Academic Excellence

Class of 907 to be honored during fall Commencement Tuesday (12/17)  

More than 485 summer graduates and fall candidates are expected to participate in Commencement Exercises Tuesday (12/17—2 p.m.), held for the first time at the Hammond Civic Center.

Overall, the fall graduating class consists of 907 candidates—the largest contingent of prospective fall graduates in university history. They are on track to earn 122 masters, 754 baccalaureate and 31 associate degrees, subject to satisfactory completion of course work this week. Members of the Purdue University Board of Trustees will be present to confer the degrees.

U.S. Representative Peter “Pete” Visclosky, D-Ind., will deliver the Commencement address. Having represented Indiana’s 1st congressional district since 1985, Visclosky is considered the dean of Indiana’s congressional delegation.   

Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon will present a Chancellor’s Medallion to seniors with the top grade point average from each of Purdue Calumet’s six academic colleges. Other distinguished baccalaureate degree candidates, as well as those graduating from the Honors Program also will be recognized.

This December’s class increases to more than 49,000 the number of total degrees awarded at Purdue University Calumet.