Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony 2024

*More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2024

3:00 pm  (tentative)  
Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony    
Location - TBD    
*This ceremony celebrates students who have achieved PhD or master's level degrees in the Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, and Medicine - Biomedical Sciences.    
Graduate Student Information

Friday, May 17, 2024

6:30 pm    
School of Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony    
Yulman Stadium    
*Students should arrive between TBD and enter between the Turchin Stadium and the Wilcon Athletic Center (2950 Ben Weiner Dr), to make their way to the Barney Mintz Field. For all other information, please scroll down to “Event Details” section.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm    
Tulane University Unified Commencement Ceremony    
Yulman Stadium    
*Severe Weather plan: TBD  
Unified Commencement Information    
Full Schedule of all Commencement Events - TBA

Event Details

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony


Dress appropriately.​ Come robed, wearing your Tulane University-purchased cap and gown. You will be walking across a football field and up several stairs onto a stage; select your footwear accordingly.

*All graduates shall be permitted to wear only those stoles or honor cords earned through University Honors, or recognized organizations officially sanctioned by the University, or by U.S. Military Veterans who attain the prescribed academic achievement to earn Veteran’s cords. Personal stoles or cords are not permitted. Tulane encourages students’ personal expressions of creativity in the decoration of mortar boards (robe decorating is not permitted), while reserving neck-worn stoles and cords only for officially recognized honors.

What to Expect:

  • Students will pick up their name card and then be lined up, grouped by department/program
  • There will be a procession onto the field, where students will be seated by department/program
  • Students will process up to the stage, grouped by department/program
  • Each student's names will be read from the stage as the student crosses the stage
  • A photographer will be set up to capture each student’s diploma presentation
  • After the ceremony, students will exit through to Brown Field where they can meet up with their families/friends and have a photo opportunity

Latin Honors: Newcomb-Tulane College will award honor cords to students receiving Latin honors. If you believe you may be eligible for Latin honors, you MUST check in on time in order to ensure that your honors are read and that you receive a cord. NTC cannot guarantee you will get your cord and have your honors read if you arrive later than the recommended check-in time. Visit the Awards and Honors page for more information about Latin honors eligibility.


Guests are asked to arrive at TBD for guest seating. Programs will be available upon arrival at GATE B.

There will be no tickets required for guests at this ceremony. Seating is General Admission style—first-come, first-served. There is no limit on the number of guests per student.

Parking/Transportation: TBD  

*Please respect all of Tulane's “reserved all hours” parking spaces and please stay clear of fire lanes and “no parking” areas.

Commencement FAQs

When/where will Commencement be?    
Spring Commencement exercises for the class of 2024 will be in Yulman Stadium on May 17 and 28, 2024.

Why will the 2024 ceremony take place at Yulman Stadium?    
Spring Commencement exercises are in Yulman Stadium for the duration of the Caesar's Superdome renovations during the Saints offseason, as it is unavailable for our annual celebration of academic achievement.

Will events be livestreamed? How do I watch it?    
Yes, the School of Liberal Arts ceremony will be livestreamed and available on this site during the scheduled event time. The Unified Commencement will be livestreamed the following day and provided on the unified commencement website.

When will I get my diploma?    
With the exception of Doctor of Medicine students, all Spring 2024 graduates can expect diploma delivery 4-6 weeks after degree conferral. The diploma will be mailed to the diploma mailing address provided by the student on the application for degree. This address can be updated via Gibson Online at the “Update Diploma Address” link found under the "student" tab.

Who is eligible to participate in Spring 2023 Commencement?    
All graduates who earn a degree(s) in Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and students who will complete academic requirements in Spring 2024 are eligible to participate. ALL students must complete an application to graduate in order to participate. Most students should be able to access an online application in the Gibson student portal after meeting with their academic advisor. Select programs allow students within certain requirements, who plan to complete coursework in Summer 2024, to participate—these students should confirm eligibility with their academic advisor during the Spring semester.