For information about school ceremonies and the Unified Commencement Ceremony, please visit Tulane Commencement.

Applying for graduation

In consultation with your academic advisor, you should submit your online graduation application via Gibson. If you don’t see the link, contact your academic advisor (NTC or SoPA students) or the administrative graduate director in your school as appropriate.

Learn more about applying for graduation

Graduation application received hold

The ‘Graduation App Rcvd Reg Hold” is added to your record when we receive your graduation application. The hold prevents registration for future terms beyond the graduation date. If you've been admitted to a new program, contact your new program’s office to have the hold removed so that you can register.


Graduates do not automatically receive a final transcript. You can pick up one copy of your transcript in-person in the Registrar’s Office for free, or you can order online for a fee.

Order a transcript


Diploma shipping

You will receive your diploma 4-6 weeks after conferral. All diplomas are mailed to the address provided on your graduation application. Please be sure to choose an address where you will be able to receive your diploma within this timeframe.

Additional diploma copies

You may order duplicate diplomas online for a $50 fee. Duplicate diplomas are exactly like original diplomas with the exception of the word “duplicate” printed at the top, which can be covered by most framing. Notarized and Apostilled options are also available online.

Learn more about Diplomas


Commencement participation prior to graduation

You can participate in Commencement prior to completing your degree. If you intend to graduate in an upcoming Summer or Fall term, you may participate in the Spring commencement ceremony prior to your anticipated graduation term. Contact your advisor for approval.

Ordering regalia (cap, gown, hood, etc.)

Announcements, caps, gowns, hoods, invitations, diploma frames, and school rings may be purchased from the campus bookstore. If you need additional information, please email or call the Tulane bookstore at (504) 865-5913.

More Commencement information

The Office of the University Registrar oversees degree conferral, while Commencement is the ceremony in which we celebrate graduation.

The university offers two types of ceremonies:

  • School-officiated ceremonies are overseen by the respective academic colleges, and they send communications to students. You can also contact your Dean’s Office(s) for more information.
  • The unified Commencement ceremony is overseen by the Commencement Office, and you can contact them directly at