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second-year students enjoy smores at the annual soph-smores event on the lbc quad

Through our residential curriculum, the Department of Housing and Residence Life offers students intentional learning opportunities while they reside on-campus. The residential curriculum supports the institutional and departmental missions, is centered towards student development needs, and aims to provide a comprehensive student experience for residents at Tulane University.

DEPARTMENT MISSION:

Fostering residential communities that inspire and empower student learning and growth. "Live. Learn.Grow."

EDUCATIONAL PRIORITY:

Students living in residential communities at Tulane University will be engaged scholars and responsible community members through transformational and purposeful learning opportunities. 

EDUCATIONAL PILLARS

To LIVE is for students to feel a sense of being a Tulanian and to develop a stronger awareness of one’s identities. Providing physical spaces, opportunities, and resources aids in our students’ advancement by allowing them to focus on wellness, learn basic life skills, and understand personal responsibility for living both on and off campus.

To LEARN is for students to develop their academic, personal, and career interests, while deepening their understanding of themselves in relation to others. Living on campus provides opportunities to connect with campus partners, faculty, and peers through engagement strategies and intentional interactions. By participating in activities and reflecting on experiences, students will better navigate their academic and career journey, construct healthy relationships, and engage with difference. 

TO GROW is for students to integrate their residential experiences and learning with their collegiate and whole lives. By striving to foster inclusive communities, encouraging increased autonomy and responsible decision making, we model our mission and educational priority. As a result of gaining a deeper understanding of the world, students are better able to apply themselves as leaders and engage in purposeful service to their communities.