU & You is an ongoing orientation series introducing international students to important ideas and concepts to prepare them for success at Tulane. The program will also connect students to various departments on campus that can help them succeed in their academic and personal life here. Throughout the program, students will become familiar with best practices for navigating New Orleans, managing their mental health, and more.

This series is hosted by the Office of International Students and Scholars and the NTC Center for Global Education. 

Spring 2024 Schedule 

Understanding Academic Integrity in the U.S. with NTC Office of Academic Integrity

When: January 17, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Cudd Hall, Room 203 (Building #8, Uptown Campus)

Academic integrity is a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Academic integrity is a very important part of U.S. academic culture. An NTC Office of Academic Integrity representative will lead a discussion on the importance of academic integrity and how to follow the Code of Academic Conduct. Lunch will be provided.

Mardi Gras History and Culture

When: January 24, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Cudd Hall, Room 203 (Building #8, Uptown Campus)

It's Carnival season! Come learn about parades, dancing krewes, history, and more at this workshop. The discussion will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Rafferty from English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP) and Dr. Casey Love, the NTC Associate Dean of Global Education. Lunch will be provided. 

HTML Takeover: Academic Learning & Tutoring Center (ALTC) and Goldman Center for Student Accessibility

When: January 31, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Room B01 (Building #60, Uptown Campus)

 Join us for a TU & You event in the basement of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (HTML)! We will meet with staff members of the Academic Learning and Tutoring Center and the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility to discuss resources, services, and more. Lunch will be provided. 

Mindfulness and Managing Stress with Counseling Center

When: February 7, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: LBC, Room 201 (Building #29, Uptown Campus)

A staff member from the Tulane Counseling Center will provide some mindfulness tips on how to deal with situations that may feel overwhelming. They will also lead students through a guided meditation and discuss the resources they have available for students to use. Lunch will be provided.

(Un)Healthy Relationships Workshop with SAPHE

When: February 14, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: LBC, Room G01 (Building #29, Uptown Campus)

It's Valentine's Day, so it is the perfect time to talk about healthy relationships! Join us for an interactive workshop with SAPHE (Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education) to discuss what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. Facilitators will discuss relationships, boundaries, and communication strategies. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Preparing For Your Professional Career with NTC Career Services

When: February 21, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Mussafer Hall , Room 100 (Building #9, Uptown Campus) 

Come join us for a discussion with NTC Career Services and learn about some of the resources available to students! Whether you are seeking a summer internship, looking for interview tips, or looking for advice on tailoring your resume or cover letter, NTC Career Coaches can help! Free lunch provided.

Finding Support on Campus with Case Management and Victim Support Services

When: February 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: LBC, Room G02 (Building #29, Uptown Campus)

Case Management and Victim Support Services (CMVSS) is a single resource for any Tulane students in need of support. No matter how difficult or unique your situation and no matter where you are - they are here to help! CMVSS offers problem resolution services, case management services, victim support services, referral services, and more. Come learn about their office and how they can help you! Free lunch provided. 

Midterm Motivation & Successful Study Strategies with NTC Success Coaching

When: March 6, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Cudd Hall, Room 203 (Building #8, Uptown Campus) 

The Student Success team is committed to supporting you in your personal and academic success as you advance through your Tulane career. Success Coaches assist students in meeting their goals. To do this, Coaches provide students with questions, observations, feedback, encouragement, support, and accountability. Coaches explore behaviors, values, motivators, and some emotions. Come learn how to be motivated as we enter the midterm season and learn some study strategies that will help you succeed! Free lunch provided. 

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