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

Staff Volunteers

Commencement staff volunteer directs guest

Tulane’s Unified Commencement 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 for Friday, May 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Krewe du TU polo shirt
  • Commemorative 2018 commencement pin
  • Free parking, breakfast pastries and catered lunch on commencement day
  • Thank You Party at Rock 'n' Bowl on Tuesday, May 29, 5 - 7 p.m.
Guest Relations Volunteers

Staff volunteers are needed to provide assistance during Tulane’s Commencement on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 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. The time commitment on May 19 is from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Sign up as a Guest Relations Volunteer

Student Lineup Team

Student Line Up Team members are responsible for lining up 2,800 students (undergrad, graduate, Professional levels) in their assigned Club Rooms on the Plaza Level and leading them down two levels through tunnels of the Superdome to the 6 backstage entrances and out into their 12 Assigned Student Seating Sections on the floor. The time commitment on May 19 is from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will also be lunch meetings on May 1 (LBC) and May 18 (Superdome).

Sign up as a Student Lineup Volunteer