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Seating and Parking Information

Seating and Security

Seating in the Hall of Music

All degree candidates will be seated on the main floor of the Elliott Hall of Music.  Links to the Division I and Division II seating charts are as follows:

Guest Seating

The Elliott Hall of Music will be open to your guests beginning at 8 a.m. ET and 1 p.m ET for the first and second divisions respectively. Once the academic procession begins entering the auditorium at 9:10 a.m. ET for the first division and 2:10 p.m. ET for the second division, no guests will be seated until the procession is concluded, so urge your family and friends to be in their seats early.  As a courtesy to others in attendance, please ask that your guests remain in their seats until the conclusion of the exercise. All seating is general admission for the graduation ceremonies.  Electronic guest tickets will have a system-generated row and seat number; however, these are not your guests’ assigned seats.


Security precautions may be in effect.  Please continue to refer to the Office of the Registrar Web site for the most current information. 


Parking will be available in the Grant Street, Northwestern Avenue, University Street, and Wood Street parking garages. Please avoid parking in 24-hour reserved places.  Uniformed Purdue police will be on duty and will provide directions, as needed.  The surface lot north of the Armory will not be available for guest parking.  Additional spaces around the Hall of Music will be reserved for handicapped parking.  Guests can also be dropped off and picked up around Elliott Hall.

For a printable campus map highlighting the parking areas, see the following map: Campus Map.