Graduation Center

Graduation Ceremony Schedule

Ceremonies are open to all Purdue Global and Concord Law School graduates. Students may attend any ceremony that takes place after their final term ends. Below are the upcoming Purdue Global graduation ceremony dates.

May 22, 2021
Virtual Commencement

Registration Opens: February 23, 2021
Registration Closes: March 26, 2021

August 13–14, 2021
Washington, D.C.

Registration Opens: End of May 2021

If the CDC and local governments recommend that large gatherings should not take place to ensure the safety and health of attendees, then in-person ceremonies will be rescheduled.

Virtual Graduation Week Celebrations

All graduates are invited to celebrate their achievements during the Virtual Graduation Week. Activities will include a virtual photo booth, graduation fair, and much more.

Steps to Attend Commencement

View step-by-step information on what to do upon completion of your degree.

  • Step 1: Eligibility

    Determine Eligibility

    • Review remaining credits and expected graduation date.
    • Attend any ceremony that is held after your final term ends.
    • Diplomas are not given at the ceremony, and it is not necessary to attend or fill out any forms to receive your diploma. See the diploma section below for details.
  • Step 2: Register

    Register for Your Ceremony

    • To participate virtually or in person, register by the deadline for your chosen ceremony.
    • Upload your headshot during registration.
    • Receive and review your registration confirmation email.
    • Watch your email inbox for ceremony details after registration ends.
  • Step 3: Regalia

    Order Your Cap and Gown

  • Step 4: Travel

    Make Travel Arrangements

    Travel information for each in-person commencement is available on the ceremony pages after registration opens.

    • The May Commencement is virtual only.
    • August 2021 travel details will be available at the end of May.


    Note: It is recommended that graduates and guests refrain from booking travel accommodations until after the ceremony registration opens. In the event of a schedule change, Purdue Global is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other expenses associated with attending the ceremony.

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions: graduation@purdueglobal.edu


Other Questions:
Graduation Contacts


Review Graduation FAQs

General Information

Ceremony Information

Registration

  • Attend any ceremony after your final term ends.
  • Register by the deadline to participate in person or virtually.

Guests at Graduation

  • Guest limit: This varies by ceremony and is determined by the venue size and number of expected graduates.
  • Online broadcast: Ceremonies are broadcast live, and guests unable to attend may watch online.

Academic Honors

Academic Honors Eligibility

  • Honors are based on cumulative grade point average.
  • Eligible degrees include associate's, bachelor's, juris doctor, and executive juris doctor.
  • For questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@purdueglobal.edu or 866.522.7747.

Academic Honors Statuses

Academic honors statuses will be noted on diplomas and transcripts.*

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.70–3.79: Cum Laude
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.80–3.99: Magna Cum Laude
  • Cumulative GPA of 4.0: Summa Cum Laude
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00–3.29: With Honors (Concord Law School)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30–4.00: With Highest Honors (Concord Law School)

Honor Societies

Honor society organizations are by invitation only. Visit the Student Organizations page to find information for each honor society.


*Academic honor cords are part of the academic regalia worn at ceremonies and are mailed to eligible graduates registered to participate in a ceremony.

Ceremony Attire: Caps and Gowns

Purdue Global alumni at graduation
Purdue Global alumni in caps and gowns.

Graduates are responsible for ordering their own regalia.

See the Caps and Gowns page for ordering guidelines.

Honor Society Regalia

Purdue Global Diplomas

Purdue Global diploma in frame
Example of a Purdue Global diploma.
  • Diplomas are mailed to address on file 8 weeks after completion of your final class and once all program and financial requirements have been confirmed by University officials.
  • Diplomas are not distributed at the graduation ceremonies.
  • Diploma size is 11.0" x 8.5". Frames are available for purchase through Jostens.
  • Diploma covers available for purchase in the Purdue Global Student Store

Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@purdueglobal.edu or 866-522-7747 (Toll Free).

Life After Graduation

Even after graduation is behind you, Purdue Global has more to offer.

Join the Purdue Alumni Association

As a graduate, you are now part of the alumni family and eligible for a Purdue Alumni Association membership discount.

Explore the CareerNetwork

The CareerNetwork is a social platform for Purdue Global students and alumni to access career search tools, track job search activity, and collaborate with each other and the Career Services team.

Continue Your Education at Purdue Global

Ready to take your education further? Take advantage of savings for Purdue Global graduates on degrees and certificates. Get started by contacting the Office for Returning Students at ORS@purdueglobal.edu or calling 844-787-3834 (non-military) or 866-583-4412 (military).

Decorate and Celebrate Graduation at Home

Download and print graduation posters, yard signs, and cake toppers to share your success.

Print Approval Letter

If you intend to have any of the above materials professionally printed, you will be asked to provide an official letter of approval from the University.

Print Approval Letter

Graduation Contact Information