Travel to Graduation in Indianapolis

Below is travel information, including a list of discounted hotel blocks. Students are responsible for all costs associated with hotel accommodations and travel to the ceremony.*

Event Venue

All events take place at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre:
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Black and Gold Celebration

Friday, May 20, 2022
5:00 pm to 6:30pm ET

Spring Commencement


The nearest airport is Indianapolis International Airport (IND), which is 20 miles from the venue.

Hotel Accommodations

As a courtesy, Purdue Global has secured a block of rooms at the following hotels at a discounted group rate. We recommend using the online links to book rooms. Rooms are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This list of hotel blocks will be updated if more become available.

The Alexander

333 South Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Reservations: Book online
Reservation Deadline: April 25, 2022
Room Rate: Deluxe$179 per night plus tax (rates valid for May 18–23, 2022)
Distance From Ceremony: 1.5 miles

Parking: Rates determined by garage
City Way Parking Garage
216 East South Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Home2Suites by Hilton—Downtown Indianapolis

115 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46204

NOTICE: Hilton Home2Suites rooms are sold out.

Parking: Valet Parking for $33 per day with in-out privileges (rate subject to change)

Hyatt House Indianapolis—Downtown

130 South Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Reservations: Book online or call 317-762-9000 or 877-803-7534 (for phone reservations, mention group code G-PRDU)
Reservation Deadline: April 19, 2022
Room Rate: King plus Sofa Kitchen Suite$229 per night plus tax (rates valid for May 18–23, 2022)
Distance From Ceremony: 1.0 mile

Parking: Self-parking for $35 a day; valet parking for $40 a day (rates subject to change)

Venue Parking

Parking at the Murat Theatre

502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Parking at the Old National Centre (Murat Theatre) must be paid upon entry. The parking rate is $10.00 before 4:00 pm and $20.00 after 4:00 pm.

Since parking spaces at the venue are limited, we recommend using Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

  • Main lot: Directly in front of the marquee; enter off of Alabama Street
  • North lot: Corner of North Street and New Jersey Street; enter off of North Street

Additional Parking Lots

Additional parking is located within walking distance of the theatre, including the 501 North New Jersey Street parking lot and the Zion Evangelical Church parking lot.

Please bring cash as many overflow parking lots take cash only. To avoid additional parking charges, confirm if your hotel’s parking garage allows for in-out privileges before driving to the theatre.

ADA Accessible Entrance and Designated Parking

The main entrance is ADA accessible and located under the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre marquee. The main entrance and main lot are accessed from Alabama Street on the west side of the venue.

Accessible parking is located directly to the right of the marquee.


Booking Travel to Graduation: It is recommended that graduates and guests refrain from booking travel accommodations until after the ceremony registration opens.

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.