You can see representations of the deep-seated Tulane traditions all around campus. The Blarney Stone, campus cats, Newcomb Oaks and the bead tree are just a few. Our traditions aren’t just things you can see – you can experience them as well. One of your first acts as a new Tulanian will be to touch the Victory Bell for luck as you exit the New Orleans jazz-infused Convocation ceremony. You’ll shout the Hullabaloo cheer at Green Wave events and read the Hullabaloo newspaper. And you’ll wrap up your time at Tulane with the Wave Goodbye party on the quad and one of the best Commencement ceremonies anywhere! In between you’ll see the Tulane Marching Band in Mardi Gras parades and enjoy Crawfest every year. Some things you just can’t find outside of New Orleans, and only a school as unique as Tulane can measure up to the great qualities and characteristics of the city.