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 5, 2020
Virtual Ceremony

Registration Opens: September 10
View Ceremony Details

Register by October 16

A confirmation email will be sent within 30 minutes of registration.

May 22, 2021
Indianapolis, IN

Registration Opens: February 2021
Attend in person or virtually.*

August 2021
Washington, D.C.

Registration Opens: Late Spring 2021
Attend in person or virtually.*

*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 cancelled or moved to a virtual format.

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. Contact your Student Advisor with questions regarding your remaining requirements.
    • 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.
    • Review your registration confirmation email to ensure all personal information is correct.
    • Review the commencement information for your chosen ceremony.
  • Step 3: Regalia

    Order Your Cap and Gown

    • Graduates attending a ceremony in person must order regalia (caps and gowns) through Jostens at least 6 weeks prior to the ceremony date.
    • Caps and gowns are not available at the ceremony.
    • Regalia is optional for virtual graduates.
  • Step 4: Travel

    Make Travel Arrangements

    • This step is only for those attending a ceremony in person.
    • Travel information for each in-person commencement is available on the ceremony pages after registration opens.


    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:
See Graduation Contacts


Review our Graduation FAQs.

General Information

Ceremony Information

View information for the December 5, 2020 Virtual Commencement.

Eligibility and Participation

  • Review the Steps to Attend Commencement above.
  • 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.
  • Waitlist tickets: Graduates can request waitlist tickets during registration. Those on the waitlist will be notified of extra ticket availability after registration ends.
  • Online broadcast: Ceremonies are broadcast live, and guests unable to attend may watch online.

Academic Honors

Academic Honors Eligibility

  • Associate's- and bachelor's-level graduates who complete their degrees with cumulative grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.70 or higher will achieve academic honors status.
  • Certificate- and master's-level graduates are not eligible for academic honors.
  • For questions about your eligibility, contact the Office of the Registrar at rsupport@purdueglobal.edu or 866.522.7747 (Toll Free).

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

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.
  • Regalia (caps and gowns) are required for graduates attending an in-person ceremony. Regalia is optional for those participating virtually.
  • Graduates are responsible for ordering their own regalia.
  • Regalia must be ordered online through Jostens at least 6 weeks prior to your ceremony date to ensure timely delivery.
  • If you have missed the ordering deadline, please call Jostens at 800-854-7464. Additional rush fees for late orders will apply.
  • Caps and gowns will not be available at the ceremony venue.

See the Caps and Gowns page for ordering guidelines.

Honor Society Regalia

  • Honor Society regalia is different from Academic Honors cords and is not distributed through Purdue Global or at the ceremony.
  • For more information regarding honor societies, visit the Student Organizations page or email the Office of Student Life.

Purdue Global Diplomas

Purdue Global diploma in frame
Example of a Purdue Global diploma.

Diplomas are not distributed at the graduation ceremonies and will be mailed to your address on file. The Office of the Registrar will mail diplomas approximately 8 weeks after completion of your final class and once all program and financial requirements have been confirmed by University officials.

A variety of Purdue Global diploma frames are available and can be ordered online through Jostens. Diplomas measure 11.0" x 8.5."

For questions about Purdue Global diplomas, please email the Office of the Registrar at rsupport@purdueglobal.edu or call 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. Visit our Alumni page to learn more about the many benefits available to Purdue Global graduates.

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 888-252-7895 (non-military) or 844-787-3834 (military).

Additional Resources

Caps and Gowns

Graduation Caps and Gowns

Review ordering details for caps and gowns.

Purdue Global Caps and Gowns »

Graduation FAQs

Graduation FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about graduation.

Graduation FAQs »

Photos, Programs, and Videos

Graduation Photos

Access graduation photos, programs, and videos for your ceremony.

Photos, Programs, & Videos »

Graduation Contact Information