Commencement Day

* There will be no rehearsal.

Check-In Instructions

As a candidate, you must arrive at the Armory wearing your cap and gown 90 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony. All ceremonies are on Eastern Time. Please leave all bags in your vehicle or at home. You will check in by college/school, then by last name. A professional portrait will be taken for those who arrive on time. If you arrive less than 90 minutes before your ceremony, you may forfeit the opportunity for a professional portrait.

Procession Instructions

The processional will start at approximately 35 minutes before each ceremony published start time.  If an emergency causes you to arrive after the start of the academic procession, DO NOT enter the procession line. Instead, report to the Elliott Hall of Music Lobby. If you arrive after the ceremony has started, you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. If you wish to participate in a future ceremony, you may refer to Returnee Participation Information webpage.


Commencement Route


Rain Route


If a graduate does not attend the Spring Commencement ceremony, the graduate's diploma will be mailed to the graduate's "Diploma" or "Permanent" address approximately four-to-six weeks after the ceremony.

Please review your address in the Commencement task list under Diploma Mailing Address.  Once the Commencement task list has closed, you can still add a diploma address in myPurdue.  If you fail to provide a Diploma Mailing address by your commencement date, your diploma will be mailed to the permanent address on file.

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