Summer Graduation Ceremony

August 13, 2022

Summer Commencement
DAR Constitution Hall 
1776 D Street NW 
Washington, D.C. 20006

Registration Opens: May 24

Please contact with any questions.

Eligible graduates must complete online registration by June 15, 2022, to participate.*

Check out the Showcase Opportunities
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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

August 8: Virtual Photo Booth
August 9: Last Lecture & Virtual Toast
August 10: Virtual Bingo
August  11: Shout Out Board
August 12: Black and Gold Celebration (Onsite 5:00-6:30 pm ET)
August 12: Surprise Message
(check your inbox)

Commencement Highlights


August 13, 2022

Times will be posted by June 28.

Checklist: Prepare for Graduation

  • Register

    Register for the Ceremony

    Registration Opens: May 24, 2022

    Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

    Guest Limit: 8 guests (plus the graduate)

  • Order Cap and Gown

    Order Your Cap and Gown

    Required for in-person attendees only

    • Order regalia 6 weeks before the ceremony
    • Visit the Caps and Gowns page for ordering instructions
  • Attend in Person

    Plan to Attend in Person

  • Attend Virtually

    Plan to Attend Virtually

    • Visit the Commencement Showroom for ceremony details and online viewing information.
    • Share the link with family and friends—anyone with the link can view the ceremony
  • Invite Guests

    Invite Guests to Graduation

    Download and personalize your commencement invitation. Email or print it to invite your guests.

Graduation Week

Monday, August 8

Virtual Photo Booth

Open August 8–August 13

  • 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, August 9

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 class of 2022 will immediately follow the lecture.

Submit your nomination by June 15.

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

Wednesday, August 10

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, August 11

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, August 12

Black and Gold Celebration

Hours: Open from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Surprise Message (Check Your Inbox)

Registered graduates will receive a surprise message via email.

Purdue Global Congrat Grad Word Cloud Yard Sign

Graduate Showcase Opportunities

Showcase details are coming soon.


*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.

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, 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, images, and posts by Purdue Global. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Purdue Global.