Like you, the Tulane University School of Social Work has been eagerly anticipating our upcoming Commencement Ceremony. We have been monitoring the increase in COVID-19 cases in New Orleans and across the country and heard many of your concerns. We have also sought federal, state, local, and Tulane University advice about bringing people together in a large gathering. To protect the health and safety of our community, especially before the holidays, the decision has been made to cancel this weekend’s in-person commencement ceremony. We are going to hold an online event on the same date and time (December 18, 2021 at 2:30pm) and more details on that will follow. Every 2021 graduate will also be invited to participate in the next in-person commencement ceremony hosted by TSSW.
We make this announcement with heavy hearts and deepest regrets. This is another disappointment in a challenging year, yet we believe this is the most prudent course of action to protect the well-being of TSSW students, faculty, staff, your loved ones, and the broader community.
For those that are already in New Orleans, we invite you to a drive/walk-through event on Saturday, December 18. Graduates can have their photo taken in their regalia and will receive a complementary 8x10 photo. This event will also include hooding of DSW candidates. Details on this event can be found here.
A pre-recorded presentation of remarks, student and faculty awards, photo slide show of 2021 graduates, and conferral of degrees will publish to our YouTube channel at 2:30 pm CT on December 18. It will continue to be available for viewing after the premiere at the same link.