Purdue campuses to host spring commencement ceremonies
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will award degrees during spring commencement ceremonies at its campuses from May 11-22.
In West Lafayette, commencement ceremonies will take place on May 11, 12 and 13 at the Elliott Hall of Music.
The colleges of Engineering and Education will have their ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11. The colleges of Liberal Arts and Technology will have their ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Commencement for the colleges of Agriculture and Science and School of Management will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. The Graduate School and all professional programs within the colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine will have commencement at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13. The ceremony for the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13.
About 6,654 students are candidates for degrees at the West Lafayette campus, and 4,156 undergraduates are participating in the commencement ceremonies. Also participating will be 361 graduate students and 201 students from the professional programs. A posthumous bachelor of science degree will be awarded to Timothy D. Patterson, a former student in the College of Technology.
Keith S. Hansen, of West Lafayette, Ind., who will receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering, will provide the student response in the Division I ceremony on May 11. Ellen Zouras, of Skokie, Ill., who is to receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Technology, will provide the student response in the Division II ceremony on May 12. Providing the student response in the Division III ceremony on May 12 will be Adrianne Huber of Denver, Pa., who will receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Agriculture. Katharine Helen Bartlett of Grand Island, Fla., who is to receive her graduate degree, will provide the student response in the Division IV ceremony on May 13. Elise Leung of Logansport, Ind., who is to receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Health and Human Sciences, will provide the student response for the Division V ceremony on May 13.
Alumni astronaut David A. Wolf will address graduates at the 9:30 a.m. May 13 ceremony. Purdue President France A. Córdova will speak at each ceremony. It will be the last commencement ceremonies for Córdova, who is retiring as president in July.
Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. The procession will begin 30 minutes before the event, which will last approximately two hours.
Tickets are required for admission.
Candidates for undergraduate degrees participating in the May commencement ceremonies will receive diploma covers and hear their names announced as they walk across the stage. Their diplomas will not be inside their diploma covers.
Qualified undergraduate candidates who participate in commencement may pick up their diplomas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 at the Armory. These candidates must show a picture ID to receive their diplomas. Diplomas not picked up on May 14 will be mailed within one week following the ceremony to the candidates' permanent diploma mailing address listed on myPurdue (https://wl.mypurdue.purdue.edu/cp/home/displaylogin).
Diplomas for all candidates who do not attend commencement will be mailed within four weeks after the May ceremonies.
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne commencement will be at 7 p.m. May 9 in Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, where about 1,963 degrees will be awarded.
At Purdue North Central, commencement will take place at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Valparaiso University Athletics-Recreation Center. There are about 319 students who are candidates for degrees.
At Purdue Calumet, commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 20 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind. There are approximately 800 students who are candidates for degrees.
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