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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I love our campus and the community events that occur (ie fridays on the quad)

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Lots of people go to the gym (Reily), there are always people studying in the LBC or dorms, people hang out in the dorms and common rooms all the time, there is a very social atmosphere. But you can also have a very studious atmosphere when you want it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love reily. The library is under construction...

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything is easily accessed. I don't have to worry about not being able to work out.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: great scenery and green spaces to study and hangout with friends. many people will study in communal areas on nice days- which is basically always

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The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life is one of Tulane’s newest and nicest buildings. Fully equipped, the LBC is not only a great facility in terms of its environmentally friendly structure (it has water walls for cooling, windows to maximize natural illumination, electric lights within the building which automatically adjust depending on the amount of outside light, wave fans in the dining room, solar vents on the interior, and sun shading louvers on the exterior)—it also has great functionality. Housing a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a food court with Taco Bell, Einstein Brothers, and WOW Chicken, a FedEx, a salon and barbershop, a Whitney bank, and a plethora of study areas and conference rooms, the LBC is every Tulane student’s one-stop shop.

Bruff Commons and Howard Tilton Library are older and more dated buildings that hopefully will be remodeled in the near future. Some residence halls (especially those for freshmen) and other buildings are also in obvious need of renovations, but the university seems to be continually improving its facilities. Most buildings on campus, especially in the academic quad, are beautiful buildings and go well with the green spaces and the large trees surrounding them. In terms of athletic facilities, Reily is an excellent gym with fairly new cardio equipment and a large weight room. There are a lot of fitness classes that you can take for free because of the student membership to the gym, and there are also Yoga, Pilates, and other classes available for a fee.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
110 acres
Student Centers
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • LBC
  • Patio of PJ's at Willow
Bar on Campus
The Rat serves students 21-and-up, and The Boot is literally right across the street.
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are two PJ's coffee houses on campus, one in Willow Hall and one in Stern Hall.
Movie Theater on Campus
Occasionally McAlister Auditorium will sponsor movies with a student ID and will put on special showings such as the performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween. However, the movies are never well advertised and it is much more reliable to go to an off-campus theater.
School Slang
  • Black Board: Online board where teachers put up assignments, homework, and handouts for class
  • The ERC: Educational Resources Center; free tutoring and a writing workshop
  • HRL: Housing and Resident Life
  • The Levy/The Fly: The strip of land next to the Mississippi River across the street from Audubon Park. A lot of people run and hang out here on nice days.
  • MacMart: Short of McAlister Market
  • The Rat: Short for Der Rathskeller, The Rat is Tulane's favorite (and only) late-night fried-food head quarters. Opened until 4am, many students like to come here for fries and wings after a night of drinking.
  • Red Beans and Rice Day: Mondays at Bruff
  • TEMS: Tulane Emergency Medical Service
  • TOUR: Online registration
  • TUPD: Tulane University Police Department
  • Commencement Day: Graduates of all schools and colleges of the University march into the Louisiana Superdome, accompanied by banners, heralded by trumpet fanfares, moving to the music of Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band.
  • Homecoming game: The football game is always played in Tad Gormley Stadium.
  • Nicknames: "Green Wave," "Greenbacks," and "Greenies" were created because of the color of the football jerseys.
  • Senior Salute: a special dinner at the residence of the Newcomb Dean, held for senior women who are recognized for their contributions to the college
Urban Legends
  • A popular rumor is that sororities are outlawed on campus because local "brothel laws" prohibit more than a specified number of females from living together (in reality, this isn't true at all - in fact, Tulane students officially debunked this rumor in 1998 after researching New Orleans law as far back as 1800).
  • Students whose roommates commit suicide automatically receive a 4.0 grade point average for the current school term (another rumor that's taken hold at many schools).
  • There are many feral cats living under the buildings on the Academic Quad and beneath some of the dorms. Some students believe the cats ferocious and dangerous. If you happen upon the Academic Quad at night, chances are you'll see multiple cats slinking across the grass.
Favorite Things To Do
If you can't find anything to do inside Tulane's facilities, you will definitely be able to find some activity on one of Tulane's many green quads. Hardly a day passes without a pick up game of Cricket or Frisbee on the LBC quad. TUCP does a decent job at bringing music to Tulane. This year has seen the likes of Third Eye Blind, Lupe Fiasco and Reel Big Fish. Other performances include comedy such as Whitest Kids U Know.

Almost everyday there is at least one speaker on campus in any given field. On top of the plethora of departmental speakers, Tulane makes an effort to bring in famous and interesting people. This year has included lectures such as Francis Collins, former governor Mick Huckabee and former congressman Herald Ford Jr.

Tulane University houses its own Art Gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center that is free and often displays student work. This year it was apart of New Orlean's Prospect 1, a citywide art show.

The men and women's basketball teams play in Fogelman Arena and the baseball team plays games at Turchin Stadium. You can also watch the tennis matches, soccor games, and other sports on campus.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 44 responses

  • 18% Crawfest
  • 15% The boot: where your college career begins & ends
  • 13% TUCP Concerts
  • 11% De-stress petting zoo
  • 9% Anything Greek Life related
  • 9% Friday's at the Quad (FAQ)
  • 9% Homecoming game
  • 5% Outreach Tulane
  • 3% Commencement Day
  • 2% Vagina Monologue
  • 1% Nicknames
  • 1% Mardi Gras
  • 1% Senior Salute
  • 1% Serenade
  • 1% Homecoming Carnival
  • 1% Leaving for Mardi Gras

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 82 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 17% Eat
  • 15% Concerts
  • 11% Magazine Street
  • 11% Explore the city... walk, shop, eat
  • 11% Go to the Boot
  • 7% FAQ
  • 7% French Quarter
  • 6% Get coffee
  • 5% Intramurals
  • 5% Dorm/house parties with close friends
  • 3% Club activities
  • 1% It is too dangerous to do anything around campus

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 47 responses

  • 30% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 55% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 11% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 4% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 78 responses

  • 38% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.



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