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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 2020 is Tuesday, February 25.

2020 Mardi Gras Resources 

Mardi Gras Safety 2020 Posters

Educational Resources

Request a Poster (posters shown above) for your residence hall, department, or student organization. (View flyer version of 2020 materials.)

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

Live Well @ Mardi Gras: Thursday, Feb. 6 at the McAlister Stage (or Pederson Lobby LBC if raining). 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 to Tulane Parents.

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 Thursday, February 20 through Saturday, February 23. See the 2020 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. 14, 2020.

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life - The LBC is closed on Tuesday, February 25 for Mardi Gras.
Dining Services: Dining hours of operations will be limited during Mardi Gras. See the dining schedule for 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:

Health Center Uptown and Pharmacy:

  • Open Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Open Monday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesday, Feb. 25

The Health Center Downtown is closed Feb. 22-25.

CAPS is closed Feb. 24-25.

Howard-Tilton Library Hours

Mardi Gras Checklist Video