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Commencement Information

The Dauch Alumni Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. You will be able to check out what the Alumni Center has to offer; pick up a class year button, a lapel pin, and other Purdue items; and get pictures on the life-size replica of the Boilermaker Special in the atrium. The Alumni Center looks forward to congratulating you on your graduation!

Don’t miss out on important communications about alumni events happening on campus and in the area when you relocate after graduation. Update your contact information every time you make a change in your address or e-mail.

Key Dates

  • March 7, 2014 -   Graduation Tab available on the student myPurdue
  • March 24, 2014 - Last day for degree only registrations for Spring 2014
  • March 28, 2014 - Last day to order cap and gown without $50.00 late fee
  • April 4, 2014 -      Last day to order cap and gown
  • April 18, 2014 -    Last day to order commencement tickets
  • April 18, 2014 -    Last day to indicate participation using the participation link on the Graduation tab in myPurdue at 10 p.m. ET
Students who miss the participation deadline may contact the Office of the Registrar for information regarding participation in a future ceremony at commencement@purdue.edu.    

Spring 2014 Commencement Schedule

The ceremony takes place in the Elliott Hall of Music. Doors open for your guests 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.  The procession begins 40 minutes before the ceremony.  The commencement ceremony will be approximately two hours in length.  Please review the Candidate Brochure listed above.

Division I     – Friday, May 16, 2014, 8 p.m. ET

Liberal Arts

Division II    – Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:30 a.m. ET

Health and Human Sciences
Veterinary Medicine

Division III   – Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:30 p.m. ET


Division IV  – Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. ET


Division V   - Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m. ET


Future Commencement Dates

Summer 2014

All Colleges/Schools - Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m. ET

Winter 2014

Division I -  Sunday, December 21, 2014, 9:30 a.m. ET

Division II - Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. ET