Barnes & Noble
Lavin-Bernick Center, First Floor
Our bookstore offers all of the required textbooks and supplies for your academic courses, along with a large offering of reference and general interest books. We also carry health and beauty aids, convenience store items, and residence hall, apartment, and office necessities.
We encourage all students to order their textbooks online directly from the bookstore using our easy online purchasing tool before you arrive on campus. Students may pick up their orders from the bookstore when they arrive on campus or have them shipped to the Tulane mail room or local address. Textbooks will be available for purchase in the store, but we recommend students take advantage of online ordering to ensure that they have their books for the start of the semester. Orders over $75 will ship free.
Due to continued supply and shipping delays, we encourage students to order textbooks before August 15, 2021.
Biking on Campus
All bicycles that will be parked on campus must be registered with TUPD. Click here to register your bike. Complete the form and pick up your permit in Campus Services, located in the Lavin- Bernick Center, Suite 107.
Bike Repair Stations
There are two bike repair stations on Tulane’s uptown campus. Each has tools and an air pump. They can be found at the following locations:
- Outside the entrance to the Israel Environmental Sciences Building
- On the side of Phelps residence hall facing the quad, under the staircase
The Tulane Bike Help Desk is a group of bike-minded students who gather regularly to work on bikes and can help you learn how to repair and maintain your bike. Visit facebook.com/groups/bikehelp to connect.
PJ’s Coffee is a locally-owned and operated business that serves gourmet fresh-brewed coffee, tea, and fresh-baked pastries and cakes. PJ’s offers to-go catering, gift cards, coffee by the pound, single-serve coffee cups and gift items in four convenient locations on campus:
- Percival Stern Hall
- Décou-Labat Residences
- Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex
- Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Campus dining is an essential component of the out-of-classroom experience and helps to build a sense of community. Tulane University Dining Services creates a complete dining experience, with flexible dining plans and fresh, well-prepared food in a comfortable dining atmosphere.
All first-year and second-year students are required to enroll in a dining plan. On-campus first and second years have been defaulted to the Unlimited plan and off-campus students to the Commuter plan. All students, including third-years, fourth-years, and graduate students, have until Friday, September 3, 2021 to enroll in or change your dining plan. Click here to access the dining plan portal.
A key component of all dining plans is meal swipes, which can be used at the Dining Room at the Commons and Green Wave Grille. We have also extended meal swipes to be offered at Zatarain’s in the LBC Food Court, which will now feature Simplified recipes for diners with food allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs.
Students may use Wavebuck$ or credit cards at our retail dining locations, including the LBC Food Court, Le Gourmet, and our four PJ’s Coffee locations. Use Wavebuck$ to try one of our three food trucks, Bowlful, Global Mobile, and Roulez, or the Currier and Healthy TU tuktuk dining carts. Provisions on the Thirtieth Parallel, our on-campus convenience store, is located on the Freret Street side of the Commons.
We have partnered with the mobile ordering app GrubHub, which will be implemented at all retail locations on campus to allow for contactless ordering, payment, and pick-up. On-campus delivery will also be available.
FedEx Office: Copy, Print & Ship
Lavin-Bernick Center: First Floor
The Tulane community has full access to the FedEx Office network of services, including an on-site FedEx Office center in the Lavin-Bernick Center. Tulane students, faculty, and staff can use their Splash Card for copy, print, and shipping services.
FedEx Office sets up a special shipping service site in the late spring semester to support the move-out process. Sign up online for a FedEx account to receive information and discounted rates on all FedEx shipping services.
In early July, residential students received information from Mail Services regarding move-in shipping. Residential students who ship according to packet instructions will have 6 boxes moved directly into their room with no extra charges. Any boxes over 6 will incur a fee of $10. To avoid extra charges, we encourage students to follow the size and weight restrictions, package their items at home rather than ship directly from vendors, and wait to ship less crucial items after the semester has started and move-in shipping has ended.
Please pay close attention to these instructions as they have changed from previous years.
Local students may make arrangements to drop-off belongings on campus by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Year Mail Services
All residential students are issued a 4-digit mailcode number. This number is used to quickly identify and process items received for you at Tulane. This number will remain your mailcode as long as you live on campus and is not dependent on your residence hall.
