Graduation Information

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Seventieth Commencement

Fall 2015 Ceremonies

Tentative Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Check this site during the Fall semester for updated information on the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremonies.

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Sixty-Ninth Commencement

Spring 2015 Ceremonies

Purdue University Calumet Fitness and Recreation Center

Friday, May 8, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm – College of Education & College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Time: 11:00 am – College of Business & College of Technology

Time: 3:00 pm – College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science & College of Nursing

For additional information about commencement, please click on the following links:

Attention Spring 2015 Candidates!

If you are planning to graduate, you will be asked to declare your graduation. You must notify the Office of the of your intent to graduate when you are registering for your final course(s) of your degree program. For additional information on how you can declare your intent to graduate, please click on the following link of Graduation Declaration Procedures.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you haven’t already done so, please complete the Graduation Survey by clicking on the following link. This survey tells us how you would like your name printed on your diploma. Graduation Survey link

CAP and GOWN: In order to participate in the commencement exercises, you must purchase your cap and gown from the Calumet Campus Shop (bookstore) by Tuesday, April 28th. Be sure to sign the log at the bookstore when you purchase your cap and gown, as the commencement participation list is generated from the information on this log. Retain your receipt, as you will need it when you pick up your guest tickets for the ceremony.

GUEST TICKETS: Participants who were unable to attend the April 7th and 8th Grad Expo can pick up their guest tickets by April 28th in the Enrollment Services Center located in Lawshe Hall Room 130. Any tickets remaining after that time will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 1st in the Enrollment Services Center.

Candidates or Guests Needing Special Assistance. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), any candidate or guest who might require special accommodations in order to participate in or attend the commencement ceremony should call the Graduation Coordinator at (219) 989-2210 or email no later than Friday, May 1st, to make appropriate arrangements. All specially seated guests must have an admission ticket, supplied by the candidate, to enter the Fitness and Recreation Center.

To request to have a degree awarded at another Purdue campus, click on the following link of Degree. This form must be submitted to the Registrar of the student’s home campus prior to the end of the 6th week of the Fall or Spring term, or the 3rd week of the Summer session.

Purdue University Calumet has continued the successful campaign, “Congrats for Grads” where graduates, families, friends, faculty and staff are provided an opportunity to place a “thank you” message in the May commencement program which will serve as a treasured keepsake. You can place your order through the Congrats for Grads link or visit the table at the Graduation Expo.

Commencement Flowers provides Purdue Calumet graduates and guests with the opportunity to pre-order flowers online at Purchase and reserve orders ahead of time and have them available for pick-up at their location at Commencement.

Calumet Campus Shop hours on Friday, May 8, are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and on Saturday, May 9, the hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This would be the perfect time to bring in family and/or friends to pick out your Alumni gear, special gift items, and diploma frames.

For information or assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office in the Enrollment Services Center in Lawshe Hall, Room 130 or by phoning 219-989-2210.