It may have felt like summer outside, but the fall semester was getting underway as Tulane students returned to campus. On Sunday, Aug. 15, first-year students began to move into their residence halls. The process, which is usually smooth for students and parents alike, was further streamlined this year by having students ship their belongings to campus beforehand, pre-select move-in time slots, and use barcodes to check in. The result was an efficient flow of students into the residence halls. On campus, quads are once again free for foot traffic and spontaneous studying, the dining halls are busy with customers, and the sounds of student voices can be heard everywhere. Move-in continues for returning students through Aug. 21.
Hailey Tobman holds up her barcode on her phone as she checks in for Tulane’s Move-In Day on August 16, 2021.
Students with their family and friends make their way toward several residence halls.
A volunteer drives a student and her luggage to her residence hall on Move-In Day.
Khaja Daniel (right) of Brooklyn, New York, followed by her aunt, Andrea Petero, carry Daniel’s belongings to the residence hall.
Yogi Deure of Rockaway, New Jersey, walks with his suitcase on his way to Monroe Hall.
Nicolas Martinez (left) and his parents, Gabriela and Augusto, of Quito, Ecuador, talk to Lt. Roger Barnes of the Tulane Police Department at the Parent Resource Fair at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Augusto is a Tulane alumnus and Nicolas is a first-year student.
Tulane University President Mike Fitts (left) greets students at The Commons.
Via Vandevusse of Maplewood, New Jersey, and Ella Rose Auck of New Orleans carry a sofa purchased at the Trash to Treasure sale past The Commons.
Seth Kelawan of Brooklyn, New York, uses a hand truck to wheel boxes to his room in Sharp Hall.