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Newcomb Big Sisters/Little Sisters

To Participate in one of the most popular Newcomb traditions! Every year, over 800 women choose to participate in the program. Bigs serve as a resource, a guide, and a friend as each first-year transitions to Tulane. Bigs are a helpful source of advice and insight throughout the semester, and there will be events for both Bigs and Littles to attend in order to get to know each other better.

The deadline to sign up for the program is Friday, July 21, 2017. Pairs will be matched throughout the summer based on interests, majors, or any other factors you'd like us to consider. Bigs will contact Littles in early August. The annual Pinning Ceremony and meet-and-greet will be September 6, 2017 from 5:30-7:00pm in Dixon Hall.

Spring 2018 Program

Newcomb College Institute is excited to expand this annual tradition to the spring semester. Spring Scholars and Spring 2018 transfer students are now welcome to apply for a mentor. 

The deadline for potential Newcomb Bigs to register is December 1. Preference will be given to returning mentors and those who did not receive a mentee for the Fall 2017 semester. 

The deadline for potential Newcomb Littles to register is January 14. 

Pairs will be matched based on interests, majors, campus involvement, or other factors you’d like us to consider. Bigs will contact Littles in January, and participants will be officially welcomed into the program during a pinning ceremony on Thursday, January 18. 

If you are a first-year student hoping to be matched with a Newcomb Big, please apply below.

If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior hoping to be matched with a Newcomb Little, please look at the expectations below. If you meet the requirements, apply below.

Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, contact


Newcomb Big Requirements


  • be a sophomore or above, 
  • have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • be on campus during Spring 2018

Required Dates: 

  • Wednesday, January 17, 5-6:30pm: Big Sister Training*
  • Thursday, January 18, 5:30pm: Newcomb Sisters Pinning Ceremony

*Training is not required for returning mentors



To apply, fill out the applications below: