MARCH 7 & 8,
(for students) Grad Fest 2017
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Center for Student Life
Grad Fest is held annually each
spring for students to order their academic regalia, announcements,
cap-and-gown pictures, etc. NOTE: This is the opportunity for students to pick
up the cap and gown needed for procession in the May 20 commencement
Visit the Grad Fest
website at tulane.edu/gradfest/ or call University Services at (504) 862-8064 for more
MAY 19, 2017
Awards Ceremony (by invitation
- 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
- Tulane Law School, Weinmann Hall
beginning at 5:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
- Remarks: SBA President, 2016-2017
Only after final
spring grades are received and all calculations and selections have been
finalized, the Office of Academic Services, Tulane Law School, extends
invitations to those students who will be receiving awards. The event begins at
5:00 pm with a reception in the Berkett Multipurpose Room (MPR) with
distribution of awards at 5:30 p.m. in the W. H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court
Room (Room 110 of John Giffen Weinmann Hall).
Open to: Award Recipients and their Family, award sponsors, Law
administration, faculty and staff
Tickets: By invitation only, tickets not required
For more information,
please contact Academic Services at (504) 865-5935.
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gibson Academic Quad, uptown campus
Wave Goodbye is
an annual party given by the president that is modeled after New Orleans' many
springtime festivals. Graduates from all schools and their guests are invited
to mingle on Gibson Quad on the uptown campus on Friday, May 19, 6-8 p.m.
The event will
feature local music and multiple booths will serve a variety of New Orleans
food in small plates. Wine and beer will be available for purchase (cash only).
For more information,
contact Public Relations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504)
MAY 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours) (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, downtown
University’s Unified Commencement Ceremony honors the graduates from all of the
university's schools and colleges. It features the pomp and circumstance
expected of a traditional commencement celebration but with a New Orleans
twist. At this ceremony you can expect to see the procession of graduates and
faculty, the keynote address from a prestigious speaker, the conferral of
degrees and hear live jazz.
Open to: Faculty,
Graduate students, Parents, Undergraduates
ü Parking is available at the Superdome for $15 (cash only).
ü Students and their families may utilize the free
shuttle service from Tulane’s uptown Campus.
ü Guests with physical challenges should enter the Superdome through gate
A (Poydras St.) on the ground level. This entrance is a covered drop-off area
for disabled access. Wheelchairs will be available for transportation to and
from handicapped seating; however, for those who wish to have a wheelchair with
them at all times, it will be necessary to bring one with you.
Handicapped-accessible shuttle service will be available from the uptown campus to the Superdome downtown and
information, including the answers to frequently asked questions, may be found
at the event website: http://tulane.edu/grads/.
LawSchool Graduation Ceremony
4:00 PM (approximately 90 minutes) (doors open at 3:00
Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse
the university’s unified ceremony held earlier in the day downtown, Tulane Law
School will hold a separate graduation ceremony at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in
Devlin Fieldhouse. While the conferral of degrees takes place
during the morning event, which honors the graduating students from all of the
university's schools and colleges, the law school ceremony is dedicated
specifically to the law class of 2017.
Featuring a procession of law
graduates and faculty members, a tribute to the 50-year law alumni, and brief
remarks by the law school dean, class president, and a distinguished alum, it
is during this intimate occasion each graduate's name is called and he or she
crosses the stage.
Open to: Tulane Law School community
Tickets: Not required
Parking will be available in the Diboll Complex and Loyola Garage and shuttle service is available from the Superdome to the Uptown campus.
physical challenges should
utilize the reserved seating area which will be located on the ground level behind
the area reserved for graduates. One friend or family member may accompany this
person throughout the ceremony. The area will be marked accordingly and
volunteers will be on hand to assist, as well.
information, contact Academic Services by phone at (504) 865-5935 or email
Colleen Timmons at email@example.com.
TULANE LAW SCHOOL RECEPTION
- Saturday, May 20
- Directly following the Law School Ceremony
Please join Tulane Law School
Dean David Meyer and the law school community in congratulating this year’s
graduates. Complimentary refreshments and light fare will be served for the
hour following the school’s diploma ceremony.
Open to: Graduates and their guests, Alumni, Faculty, and
Tickets: Not required
Important Phone Numbers
- Law School Academic Services, Colleen Timmons: 504-865-5935
- Payson Senior Program Manager, Sheila Favalora: 504-865-5240
- University Registrar: 504-865-5231
- University Accounts Receivable: 504-865-5368
- University Services: 504-862-8064
- University Bookstore: 504-865-5913
- University Public Relations: 504-865-5210
HOTELS & TRAVEL
has preferred relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted
pricing. View the preferred hotels on Tulane’s website at http://tulane.edu/grads/travel.cfm.
For assistance in
booking accommodations, contact Destination Management Inc. at 800-488-4364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a detailed map of
Tulane University’s uptown campus, visit http://tulane.edu/maps-directions.
Complementary maps and transit information for the city of New
Orleans are available through the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. Visit
the NOCVB website for
should visit the Tulane Law School Intranet and http://tulane.edu/grads/ for updates and additional information.