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Not only are we transforming campus, we are transforming lives. Tulane is creating an environment that will power our bright future for generations to come.

Charity Hospital

The process to redevelop CHARITY HOSPITAL is officially underway, and Tulane plans to be the anchor institution filling the historic landmark. Research space, classrooms, housing for students and administrative offices will occupy 300,000 of the one million square foot facility set to open late 2021 or early 2022. The building will be at the heart of the emerging Spirit of Charity Innovation District.

Children's Hospital

Tulane is joining forces with CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, the state’s only free-standing hospital focused entirely on the care of children, to increase access to high-quality pediatric health care and enhance educational and training opportunities in Louisiana. This collaboration adds 120 new pediatric professionals, significantly expanding clinical research in pediatrics and giving families greater access to the latest innovations in medicine.

Economic Impact

Nearly $2.85 BILLION
17,830 JOBS

Building on our Success


$780,000+ total raised in 24 hours
2,536 donors
3,078 total gifts
44 first-time donors
Donors hailed from all 50 states and 8 countries


Only the Audacious



SCHOLARSHIPS $108,720,268

RESEARCH $247,847,346
19% of overall
campaign commitments

6 of 10 Presidential Professorships
352 of 400 endowed
faculty positions



50,612 engaged alumni to date

Panetta Presidential Chair
Taylor Presidential Chair
Ackerman Makerspace
Lichtenstein First-Time
Donor Match
Boudreaux Gift –
creative writing speaker series and business professorship
Benson Chapel
Priddy Family Foundation –
Brain Institute

Jay Rappaport

Neuroscientist and HIV/AIDS researcher JAY RAPPAPORT began his first year as the new leader of the Tulane National Primate Research Center with an opportunity to fuel new research. Under his leadership, the center was awarded a $42 million federal grant to expand its work to address chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's and heart disease.

Thomas LaVeist

The chance to work at one of the founding educational institutions in the field of public health led new dean THOMAS LAVEIST to Tulane. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and an expert on issues related to equity and health, he sees an opportunity for the school to make a difference in a region that is at the forefront of rural and urban health issues. Watch an interview with LaVeist

Kimberly Foster

The opportunity to connect to the rest of the university and do impactful interdisciplinary research drew KIMBERLY FOSTER to Tulane to serve as the new dean of the School of Science and Engineering. Foster is focused on developing programming and unique training experiences for students in order to elevate the research profile of the university. Watch an interview with Foster

Inaki Alday

IÑAKI ALDAY, new dean of the School of Architecture, believes understanding the physical environment is essential for the 21st century architect. Both in academic research and in practice, Alday promotes a new attitude toward transforming our environment and utilizes a multi-disciplinary global vision to examine the role of architecture and architects. In 2018, he won the International DAM Architectural Book Award for The Yamuna River Project, New Delhi Urban Ecologies. Watch an interview with Alday

Brian Edwards

In BRIAN EDWARDS, Tulane found a global scholar who will lead the School of Liberal Arts to prepare students to thrive in an increasingly complex, diverse and interdependent world. Edwards believes being in New Orleans, a city where major urban challenges meet innovative solutions, provides Tulanians with one of the most unique educational experiences in the country. Watch an interview with Edwards

Beth Brown

Drawing on a career of administrative innovation, new chief of staff and secretary of the university BETH BROWN will oversee implementation of presidential initiatives and Board of Administrators activities.

Lee Skinner

A leading scholar of Latin American literature, LEE SKINNER is the new dean of Newcomb-Tulane College. In addition to her role as dean of the academic home for all undergraduate students, Skinner joins the faculty of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Portrait of Kirk Bouyelas

As Tulane’s new chief of police, KIRK BOUYELAS is an extraordinary law enforcement leader who is dedicating his vast experience as a 31-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department to keeping our community of students, faculty and staff safe.

Building on our Success

Mussafer Hall

One of the newest additions to the Uptown campus, MUSSAFER HALL is a transformative space that unites key Newcomb-Tulane College services dedicated to the success of students in their academics, careers and lives. In the short time since its opening, it has created a collaborative environment that maximizes the individual potential of students by sharing information, tools and resources. Watch a video about all our campus improvements

TUPD opening

The busy corner of Tulane Avenue and Elk Place is now home to a TULANE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT substation. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined school administrators to cut the ribbon on the new station, which increases police visibility in the downtown medical district.


THE STEWART CENTER is the A. B. Freeman School of Business’s new home for executive education programs. Located downtown in the epicenter of New Orleans’ growing innovation corridor, the center will provide programming in hospitality entrepreneurship that leverages its close proximity to the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute, as well as programs aimed at working professionals and visitors to the city.

digital design lab

The School of Professional Advancement opened three new DIGITAL DESIGN LABS that offer students cutting-edge technology in animation, game development and other interactive design programs. These labs allow students to collaborate and develop a foundation in technology and prepare them for innovative tech design careers.

Primate Center

With funding coming from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of their tuberculosis vaccine development project, the TULANE NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER recently added a 1,200 square foot imaging center that houses one of the four Mediso MultiScan PET/CT imagers in the world. The center will foster greater innovation, collaboration and coordination within the tuberculosis landscape.

The Commons

Nestled among centuries-old oak trees, THE COMMONS opens this fall, changing the social and intellectual landscape of campus. It will be home to a new dining hall, meeting spaces and the Newcomb Institute. In concert with the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, it will create a place for students to come together with faculty and staff and build an even stronger sense of Tulane community.

outdoor classroom

Students can soak up the sunshine at the new outdoor classroom on the uptown campus. Funded by the Undergraduate Student Government, PIERSON PATIO is equipped with a chalkboard and bench-style seating that overlooks the academic quad.

Commencement 2019

Tim Cook
STUDENT SPEAKER Abi Mbaye __________
HONORARY DEGREES Dean Baquet Tim Cook Blythe Danner John Lewis __________
WEISS FELLOWS Donata Henry Michael Moore __________

May 18, 2019

3,085 degrees awarded to 2,847 graduates

Watch highlights from the ceremony