Winter Graduation Ceremony

February 17, 2024

Winter Commencement

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
300 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

Registration is now closed.

Please contact with any questions.

New registrations or changes will not be accepted after 10:59 pm CT (11:59 pm ET) on Friday, December 15. Eligible graduates must have completed online registration by December 15, 2023, to participate.

See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

  • Watch Graduation Highlights

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.

Commencement Showroom

Graduation Week
  • Feb. 12: Virtual Photo Booth
  • Feb. 13: Last Lecture & Virtual Toast
  • Feb. 14: Virtual Bingo
  • Feb. 15: Virtual Black & Gold Celebration 
  • Feb. 15: Shout Out Board
  • Feb. 16: In-Person Black & Gold Celebration 
    • Feb. 16: Special Message (check your inbox)

    February 17, 2024

    10:00 am CT: Law, Nursing, MaPS, Business, Information Technology

    1:00 pm CT: Health Sciences, Aviation, Social & Behavioral Sciences

    5:00 pm ET: Virtual graduates from all schools

    See Notes and Conditions section below for important information.

    Checklist: Prepare for Graduation

    • Register

      Register for the Ceremony

      Registration is now closed.

      Guest Limit: 8 guests (plus the graduate)

      New registrations or changes will not be accepted after 10:59 pm CT (11:59 pm ET) on Friday, December 15.

    • Order Cap and Gown

      Order 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 Activities

    Monday, February 12

    Virtual Photo Booth

    Open February 12–February 18

    • Upload or take a photo and select a Purdue Global frame
    • Download or share to email, Facebook, or Twitter
    • Share on social media using #PurdueGlobalProud

    Purdue Global Virtual Photo Booth

    • Photo Booth Example

    Tuesday, February 13

    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 December 15.

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

    Wednesday, February 14

    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, February 15

    Virtual Black and Gold Celebration

    Hours: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CT (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET)
    Location: Zoom link will be posted on the Commencement Showroom

    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, February 16

    Black and Gold Celebration

    Hours: Open from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm CT
    Location: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

    Special Message (Check Your Inbox)

    Registered graduates will receive a special message via email.

    Purdue Global Congrat Grad Word Cloud Yard Sign

    Black and Gold Celebrations

    "Congrats Graduates" and a laptop screen showing a grid of smiling Purdue Global graduates

    Virtual Celebration

    Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CT (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET)

    Virtual Zoom Event

    Live magic show, games, and celebration.

    The event is open to all graduates registered for commencement.

    Two smiling Purdue Global graduates dancing in front of a gold background, surrounded by black and gold ballooons and bubbles"

    In-Person Celebration

    Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
    Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm CT

    The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    300 West Las Colinas Boulevard
    Irving, TX 75039

    Family-friendly social hour, meet and greets, photo opportunities, and entertainment.

    The event is open to guests of all ages; attire is business casual.

    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 below for important information.


    Commencement: Commencement times will be determined after the participation deadline. Participants and attendees assume all financial and health risks associated with attending commencement and must abide by all guidelines as required by the University, venue, and government. Commencement may be canceled or changed to a virtual experience due to government mandates or advisories regarding public health or safety, and the University will not be responsible for any incurred costs or expenses as a result.

    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 requirements have been confirmed by University officials.

    The Purdue Global Commencement and related events could be broadcast live online and all attendees' student directory information, military branch (if applicable), videos, and photos shown during the ceremony could be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by authorized parties. The registration of all participants, submission of photos/videos, and attendance at or participation in the graduation-related events 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.