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Mardi Gras Safety Tips & Resources

After the New Year's celebrations end in New Orleans, the whole city and campus starts getting into the festival spirit! Whether it's Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Crawfest, Jazz Fest, or any of the dozens of other NOLA fests, it's a good idea to prepare yourself to ensure a safer and fun time.

Mardi Gras 2018 is Tuesday, February 13.

Mardi Gras 2018 Posters

Mardi Gras Educational Resources

Request a Poster: (shown above) for your residence hall, department, or student organization. (View flyer version.)

Mardi Gras 2018 Pocket CardsPocket Cards: Pick up a super handy, pocket-sized Mardi Gras resource card at Mardi Gras Bingo or from The Well, The Health Center, or your residence hall.

Mardi Gras Bingo Workshops: Sign in to OrgSync to register. Learn more about Mardi Gras, from tradition and culture, to tips on how to stay safe. Prizes and give-aways. Space is limited.

Live Well @ Mardi Gras:  Thursday, January 25, in the LBC Quad. Learn about how to stay safe and well during Carnival season. Fanny packs with supplies are free on a first come, first served basis.

Campus Resources

Tulane University Police Department: Mardi Gras Safety Tips. Parking laws and traffic violations will be strictly enforced for parades.  

Shuttles and Transportation: Visit the Tulane transportation website for information.

Housing: Tulane students who are hosting their guest for Mardi Gras in an on-campus residence hall must complete the Pre-Registration Form by Feb. 2, 2018.

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life - The LBC is open regular hours, but closed Tuesday, Feb. 13, for Mardi Gras.
Dining Services: Dining hours of operations will be limited during the last weekend of Mardi Gras. 

Emergency and After Hours Resources: Local healthcare resources, nearest pharmacies, urgent care clinics and emergency rooms for you and for your guests.

The Health Center Uptown: The Health Center Uptown is open regular hours now through Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
Open Saturday, Feb. 10,  9 am -1 pm (regular hours)
Open Monday, Feb. 12, 9 am -1 pm for Lundi Gras
Closed Tuesday, Feb. 13, for Mardi Gras.
Open Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, resuming regular hours
(The Downtown clinic is closed Monday and Tuesday.)

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