Purdue summer commencement to be shown live on TV, webcast

August 2, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Summer commencement eremonies at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus will be broadcast live for television and Internet audiences.

The ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 7) at Elliott Hall of Music.

The events will be aired live on Comcast Channel 5 and Boiler TV Channel 13. The ceremonies also will be shown live via webcast at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/graduation

The link will not become active until 48 hours before the ceremony.

To watch online, viewers must have Windows Media Player installed on their computers. It can be downloaded free at http://www.Microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/

Commencement videos will be available at $30 per DVD. Order forms can be obtained at the Loeb Playhouse Box Office, online at http://www.purdue.edu/registrar/pdf/DVD_Form.pdf  or by calling 765-494-3933. Forms may be submitted both before and after the ceremony within two weeks of the event.

For more information, call 765-494-6157 or e-mail commencement@purdue.edu

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu  

Sources: John Dietrich, video engineer, 765-494-1042, jsdietrich@purdue.edu
                 Christine DeHahn Pass, assistant registrar, 765-494-6163, dehahn@purdue.edu

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