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School of Social Work Commencement

The Tulane University School of Social Work continues to be so proud of and grateful for the perseverance of our students, and we are elated to announce the date, time, and location of an in-person 2021 Commencement Ceremony for our graduating students.

TSSW will hold its 2021 Commencement Ceremony at 2:30 pm CT on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Turchin Stadium, which is on Tulane’s Uptown campus. Each graduating student will be able to bring 4 guests, and information on tickets will be provided in early December.

To keep everyone safe at this in-person event, we will follow current COVID-19 mitigation protocols requiring vaccination and the wearing of masks and will communicate any changes to that per federal, state, city, and University guidance as soon as possible and up to the date of the event.

We hope you are as excited as we are about what will be our first in-person Commencement Ceremony in two years, and we are grateful for all the TSSW and Tulane staff members working in support of this. Many of them will be sharing separate communications with more information about the following:

  • Ordering Regalia
  • Applying for Graduation
  • Acquiring Tickets
  • Watching the Livestream

More details about the ceremony itself and the commencement speaker are also to be announced in future communications. We are looking forward to celebrating our 2021 TSSW graduates on December 18!

2020 Commencement

Thank you to our students, faculty, and staff for their relentless perseverance during this year. Together, we've endured a pandemic, weathered natural disasters, and raised our voices in opposition to racial and social injustice. You are truly on the frontlines in collaboration with and service to our communities. Over 100 Doctorate of Social Work, Master of Science, and Master of Social Work students will have graduated our programs this year, and many more of you are continuing to finish out next year. We are so proud and grateful to have you as part of the Tulane family and look forward to how you will empower individuals and communities for decades to come.

In celebration of our graduating students' resilience, commitment, and accomplishment, we presented a special online event Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6pm CT. Each graduating student had individual acknowledgement, and a few special guests joined in congratulating our graduates.



In addition, we're happy to acknowledge those who received certificates and joined the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Learn more about those by clicking the links below.

Fall 2020 Phi Alpha Honor Society

Fall 2020 Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family Certificate Recipients

Fall 2020 Disaster and Collective Trauma Certificate Recipients

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The global COVID-19 pandemic presents an ever-changing landscape, and large gatherings are currently prohibited. In order to support the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff, and communities, the in-person Tulane University School of Social Work Commencement Ceremony December 11, 2020 was postponed. The School is looking into options to reschedule in the future. The School is planning a multimedia event on December 11 to celebrate our graduates and conferral of degrees for students who are certified to graduate. Graduates, their families, and their friends will be invited via link, and more details will follow. Questions about the School of Social Work commencement can be directed to Mel’isa Morel at