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My promise to you is that we will listen, and we will do better. I ask that you help us. It has been a long time since I was a graduate student, but I do remember the joys and struggles. My job is to advocate for you. I promise I will do that.
- Dr. Linda Mason, Dean of The Graduate School
August 7, 2021
The commencement ceremonies for August 2021 graduates will be at Elliott Hall of Music on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET.
In a year that was defined by a global pandemic, Purdue adapted its delivery of graduate education. Research, classes, and countless seminars, exams, defenses, and advisor and lab group meetings shifted to virtual spaces.
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No one takes a giant leap alone. The Graduate School provides a range of services, programs, and events to support the whole person—to empower graduate students to address the complex challenges of the day and build a better tomorrow together.
Seeking funding? Apply for travel, small research, or childcare grants or get help writing grant proposals and fellowship applications. Not finding the right fit? Earn a degree from one of our interdisciplinary graduate programs. Students facing a sticky situation can consult with our Office of Graduate Assistance.
The Purdue Graduate Student Center is home to the Purdue Graduate Student Government and offers space to graduate students for meetings, studying, and socializing. Find support and like-minded peers in a graduate student organization, cultural and resource center or diversity program. Students with families connect via our Graduate Parent Support Network.
Advance your leadership, communication, professional, academic, and life skills. Attend one of our 350 professional development workshops, showcase your ability to summarize your research, or publish your work in InnovatED. Craft your individual development plan. Explore your passions and make a successful transition to the job market.
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