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May 2023 Newsletter

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Purdue Day of Giving thanks all donors for historic $110.8 million

Boilermakers around the world celebrated the 10th Purdue Day of Giving, held Wednesday (April 26), by demonstrating their support to Purdue University’s campuses and programs — and raising a record $110.8 million in the process. Read more.

Family Weekend Announcement Friday

Watch your inbox on Friday for an announcement for dates for Family Weekend 2023!

Steps to Leaps recognizes annual award winners

The Steps to Leaps steering committee recognized award winners at the Steps to Leaps Summit, held March 22 at Beck Agricultural Center. Purdue President Mung Chiang and Provost Patrick Wolfe were on hand to recognize award winners. Steps to Leaps is a collaborative, campuswide effort focused on enhancing and promoting holistic well-being. Read more.

Now's the time to Think Summer 

It's not too late to apply for summer financial aid. As long as your student has completed the 2023-2024 FAFSA, encourage them to apply for summer aid in their myPurdue portal. More information about summer aid can be viewed here. Students can also register for classes until they begin or space fills, whatever occurs first. Questions about summer enrollment can be sent to  

Purdue launches Purdue Mobile ID for students, allowing them to get around campus with just a simple tap of their mobile device

Purdue launched Purdue Mobile ID on Wednesday, April 19,  for students to add their official Purdue identification to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet and use iPhones, Apple Watches or Android devices to conveniently and securely access campus buildings, purchase meals and more.

Purdue Campus Essentials Podcast

Did you know there is a Purdue podcast that makes learning about campus resources quick and easy? Each episode is no more than 10 minutes long and covers the essential information of an important campus resource. Start listening to Purdue Campus Essentials today to learn more about services on campus. The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Mental Health Month encourages individuals to look around, look within

May has been observed as Mental Health Month since 1949 by Mental Health America and its affiliates. This year, MHA encourages individuals to “look around and look within” to acknowledge the many factors that come into play regarding mental health, including neighborhood, environment, genetics and more. 

According to MHA, the conditions of where a person is born, lives, learns, works, plays and gathers, as well as their economic stability and social connections, are part of what is called “social determinants of health.” The more these factors work in a person’s favor, the more likely the person is to have better mental well-being. However, when it seems like the world is working against a person, their mental health can suffer. Read more.

Center for Career Opportunities

The Center for Career Opportunities provides Purdue students career coaching, job search assets, and opportunities to engage with potential employers. The latest Parent & Family Virtual Event, Career and Professional Development is available on the Parent & Family Connections YouTube. 

Steps to Leaps - Well-Being Tips

Members of the Research Collaborative for Steps to Leaps work to bring a new Well-Being Tip of the week. Set a reminder to check out a new tip each week!

Commencement Corner

Purdue Class of 2023 to celebrate spring commencement during nine ceremonies May 12-14

Purdue University students will commemorate their success and be recognized for their persistent pursuit at 2023 Spring Commencement ceremonies May 12-14. There will be nine ceremonies, all in Elliott Hall of Music on Purdue’s campus. President Mung Chiang will address undergraduates for the first time at this year’s spring ceremonies. Kathleen Howell, Purdue’s Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will provide the keynote for the graduate student ceremony. Read more.

Alumni or Graduation Gift: A Book that Commemorates the History of Purdue's Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life Community 

A new book, "Pledge and Promise: Celebrating the Bond and Heritage of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life at Purdue University," by author Angie Klink, is now available for purchase through Hall of Music Productions. The book commemorates the rich history of Purdue's fraternity, sorority, and cooperative life organizations through stories and a rich collection of more than 250 photos.

Purdue for Life Foundation Commencement events

Check out Spring 2023 Graduation Celebrations  Blackthorn  Events. These events are a chance for families to celebrate the success of their graduate in the heart of campus! Don't delay - registration closes May 7th and space is limited.

Important Information

The following are linked to webpages containing additional details:

  • Up to four guest tickets will be given to each graduate.
  • Livestream will be available in Fowler Hall (Stewart Center) for guests without tickets on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Graduation key dates and deadlines.
  • The commencement ceremonies will be held n the Elliott Hall of Music, 712 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Follow Facebook or Twitter for the latest commencement announcements.

Check out the Spring 2023 commencement page for digital downloads including Boilermaker Poster, Cake Topper Template, Graduate Yard Signs, Mortarboard Art, and Purdue GIF Stickers. Looking for more? Check out the Spring 2023 Commencement FAQs.

Spring Commencement Dates

Division I -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Agriculture (undergraduate only)
  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering (ABE)
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Division II -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE)
    • Biomedical Engineering (BE)
    • Civil Engineering (CE)
    • Chemical Engineering (CHE)
    • Construction Engineering (CNE)
    • Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EV)
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE)
    • Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Division III -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    • Industrial Engineering (IE)
    • Materials Engineering (MSE)

Division IV -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Health and Human Sciences (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division V -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Science (undergraduate only)

Division VI -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Polytechnic Institute (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division VII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Pharmacy (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Liberal Arts (undergraduate only)

Division VIII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Management (undergraduate only)
  • Education (undergraduate only)

Division IX -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (all colleges/schools)

Summer Commencement Dates

Division I -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Polytechnic Institute

Division II -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. ET

  • Education
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine


May 1-6, Final Exams

May 6, Semester Ends

May 12-14, Commencement

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

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