Photos from Commencement 2012


Graduating students, come back on Monday morning, April 28, at 9 a.m. CDT to print your Wave Goodbye tickets.

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome

DomeExterior2013Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Parking: Parking is available for a $10 fee (cash only). Garage attendants will punch parking tickets upon entry. If you plan to leave the Superdome after the Unified Commencement Ceremony and return for the Newcomb-Tulane College Diploma Ceremony, you must present the punched parking ticket upon reentry or you will be charged a second parking fee.

Shuttle Service: Faculty, graduates and guests may utilize the free shuttle service from Tulane's uptown campus.

Directions: Customize and print directions to the Superdome.

Security: There will be increased security measures at the Superdome on commencement day including bag checks and metal detectors. Please allow for additional time to pass through security.

Prohibited items for Dome admittance:

  • Helium balloons
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or containers of any kind
  • Laser pens or laser products of any types
  • Sticks or poles that exceed 42 inches
  • Fireworks
  • Any type of beverages or food
  • Oversized or wrapped packages
  • Oversized luggage
  • Weapons and contraband of any type
  • Animals and pets (except those assisting an ADA patron)
  • Glitter
  • Stickers and adhesive tape
  • Rope
  • Any other item(s) determined to be unacceptable by the Superdome

Entrances for Unified Ceremony:

Undergraduate Students

 Gate G, plaza level
     (Claiborne Ave. / West Stadium Dr.)

Graduate & Professional Students

 Gate C, plaza level
      (LaSalle St.)


 Garage 1 or Gate A ground level
(Poydras St.)

The most direct entrance to the East Bunker Lounge is from the ground floor of Garage 1. Faculty not parking in the garage should enter through Gate A on the ground level.



Guest entrance

 Gate C, plaza level
(LaSalle St.)

Guests should proceed up the ramps or stairs to the exterior plaza entrance.


Drop-off for persons with disabilities

 Gate A, ground level
(Poydras St.)

Wheelchairs will be available for transportation to and from handicapped seating; however, for those who wish to have a wheelchair with them at all times, it will be necessary to bring one with you. Wheelchairs can be checked-in at the Guest Services Center at Gate A on the plaza level.

Vehicles that drop off persons with disabilities at Gate A will be given a special placard for their dashboard. Persons exiting the car can wait at Gate A, chairs will be available. The driver will need to make a clockwise circle by continuing Sugar Bowl to Poydras > right on Loyola Avenue > right on Girod Street > right on West Stadium and turn right and park in Garage 6. There is a parking fee.

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