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Newcomb Big/Little

Participate in one of the most popular Newcomb traditions! Every year, over 800 undergraduates 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 20, 2018. Pairs will be matched by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 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 Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Fall 2018 Program

Students are now welcome to apply for the Fall 2018 Big/Little program.

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.

Newcomb Big Requirements


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

Required Dates: 

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:30-4pm: Big Training*
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Pinning Ceremony

*Training is not required for returning mentors



To apply, fill out the applications below: 

  • Littles Application - For first-year students hoping to be matched with a Newcomb Big.
  • Bigs Application - For sophomore, junior, or senior students hoping to be matched with a Newcomb Little.