Message from the Dean
Tulane University is so fortunate to welcome the most academically talented students in the country year after year. I am thrilled to welcome you to Tulane as a First-Year Honors Scholar! First-Year Honors Scholars engage in a robust series of programs that challenge them to define the scholar and leader they want to be during their time at Tulane. Through first-year seminars, small-group learning, and informal gatherings, Honors Scholars explore the many opportunities our research institution offers with dynamic faculty members and peer mentors as their guides.
Honors Scholars are highly curious, seek challenges, and show a desire to engage in rigorous thought that leads to extraordinary insights and ideas. The first year is about discovery — as a thought leader, intellectual community member, and innovator on campus and, eventually, in the world.
To support these pursuits, Honors Scholars have programs available to help them explore their majors, research interests, career paths, and academic opportunities. Scholars engage with faculty, researchers, and past Honors Scholars that will serve as their mentors. At the end of their first year, students will be ready to embark on a self-designed academic and intellectual journey that takes advantage of the many opportunities Tulane's status as a research institution offers.
I look forward to seeing you soar as a member of our campus community and intellectual leader.
Dean Lee Skinner
Exploring as a Scholar
Opportunities are available for First-Year Honors Scholars to explore their majors, research interests, career paths, and academic opportunities on campus. Scholars will engage with faculty, researchers, and fellow student scholars as mentors. None of the programming options are required. Instead, we encourage our Honors Scholars to self-select into the honors opportunities that are most important to them. Opportunities for engagement are listed below.
Entry as an Honors Scholar is determined by admission; there is no application process. Students receive notification about their status as an Honors Scholar with their admission letter. Any questions about the Honors Scholar experience and its programs can be directed to Cristina Lawson, director, at email@example.com. Any questions about honors admission decisions can be directed to your admission counselor.