Communication with Families

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Our Tulane Family Newsletter emails begin with a special summer series for parents of incoming first-year students sent near the beginning and middle of the month from mid-May until August Move-In. Each newsletter will have short articles introducing campus resources, reminders of upcoming deadlines, and planning advice.

In the summer, the newsletters are paused for families of continuing sophomore, junior and senior students and are only sent to families of incoming new students to assist them in the critical high school to college transition and preparation period.

Parents of all class years will receive e-newsletters monthly during the academic year, September through May.

Tulane Family Newsletter Archive


Manage Your Subscription

E-newsletters for families of the newly admitted and committed class of 2027 began on May 25, 2023. All parents for the incoming new class of 2027 Tulane students will be automatically added to our mailing list using the addresses that students supplied in their original admission applications.

If, after May 25, you haven't received the e-newsletter, check your spam filter and adjust your settings to receive messages from If you did not receive the e-newsletter, email with your first name, last name & preferred email address and confirm your student is an entering first-year or transfer student beginning in August 2023.

If you are currently receiving the Tulane Family Newsletter and need to update your email address, please email

To ensure you receive communications from other university departments, your correct email address must be on file in your student’s official record. Students have a self-serve option to change, confirm or add parent email addresses to their account, following these steps:

  • Log in to the Gibson Online portal,
  • use the “Student” tab,
  • navigate to the “Records” link in the left side column,
  • use the “Update Address, Phone and Email” link,
  • then open the “My Addresses” link and make the corrections to parent contact information.

A note about the Tulane Family Portal, a third-party family communications platform used for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Tulane Family Programs decided not to renew that service and resumed using our former service to email the Tulane Family Newsletter beginning in mid-May 2023 with the summer series for the families of the Class of 2027. We are currently redesigning the Family Programs website for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year with new features accessible without requiring a password. Families can still use this current website to access the registration and archive for webinars and tutorials, and helpful links to the university resources families request most. As always, families may call 1-877-887-9283 or email for current, official information about Tulane programs, policies, or procedures.

Other Tulane Communications

Tulane University has a variety of other mailing lists that distribute information of interest to parents and family members. Please subscribe to any that are of interest. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Tulane Today
Tulane Today is a newsletter that goes out five days a week, covering a wide range of topics like research news, stories about students or faculty, and information about campus events. You can subscribe here at any time. Please note that parents are not automatically dropped from this list when their students graduate.

TUday & Tomorrow - A Note from President Michael A. Fitts
Each week President Fitts sends an email to the Tulane community covering important university priorities, news and events as well as some personal anecdotes and reflections. You can read past issues and find the subscribe link on the president's website. Please note that parents are not automatically dropped from this list when their students graduate.

Emergency and other critical notifications
Every semester we create a list of parents of currently enrolled students and use it to send important messages to Tulane parents. This may include information about emergency situations such as bad weather and related school closings, annual notices for all parents or special messages from the president to the Tulane community. Please note that this list is NOT used for notices about crime on campus; see the TUPD Crime Alerts list below.

The list is populated with contact information that students have provided in the Gibson Online portal. If you wish to sign up mid-semester, you can use this form, but you should also have your student add your email address in Gibson.

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