Orientation Déjà Vu

Orientation Déjà Vu will take place Thursday, Jan. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. First-year students can check in at their residence halls beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12. Upper-class students move in to their residences starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. The program for parents and family members will begin at 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 and will end at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Tulane University has worked with DMI Travel, Inc. to secure blocks of rooms for the November belonging retrieval dates and Spring move-in and orientation. Please contact Chris Cavalier or Bobbe Petreikis at 504-524-0050 for assistance.

While transition activities begin on the afternoon of Jan. 12, several signature events will take place throughout the weekend.  Please keep in mind that the times listed below are subject to change.

Thursday, Jan. 12

4 p.m.–6 p.m. Convocation, the official “Welcome Back” program for students and parents.

Friday, Jan. 13

1 p.m.4:30 p.m. Parents as Partners, a series of programs and events for the parents of new students including a new program on the future of New Orleans and a special tour of the city.

Saturday, Jan. 14

TBD Playfair, a new and exciting way for students to meet each other.

7 p.m. Men’s basketball game vs. Rice in Fogelman Arena.

Sunday, Jan. 15

TBD Reading Project...Take II, a series of campus-wide dialogues will evolve around Katrina and the future of New Orleans, rather than the original book "Mountain Over Mountains."

8:30 p.m. Reily Rocks! Music, food, fun and games at the Reily Student Recreation Center.

This transition schedule takes into consideration the events and experiences that have altered the lives of all Tulanians. Students will participate in small-group discussions to talk about their fall experience—whether they were visiting students at other universities or decided to take the semester off to pursue other interests. Parents will receive the latest information from city and university officials regarding the health, safety and rebuilding of New Orleans and have the opportunity to talk with other parents about their experience.

There also will be opportunities to meet faculty and staff, learn about academic majors, take proficiency exams, obtain employment, settle financial aid and tuition issues, and find out what it takes to be academically and socially successful at Tulane. These are just a few of the activities waiting for you when you return to Tulane in January!

Shortly, students will be contacted by their Tulane Navigator to assist and answer questions about your return to Tulane University. A detailed schedule will be available on the website within the coming weeks.  In the meantime, please direct questions to orientation@tulane.edu

We look forward to seeing you—again!


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