Tulane University is a private research university located in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana. Comprised of approximately 8,500 undergraduate and 5,100 postgraduates, Tulane was originally founded as a medical school. Make sure to tack on a couple of days to explore the city and bring along the family! Check out this guide for the calendar of events.
Famous "Green Wave" alumni include Paul Michael Glaser - TV's Starsky and Hutch, Lauren Hutton - actress & model, John Kennedy Toole - author & Pulitzer Prize winner for A Confederacy of Dunces, Scott Greenstein - president of Sirius XM Radio, Geoffrey Beene - fashion designer, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting Tulane University:
Dinner at Atchafalaya in the uptown section of NoLa.
Shopping along Magazine Street and Shaya for lunch or dinner.
Explore the Garden District around Tulane which has a village type feel as opposed to the craziness of the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Indulge in one of the many foods New Orleans is known for whether it is Po-Boys, gumbo, andouille, soft shell crabs, turtle soup, or beignets.
Relax for brunch at Elizabeth's, a quintessential New Orleans spot.
Ara - is a Freshman from Montville, NJ. One quirky fact about Ara..."I experienced my first New Orleans Mardi Gras this year!"
Courtney is from New Jersey and she is a member of the Class of 2020. One quirky fact about Courtney..."I am a classically trained opera singer."
Fun fact about Tulane University:
Ara - Tulane is right next to the heart of New Orleans and we get to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Courtney - The City is famous for Beignets.
Burger Joint and Fries:
Ara - Dat dog has really good fries (and hotdogs)- pretty well known in New Orleans. The Company Burger and Cowbell have really good burgers. Cowbell also has really tasty mac and cheese.
Courtney - Company Burger.
Finger licking good BBQ spot:
Courtney - LA Smokehouse.
Diner and Favorite Dish:
Ara - Shaya is one of my favorite restaurants here. The curried cauliflower hummus is amazing. Pizza domenica is also really good.
Courtney - Ruby Slipper, I absolutely love the French Toast.
Sushi and go-to roll:
Ara - Tsunami has a lot of fun and creative rolls and tastes amazing. If you're adventurous try the Munchie roll- it is topped with Nacho Cheese Dorito's. My friend tried it and said it tasted better than it sounds! My friends also swear by their truffle salmon- they say it melts in your mouth!
Courtney - Poke Loa, Sushi in a bowl!
Night Spot for Music:
Ara - Anywhere on Frenchman Street or in the French Quarter. I would recommend going to a jazz club. New Orleans is known for their jazz.
Courtney - Frenchman's.
Best Dive Bar:
Courtney - F & M's.
Courtney - Maple Street Book Shop.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Ara - LBC Quad.
Courtney - Jones Hall Courtyard.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Courtney - Gulf Shores.
Anything we missed? Tell us more!
Ara - St. James Cheese Company is amazing for lunch. St. Roch Market is a favorite hot spot. Ashley Longshore is a super popular art gallery as well.
Courtney - The Best place to walk around is Magazine Street because it has everything you could imagine on one road including bookstores, retail shops, and yoga rooms.
Photos courtesy of Matt B. and Ara N.