Summer Graduation Ceremony

August 13, 2022

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

Registration is now closed.

Please contact with any questions.

Check Out the Showcase Opportunities

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.

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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

Commencement—August 13

9:30 am ET: Concord Law, Nursing, General Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Aviation
1:00 pm ET: Business, Information Technology, Health Sciences
6:00 pm ET: Virtual Commencement (All graduates participating virtually)

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.

Checklist: Prepare for Graduation

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

Submissions are now closed.

Celebratory Photos and Videos

Select graduate photos and videos will be showcased during the ceremonies. 

National Anthem Contest

Listen to a fellow graduate sing the National Anthem at graduation.

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.


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.