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Commencement Information

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

  • Oct. 3, 2014     --  Graduation Tab available on the student myPurdue
  • Oct. 29, 2014   --  Last day for degree only registrations for Winter 2014
  • Nov. 9, 2014    --  Last day to order cap and gown through the Graduation Tab without $50.00 late fee
  • Dec. 1, 2014    --  Last day to order commencement tickets
  • Dec. 1, 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.


Summer Commencement Streaming Archive

The Universal streaming archive (available for viewing on desktop and mobile devices) for the Purdue University 2014 Summer Commencement Ceremony has been completed and is available for on-demand viewing by clicking on the link below: 

Summer 2014 Commencement Streaming Archive

Winter 2014 Commencement Schedule

The ceremonies take place in the Elliott Hall of Music.  Doors will open for guests 90 minutes prior to each ceremony.  The procession begins 30 minutes before each ceremony.  Each commencement ceremony will be approximately two hours in length.

Division I -  Sunday, December 21, 2014, 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine

Division II - Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts

Future Commencement Dates

Spring 2015

Division I -    Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET

Division II -   Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9;30 a.m. ET

Division III -  Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:30 p.m. ET

Division IV -  Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m. ET

Division V -   Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:30 p.m. ET


Division assignments for the winter and spring commencements have not yet been made.  These will be approved by the Commencement Committee when it convenes during the fall term.  After gaining approval from the president, winter and spring assignments will be posted publicly.  This is expected to happen in late September-early October.