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Convocation 2019 provides hearty welcome for Tulane first-year students

August 23, 2019 2:30 PM
Sally Asher

On Friday, Tulane University President Mike Fitts officially welcomed the Class of 2023 at the 2019 Convocation, held at McAlister Hall. (Photos by Sally Asher)

Students receive T-shirts as they file in to McAlister Hall.

President Mike Fitts (left) prepares to greet the crowd of first-year students as Provost Robin Forman (right) looks on.

Cheerleader Maddie Weibelt helps the audience keep their energy high before the program.

Incoming first-year students get into the spirit of the day.

Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band leads the crowd out of McAlister Hall.

Students touch the Victory Bell, a tradition after every Convocation ceremony.

President Fitts touches the Victory Bell.