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The 1963 Collective


The 1963 Collective is a Residential Learning Community for first year students interested in exploring Black history, culture, and knowledge. Through the TIDES course and programming, residents will build community, celebrate Black excellence, and follow in the footsteps of trailblazers like Deidre Dumas Labat, Reynold T. Décou, and others. The 1963 Collective will go on trips to culturally relevant sites of the past and present including festivals, museums, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, and more. Students participating in the RLC will be expected to participate in the Office of Multicultural Affairs Intercultural Leadership Retreat which takes place in late September and our Peer Mentor program, The Wave Makers.

Campus Partner

HRL works in partnership with the the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the 1963 Collective RLC. If you have questions about the RLC content or programming, please contact Sienna Abdulahad (sabdulahad@tulane.edu), Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Program Examples

This is a new RLC. Stay tuned for more information!

TIDES Courses

As a member of the 1963 Collective RLC, you must take a Tulane Interdisciplinary Experience Seminary (TIDES) course that is affiliated with the RLC. The TIDES program offers first-year courses to students to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and exploration. For descriptions of the courses being offered in each RLC please see the RLC application.

Residence Hall

The 1963 Collective RLC location for the 2022-2023 academic year is Butler Hall.

How to Apply

The 1963 Collective RLC application can be found on your Housing Portal when you apply for housing. You must fill out both a Housing Application AND an RLC Application to be considered for the RLC.