two students at convocation

Make way for a helluva Hullabaloo Hello!

Hullabaloo Hello is a celebratory welcome to Tulane University beginning when you arrive to campus, continuing throughout the first two weeks of classes, and concluding with First Fest and the Fall Activities Expo. Throughout the celebration, signature programs and events will introduce you to the people, peers, and places that encourage a successful transition to Tulane.

View the Hullabaloo Hello schedule below! All students will receive a personalized version of the schedule in August with assigned rotations and locations.

To help you stay on track with upcoming deadlines, we have created a New Student Checklist of important tasks to complete prior to your arrival. We highly encourage you to download the checklist and review it at the beginning of each month for a reminder of approaching deadlines. 

Recurring Programs & Signature Events

Classes will begin on Monday, August 21. Throughout these first two weeks of classes, there will be recurring programs and signature events to reconnect you with your classmates and campus resources. Here’s a quick overview of the fun awaiting you! 

Recurring Programs & Signature Events


Important Fall Dates

  • August 13-September 1, 2023: Hullabaloo Hello
  • August 13-15, 2023: Move-In. First-year students will be assigned a specific arrival time slot in May for one of three Move-In days, either August 13, 14 or 15, 2023. Students and their families should not make non-refundable travel arrangements until their Move-In time slot is confirmed. There will be required programming beginning the afternoon of your Move-In Day and lasting until the first day of classes. There will be programming on August 14, 15, and 16 for those who have an earlier Move-In Day.
  • August 17-20, 2023: Orientation Programming
  • August 21, 2023: First Day of Classes
  • September 1, 2023: First Fest
  • September 3, 2023: Fall Activities Expo