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First-Year Faculty Initiatives

Get to know your faculty over lunch, dinner, or coffee through the initiatives below, all reserved for first-year students.

Coffee with your Residential Faculty Mentor

Residential Faculty Mentors (RFM) are professors at Tulane who are partnered with first-year residence halls. The purpose of the RFM program is to foster an intellectual community within the residence halls, to encourage students to cross the boundaries between academic and student spaces, and to increase faculty-student engagement.

To adapt the program to current university guidelines, RFMs have been inviting students to coffee throughout the fall semester. If you haven't already met your RFM, follow this link to read more about who is in your building. Your faculty will reach out in the spring to reintroduce themselves and schedule a time for coffee. This is very informal and is simply a great way to have conversations about the academic opportunities available to you as a Tulane student.

Lunch with your Dean

This spring, many of the deans of the undergraduate colleges will be providing opportunity for you to grab a boxed lunch and have a conversation with other first-year students in your academic discipline.

Stay tuned for the announcement of dates early in the spring semester.

Dinner and Conversation with Faculty

Faculty dinners bring 5-8 students together with a faculty member over good food to discuss current events and foster dialogue between groups of people who might otherwise not get to know one another.

Stay tuned for the announcement of dates and faculty early in the spring semester.