Wynton Marsalis, Drew Brees to help salute grads at Tulane Commencement

May 13, 2014

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210

WHAT: Tulane University’s 2014 Commencement

WHO:  More than 2,800 Tulane graduates, their families and friends; keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient Wynton Marsalis; Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian and World Bicycle Relief founder F. K. Day, who will also receive honorary degrees; Saints quarterback Drew Brees and jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White, who will each be awarded a Tulane President’s Medal. 

Other highlights include the graduation of Devon Walker, who was paralyzed two years ago in a football game against Tulsa; a full academic procession led by gonfalon-bearing graduates; herald trumpets; performances by Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band and Topsy Chapman; confetti cannon blasts; a traditional New Orleans second-line parade and more.

WHERE: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome

WHEN: 9 a.m., May 17, 2014

MORE: Media may park for free, after showing a press pass to the attendant in Garage 6, which is located on the Poydras Street side of the Superdome, to the right of Ground Level, Gate A. After parking, the media can enter the Superdome through Ground Level Gate A. A riser with a mult-box will be provided for media on the floor of the Superdome. Please contact Mike Strecker at if you plan to cover Commencement 2014.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000