Travel to Graduation in Washington, D.C.

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

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.

Black and Gold Celebration

Friday, August 12, 2022
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET

Summer Commencement

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Visit Commencement Showroom for Times


The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), 5 miles from the venue, and Dulles International Airport (IAD), 27 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. 

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.

Willard Intercontinental

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW Washington, D.C. 20004

Reservations: Book online or call 800-424-6835 (for phone reservations, mention Purdue University Global Student Block
Reservation Deadline: July 11, 2022 
Room Rate (rates valid for August 10–14, 2022): $219 per night plus tax
Distance from Ceremony: 0.9 miles

Parking: Valet parking for $59 per night; includes unrestricted in and out privileges

Courtyard by Marriott—D.C./Foggy Bottom

515 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052 

Reservations: Book online or call 800-321-2211 (for phone reservations, mention Purdue University Global Graduation
Reservation Deadline: July 13, 2022 
Room Rate (rates valid for August 10–14, 2022): $139 per night plus tax 
Distance from Ceremony: 0.8 miles

Parking: Valet Parking for $44 per day

Residence Inn—Washington, D.C., Downtown

1199 Vermont Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20005 

Reservations: Book online or call 202-898-1100 (for phone reservations, mention Purdue University Global Graduation)
Reservation Deadline: July 13, 2022 
Room Rates (rates valid for August 10–14, 2022): studio queen with sofabed—$199 per night plus tax (rates include a complimentary daily breakfast buffet) 
Distance from Ceremony: 1.3 miles

Parking: Valet Parking for $54 per day

Venue Parking and Public Transportation

Parking at the DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Metered street parking is available but limited. Monday through Saturday, 2-hour parking is enforced from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm for most meters.

Colonial Parking has several garages, with the closest located approximately 4 blocks from the DAR Constitution Hall. Visit Colonial Parking to view garages, rates, and reserve a spot.

Public Transportation (Metro)

The DAR Constitution Hall is accessible from the following Washington Metro public transportation stops:

  • Metrobus 18th Street NW and D Street NW stop
  • Farragut West Metrorail Orange/Blue line stop
  • Farragut North Metrorail Red line stop

ADA Accessible Entrance

Use the D Street Entrance, which enters the lobby level of the DAR Constitution Hall. The ramp on D Street may be accessed by vehicles for dropping off patrons with mobility disabilities.

There is no accessible parking available onsite.


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.