Midwest Ceremony in Indianapolis

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Graduates traveling to the ceremony should plan to arrive on Friday, June 5, and book return flights on Sunday, June 7. View full schedule, including important dates and deadlines.

Morning Ceremony

9:30 to 11:00 am ET—Ceremony for graduates in business, information technology, and health sciences programs, and Concord Law School

Afternoon Ceremony

1:00 to 2:30 pm ET—Ceremony for graduates in criminal justice, education, fire science, human services, legal studies, nursing, psychology, and social and behavioral sciences programs


All graduates and their guests over the age of 3 will require tickets for entry to commencement on Saturday, June 6, 2020. 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. View registration steps.

Guest Limit

6 guests per graduate. During the registration process, graduates will select 1 ticket for themselves and up to 6 tickets for their guests.

Waitlist Tickets

Sign up for possible waitlist tickets during the registration process. Waitlist tickets are dependent on available space after registration closes and are not guaranteed. Those on the waitlist will be contacted to advise if additional tickets are available. Waitlist spots will be filled in the order that graduates signed up.


Students who complete their degrees on or before Friday, June 5, 2020, and who registered by April 16, 2020, are eligible to participate in this ceremony.


Review the instructions below to register by April 16, 2020. Late registrations will not be accepted.

  • Step 1: Visit the Registration Site

    Visit the Registration Site

    Go to the registration site, and then click "Graduate Login."

  • Step 2: Enter Your Information

    Enter Your Information

    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, log in 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: Select Tickets

    Select Tickets for the May Ceremony

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

    • Select up to 6 tickets for guests attending with you.
    • Select potential additional waitlist tickets. Waitlist tickets are not guaranteed.
    • Select 1 ticket for yourself. This ticket cannot be used by one of your guests.
  • Step 4: Print Tickets

    Print Tickets

    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.

  • Step 5: Verify Your Information

    Review and Update Your Information

    Your name will appear on your reader card and in the ceremony program based on how it appears on your student file as of April 16, 2020. The reader card and event guide will be mailed out in early May to the primary address on your file as of April 16.

    Visit the My Information section of the student portal to update your name and primary address. If your name or address changes after April 16, contact us as soon as possible.

    Note: Your name will default to your first and last name on file for your reader card and program list. Contact us by April 16 if you’d like your middle name to appear in the program and on your reader card.

Registration for this ceremony is open to those whose final terms will end by June 5, 2020.

Work with your Student Advisor to schedule your final courses to be completed by June 5 to attend this ceremony.

Order through Jostens by Thursday, April 16, 2020. If you are unsure which gown to select, visit the Caps and Gowns page to view a list of degrees and corresponding Jostens selections. Graduates who miss the deadline should contact Jostens at 800-854-7464 to find out whether a late order will be accepted. Late orders are not guaranteed and may be subject to late or rush shipping fees. Caps and gowns will not be sold at Murat Theatre.

Check back closer to the ceremony date for parking costs and information.

Costs and availability for lots are available via SpotHero or Parkopedia. Some lots only accept cash.

Check-in is not required at the June 6, 2020, ceremony. 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 primary address in your student file as of April 16, 2020.

Do you want to sing the National Anthem at the Midwest ceremony? Submit a YouTube video of yourself singing the National Anthem by Thursday, April 16, 2020, to graduation@purdueglobal.edu.

View submission instructions and official contest rules.

View a list of hotels and other travel information. Hotels sell out fast and must be booked by Sunday, May 3, 2020, to receive the discounted rates.

Full Ceremony Schedule

Saturday, June 6, 2020—Murat Theatre

Morning Ceremony
Ceremony for graduates in the business, information technology, and health sciences programs, and Concord Law School—all degree levels

  • 8:30 am ET: Doors open for morning ceremony; Graduate Services Area open
  • 9:15 am ET: Graduate line up
  • 9:30–11:00 am ET: Morning graduation ceremony*

Afternoon Ceremony
Ceremony for graduates in criminal justice, education, fire science, human services, legal studies, nursing, psychology, and social and behavioral sciences programs—all degree levels

  • 12:00 pm ET: Doors open for afternoon ceremony; Graduate Services Area open
  • 12:45 pm ET: Graduate line up
  • 1:00–2:30 pm ET: Afternoon graduation ceremony*

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

Important Dates and Deadlines

April 16, 2020

  • Last day to register for the June 6 ceremony
  • Last day to order your cap and gown
  • Last day to update your name and address on your student file
  • Last day to submit a video for the vocalist contest

April 30, 2020

  • Last day to cancel your attendance at the June 6 ceremony without penalty.

Graduate Services Area

Check back closer to the ceremony date for a list of departments that will be present to offer assistance and answer questions.

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