Enhanced academic center provides space, resources for Tulane student-athletes

As college athletes juggle their class, practice and game schedules, a dedicated place to study and get course work done is essential.

The Don and Lora Peters Academic Center, housed within the James W. Wilson Jr. Center, is a state-of-the-art facility that offers the space and resources to support Tulane student-athletes’ academic success.

The enhanced center was made possible through a $1 million gift from Don and Lora Peters to expand and renovate Tulane Athletics’ previous academic services center. The new center features private study rooms, which students can reserve using an app and their Splash card, a large multipurpose classroom for instruction, meetings and presentations, and new staff offices. The center also includes the Oremus Family Study Lounge, which has several seating options for studying, project space and tutoring, along with printers, outlets for devices and other technology.

The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kriston Esnard, first-year student and on the Green Wave football team, utilizes study space in the center.
Kriston Esnard, first-year student and part of the Green Wave football team, utilizes study space in the center. Esnard is studying health and wellness at Tulane. (Photo by Rusty Costanza)
Mackenzie Clark (left), and Lahari Yelamanchili (right), Green Wave tennis players, study in one of the booths in the center.
Mackenzie Clark (left), a junior majoring in finance and homeland security, and Lahari Yelamanchili (right), also a junior and finance major, study in one of the several booths in the center. Clark and Yelamanchili are both on the Green Wave women's tennis team. (Photo by Rusty Costanza)