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New Undergraduate Students

Campus Health welcomes new students to Tulane! Our staff is devoted to providing you with excellent medical and mental health care, and our facilities are conveniently located near your classes and residence halls. As you prepare for your first semester at Tulane, please use this checklist to help you stay on top of required and recommended first steps. 

For Students Beginning in Spring 2020

Before You Arrive

___ Check your Tulane email regularly.

___ December 5: Health Insurance Action Process Begins - After you enroll in classes, please check your Tulane email for health insurance requirements and details. You must either enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) or complete the waiver process opt out of T-SHIP and use a comparable health insurance plan. It's important to do this before your program begins, before you arrive on campus, or by the January 15 deadline, whichever is earliest.

___ Early December: Required Wellness Courses Available - Check your Tulane email for instructions on completing two required online courses about alcohol and sexual violence prevention (Alcohol Wise and Consent & Respect). You have until January 13 to finish these online courses.

___ Late December/early January: Connect with a community therapist or psychiatrist for ongoing concerns before arriving in New Orleans. Contact the CAPS Care Coordinator if you need assistance.

___ January 15: Health Insurance Action Deadline - This is the deadline to either enroll in or opt out of the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP). If you do not take action by this date, you will be automatically enrolled in T-SHIP, and the non-refundable premium will be charged to your account.

___ February 1: Immunization Compliance Deadline - This is the deadline to submit your completed Tulane immunization compliance form and records via the Patient Portal. Your doctor needs to sign and stamp Tulane's form. Compliance is required for class registration.

___ January: Transfer your prescriptions to our on-campus Pharmacy.

___ Review the Tulane Alcohol Policy for guidance and resources.

___ Tulane is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus (no e-cigarettes, no vapes, no Juuls). Review the Tulane Tobacco Policy to learn more.

___ Follow Tulane Campus Health on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Once You Are Here

___ Stop by the Live Well Hut for giveaways and resources.

___ Always carry your ID and health insurance card with you.

___ Keep a photo of your health insurance card on your phone.

___ Program emergency contacts into your phone under “ICE” (In Case of Emergency).

Family Discussion Items

___ Discuss any personal and family medical histories.

___ Make note of any seasonal, food, or drug allergies.

___ Come up with a plan for prescription medication management.

___ Talk about alcohol and drugs. Review the Tulane Alcohol Policy for information and resources.

___ Make sure to have a medicine and first aid kit for your room on campus.

___ Take a deep breath. Rest assured that Tulane Campus Health is invested in your health and success.

___ Check out all the resources for Parents, Guardians & Families.


Refer to the Office of New Student & Leadership Programs for further information for new students.