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Xavier University of Louisiana’s Office of Admissions would like to thank you for your interest in visiting our University.
We welcome all prospective students and their families and we also welcome all high school level touring groups to our campus. We hope that while you are visiting that you are able to experience the vibrancy of the city of NEW ORLEANS!

Campus Tours

Individual Campus Tours are held Monday - Friday at, 10 am and 2 pm. Group Tours are available Mondays and Fridays at 10:45 am.

Special events on campus and holidays may affect Campus Tour.

Information for Visitors

Planning Your Visit to XULA

Welcome to NOLA! Xavier University of Louisiana is located in New Orleans in what is sometimes referred to as the Triangle, near Carrollton, Washington, and I-10. One of the best and unique experiences of studying at Xavier is having the world’s most fascinating city as your campus! There’s much to explore both on and off-campus and we can not wait to show you all the Xavier University of Louisiana has to offer.

Visit experience will begin on the fourth floor of Xavier South, Suite 400. Each tour begins with a meeting with an admissions staff member followed by a walking campus tour. The tour is approximately one hour and features the library, university center, the recreation center, and more! If you or your guest require specific accomodations for the tour, please contact our office at 504.520.7388 or admissions@xula.edu.

Getting to Xavier

Xavier is located in the heart of New Orleans, La., and is easily accessible by car via the I-10 system. Click here to view an area shot of New Orleans, with the location of Xavier University. For customized driving directions we offer this page on Mapquest. Please use this address to navigate to the Xavier South Building (Building #40) which is where the Admissions Office is located:

909 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy Ste. #400, New Orleans, LA 70125.

From downtown New Orleans and all points East: take I-10 West and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). Drive straight through the Costco shopping area, then cross over the canal and take a left (you are now on Washington Avenue). Stay on Washington Ave. for approximately four blocks (you will cross South Carrollton Ave. at the next light) and enter the campus. Once you’ve crossed over South Carrollton Ave, keep driving until you get to Pine St. Then, turn left onto the bridge at Pine St. Once you have crossed the bridge, turn right onto Drexel Dr. until you get to S. Clark St. Turn left onto S. Clark St. and then turn right on Dixon St. This will bring you directly to the Xavier South Building.

From the airport, Baton Rouge and all points West: take I-10 East and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). Once you have exited, get into the right lane and take the next exit onto Howard Ave. Once you have exited onto Howard Ave., turn right at South Jefferson Davis Pkwy. The Xavier South Building (Building #40), which is where the Admissions Office is located, can be found within the second block once you have passed the parking lot on the right side.

Things to do in New Orleans

In New Orleans a “Lagniappe” means a little extra surprise! Here in the Big Easy, there is always something to do! From our world renown festivals, the food, music, art and history, we invite you to explore the unique charms of New Orleans while you’re here. Check out the following calendar to see what events and fun you can add to your trip while you’re in NOLA.

Accomodations

Transportation Options

Airport

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is an international airport owned by the city of New Orleans. It is located 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans. The airport's address is 900 Airline Drive in Kenner, Louisiana. Louis Armstrong International Airport is the primary commercial airport for the New Orleans metropolitan area and southeast Louisiana. The airport was formerly known as Moisant Field, and it is also known as Louis Armstrong International Airport and New Orleans International Airport.

Amtrak

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day to more than 500 destinations.

Buses

The Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans provides world-class multi-modal mobility services. With an ever-expanding network of buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit vehicles, anyone can choose transit to access employment, education, healthcare, and all the wonderfully unique music, food, and entertainment options that the city of New Orleans has to offer. With nearly 40 routes across modes, the various vehicles cover 14,000 miles each day.

Streetcars

Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you to different parts of the city.

Ferries

Ferry Riders that also ride on the RTA Buses and Streetcars can now buy an integrated pass on GoMobile along with several other pass and fare options.

Cabs and Taxis

Big on atmosphere and ambiance, New Orleans is actually a geographically small town, which makes most journeys by cab very affordable. A cross-town ride is typically under $20, and a safe, fast way to get from point A to point B if you're unsure of streetcar or bus stop locations along the way. You'll find taxis indispensable when navigating the city.

Uber

Whether you’re headed to the French Quarter, MidCity, or to MSY, the Uber app connects you with a reliable ride — from low-cost to premium — in minutes. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.

Lyft

The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone.

Bike Share

The City of New Orleans, in partnership with Social Bicycles, Inc (SoBi), is preparing to launch bike share, a new and affordable transportation system for residents to move through the city. The bike share program will launch in Fall 2017.

Bike share is a fun, healthy, and convenient transit option that is already operating in many major cities across the country and around the globe. Bike share technology offers online and on-the-spot opportunities to reserve and rent a bike that will take you where you need to go. At the end of a journey, just drop it off at the nearest bike share station. You can pick up another when you need it next. Bike share is growing rapidly worldwide as a popular and fun transit system. It has been shown to encourage people to drive less, support local business, improve street safety, increase personal health, and enjoy the community more. The goal is to provide a seamless, sustainable, and affordable mode of transportation. It is designed to serve all residents, improve neighborhood quality of life, and provide year-round, equitable access to worksites and destinations.

Watch an overview video of how bike share works by clicking below:

https://youtu.be/XqO_FkX6PlU

Here are a few local hotels to begin your search:

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
1-800-535-7830 

Holiday Inn Metairie
New Orleans Airport
2261 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
1-800-465-4329 

Courtyard Marriott New Orleans Metairie
2 Galleria Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
1-800-321-2211

Sheraton Metairie New Orleans
4 Galleria Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
1-800-325-3535

Hampton Inn & Suites
Convention Center Hotel
1201 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
1-866-311-1200 

Hampton Inn & Suites
Downtown French Quarter Hotel
226 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
1-866-311-1200 

Hampton Inn & Suites
Garden District Hotel
3626 St Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
1-866-311-1200

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