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What events are held during the weekend of Commencement?

A schedule of Commencement and graduation activities can be found here on the Commencement 2017 site.


What is the Unified Commencement Ceremony?

The Unified Commencement Ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 20 from 9am-11am in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. ALL graduates and their families are welcome to attend—no tickets required! This colorful ceremony honors all Tulane graduates with musical performances and speeches from President Fitts and the 2017 Commencement speaker. Diplomas are not awarded during this ceremony.


What are school graduation ceremonies?

Individual school graduation ceremonies are held following Unified Commencement to honor graduates from each school. See the full weekend schedule here to find out when your school is holding their ceremony. If you have any questions about this ceremony, please contact your school's commencement coordinator.


How do I get my tickets to Wave Goodbye?

Wave Goodbye will be held on Friday, May 19, 6pm-8pm on the Gibson Quad. Graduates will be allotted seven tickets are no charge, one of which must be used by the graduate to enter the party. No tickets are required for children under the age of 10. Tickets must be printed to enter Wave Goodbye, and information about how to access tickets will be emailed in mid-April.


How do I get my transcript?

Order online on the Registrar's Office website. Cost varies depending on delivery method. One free copy per week is available in person. If you have questions about your transcript or diploma, call the Registrar's Office at (504) 865-5231 or visit them in 110 Gibson Hall.


How do I begin repaying my student loans?

To learn more about Exit Loan Counseling and loan repayment, visit the Financial Aid website.


Who is the holder for my Perkins Loan?

Visit the Student Loan Office located in Phelps Hall, Suite 105, call them at (504) 865-5366, or email


How do I forward my mail?

Students residing on campus should complete a Tulane Mail Services forwarding form available on the Mail Services website.

Students residing off campus who receive mail directly from the USPS should contact their local United States post office.

For questions, email


What happens to my email address?

You will have access to your Tulane email address forever!


Are there any discounts offered for lodging & transportation during Commencement weekend?

Click here for a full booking tool (with map) of local partner hotels offering discounts to Tulane guests. Guests can also rent cars through Enterprise on using Tulane's discounted rate code: 14N0742, TUL. Tulane Shuttles & Transportation will be providing shuttle service to/from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from the uptown campus on Saturday, May 20.

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