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Mardi Gras Safety Tips & Resources

After the New Year's celebrations end in New Orleans, the whole city and campus start 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 2019 is Tuesday, March 5.

2019 Mardi Gras Resources 

Mardi Gras Safety 2019 Posters

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. Space is limited.

Live Well @ Mardi Gras: Wednesday, Feb. 20 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

Mardi Gras letter from the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Chief of Police.

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

Shuttles and Transportation: Tulane is offering shuttles to Mardi Gras parades February 28 through March 3. See the Mardi Gras shuttle schedule.

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. 22, 2019.

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life - The LBC is closed on Tuesday, March 5 for Mardi Gras.
 
Dining Services: Dining hours of operations will be limited during spring break/Mardi Gras. See the spring break dining schedule.

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:

Health Center Uptown and Pharmacy:

  • Open Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Open Monday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesday, March 5 and Saturday, March 9.

The Health Center Downtown is closed March 2-5.

Howard-Tilton Library Hours

Mardi Gras Checklist Video