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New Undergraduate Students

Welcome to Tulane! Campus Health services are catered specifically for you! We are devoted to providing you with the optimum care for all your needs. Our locations are conveniently located near your classes and residence hall. Before you dive into the website for health tips, services, and support, please use this checklist for required and recommended first steps. 

Students Beginning in Fall 2018

___ Check your Tulane email regularly.

___ June 1: Health Insurance Requirement
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 to use a comparable health insurance. It's important to do this before your program begins, before you arrive on campus, or by the August 15 deadline, whichever is earliest.

___ July 15: Immunization Compliance Requirement for Registration
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.

___ July 18: Required Wellness Courses
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 you August 21 to finish these online courses.

___ June-July: Connect with a community therapist or psychiatrist for ongoing concerns before arriving in New Orleans. Contact the CAPS Care Coordinator if you need assistance.

___ August 15: Health Insurance Deadline*
Insurance action deadline to either actively enroll in or waive (opt-out) 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. If you intend to enroll in T-SHIP, take action; do not default in.

___ August: 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.

___ View Campus Health webinars for further details and insights.

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

___ Stop by the Live Well Hut for give-aways 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.