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Third Coast RLC

third coast students smile on a boat tour. quote reads "The Third Coast Residential Learning Community  brings students off campus and into the cultural  landscape of New Orleans and the Gulf South to  explore and understand this complex region and its  peoples and ways. It also invites culture-makers from  this community on campus for conversations related  to what we’ve seen and experienced. Students will  come away informed and edified about the past,  present, and future of this fascinating place.” — Geographer and author Richard Campanella, faculty at Tulane

Are you fascinated with New Orleans’s rich cultural heritage and coastal environment? The Third Coast RLC examines the region’s tenuous urbanism, its changing climate, and the rising seas through place-based learning. Students will gain an “insider” understanding of how culture and environment intertwine in this fertile place and how their specific academic and professional goals can connect with the needs and interests of the surrounding community and Tulane University. 

Would you like to experience New Orleans with the people who know it best? The Third Coast RLC convenes students who are curious about New Orleans and the Gulf South region to engage in dynamic place-based learning—inspired by the notion that the more students understand about where they are, the more fully they can participate in our democracy and engage in our collective destiny. Students will gain an "insider" understanding of how culture and environment intertwine in this fertile place and how their academic and professional goals can connect with the needs and interests of the surrounding community and the University.

students wade through a marsh. Title reads "make good happen".

COLLABORATION

The Third Coast RLC is a collaboration between Housing and Residence Life and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.

AFFILIATED TIDES

All first-year students at Tulane Universities are required to take a TIDES course. Members of Residential Learning Communities have the opportunity to enroll in a TIDES course that explores the concepts and values of their community in depth.

LIVING OPTIONS

The Third Coast Residential Learning Community will be in Sharp Residence Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year.

HOW TO APPLY

You may apply for the Third Coast RLC through the student housing application process. Your answers to some supplemental, RLC-specific questions will be evaluated by a committee. If you are accepted, you will be notified and be sent more information on the room selection and roommate process.