East Coast Regional Ceremony

Saturday, August 10, 2019

DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
9:30–12:30 pm ET* (See full schedule below.)

*Ceremony end time is approximate and may end earlier or later depending on how fast or slow graduates cross the stage.

Graduates and guests should use the main entrance doors on 18th Street. The entrance doors on D Street are reserved for individuals with disabilities.

Guest Limit: 4 guests per graduate.
All graduates and their guests over the age of 1 year will require tickets for entry to the commencement on Saturday, August 10, 2019. During the registration process, graduates will select 1 ticket for themselves and up to 4 tickets for their guests.

Waitlist Tickets
Students can select up to 3 wait list tickets during the registration process. Waitlist tickets are not guaranteed as they are dependent on available space after registration closes. Those on the waitlist will be contacted at the end of June to advise if additional tickets can be given.

Graduation Event Guide 
Download the Graduation Event Guide, which contains important ceremony details.


Important Deadlines and Information

Eligibility

Students whose final terms end on or before Friday, August 9, 2019, are eligible to participate in this ceremony. Students with final terms ending after August 9 will be eligible for the next ceremony held after their final term ends.

Registration

Registration for this ceremony is open to those whose final terms will be complete by August 9, 2019. Work with your Student Advisor to schedule your final courses to be completed by August 9 to attend this ceremony. Review the instructions below to register by Thursday, June 20, 2019. Late registrations will not be accepted.

STEP 1: Click here to access the registration site, then click "Graduate Login".

STEP 2: Enter your university email address and Student ID number in the fields.

Note: Your University email is your student username followed by “@student.purdueglobal.edu” If you do not know your Student ID number, login to your student portal page, click the “My Account” tab, and then click “My Information”. Your student ID will show in the “Security Information” section.

STEP 3: Review ceremony details and deadlines, then select your ticket amount.

  • Select up to 4 tickets for guests attending with you.
  • Select up to 3 additional waitlist tickets. Waitlist tickets are not guaranteed as they are dependent on whether space is still available after registration closes.
  • Select 1 ticket for yourself. This ticket cannot be used by one of your guests.

STEP 4: Click “Continue” and follow instructions to print your tickets, or email them to your guests. Tickets will also be sent in a confirmation email to your University email address. You may log in to the registration site at any time to view and print your tickets.

Important: All graduate and guest tickets will be scanned upon entry at the theater. Each ticket has a unique code that can only be scanned once. If copies are made, only the first one scanned will be allowed entry. All others will be denied.

Caps and Gowns

Order through Jostens by Thursday, June 20, 2019. All caps and gowns are black, and all tassels are black and gold. Master’s and doctorate’s gowns come with hoods that are color-coded by degree. If you are unsure which major to select, visit the Caps and Gowns page to view a list of degrees and corresponding Jostens selections.

Reader Cards and Check-In

All graduates are required to have a reader card that displays their name and degree, which will be used to call out their name when they cross the stage. Reader cards will be mailed out with the Graduation Event Guide to the address in your student file as of June 20, 2019. Graduates do not have to check in upon arrival at the DAR Constitution Hall.

Tickets

All graduates and their guests over the age of 1 year will require tickets for entry to commencement on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Upon registration, an email confirmation including the requested tickets will be sent to the graduate’s Purdue Global email. Download and print your tickets, or log in to the registration site to email them to your guests. Each ticket has a unique code that can only be scanned once. If copies are made, only the first ticket scanned will be allowed entry. All others will be denied.

Vocalist Contest

Do you want to sing the National Anthem at the August 10, 2019, ceremony? Submit a YouTube video of yourself singing the National Anthem by Thursday, June 20, 2019, to graduation@purdueglobal.edu. View more instructions and and official contest rules.

Travel and Hotel

View a list of hotels and other travel information. Hotels must be booked by Friday, July 12, 2019, to receive the discounted rates.

Purdue Global graduates and their guests can tour D.C. with 15% off the day trolley tour, Monuments by Moonlight trolley tour, or DC Ducks. Use code PG2019 at checkout on your reservation.

Ceremony Schedule

Schedule Update

Reader cards will be mailed out to attendees to the address in their student file; therefore, graduates do not need to check in.

Friday, August 9, 2019

  • 4:00–6:00 pm ET: Graduate Services Area open
  • 4:00–6:00 pm ET: Alumni Meet and Greet (RSVP by July 31, 2019)
  • 7:00–7:45 pm ET: School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Dress for the Nursing Pinning Ceremony is business casual.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dress for the event is business casual.

  • 8:30 am ET: Graduate check-in and Graduate Services Area open
  • 9:15 am ET: Graduate line-up and announcements
  • 9:30–12:30 pm ET: Graduation ceremony*

*Ceremony end time is approximate and may end earlier or later depending on how fast or slow graduates cross the stage.

Graduate Services Area

The following departments will be present to offer assistance and answer questions.

  • Career Services: Information regarding employment search after graduation, including resume writing, interview techniques, and networking.
  • Concord Law School: Information about earning a law degree from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global.
  • Graduate Services: Reader card issues; exchange honor cords, caps, gowns, or tassels; sizes and quantities are limited.
  • Military Affairs: Veterans, active military students, and/or their spouses can pick up a commemorative challenge coin.
  • Office of Returning Students: Information regarding your next degree with Purdue University Global.
  • Office of the Registrar: Grade point average (GPA) and degree questions and academic honor cord exchanges.
  • Purdue Alumni Association: Tap into the power of more than 600,000 accomplished Purdue and Purdue Global alumni to grow both personally and professionally.
  • Social Media: Stop by to snap some social shots and receive a complimentary photo to take home.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about graduation.