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First-Year Seminar Peer Mentors

The First-Year Seminar Peer Mentor Program is an academic leadership opportunity for upper-class students to serve as a mentor to new students in a first-year seminar classroom, including TIDES & Honors Colloquium. Peer Mentors play a crucial role in helping our newest students transition to the academic and social communities of Tulane. Starting from the very first class meeting during New Student Orientation and continuing through the full semester, Peer Mentors lay a foundation of support for first-year students by modeling a collaborative and inclusive academic culture, delivering content on academic success and Tulane campus culture, and helping students connect with different campus resources and opportunities for academic exploration.

The full job description is included below and details the full requirements. Peer Mentors serve for the full semester and are student employees of Newcomb-Tulane College.

2021-2022 Peer Mentor Job Description


All interested students should apply via the 2021 Wave Leader and Peer Mentor common application located on the New Student & Leadership Programs WaveSync Portal. The application opens on February 1, 2021 and closes on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

2021-2022 Peer Mentor Application


Fall 2021 Peer Mentor Application Timeline

  • February 1st: Peer Mentor & Wave Leader Common Application opens on NSLP WaveSync
  • February 28th: Application Closes
  • March 2nd – March 24th: Peer Mentor Interviews
  • March 31st: Peer Mentor hire Notifications
  • April 5th: Acceptances Due
  • April TBD: Peer Mentor Spring Orientation Meeting
  • End of April: Confirmed Peer Mentors will be placed with a first-year seminar course (TIDE, TIDB, COLQ) and faculty member

If you are interested in serving in the dual Wave Leader/Peer Mentor role, you will be asked to answer additional questions on your application. More information on the Wave Leader position and application timeline can be found by visiting the New Student and Leadership Programs WaveSync portal.

Learn more about the First-Year Seminar by visiting the Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience (TIDE) and Honors Colloquia (COLQ) websites.

For questions, please contact Cameron Cooper, Senior Program Coordinator and Peer Mentor supervisor, at ccoope2@tulane.edu or 504/314-2974.