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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.  Seating charts for the May commencement ceremonies will be available at a later date.

Guest Seating

The Elliott Hall of Music will be open to your guests at 6:30 p.m. ET for the first division, 8 a.m. ET for the second and fourth divisions and 1 p.m. ET for the third and fifth divisions.  Once the academic procession begins entering the auditorium at 7:40 p.m. ET for the first division, 9:10 a.m. ET for the second and fourth divisions and 1:40 p.m. ET for the third and fifth divisions, 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 spaces around the Hall of Music will be reserved for handicapped parking.  Shuttles services will be provided in those areas for guests if needed. 

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