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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

  • June 18, 2014 -- Graduation Tab available on the student myPurdue
  • July 3, 2014 --    Last day for degree only registrations for Summer 2014
  • July 8, 2014 --    Last day to order cap and gown through the Graduation Tab without $50.00 late fee
  • July 28, 2014 --  Last day to order commencement tickets
  • July 28, 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 Live Stream

The Summer Commencement ceremony on August 9, 2014, will be shown via webcast at http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/kmdv5.  

The ceremony also will be aired live on Comcast Channel 5 and Boiler TV Channel 26.4. All speeches will be captioned for the hearing impaired.

Summer 2014 Commencement Schedule

The ceremony takes place in the Elliott Hall of Music.  Doors will open for guests 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.  The procession begins 30 minutes before the ceremony.  The commencement ceremony will be approximately two hours in length.  Please review the Candidate Brochure listed above.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 -- All colleges/schools --  9:30 a.m. ET

Future Commencement Dates

Winter 2014

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

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


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.