Each candidate is guaranteed a maximum of four (4) free guest tickets for the May Commencement exercises. To order them, candidates need to specify the number of tickets being requested via myPurdue in the "Graduating" link, found in the top navigation bar, that is available on March 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ET.
After the Graduating link closes, an e-mail will be sent on May 8 that will include a link to print or forward electronic commencement tickets. All tickets are general admission. The seat row and number found on each ticket is not an actual assigned seat in Elliott Hall.
Electronic tickets are generated with a unique identifier that is traceable back to the student who requested them. Because of this feature, they can be printed multiple times. However, only the first set of allocated tickets scanned by the Hall of Music staff will gain entrance. Duplicate tickets with the same bar code will be denied entrance after the first set of tickets has been scanned. Any attempt to sell or make mass copies of electronic tickets will be considered a misuse of Purdue University property. This may result in the violation being reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which may include disciplinary action.
All family members and guests (including small children) attending the commencement ceremony need a ticket to enter the Elliott Hall of Music. Selling tickets is against the law. Each student who plans to take part in the ceremony is guaranteed guest tickets at no charge. It is expected that students will only take the number of tickets needed for family and friends.
Please let us know if you or your guests require accessibility assistance.
If your family members need to apply for visas to attend commencement, we have created a Letter of Invitation especially for you.
* Guests without a ticket should report to the Box Office on the ground level of Elliott Hall of Music. Unused tickets will be handed out before the ceremony. Doors open an hour and a half before the ceremonies!
* Please keep in mind that anyone without a seat in Elliott Hall of Music will be welcome to watch the ceremony via a live broadcast in Fowler Hall located inside Stewart Center.