Thursday, September 1, 2016

8/31 OISS Digest

Tulane University Office of International Students and Scholars

Weekly Digest for August 31, 2016




  • OISS NEWS & EVENTS - Jazz & Jambalaya, International Students Welcome Reception, and the Spouse Reception.
  • INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below. 
  • TULANE OPPORTUNITIES - Outreach Day of Service, Fridays @ Newcomb, Fall Activities Expo, and TUCP Presents: Jay Pharoah. 
  • DOWNTOWN HOURS - Downtown Hours will begin on 9/6.



Jazz & Jambalaya Celebration!

Friday, September 2nd, JL Quad (M), 4-6pm 

This Friday, join the OISS, Office of Study Abroad, and more in our annual Jazz & Jambalaya Celebration on the JL Quad.

Filled with soul music from the SOUL Brass Band and delicious Cajun cuisine from Dunbar's, make sure to stop by and celebrate the start of the new academic year by welcoming Tulane's new international students, scholars, and returning study abroad sojourners. We'll see you there!

Check out the Facebook Event HERE


International Student Welcome Reception - Downtown

Tuesday, September 6th from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Tidewater Diboll Gallery, 1st Floor

Beat the heat with Snoballs, a New Orleans summertime treat! Join other international students and Tulane staff in an informal chance to kick off the semester and learn about the food, festivals, music and cultural traditions that make New Orleans unlike any other. No RSVP required -- just grab a friend and stop in! 


International Spouse / Partner Reception

Friday, September 2nd from 11:30am -1:00pm in Greenbaum House (#71), Uptown Campus, First Floor Lounge

The OISS would like to invite all international spouses / partners to come enjoy a casual lunch to meet other spouses / partners and learn about activities and resources here at Tulane. 

Please urge your spouse or partner to come and learn about the resources available at Tulane and in the community including English Language Classes organized by EAPP and special family programming organized by Chi Alpha! If you're interested, please make sure to fill out THIS SURVEY and share it with your friends. In addition, please join other international spouses and partners in our special Facebook group to find out more information. 



International Student Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 6 from 3:30- 5:00 pm Tidewater Bldg (Downtown Campus), Diboll Gallery, 1st Floor

Beat the heat with Snoballs from Plum Street Snoballs, a New Orleans summertime treat!

For more information, click on image.




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.  
  • Visit this page to do training that can help you identify phishing and other dangers present on the internet. 

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.




     Non-Credit English Language Program

English for Academic and Professional Purposes/ESL group

The non-credit program is free to Tulane affiliates, but limited space is available. Tulane faculty, students and staff can receive English language support sign up for the Conversation Partner Program. More information here.


TUCP Comedy Presents: Jay Pharoah! 

Wednesday August 31st from 8-10:30 PM in McAlister Auditorium

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian currently rounding up his sixth season as a cast member of NBC's “Saturday Night Live”.  Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and more.

The 26th Annual Outreach Tulane Day of Service! 

Sunday, September 3rd from 8am-1pm 

The Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) & The Center for Public Service are proud to celebrate the 26th annual Outreach Tulane! It is the University's oldest and largest day of service for all members of the Tulane community. To participate, please register HERE. Have fun!  


Fridays At Newcomb

Starting September 2nd from 12-1pm in the Anna May Lounge in Caroline Richardson (#84)

Join the Newcomb College Institute to hear from an exciting speaker while eating lunch and meeting staff and students from all over Tulane.

Fall Activities Expo

Thursday September 1, 5-7pm, LBC Quad

Come and check out how you can get involved in Student Organizations at Tulane. Get a chance to meet student leaders, hear first-hand about organization activities, and sign up for one of the over 200 student organizations here at Tulane. Free food provided.  


                                                            Swamp Tour

Monday, September 5 12:45- 5:00

Join Chi Alpha for The Swamp Tour  Monday, September 5th, from 12:45-5pm. The cost is $18.50 which includes lunch and transportation. Participants will meet at at Bruff at 12:45. The website to register is







Location: 6901 Willow St.

Time: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm

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




Location: Tidewater Building Room 2460

Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

Downtown hours are an opportunity for international students, scholars, and staff at Tulane's downtown campus to meet with an OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new international student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.





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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