Spring Graduation Ceremony

May 6, 2023

Spring Commencement

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

Registration opens March 1.

Please contact graduation@purdueglobal.edu with any questions.

Eligible graduates must have completed online registration by March 17, 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

May 1: Virtual Photo Booth
May 2: Last Lecture & Virtual Toast
May 3: Virtual Bingo
May 4: Shout Out Board
May 5: Black and Gold Celebration (Onsite 5:00-6:30 pm ET)
May 5: Special Message
(check your inbox)

Commencement Highlights

Commencement

May 6, 2023

Times will be posted by March 24.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

Checklist: Prepare for Graduation

Graduation Week

Monday, May 1

Virtual Photo Booth

Open May 1–May 6

  • 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, May 2

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 March 17.

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

Wednesday, May 3

Virtual Bingo

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

Thursday, May 4

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, May 5

Black and Gold Celebration

Hours: Open from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Location: Shively Club, Ross-Ade Stadium, John R Wooden Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906


Special Message (Check Your Inbox)

Registered graduates will receive a surprise 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 section below for important information.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

Commencement: Commencement times will be determined after the participation deadline. In-person commencement may be canceled at any time based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) or local government guidelines regarding COVID-19. If the in-person commencement is canceled, to ensure the safety and health of attendees, the commencement will be virtual, and all registered graduates will be notified. 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. Purdue Global commencement attendees must abide by all COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the University, venue, local government, and CDC including wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, and possible screening prior to entry in the building, including but not limited to temperature checks.

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 University Global Commencement and related events could be broadcast live online and all attendees, participants’ names, degrees, honors, hometowns, military branch (if applicable), videos, and photos could be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by authorized parties. The registration of all participants, submission of photos/videos, attendance or participation in the graduation ceremony, the Black and Gold Celebration and/or virtual activities, including but not limited to Graduation Shout Out Board, and virtual photo booth, serve as permission for use of these names, student directory information, images, and posts by Purdue Global. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Purdue Global.