During the year, your shipped and mailed items will be available for pick-up at the LBC Mail Lockers or in Mail Services at Warren Hall. Please pay close attention to your delivery notification email from Mail Services to find out where to retrieve your items.
When ordering from Amazon, consider using the two on-campus Amazon Locker locations. By shipping directly to the Amazon lockers, your items will be available 24/7 for pick-up. When checking out at Amazon, select one of our two locker bays:
- DIBOLL: South side of Diboll Parking Garage
- STERN: Under Stern Hall breezeway behind PJ's
Shuttles & Transportation
Tulane Shuttle Lines
Tulane Shuttles & Transportation operates many fixed shuttle lines that are your connection between campuses and Tulane facilities. All of our buses are equipped with bike racks as well as real-time GPS technology so that you can view where the bus is on its route. The best part? All fixed-line and TapRide transportation is free to students — just show your Splash Card! Routes and schedules for Fall 2021 will go live soon!
Currently, masks are required to ride Tulane University vehicles in accordance with CDC guidelines. Vehicles will be sanitized throughout the day by Transportation staff, and plexiglass partitions have been installed as needed behind the driver's area.
Tulane TapRide is an on-demand shared-ride service for transportation on the uptown and downtown campuses and residences in the surrounding area. The Tulane Tapride schedule will be posted soon. Download the TapRide app on your smartphone to request a ride!
Tulane University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have an agreement that provides discounted rates to the university community. Students 18 years and older can rent vehicles with a valid driver’s license, proof of full-coverage car insurance, and a major credit or debit card. Daily and weekly rentals are available. Click here for more information, locations, and booking codes.
Tulane University also has an agreement with Avis/Budget that provides discounted rates for the university community. Click here for more information, locations, and booking codes.
RTA Jazzy Passes & Tokens
Tokens and 1-day, 3-day, and 31-day Jazzy passes for New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) are available for sale in the Campus Services office, Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107.
Your Tulane Splash Card is more than your university ID. It offers access to your on-campus financial accounts, including Splash Cash, Accounts Receivable charging, and dining plans. The Splash Card provides entrance to residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic events. For more information about the different accounts held on your card, click here.
New students should upload their Splash Card photo by Friday, July 30 using the link provided to them by email. If you have not received that email, please email us to request a new link. You will receive your Splash Card in your check-in packet when you arrive on campus for move in. Upload your photo as soon as possible to ensure you receive your card at check-in!
Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 104
Technology Connection is the Tulane University owned and operated store that assists students, faculty, and staff with their personal and institutional hardware, software, and accessory purchases. Our partnership and collaborations with schools, departments, and administration allow us to provide you with tailored technology solutions that meet university standards to help support your success at Tulane. Click here to view detailed computer and device recommendations for your intended program of study.
Technology Connection is an authorized service provider for Apple and Dell, providing warranty and out-of-warranty repairs onsite using original equipment manufacturer parts.
Contact us or visit our convenient campus location in the Lavin-Bernick Center to ask questions, test products from Apple®, Dell, and other popular brands or interact with our certified staff to discover the best technology solutions for you.
Recycling at Tulane
Paper, plastic bottles (#1 & #2), aluminum cans, and cardboard can all be recycled at Tulane’s uptown and downtown campuses. We do not accept glass, styrofoam, or plastic bags.
Residence halls have a recycling station outside the building or a recycling and garbage room on every floor. Use your room’s recycling bin or your own bag/box to collect recyclables, then bring them to your building’s recycling room or station and sort them in the proper location. Paper is collected in a separate container from plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Cardboard can be placed on the ground next to the recycling station.
How to Practice Sustainability on a Daily Basis
- Carry a reusable water bottle with you. You will find water bottle refill stations throughout the uptown campus.
- Save electricity by turning lights off when you leave the room or use natural daylight.
- Plug personal electronic devices into a surge protector and turn it off when you leave your room.
- Do not cover any air vents in your room with decorations or furniture. Blocking the air flow prevents effective and efficient operation of the ventilation system.
- Use LED lightbulbs on all personal lamps.
- Purchase electronics and appliances that are Energy Star labeled.
- Learn more about sustainability at Tulane and how to get involved at green.tulane.edu.