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Students can get a jumpstart with Summer 2020 Courses. Offerings include design, architecture, photography, drawing, making, design thinking, historic preservation, real estate, and social innovation and social entrepreneurship. View the Tulane School of Architecture Summer 2020 Course Offerings.

Continue to check the TuSA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Emergency Management page for updates.



Is Tulane School of Architecture open for business?

The majority of Tulane School of Architecture faculty and staff are working remotely but may still be reached via email and phone numbers listed this website. All classes are being held remotely. General questions about school operations can sent to

There are no tours of the school, but our Admissions Team is available to discuss any questions. Take a virtual tour on our Visit page.

The Fabrication Labs (DOL, 3D Print Lab, Millhaus, and the Wood Shop) will be closed for the remainder of the semester. Please email Nicholas LiCausi at with any questions.

Where can I view the weekly, virtual All-School Town Halls?

The Tulane School of Architecture began hosting virtual All-School Town Halls on March 13 to keep the school community - including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and prospective students - updated on the latest information for curriculum, admissions, and operations happening at the school. 

  • On Friday, March 13, Dean Iñaki Alday and Director of Student Affairs Emily Parsons held an All-School Webinar to update the school community. To view the webinar, click here. (Note that deadlines and policies for the school, university, and city changed after the time this webinar occurred. In particular, faculty and staff are now mostly working remotely. The building is currently open with limited staff but no admissions tours are being held. Desktop computers and monitors were shipped Monday, March 16.)
  • The March 27 All-School Town Hall covered a wide range of topics and questions from the audience. The recording is posted here.
  • The April 3 All-School Town Hall focused on issues affecting current students, primarily balancing home life and school work, strategies for coping, and other student life topics. The recording is posted here.
  • There was no town hall on April 10 because the university will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday.
  • The April 17 All-School Town Hall covered Summer 2020 Course Offerings. The recording is posted here
  • The April 24 All-School Town Hall covered digital resources for students to present their work during reviews. The recording is posted here.
  • There was no town halls on May 1 or May 8 for exams and final reviews.
  • The May 15 All-School Town Hall was the final one of Spring 2020, closing out the semester and year with a message from Dean Iñaki Alday. The recording is posted here.
How is admissions for graduate programs affected by COVID-19?

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tulane School of Architecture will be moving all summer instruction to an online platform. This primarily affects MSRED students. 3.5-year M.Arch students who were set to start this summer will not begin coursework until the Fall semester.

For students looking to apply to our graduate programs, the GRE/GMAT is still required as a piece of the application at this time time. The Educational Testing Service has begun to offer online testing for the GRE and more information can be found on the ETS website here.

For admitted students, the deadline to accept your offer of admission and submit the $250 enrollment deposit has been moved to MAY 1, 2020. Should you have any questions or concerns related to your decision, feel free to reach out to your program director.

Prospective and admitted students are encouraged to join us each week for our virtual All-School Town Hall to stay abreast of everything happening at TuSA especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Links to recordings of the Town Halls can be found on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

What about Commencement?

Tulane University will not be holding in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 16. The university is exploring all options for rescheduling in-person ceremonies later this year. The conferral of degrees will still take place on schedule on May 16 and President Fitts will invite graduates and their families to participate in a virtual event to acknowledge this academic achievement. The Tulane School of Architecture is also looking at options for an online celebration or exhibition in May. For more information, please see the university's Commencement FAQ page.

What should Student Organizations do if they were planning events or meetings?

Student Organization leaders should contact William Wildman at regarding cancellation of planned activities or moving activities online.

Where do I go for specific questions regarding technology and the digital output, print, and CNC labs?

Tulane University Information Technology has set up a special page with links and resources to support remote learning here:

For specific Tulane School of Architecture questions related to technology, contact Victor Garcia at We also have a technology guide for Tulane School of Architecture students

All questions regarding the DOL/3D Print Lab/Millhaus, contact Nicholas LiCausi at

What are the Summer 2020 Course Offerings?

Students can get a jumpstart on their courses in Summer 2020. View the Tulane School of Architecture Summer 2020 Course Offerings. Register through the Gibson portal Schedule of Classes.

Who should I contact with questions about individual courses?

Your faculty instructor will reach out to you to let you know expectations for the remainder of the semester. The Tulane School of Architecture faculty listing is here:

How can I help current students with financial support?

We are working with students who have difficult personal circumstances that would make leaving campus a challenge or will face complications in online learning once they return home. In response, we have set up the Tulane Student Emergency Aid and Assistance Fund to address current student needs.