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January 26 - April 15: Audre Lorde Days 2021

February 1 - 28: Wave Leader Applications are LIVE

February 16: Lagniappe Day - Mardi Gras Holiday - No Classes

February 23-25: 4th Annual Rising Tide Leadership Summit

February 24: Last Day to Drop Without Record; Last Day to Change Grading Option to "Audit" 

March 1-5: Sex Week 2021
Hello Class of 2024, 

It's February! Celebration is in the air as we celebrate Black History Month, Mardi Gras, and the new changes we are pushing forth into the ethos. With change comes opportunity. Around campus, we are keeping each other safe and accountable while also finding ways to celebrate and develop our leadership, community values, and sense of self - though we acknowledge the challenges that come our way.

In times of hardships and frustrations, we can become restless and stressed at how our plans may drastically change or get tossed to the side. You may feel that you have no control over what may come or are just taking everything day by day. This can be overwhelming or frustrating to work through; however, there is a silver lining to this all. Through these changes grows opportunity.

These moments will pass us by like a train - always moving forward towards the next destination: we just have to decide when we'll jump on. However, the best thing about opportunities is that - like trains - if we missed the chance to catch one there will always be another one making its way around. So let's take advantage of the opportunities that come our way: apply to new leadership positions and memberships; meet new people and develop strong and meaningful relationships; explore new ideas by engaging in your classes, at campus events, and around the city. Let's face the world together and keep taking opportunities before they pass us by.

Questions? We are here to point you in the right direction. Contact our team by emailing orientation@tulane.edu. You'll also find helpful resources on our website, orientation.tulane.edu. Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@tulanenslp) to get to know our team and learn about resources for new students!
 
Roll Wave,
Rachel
Rachel Weber
New Student & Leadership Programs
COVID-19 Updates: New Safer-at-Home Restrictions

To aggressively address this increase in positive cases, we are strongly encouraging students to limit unnecessary interactions. Apart from classes, dining and essential activities, students should limit themselves to their residence halls and off-campus residences. In the last couple of weeks, the City of New Orleans announced a shift to Modified Phase 2, which expands capacity restrictions from 25% to 50% for businesses - excluding bars - and allows for gatherings of 10 or less indoors, and 25 or less outdoors. Students must adhere to these gathering size restrictions, as well as all health protocols including social distancing when around others and masking at all times except when alone in a room.

Wave Leader Applications are Live!

Are you interested in joining your peers to welcome in the next class of Tulanians next fall? Are you willing to support your fellow student and help them open up to experience the culture of Tulane for themselves - similar to your own Wave Leader? Well, now is your time! 

Every year, 100+ Wave Leaders support the orientation & transition of new students throughout New Student Orientation and Fall Welcome. Each Wave Leader works closely with a small group of students to familiarize them with life at Tulane and offer guidance and support throughout their transition to college. Perks include early move-in, swag, and access to special events. You would work under a member of the Board of Directors: upperclass students who help develop orientation programming, Wave Leader Recruitment, and support new Wave Leaders during training.

If you're interested, apply here! Make sure you're signed-in before you start the application. Applications are open February 1st and close February 28th at midnight.
Team NSLP Presents: Leadership Programming

Courageous Conversations:

Thursday, February 4th | 6 PM - 8 PM CST

The Division of Student Affairs and New Student & Leadership Programs will host "Courageous Conversations" in partnership with LeaderShape.
In the days after our upcoming election, this virtual program will offer an opportunity to reflect upon the results and engage with peers to learn and practice how to have conversations focused on values alignment, identity, and integrity. 




Facilitating Dialogic Conversations Across Difference:

Monday, February 8th | 6 PM - 7 PM CST

This workshop is a beginner's guide to facilitating dialogic conversations across difference. We will review the differences between dialogue and debate, the building blocks of dialogue, and practice dialogic facilitation models in small groups. 




Leadership Art Contest!

The Office of New Student & Leadership Programs is excited to host a Leadership Art Contest during Spring 2021 to celebrate and honor leadership by BIPOC individuals and communities. Based on the prompt below, full-time undergraduate students can submit artwork. The artwork will be reviewed by NSLP professional staff and finalists will be posted on the @tulanenslp Instagram, where students and community members can vote for which piece they think should win. NSLP professional staff will determine a winner who will receive $750 in WaveBucks. Please find the prompt for the contest below:

Prompt: Create a work of art to honor and celebrate leadership by BIPOC individuals and/or communities. (Submissions due: February 21)

