Friday, May 20, 2016

OISS Digest 5/20 - Summer Office Hours

Weekly Digest for May 20th, 2016 (next Digest will be in fall)


Important Announcement:

OISS Summer Office Hours:  Starting on 05/23/16 the office will close between 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. for lunch.  That means that our operational hours will be 8:30 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. 

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!



  • SUMMER UPDATES - Summer Shuttle and Campus Dining Schedules
  • WEEKLY REMINDERS -  2016 OISS Survey is Online, Commission on Race & Tulane Values, Summer Shuttle Schedule, Summer Dining Schedule
  • TULANE OPPORTUNITIES - ISAB Mentorship Program, CPS Employment, DRLA Summer Classes & Institute
  • LOCAL EVENTS - 2016 Asian Heritage Festival



Summer Shuttle Schedule

Check out the summer shuttle schedules! 


Dining Services Summer Hours

Check out which of your favorite on-campus dining options are open in the summer!




OISS Survey is ready! 

Check your e-mail for the survey link and help Tulane improve with your feedback!  Those who complete the survey will be entered into 10 individual drawings for a pair of Audubon Zoo Tickets!



The Director of the OISS, Kristy Magner, has been working closely with the Commission on Race and Tulane Values on the campus climate subcommittee. If you would like Kristy to be aware of a concern that you have related to campus climate or any of the work of the commission, please send her an email at Many have asked how they can find out what the commission has being doing or how to submit your concerns.  A website has been created and recent updates of the five sub-committees and other pertinent information has been added. For more information, please click the following link:




Help Mentor New International Students

The International Advisory Board (ISAB) has opened the applications for the Fall 2016 Student Mentorship Program (ISMP).  The primary mission is to help new international students connect with peers, upper class mentors, and other aspects of Tulane's institution so that they can succeed personally, socially, and academically. The program is opened to both American and international students.

To become a mentor please complete the online application.


"Shakespeare & Gender" - The First Folio! Exhibition

Monday, May 9 - Tuesday May 31, Newcomb Archives, Caroline Richardson Building

Click HERE for more information!


Got work? Got Leadership? CPS is Hiring!

The Center for Public Service is now recruiting students to join three leadership programs: 

  1. Service Learning Assistants
  2. Public Service Fellows
  3. Community Engagement Advocates

CPS has a wide range of ways to get involved. To nominate yourself or someone you know, click HERE. For more information, email Ben Brubaker at 

DRLA Summer Courses & Summer Institute

Tulane's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy is hosting two online classes through Tulane from May 23rd - June 24th, and a Summer Institute held in Washington DC in July! Click HERE for more information about the Institute and HERE for information on the summer classes!




2016 Asian Heritage Festival

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Where: Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118)

The 2016 Asian Heritage will feature food, arts, crafts and more.  We have four discount flyers available at the OISS.  These flyers are good for purchasing discounted admission tickets.  If you'd like one feel free to stop by, we'll be handing them out on a first come/first serve basis.





Protect yourself from online threats! -- Visit eAcademy ( and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection. These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.

Don’t fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to or for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or or Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.





    Location: 6901 Willow St.

    Time: Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 1:00 pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm 

    *OISS will close for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. during the summer.

    *Downtown Office Hours will resume in the fall semester.

    For general information, check-in, document drop off/pick up, and letter requests, come visit us. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please schedule an appointment.



    Location: Tidewater Rm 1506

    Time: Open whenever building is open

    Tidewater Building, 15th Floor, Room 1506 has been dedicated as a quiet prayer space for students of all religious denominations





    The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations. Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the global community.


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