Travel & Transportation

Uptown ↔ Mercedes-Benz Superdome:


Continuous free shuttle service will run from the Tulane uptown campus to the Superdome on May 20 starting at 7 a.m. Graduatesriding the shuttle bus are expected to arrive at the Superdome no later than 8 a.m. Shuttle pick-up will be at the Reily Student Recreation Center/Diboll Garage shuttle stop and drop off at Poydras St, Gate A entrance ramp. Parking on campus is free on Unified Commencement Day, May 20. Upon arrival at the Superdome, students and guests should proceed up the ramps to the main entrances on the plaza level. 

Shuttle buses will be operating during the ceremony from the Reily Center/Diboll Garage shuttle stop on the uptown campus to the Superdome Gate A entrance ramp. All shuttle buses will be operating following the Unified Commencement Ceremony, the Social Work Commencement Ceremony, the School of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Ceremony, and the A. B. Freeman School of Business Undergraduate Ceremony with the last return to the uptown campus departing from the Superdome Gate A on Poydras St. at 6:00 p.m. (one hour after the A. B. Freeman Ceremony reception ends).

Transportation will also be provided to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Convention Center from the Superdome following the ceremony, stopping at Hall H for the Medical School Diploma Ceremony, and to the Saenger Theater for the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Graduation Ceremony. Post-ceremony shuttle buses will resume from the convention center to the Superdome Gate A ramp, where guests can catch shuttles back to the uptown campus. For more information about shuttle services, contact Shuttles & Transportation at 504-314-7433 or visit


Parking will be available at the Superdome for $15 (cash only).

Rental Cars:

Tulane has a preferred rental car relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car which offers discounts to the Tulane community. Please reference the code 14N0742 and pin TUL when reserving your vehicle,  


Tulane has preferred relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted pricing. Because of citywide events during this weekend rooms are very limited, so please book early. These hotels are offering special rates for Commencement 2017:

Garden District Hotels

The Hampton Inn Garden District* – 3626 St. Charles Avenue – SOLD OUT        
$259 Sgl/Dbl | $269 Triple | $279 Quad

Central Business District Hotels

Hilton New Orleans Riverside – 2 Poydras Street  - Coming Soon
$TBA Sgl/Dbl | $TBA Triple | $TBA Quad

The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel* – 739 Canal St.             
$199 Sgl/Dbl | $199 Triple | $199 Quad  (3 Night Stay Required)
$219 Sgl/Dbl | $219 Triple | $219 Quad  (2 Night Stay Required)

La Quinta Inn New Orleans Downtown Hotel – 301 Camp St.    

$149 Sgl/Dbl | $149 Triple | $149 Quad

*Denotes hotel directly on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line.

Rates are based on number of guests occupying the room and do not include applicable 14% state and local taxes, 1.75% Statutory Tourism Support Assessment, occupancy and agency fees. Any incidentals will be the responsibility of the occupants. All room types are on request only and cannot be guaranteed until hotel check in.

Please review the reservation/cancellation policies.
Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Payment Policy: A $50.00 nonrefundable deposit per room  reservation is due at booking.

Final Payment: Full prepayment is due by March 17, 2017.Reservations made after March 17, 2017; require full prepayment immediately with a credit card.

Cancelation/Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and subject to the following penalties: From time of booking until March 17, 2017 a $50.00 per reservation penalty. After March 17, 2017, there is a 100% penalty unless your reservation can be resold. If your reservation can be resold the penalty is the first nights room and tax.


Amendments: A $25.00 administrative fee will be assessed for any changes after hotel confirmation letters have been issued. Hotel confirmation letters will be emailed two weeks prior to arrival. 

For more information or to make reservations, contact Destination Management Inc. at 800-488-4364 or For additional information on preferred hotel relationships visit