Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

New Wave seeks extraordinary 2018 graduates - April 18, 2018
Update: The nomination period has closed. The Class of  2018 is filled with individuals who have had an extraordinary experience at Tulane University or who will embark on an exciting post-college chapter unlike that of any other.  We are seeking...

Experience Tulane commencement behind the scenes - March 09, 2018
Behind the scenes of the Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony, there are roughly 300 staff volunteers ensuring the big day for graduates is a memorable one. Those volunteers gathered recently for the annual Commencement Volunteer Luncheon to ignite...

The calm before - May 24, 2017
For commencement, the university photographers are generally focused on what happens on the floor of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But before the music and speeches, before the confetti and dancing, cameras and lenses record the jubilation of the...

Unbroken chain - May 23, 2017
Members of the junior class present a daisy chain made up of more than 1,000 flowers during the Under the Oaks ceremony the Friday before commencement. The Newcomb College Institute honored 2017 women graduates and 50-year alumnae during the...

One last wave - May 22, 2017
Before the pomp and circumstance of commencement, graduates and their friends and family get the party started at Wave Goodbye  on the academic quad. Music and food set the mood as members of the Class of 2017 celebrated their accomplishments at the...

Poll: What was your favorite commencement moment? - May 22, 2017
During the course of Tulane University’s Unified Commencement Ceremony there are many moments graduates and their families enjoy. Tell us your favorite moment in today’s poll.

A day to remember for the Class of 2017 - May 21, 2017
Each year anticipation for the Unified Commencement Ceremony builds for graduates ahead of the big day, but the ceremony itself is over in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the day’s events for just a few more minutes by watching this video of how Tulane...

Dame, duets and degrees - May 20, 2017
Each year, Tulane University pulls out all the stops to celebrate the graduating class with pomp, circumstance and a healthy dose of New Orleans flair. This year proved no different as 2017 commencement speaker, Dame Helen Mirren, wowed those in the...

Helen Mirren, Branford Marsalis shine at Tulane Commencement - May 20, 2017
Tulane University President Mike Fitts gave the 2,800 members of the Class of 2017 a commencement speech chock-full of humorous student vernacular. “I don’t understand most of what I’m about to say,” he deadpanned, before referring to them as being...

MFA candidate glides from Broadway stage to classroom - May 18, 2017
Actor and playwright Justin Lee Miller was entertaining audiences last week in Bari, Italy, where he performed in Porgy and Bess at the Teatro Petruzzelli. Now he has returned to New Orleans for the Unified Commencement Ceremony, where he will...

Does your mortarboard measure up? - May 18, 2017
Members of the Class of 2017 used a wide variety of materials — ranging from battery-powered lights to multicolored quinoa — to transform their plain mortarboards into memorable keepsakes. To see their handiwork, check out the nine boards in the...

Decoding the colors of commencement - May 17, 2017
The practice of wearing caps and gowns to signify a graduate’s educational passage from one level to the next extends back to medieval universities. Since then, generations of students have continued the tradition and in modern times found ways of...

Don’t miss Tulane’s special edition Snapchat filters and photo banners - May 16, 2017
Tulane is offering the Class of 2017 a few new ways to capture their commencement memories. On the uptown campus and in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the Unified Commencement Ceremony, graduates can enhance their pictures using photo-op banners...

All smiles - May 16, 2017
Members of the class of 2017, from left, Nate Fowler, Summer Lawson and Corinne Watson take a selfie wearing their regalia following a photoshoot on the academic quad. 

Green Wave basketball star shoots for success - May 11, 2017
Tulane University women’s basketball senior Leslie Vorpahl has proven that athletics and a Tulane education are a perfect recipe for success. Vorpahl has played the role of floor general the past two seasons, calling the shots as the Green Wave’s...

Pages