Mardi Gras Resources




2024: Tulane University recognizes a Mardi Gras Break on the academic calendar. Offices at the university will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, February 9, through 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14.

Mardi Gras is an exciting time, particularly in a culturally rich location like New Orleans. Each year during this time, the city changes tremendously with more than one million people traveling to New Orleans to join the celebration; this is three and a half times the normal population of New Orleans.

Given this, we feel it is more important than ever to make sure that you have the resources needed for a fun and safe Mardi Gras experience.

TUPD and Student Affairs will have staff on-call to respond to emergencies throughout Mardi Gras. If you need to reach TUPD, contact 504-865-5911 or call the Student Affairs On-Call staff member at 504-920-9900.


  • Uptown: 504-865-5911
  • Downtown: 504-988-5555
  • Off Campus: 911
  • Student Affairs On Call: 504-920-9900
  • Harm Reduction - Free Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips are available to Tulane Students and provided through @Students4Strips
Campus Health

All Campus Health services will be closed during the Mardi Gras weekend, but there are other physical and mental health resources available to students:

  • Tulane Telehealth -For 24/7 virtual urgent care services, Tulane Telehealth is available at no additional cost for students who have paid the Campus Health fee.

  • After-Hours Care Facilities- For in-person care, consult this list of facilities in the area near Tulane campuses.

  • SAPHE Hotline - The Tulane student organization SAPHE (Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education) is operating its 24/7 peer run hotline during Mardi Gras. Call 504-654-9543 to receive support from a trained SAPHE member who can connect you with resources.

  • Togetherall - a free and anonymous online community available at any time to all Tulane students looking for mental health support and a sense of connection. Register for a free account.

Reily Center & TU Fit
  • The Reily Student Recreation Center and the downtown TU Fit facility have adjusted hours of operation for the Mardi Gras holiday. Both facilities are CLOSED on Monday, Feb. 12—Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024

The 2024 Mardi Gras Guest Registration Form has closed.

During Mardi Gras, Tulane University residents are extended the privilege to host one guest per resident. If their guest is not a Tulane student they must register their guest with Housing & Residence Life prior to their guest arriving on campus. Guests staying on campus must be at least 18 years of age by February 6th, 2024