Celebrated Events

Graduates celebrate with umbrellas and streamers at Yulman Stadium
Between Tulane and New Orleans there are countless beloved traditions and events that make Tulane such a unique place. On campus our new students are officially welcomed to campus in a Convocation ceremony before joining in a traditional New Orleans second line, complete with a brass band.

When crawfish season comes around our students celebrate with Crawfest: a two stage, 10-band outdoor music festival that provides 18,000 pounds of crawfish for our students.

Boiled crawfish
Students gather on campus quad for Crawfest

One of our most anticipated events happens in May as we send off our seniors. The Unified Commencement ceremony is unlike any other with New Orleans traditions intermingled with traditional academic pomp and circumstance.

Throughout the city there are almost too many festivals to count. The annual Po-Boy Festival highlights the po-boy sandwich with live music and a po-boy contest. World-renowned music festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest give our students an opportunity to take in amazing New Orleans music.

These traditions can only be found in New Orleans and our students have an opportunity to interact with this one-of-a-kind culture.

Crowds gather in Jackson Square during French Quarter Fest
White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians on the Jazz & Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest