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.

December 4, 2021
West Lafayette, IN

Commencement will take place at the Elliott Hall of Music, located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette.

May 21, 2022
Indianapolis, IN

Commencement will take place at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, located in Indianapolis.

Details are coming soon.

August 2022
Washington, D.C.

Details are coming soon.

Purdue University Global commencement will take place December 4, 2021. Specific ceremony times will be determined for each registered graduate after the participation deadline. Commencement may be changed to virtual at any time based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) or local government guidelines regarding COVID-19. In the event of a schedule change or cancellation, Purdue Global is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other expenses associated with commencement. Registered ceremony participants and attendees assume all financial and health risks associated with attending commencement. Purdue Global commencement attendees must abide by all COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the university, venue, local government, and CDC. All attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and may be screened prior to entry in the building, including but not limited to temperature checks.

Countdown to Commencement

Celebrate during graduation week with virtual activities including a photo booth, Last Lecture, celebratory toast, shout out board, and more.

Purdue Global graduates at a virtual ceremony

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

    View Ordering Instructions
  • Step 4: Travel

    Make Travel Arrangements

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

    Note: In the event of a schedule change or cancellation, Purdue Global is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other expenses associated with attending the ceremony.

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions:

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General Information

Ceremony Information


  • 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 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.
  • E-diplomas are distributed approximately 4 weeks after term end.
  • Diplomas are not distributed at the graduation ceremonies.
  • Diploma size is 11.0" x 8.5" (landscape). 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 or 866-522-7747 (Toll Free).

Life After Graduation

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

Purdue Global Alumni Engagement

Learn more about engaging with Purdue Global Alumni. Get started today by joining the conversation on the Alumni Portal, where you can connect with other alumni, explore job listings, find (or become) a mentor, and share your updates.

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 Center for Career Advancement 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 or calling 844-787-3834 (non-military) or 866-583-4412 (military).

Graduates in caps and gowns
Ordering Regalia
Purdue Global graduates in caps and gowns
Frequently Asked Questions

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