Fall Graduation Ceremony

October 21, 2023

Fall Commencement

Elliott Hall of Music
Purdue University
712 3rd Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Registration opens August 1.

Please contact graduation@purdueglobal.edu with any questions.

Eligible graduates must have completed online registration by August 18, 2023, to participate.
See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

Purdue Global graduates at a virtual graduation

Countdown to Commencement

The Commencement Showroom is your hub for all graduation events. Visit the Travel to Graduation page for a list of hotels and other travel information.

Graduation Week

  • Oct. 16: Virtual Photo Booth
  • Oct. 17: Last Lecture & Virtual Toast
  • Oct. 18: Virtual Bingo
  • Oct. 19: Shout Out Board
  • Oct. 20: Onsite Events:
    • Black & Gold Celebration
      (5:00–6:30 pm ET)
    • Military Appreciation Dinner 
      (7:00–8:30 pm ET)
  • Oct. 20: Special Message
    (check your inbox)

Commencement Highlights


October 21, 2023

Times will be posted by September 8.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

Checklist: Prepare for Graduation

Graduation Week

Monday, October 16

Virtual Photo Booth

Open October 16–October 21

  • Upload or take a photo and select a Purdue Global frame
  • Download or share to email, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Use #PurdueGlobalProud
Purdue Global Virtual Photo Booth
  • Photo Booth Example

Tuesday, October 17

Last Lecture and Virtual Toast

7:00–7:30 pm ET

The Last Lecture will be presented virtually by a Purdue Global professor nominated by the graduating class. A virtual toast to the graduating class will immediately follow the lecture.

Submit your nomination by August 18.

“What wisdom would you impart unto the world if you knew it would be your last chance?”

Wednesday, October 18

Virtual Bingo

7:00–7:30 pm ET

Join us for a few games of virtual bingo using the supplies provided in your ceremony kit.

Thursday, October 19

Graduation Shout Out Board

Post congratulatory photos, videos, and messages on the Graduation Shout Out Board.

Purdue Global Shout Out Board
  • Purdue Global Shout Out Board

Friday, October 20

Black and Gold Celebration

Hours: Open from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Location: Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, 101 South Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Military Appreciation Dinner

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET
Location: Purdue Memorial Union, East and West Faculty Lounges, 101 South Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Special Message (Check Your Inbox)

Registered graduates will receive a special message via email.

Purdue Global Congrat Grad Word Cloud Yard Sign

Graduate Showcase Opportunities

Celebratory Photos and Videos

Showcase your achievement! Select photos and videos will be showcased during the ceremonies. 

View submission details.

National Anthem Contest

Audition to sing the National Anthem at graduation.

View submission guidelines and official contest rules.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.


Commencement: Commencement times will be determined after the participation deadline. Commencement may be canceled or changed to a virtual experience at any time based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or 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. Participants and attendees assume all financial and health risks associated with attending commencement. Commencement attendees must abide by all COVID-19 guidelines as required by the University, venue, and government.

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.