Helpful Information



A shuttle service is available to most of the hotels listed below. Visit the Airport Shuttle New Orleans website for more information on the Airport shuttle and to purchase advanced shuttle passes. A taxi from the airport to the Central Business District and most other areas of the city costs $33 for 1 or 2 passengers and $14 per person for 3 or more passengers.

Lyft and Uber are also available from the airport!

City Transportation

Within the city of New Orleans, a visitor can get to the symposium events on campus and at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans (CAC) via personal vehicles, taxi, bus, or streetcar. For driving directions to the CAC, visit the New Orleans Museum of Art website.

You may also get to the CAC on the streetcar line or by bus. Click New Orleans Regional Transit Authority website for information, schedules, maps, and fares for buses and streetcar lines in New Orleans.

Most hotels will arrange taxi service to take you to wherever you wish to go in the city, but it may be difficult to find taxis outside of popular tourist sites. Download a list of taxi services operating in the New Orleans area.

Tulane University

To learn more about the location of the Saturday and Sunday events, you can view an interactive map of Tulane’s uptown campus (or download a jpg version). On the interactive map, the Woldenberg Art Center is building #82 and Dinwiddie Hall is building #3.

Visitors can take the St. Charles streetcar line to the south end of the campus. There is a stop in front of Dinwiddie Hall, but please keep in mind that you will have to walk north through the campus to the Woldenberg Art Center on Saturday.

If you arrive by taxi, you may wish to instruct the driver to drop you off at McAlister Place and Freret Street on Saturday and Cowen Circle on St Charles Ave. on Sunday.

On-campus Parking

There are several on-campus parking options.

  1. For Saturday or Sunday, parking on-campus is free except in permanent reserved spaces, all of which are signed as such. For weekdays, visitors may purchase a one-day parking pass from the Traffic office during business hours and from Public Safety after hours. Vehicles parked on campus must display a permit between 8am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. Visitors may also pay to park in the Diboll Complex or use parking meters located throughout campus. Parking permits are not required when parking in timed or metered spaces, provided the time limit (posted on each meter) is obeyed and the parking meter is not expired.
  3. Free parking is available at the University Square during the day. A free shuttle will drop riders at the central part of campus. The University Square shuttle service operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and runs approximately every twenty minutes. For additional parking information call 504.865.5381.
  4. It is sometimes possible to find street parking in the neighborhood surrounding campus. Be aware that much of the street parking has a two hour limit.


Suggested accommodations during your stay in the Crescent City

In addition to hotels below, New Orleans has a thriving AirBnb market with a variety of price points.

Near Tulane Campus

Park View Guest House
Closest hotel to Tulane campus, located on streetcar line on St. Charles Ave.
7004 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Reservations: 504.861.7564 or 888.533.0746

Hampton Inn
Located halfway between Tulane campus and the French Quarter
3626 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Reservations: 504.899.9990

Best Western PLUS St Charles Inn
Located right beside the Hampton Inn
3636 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Reservations: 504.899.8888

Maison Perrier
4117 Perrier
New Orleans, LA 70115
Reservations: 888.610.1807

Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District
2203 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: 877.846.3446

Avenue Plaza Resort
2111 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: 504.566.1212

Central Business District

Le Méridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: 504.525.9444

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: 504.581.1000

The Quisby Hostel 
1225 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: 504. 208.4881

The Marquette House (Hostel) 
2249 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations: follow link above

French Quarter

Hotel St. Marie
827 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reservations: 800.366.2743

Place D'Armes
Located less than a block from Jackson Square and a few steps from the cathedral
625 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reservations: 800.366.2743

Hotels outside of Downtown New Orleans 
(located between airport and campus)

Holiday Inn
2261 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
Reservations: 504.897.1807

The Sheraton at Metairie
4 Galleria Blvd.
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Reservations: 504. 837.6707

Hilton New Orleans Airport
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
Reservations: 504.469.5000

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport
4535 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70065
Reservations: 504.712.0504

Courtyard by Marriott
2 Galleria Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70001
Reservations: 504.838.3800 or 800.654.3990