May 7, 2021

Media information for Purdue University spring commencement

Note to Journalists: For planning purposes only. Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will host commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday (May 15) at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The event will feature undergraduate and master’s degree and professional candidates. Participating graduates will receive a limited number of tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the live, in-person ceremony should contact Matthew Oates at or  765-586-7496 to arrange for credentials, parking and entrance instructions. 

Saturday’s event is one of two commencement ceremonies at the West Lafayette campus over that weekend. A 10 a.m. Sunday ceremony will be held in Elliott Hall of Music for all Ph.D. candidates.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 5 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

Writer, Media contact: Matthew Oates, 765-586-7496 (cell),, @mo_oates

Journalists visiting campus: Journalists should follow Protect Purdue protocols and the following guidelines:

  • Campus is open, but the number of people in spaces may be limited. We will be as accommodating as possible, but you may be asked to step out or report from another location.
  • To enable access, particularly to campus buildings, we recommend you contact the Purdue News Service media contact listed on the release to let them know the nature of the visit and where you will be visiting. A News Service representative can facilitate safe access and may escort you on campus.
  • Correctly wear face masks inside any campus building, and correctly wear face masks outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible.

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