Mahalia Jackson Theater
1319 Basin Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Ceremony: 3:30 pm — approx. 5:00pm (guest seating begins at 2:00 pm)
Graduating students must arrive by 2 pm for registration. Academic regalia (cap & gown) is REQUIRED to participate in the ceremony. Graduates that arrive late or do not have academic regalia will be turned away. Contact the TU bookstore before April 15th to order regalia.
Uptown: (504) 865-5913
Downtown: (504) 988-5204
Reception: Follows directly after the ceremony. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Ticketing & Seating: This is not a ticketed event; however, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Special Accommodation: Students and guests requiring special access and ADA parking due to physical limitations should email Lacey Allen (email@example.com) ASAP for ceremony accommodations.
Commencement Parking: 550 parking spots will be available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for $15 CASH ONLY, AND IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE.
Other: No flash photography is allowed during the ceremony. Guests and graduates are asked to remain through the ceremony to avoid interruptions to other grads and their families. No alcohol or outside food will be allowed into the theater. Concessions will not be sold.
Day of Details
2:00 pm – Graduates Arrive (Grads MUST arrive on time and with cap and gown. Late arrivals may not be allowed to participate.)
2:45 pm. – Doors open for guests to begin seating before the ceremony
3:30 pm – Graduation ceremony begins
5:00 pm (approx.) – Ceremony ends with the recessional. Guests are asked to remain seated until all graduates and faculty are out of the building. Reception with refreshments begins in Mahalia Jackson Theater’s park
Candid Campus Photography, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s official graduation ceremony photographer, will photograph graduates receiving their diploma covers. Photographs can be viewed and ordered within 48 hours after the ceremony at www.candidcampusphoto.com.
Graduates should go to www.candidcampusphoto.com/sphtm/ to pre-register in order to receive their proofs as quickly as possible following the diploma ceremony.
Graduates will be handed an empty diploma case as they walk across the stage. Official diplomas will be mailed after the ceremony by the registrar’s office.
Contact Lacey Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or concerns regarding TU School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s graduation ceremony.