Tulane will dedicate new Biloxi campus Monday

A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony are planned at 10:30 a.m. Monday for the Tulane University School of Continuing Studies' Mississippi Coast campus.

The day will mark exactly 10 years since the school reopened after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

Monday's ceremony will take place at the new campus, 2650 Beach Blvd., Suite 44 in Biloxi.

In a major milestone, Tulane students and staff recently moved into a brand-new, eco-friendly campus that is equipped with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art security. The 14,961-square-foot building has space for 500 evening and weekend students and 500 daytime students.

The campus is equipped with two PC labs and a Mac computer lab with an academic area double the size of the old campus.

Food, drinks and a small jazz ensemble will precede the ceremony. Then Tulane officials including University President Michael Fitts and local dignitaries including Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich will deliver remarks.

More information on Tulane University's Mississippi Coast campus is at 388-5769 or the school's website at