Graduation Center

Graduation Ceremony Schedule

Ceremonies are open to all Purdue Global and Purdue Global 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 4, 2024
West Lafayette, IN

February 23 to March 8

Venue: Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University

October 5, 2024
West Lafayette, IN

Opens Summer 2024

Venue: Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Countdown to Commencement

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

View May Schedule
Purdue Global graduates at a virtual ceremony

Steps to Attend Commencement

  • 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.
    • Participation in a ceremony does not ensure graduation or the award of honors.
  • 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.

    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:

Other Questions: Graduation Contacts

Review Graduation FAQs

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 on Purdue Global's YouTube page.

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 (Purdue Global Law School)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30–4.00: With Highest Honors (Purdue Global Law School)

Ceremony Participants: Academic honors recognized at the ceremony are based on the candidate’s cumulative GPA as of the ceremony registration deadline date, and therefore may not be final.

Honor Societies

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

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 the 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 Herff Jones.

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).

Ordering Regalia

Frequently Asked Questions

Decorate and Celebrate Graduation at Home

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

Graduation Invitation — Editable
Congratulations Yard Sign
Congratulations Cake Toppers
Celebratory Write-On Sign
Social Media

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.

Download Print Approval Letter

Graduation Contact Information


Commencement: Commencement times will be determined after the participation deadline. Participants and attendees assume all financial and health risks associated with attending commencement and must abide by all guidelines as required by the University, venue, and government. Commencement may be canceled or changed to a virtual experience due to government mandates or advisories regarding public health or safety, and the University will not be responsible for any incurred costs or expenses as a result.

Commencement Participation: Participation in commencement is not a verification of graduation. Candidates receive their diploma approximately 8 weeks after completion of their final class and once all program and financial requirements have been confirmed by University officials.

The Purdue Global Commencement and related events could be broadcast live online and all attendees' student directory information, military branch (if applicable), videos, and photos shown during the ceremony could be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by authorized parties. The registration of all participants, submission of photos/videos, and attendance at or participation in the graduation-related events serve as permission for use of these names, images, and posts by Purdue Global. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Purdue Global.