The Fine Print: Current full-time undergraduate students may submit artwork for review. All artwork must be original. If an entry is by multiple artists, the artists will split the prize money. Artists are limited to two submissions per prompt. By submitting an entry to the competition, you give permission for NSLP to share images on their website, social media, and future publications in perpetuity. NSLP reserves the right to award multiple winners. NSLP reserves the right to disqualify any submissions that are deemed inappropriate, offensive, or otherwise unsuitable. Submitting artwork does not guarantee it will be shared on NSLP platforms. Decisions about finalists and winners are the purview of New Student and Leadership Programs professional staff. NSLP professional staff reserve sole and final judgement as to all matters concerning the contests and interpretation of contest rules. Artwork must be submitted in the form of an image or video file, that can be shared on Instagram. Videos must be between 3 and 60 seconds in length.
Future Friends: Find a New Pea for Your Pod

Fill out this quick survey and we will match you with a Future Friend!!! This program is open to all undergraduate students - including remote students. Sign up by Sunday, February 7 to be matched on Friday, February 12 during round three!

What if I am matched with someone I already know? Reach out to us and we will match you with a new person!

Can I match with multiple people? Yes! There is a question on the form that asks if you are willing to be matched with multiple people. If you say no, but later change your mind, just let us know.

I filled out the survey but haven't been matched yet. What's wrong? Review the calendar above to see when you should expect your match email. Most likely, we are working on finding a great match and will connect with you soon! If you're still unsure, just reach out to us at orientation@tulane.edu!

Have questions about Future Friends? Email us at orientation@tulane.edu or visit our website here to read more about this awesome program.
The Office of New Student & Leadership Programs Presents: The 4th Annual Rising Tide Leadership Summit

The Office of New Student &Leadership Programs has organized the 4th Annual Rising Tide Leadership Summit which will be over the course of three days, from Tuesday, February 23rd to Thursday, February 25th from 6:00 p.m. CST to 8:30 p.m. CST, virtually

This three-day leadership conference is designed for emerging and current student leaders and will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics related to the Tulane University's Leadership Framework. This year's theme is resilience, and we are excited to be able to come together with students from the wider community to explore this important topic. 

The Summit will provide Tulane students with the opportunity to learn from the vast expertise of our faculty, staff, alumni, and campus partners, to share their leadership experiences with each other, and to establish a network of support within the university. It's is a great opportunity for organization executive board members and officers to attend to learn more about effective leadership. Please consider attending and encouraging other members to attend as well. 

The Summit is FREE! More information to come - so please follow our social media channels, explore our websites and WaveSync for more updates and RSVP on WaveSync using the links below:

Tuesday, February 23: [Session Link] | [Keynote Link]
Wednesday, February 24[Session Link] | [Keynote Link]
Thursday, February 25[Session Link] | [Keynote Link]

Audre Lorde Days 2021

Tulane University's Audre Lorde Days offer multiple opportunities during spring semester for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together to "develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change." These may include academic lectures, workshops, concerts, comedy, or other experiences and are held throughout spring semester. Admission to all events is always free and open to the public.

Central to all events will be a consideration for how students, researchers, faculty, staff, and communities can create meaningful, reciprocal, accountable, and thriving relationships within the context of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, economic disparity, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and town/gown divides.

This series is sponsored by the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, along with multiple campus collaborators such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, and various student organizations. Contact the Director for the Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity- Petey Peterson at, ppeterson@tulane.edu for any questions.

Check out the upcoming events here!

Spring Scholar Corner: Lagniappe

What does "lagniappe" mean? Lagniappe means "a little something extra" - always a treat and never a burden. Here's a little something extra to help you get connected to campus from your New Student Checklist.

Technology. Order your college computer and technology accessories through our on-campus computer store, Technology Connection. Get access to educational discounts, on-site repair, and more when you purchase from Technology Connection. Check techconnect.tulane.edu for special computer bundles and pricing specifically for students entering this spring.

Campus Employment. Check out on-campus jobs through Tulane's College Central Network. Remember to bring original documents to campus to complete your I-9.  Visit Student Employment's website for more information.

Microsoft Office 365. Download Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note and 1 terabyte of storage space) for FREE for your laptop or PC. Students have access to all software and storage while enrolled at Tulane.

Campus Apps. Get connected by downloading our campus apps! Skip the lines with TU Go by Tulane University, our campus mobile ordering app that lets you to order and pay for your meals on the go. Tulane Bookstore gives you access to special promotions and exclusive discounts at our campus bookstores. Download TapRide to access our late-night, on-demand transportation services and Passio Go to view shuttle schedules, routes, and track your bus right from your phone. With the Tulane Campus Recreation Mobile App, you can view live schedules for classes, events, games, and all things happening throughout the facility and across programs. Add your favorite classes right to your personal calendar and set reminders so you're never late. Check out GrubHub to explore new ways to order from Tulane's Campus Dining around campus.
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