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Watch the full video of the Unified Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, May 19. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Schedule

Below you will find a list of Commencement-related events. Use our interactive campus map to find locations for all on-campus events. Google map links are provided in the entries for any off-campus events.

Uptown Grad Fest

Tuesday, March 6: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Qatar Ballroom, LBC
Wednesday, March 7: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Qatar Ballroom, LBC

Downtown Grad Fest

Thursday, March 15: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Downtown Bookstore.

Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 9 a.m., McAlister Auditorium.
 This ceremony is for students receiving Master's degrees and PhDs from the following schools: Liberal Arts, Science & Engineering, Professional Advancement and biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine.

Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 4:00 - 5:45 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. By invitation only. Invitations will be sent in late April.

Wave Goodbye

Friday, May 18: 6-8 p.m., Gibson Quad.

This year's event features local music by Meschiya Lake + The Little Big Horns and and a variety of New Orleans food in small plates. Wine and beer will be available for purchase (cash only). Tickets are required and are issued to graduating students in the weeks before the event via the Gibson student portal. Graduates are allotted seven tickets each, one of which the graduate will need to use to enter the party. Children 10 years and younger do not need tickets. Tickets must be printed before the start time of the event.  

Unified Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 19: 9-11 a.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Unified Commencement Ceremony honors the graduating students from all of the university's schools and colleges. Tickets are not required. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. For additional details visit the Student and Guest information pages. 

Architecture

School of Architecture Graduation Reception: May 19, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Favrot Lobby, Richardson Memorial Hall
Contact Person: architecture@tulane.edu, 504-865-5389 or Christy Crosby at ccrosby1@tulane.edu

School of Architecture Ceremony: May 19, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dixon Hall
Contact Person: architecture@tulane.edu, 504-865-5389 or Christy Crosby at ccrosby1@tulane.edu

Business

A. B. Freeman School of Business Undergraduate Ceremony: Friday, May 18, Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm, Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse

A. B. Freeman School of Business Graduate Ceremony: Friday, May 18, Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse
For more information contact: Keisha Lee (klee25@tulane.edu, 504-865-5177)

Liberal Arts

Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 9 a.m., McAlister Auditorium.
This ceremony is for students receiving Master's degrees and PhDs from the following schools: Liberal Arts, Science & Engineering, Professional Advancement and biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine.

School of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Ceremony: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Main Floor), with reception to follow in the St. Charles Club Lounge until 3:30 p.m.
This ceremony will recognize Liberal Arts and Newcomb-Tulane College August and December 2017 graduates and May 2018 graduating seniors who are eligible to participate. Diplomas are not distributed at this ceremony, as graduates will receive diplomas via FedEx delivery three to four weeks after commencement. 

Students should report no later than 11:30 a.m. to the St. Charles Club Lounge with academic regalia (cap, tassel, gown) for instructions and line-up for the ceremony. Graduating students entering the Superdome from outside should enter at Gate C or A plaza level and proceed up to the club/loge level. Students proceeding from the Unified Ceremony on the Superdome floor should proceed up the escalators at Gate A to the club/loge level. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided for graduates. Superdome concessions will be available for purchase on the plaza level.

 

Guests should proceed up the ramp on Poydras or up the stairs from the parking garage to the Plaza Level and enter at Gate C or Gate A. Guests in wheelchairs or who need wheelchair assistance should enter at Gate A ground level and proceed by elevator to the plaza level seating area (near Gate C); ideally, guests should bring their own wheelchair and assistance for the best experience in the Dome. Guests should note the Unified Ceremony precedes the Liberal Arts ceremony and will end around 11:00 a.m. on the main floor. Guests who are not participating in the Unified Ceremony should time their arrival accordingly, after the Unified Ceremony participants have exited the building, as it is difficult to navigate the area when those guests are exiting.

 

Photographs: Candid Campus Photography, the School of Liberal Arts' official undergraduate ceremony photographer, will photograph graduates receiving their diploma covers on the ceremony stage and immediately after graduates leave the stage. A proof order form will be sent out approximately 5 to 7 days following graduation; this form may be used to order official photographs by mail. Liberal Arts graduates should pre-register at www.candidcampusphoto.com/tuliberalarts to receive their proofs as quickly as possible following the graduation ceremony. For faster service, order online. Photographs can be viewed and ordered within 48 hours after the ceremony at www.candidcampusphoto.com. For customer service, please call Candid Campus Photography, Inc. at 1-800-233-3686 or e-mail customerservice@candidcampusphoto.com.

 

Parking will be available at the Superdome for $15 (cash only). Free shuttle service will run continuously from the uptown campus (between the Reily Center and Diboll Garage) to the Superdome (dropping off at Gate A ground level entrance and ramp leading up to the plaza level entrances) and back until well after the post-ceremony reception ends around 3:30pm.

 

For more information about the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Ceremony contact Tara Hamburg via email to tara@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5225.  

Law

Law School Awards Ceremony (by invitation only): May 18, 5-6:30 p.m., Weinmann Hall
Reception beginning at 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room

Law School Graduation Ceremony: May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse

Law School Reception: May 19, directly following the ceremony, Weinmann Hall

Medicine

Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 9 a.m., McAlister Auditorium.
This ceremony is for students receiving Master's degrees and PhDs from the following schools: Liberal Arts, Science & Engineering, Professional Advancement and biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine.

School of Medicine Ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. (doors at 1 p.m.), New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall H, New Orleans Theater, 2nd Floor.

Professional Advancement

Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 9 a.m., McAlister Auditorium.
This ceremony is for students receiving Master's degrees and PhDs from the following schools: Liberal Arts, Science & Engineering, Professional Advancement and biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine.

School of Professional Advancement Undergraduate Ceremony: May 19, 1 - 2:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium.

Public Health & Tropical Medicine

School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine's Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 1440 Canal Street in Tidewater Diboll Auditorium (1st Floor), reception immediately following in TW Gallery

School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Ceremony: Saturday, May 19, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (students arrive 1:30 p.m. for check-in/robing), Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.

Science and Engineering

Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 9 a.m., McAlister Auditorium.
This ceremony is for students receiving Master's degrees and PhDs from the following schools: Liberal Arts, Science & Engineering, Professional Advancement and biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine.

School of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony: May 19, 4 p.m., Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse

Social Work

School of Social Work Ceremony: May 19, noon, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Iberville Club)

Future Dates

2018: May 19 (Saturday)
2019: May 18 (Saturday)
2020: May 16 (Saturday)