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Due to current restrictions to university operations due to COVID-19, the university is exploring options for scheduling spring commencement ceremonies.

Staff Volunteers

staff volunteers

Tulane’s University Commencement Ceremony is an event like no other. It’s a moment that brings all Tulanians—students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators—together not only to celebrate, but honor the hard work and dedication of students as they receive their diplomas and become our newest alumni. 

What is Krewe du TU? (krü dü tü)

Krewe du TU is the staff volunteer force that makes commencement a reality. The krewe includes teams that coordinate both front and back of house event production, including gate greeters, wheelchair ushers, program ushers, student line-up, platform party robing and faculty robing.

Staff volunteers meet and collaborate with colleagues from across campus to participate in one of the most important events of our calendar year. Many krewe members return year after year because of the camaraderie and team building experiences that not only develop effective working relationships with each other, but volunteers are also truly engaging and becoming part of the Tulane family. In addition, commencement volunteers receive:

  • Two Wave Goodbye party tickets 
  • Krewe du TU shirt
  • Commemorative 2020 commencement pin
  • Free parking, breakfast pastries and catered lunch on commencement day
  • Thank You Luncheon
Guest Relations Volunteers

Staff volunteers are needed to provide assistance during Tulane’s Commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Greeters and Ushers play an role for guest relations and hospitality to the public. Among the tasks assigned to volunteers are: give directions and distribute programs; assist family and friends of our graduates, alumni and other guests in finding seats; assist persons with special needs. A form to sign up to be a guest relations volunteer will be available on this site in the weeks before the ceremony. 

Student Lineup Team

Student Line Up Team members are responsible for lining up 2,800 students (undergrad, graduate, Professional levels) and guiding them to the student seating area. A form to sign up to be a member of the student line up team will be available on this page in the weeks before the ceremony.