Architecture students work together around a circular table

Your first year on campus might be stressful, exciting, difficult, wonderful, tumultuous, incredible, and everything in between. Luckily our sophomores, juniors, and seniors have been there before and have shared some words of wisdom with us! Please take a look at the links, stories, and tips below. And remember: you're not alone! We have your back, through thick and thin.



The First-Year Five document the adventures, experiences, triumphs, and challenges of their first-year.

The First-Year Five (FY5) are the official first-year experience brand ambassadors and content creators, showing incoming and current first-year students all they need to know about Tulane. Modeling academic and social success while navigating campus life, the FY5 represent diverse perspectives from the first-year. 

The FY5 play a crucial role in shaping a positive, welcoming, and inclusive campus culture, ensuring that all students feel supported and connected during their first year at Tulane. By sharing personal stories, the FY5 aim to create a supportive community that eases the transition for incoming students and fosters a sense of belonging within the Tulane community. Meet the FY5 for the 2023-24 academic year below!