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Commencement weekend is an important opportunity for faculty to celebrate academic accomplishments with graduates and your fellow faculty members. Tulane encourages faculty to participate some of the university's most high-profile events including Wave Goodbye, the Unified Commencement Ceremony and all of the individual school ceremonies during the weekend. 

Unified Commencement

Unified Commencement is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Faculty participating in the ceremony should arrive by 8 a.m. and proceed to the East Bunker Club Lounge. The easiest access to the bunker lounge is from the ground floor of Garage 1, which is the designated parking garage for faculty requesting parking permits. Faculty arriving by shuttle or taxi should enter through Gate A, ground level entrance at Poydras St. DO NOT ENTER THROUGH GATE G, as there is no direct or easy access to the bunker lounge. Robing is at 8:15 a.m. and the academic procession begins promptly at 9 a.m.

map of Superdome and garage parking

Wave Goodbye

All faculty participating in Commencement are invited to Wave Goodbye on Friday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. in the Gibson Quad on the uptown campus. Participating faculty are allotted two tickets to the party. An online form for faculty requesting tickets and parking passes will be available on this page in the weeks before the party. 


Faculty participating in the academic procession must wear academic regalia. Faculty on the uptown campus who need to order regalia should visit the Tulane Bookstore on the first floor of the Lavin-Bernick Center or call 504-865-5913. Faculty on the downtown campus should visit the Health Sciences Bookstore or call 504-988-5204. Any regalia orders placed after Monday, April 16, 2018 will incur a $30.00 late fee.


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