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Living in New Orleans

Tulane students live in the heart of a city that is a hub of international trade and culture. 

New Orleans architectural details

Tulane's campus is situated in a delightful residential neighborhood full of large old homes and numerous shops and restaurants. Many students live in the immediate University area, as well as in other neighborhoods such as the Garden District.

Where to Live

The Law School assists incoming students in finding housing in a number of ways. Through its dedicated website for incoming students, the Office of Admission maintains lists of students who have apartments but need roommates, students who need both apartments and roommates, and local landlords who have apartments available. The School also provides general information about apartment-hunting in New Orleans. Admission Office staff are always available to offer advice and respond to questions about finding housing.

In addition, the Tulane University Housing & Residence Life Office provides a Graduate Housing web site.

Getting Around

One can quite easily live without an automobile in New Orleans. Many students either live within walking or bicycling distance of the campus. Bicycles are strongly encouraged (the city is flat!), but have obvious drawbacks in the rain.  To register your bicycle, consult the Campus Services page.

For students who prefer to drive to campus, parking permits can be purchased in Parking Services. The University also offers off-site parking free of charge, with a continuously running shuttle bus.

A streetcar along St. Charles Avenue

Public Transportation

If you live on or near St. Charles Avenue, the streetcar is a convenient method of travel from Tulane to Canal Street and the various points in between. There are also a number of bus lines within the city that can efficiently take you from one place to another. 

Shuttle Services

Tulane University provides a variety of shuttles, including between the uptown and health sciences center campuses, between University Square (where free parking is available) and the uptown campus, an evening shuttle service within a one-mile radius of campus, as well as a weekend shopping and entertainment shuttle.  Compete schedules are available on the Shuttles & Transportation page of the University's website.