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All classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Starting the week of March 23, all classes will resume entirely online. Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) remains open with most faculty and staff working remotely. Students can be granted access to work in the building only with prior approval from the school. At this time, we are not hosting admissions tours.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the TuSA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Emergency Management page for updates.

Tulane is 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.

Melissa Lee


Melissa Lee is the Senior Advisor for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) responsible for funding and planning support to help revitalize commercial corridors throughout the City of New Orleans. Her previous experience includes serving as managing director of the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS); a Brooklyn based nonprofit member association of two dozen organizations dedicated to enhancing a sustainable community as well as service in the New York City Mayor's Office of Comprehensive Neighborhood Economic Development (CNED) and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) managing the Lower Manhattan Small Business and Workforce Retention Program aiding area small businesses in the September 11th recovery.

Lee received a B.S in International Relations from the University of Redlands and a M.P.A with a concentration in Urban Community and Economic Development from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.