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Class of 2019

Match Day

Tulane University Commencement

School of Medicine
Diploma Ceremony

Date
Friday, March 15, 2019

Where
Jung Hotel – Grand Hall Ballroom
1500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.522.JUNG

Time
11:00 am
Doors open at 10:00 am

Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Where
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Main Floor

Time
9:00 am

Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Where
Mercedes-Benz Superdome​​​​​​​
Main Floor

Time
4:00 pm
 

 

Students should report no later than 3:00 p.m. to the Iberville Club Lounge in the Superdome with academic regalia (cap, tassel, gown) for instructions and line-up for the ceremony. Graduating students entering the Superdome from outside should enter at Gate C or A plaza level and proceed up to the club/loge level. Superdome concessions will be available for purchase on the plaza level. (NOTE: As students must walk ample distances in the Dome and up/down ramp walkways to proceed to the ceremony floor, we recommend wearing comfortable and low-heel shoes in the Dome.)

Guests should proceed up the ramp on Poydras Street or up stairwells from the Superdome parking garage to the Plaza Level and enter at Gate C or Gate A. Guests in wheelchairs or who need wheelchair assistance should enter at Gate A ground level and proceed by elevator to the plaza level seating area (near Gate C); ideally, guests should bring their own wheelchair and assistance for the best experience in the Dome. Guests should note the School of Liberal Arts Ceremony precedes the School of Medicine ceremony and will end around 3:00 p.m. on the main floor. Guests who are not participating in the Liberal Arts Ceremony should time their arrival accordingly, after the Liberal Arts participants have exited the building, as it is difficult to navigate the area when those guests are exiting.

Photographs: Candid Campus Photography, the School of Medicine’s official graduate ceremony photographer, will photograph graduates receiving their diploma covers on the ceremony stage and immediately after graduates leave the stage. A proof order form will be sent out approximately 5 to 7 days following graduation; this form may be used to order official photographs by mail. School of Medicine graduates should pre-register at http://www.candidcampusphoto.com/tumed to receive their proofs as quickly as possible following the graduation ceremony. Students are encouraged to pre-register so the photographer can have the most accurate, up-to-date information to send student proofs. For faster service, order online. Photographs can be viewed and ordered within 48 hours after the ceremony at www.candidcampusphoto.com. For customer service, please call Candid Campus Photography, Inc. at 1-800-233-3686 or e-mail customerservice@candidcampusphoto.com.

Parking:  Available at the Superdome for $20 (cash only). Free shuttle service will run continuously from the uptown campus (between the Reily Center and Diboll Garage) to the Superdome (dropping off at Gate A ground level entrance and ramp leading up to the plaza level entrances) and back until well after the ceremony that ends around 6:00 p.m.

Security and Bag Checks: For security, bag checks and metal detectors will be located at every entrance at commencement. Guests should account for time to get through security screenings when planning arrival times. Clear bags are not required. However, the size limit for bags is 12" x 12" x 6" if it is not a clear bag. Exceptions will be made for bags used for medical supplies (diabetes, oxygen, etc.). Strollers are allowed into the Superdome, however guests must check in strollers at the Guest Relations Center located at Gate A Plaza Level. Guests may not keep strollers with them in the seating areas, as we need to maximize available space for ADA guests. Prohibited items include: bags larger than 12" wide x 12" height x 6" deep, gym bags, backpacks, school bags, oversized packages, coolers, luggage, alcohol, outside food & beverages, helium balloons, banners, artificial noise makers (IE: air horns, clappers, etc.), cans, bottles, glass, coolers, containers of any kind, laser pens or laser products of any types, sticks or poles, fireworks, oversized packages, weapons and contraband of any type, animals and pets (except those assisting an ADA patrons), glitter, stickers are prohibited on Superdome property.