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Commencement 2017
The calm before
For commencement, the university photographers are generally focused on what happens on the floor of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But before the music and speeches, before the confetti and dancing, cameras and lenses record the jubilation of the build up as graduates, faculty and honored guests...

Photo Story

May 22, 2017 - Photos by Ryan Rivet

Before the pomp and circumstance of commencement, graduates and their friends and family get the party started at the annual Wave Goodbye event.

May 20, 2017 - Photos by Cheryl Gerber and Sally Asher

The 2017 commencement ceremony proved once again that there’s nothing like a Tulane graduation. 

May 18, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

The 1936 commencement ceremony honored both the graduating class and a former Tulane president. 

May 17, 2017 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

The metal structure of the expansion to the A. B. Freeman School of Business rises above oak and palm trees on the uptown campus.

May 16, 2017 - Photo by Sally Asher

Soon-to-be grads can’t help but grin with commencement fast approaching.