Midwest Ceremony—Virtual Commencement

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Registration for this ceremony has ended.

The virtual ceremony will be streamed live using a 360-degree camera so participants can feel fully immersed in the commencement. Participants will receive a branded Purdue Global headset and other items prior to the commencement. All graduates who participate virtually will have their name and degree called.

For additional questions, please contact the Graduation Team.


Students who complete their degrees on or before Friday, June 5, 2020, and who register by April 23, 2020, are eligible to participate in this ceremony.

Unable to participate in the virtual ceremony on June 6? View upcoming ceremonies.

Graduation FAQs

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

What to Expect at Your Virtual Graduation

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Graduation Program

Download the Virtual Commencement Program for details regarding the ceremony, including faculty, staff, and degree candidates who have registered to attend.

Graduation Participant Photos

Graduate photos must be received by April 23, 2020. Photos will be displayed on screen as the graduate's name and degree are announced on the stage. Participants will be asked to upload a photo during the registration process.

Images with low resolution can become blurry when enlarged on the ceremony screen. Graduates will be contacted for a replacement photo if the photo is not usable due to low resolution or other elements. All photos must be received by April 23, 2020, to be included in the virtual graduation.

Registered graduates without a suitable photo will have a "Congratulations" image shown in place of their photo.

Photo Requirements

  • Individual head shot of graduate (selfies are acceptable)
  • High-resolution digital photo (JPG) in portrait mode (vertical)
  • Photo must be free of any text or graphics over the image
  • Photo must be in good taste and appropriate for an academic audience

Tips for Taking a Good Head Shot

  • Use natural lighting
  • Keep the background simple
  • Dress how you would for a job interview (or dress in a cap and gown)
  • Opt for basic hair and makeup

Coronavirus Update

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the commencement in Indianapolis has been changed to a virtual format. It is important to us to celebrate the educational accomplishments of our graduates while maintaining the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

Cap and Gown Returns

Jostens will accept unopened packages of caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels. For health reasons, items in opened cap and gown packages are not returnable. Students should contact Customer Service at 800-854-7464 to request a cancellation.