You can easily access the university by car via I-10. From downtown New Orleans and points east, take the I-10 West and exit at South Carrollton Avenue. From the airport, Baton Rouge, and points west, take the I-10 East and exit at the South Carrollton Avenue.
University tours typically include a meeting with a staff admissions member as well as a walking tour of the campus, which lasts about an hour.
Xavier University is a short drive from the New Orleans Museum of Art, which houses an extensive global collection of works in a beautiful setting. The museum is set in City Park, so outdoors lovers will also have the opportunity to stroll in the sunshine. In the other direction, the beautiful, streets of the Garden District offer a lovely place to take a historic walk. Here you'll find 19th century mansions, antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. For a lively atmosphere, of course, you can't miss Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, with its ample bars, restaurants, cafes, and music.