Purdue's West Lafayette commencement to be shown live on TV, webcast

May 2, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Spring commencement ceremonies at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus will be broadcast live for television and Internet audiences.

The ceremonies will take place on May 11, 12 and 13 in Elliott Hall of Music.

The colleges of Engineering and Education will have their ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11. The colleges of Liberal Arts and Technology will have their ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Commencement for the colleges of Agriculture and Science and School of Management will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. The Graduate School and all professional programs within the colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine will have commencement at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13. The ceremony for the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

The events will be aired live on Comcast Channel 5 and Boiler TV Channel 13. All speeches will be captioned for the hearing impaired. The ceremonies also will be shown live via webcast at mms://video1.itap.purdue.edu/graduation

To watch online, viewers must have Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded for free at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Commencement videos will be available for $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 email commencement@purdue.edu

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

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

Related website:
Purdue Office of the Registrar Commencement Page

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