Tulane’s Unified Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Yulman Stadium. Leading up to the Unified Commencement Ceremony, smaller school-based ceremonies will take place. Click below for the schedule of all of Tulane’s ceremonies.
Saturday’s ceremony, which will be livestreamed, will include a keynote address by Tony and Grammy Award-winning “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr., New Orleans jazz music and a fireworks display. The livestream will be available on the Commencement website at the scheduled time of the ceremony.
Commencement honors will be awarded to (from left) Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis, “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr., and AI pioneer Rosalind Picard. Davis and Picard will receive honorary degrees, and Odom, who will serve as keynote speaker, will receive the President's Medal. Read more on the Tulane News website.
Use this guide, designed by Tulane University graphic designer Kim Rainey, to help identify the regalia you’ll see graduates don in Yulman Stadium during the 2023 Unified Commencement Ceremony.
Commencement text alerts will inform guests of any changes in the schedule due to weather, parking details, and other reminders. Sign up for these updates by texting tugrad to 888777.
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Members of the Class of 2023 are invited to share their photos on social media by tagging the university accounts or using the hashtag #Tulane2023.
The Tulane Land Acknowledgement will be read at the Unified Commencement Ceremony. Click to read the university's acknowledgement.
Information for guests
Click here for information that pertains to guests, such as arrival times and locations, parking and transportation, and accessibility.
Tulane Commencement archives
Previous Tulane Commencement ceremonies included many notable and entertaining keynote speakers. Visit the Commencement archives page to watch past keynote addresses.
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