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Commencement

Tulane School of Medicine’s Diploma Ceremony will take place on
Saturday, May 18, 2019 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
​​Main Floor

 

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How do I get to the venue?

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is located at 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112. Click here for the google map link. 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. 

What time do the doors open?

The diploma program begins at 4:00 p.m.
Students, faculty and hooders should arrive by 3 p.m.

Will there be parking available?

Parking will be available at the Superdome for $20 (cash only). 

Do I need tickets for Graduation?

No, you do not need tickets. It is open admission. 

Can I take pictures at Graduation?

Yes; however, we ask that you remain in your seat in order to allow other families and friends to see their graduate.

Is there reserved seating?

There is no reserved seating for guests. Seating is only reserved for graduating student, faculty, and hooders.

What about handicap accessibility and seating?

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.