Commencement is our favorite time of year! We get to celebrate YOU, our graduates, and reward your hard work with a diploma.

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Spring 2021 Commencement

May 15

PNW is excited to celebrate our Spring 2021 graduates with two outdoor commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15!

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Commencement Will Honor 1082 Spring Graduates

A total of 1,082 candidates are eligible to receive degrees during the two commencement ceremonies, including one doctorate degree candidate, 141 graduate degree recipients and 940 earning undergraduate degrees.

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Additional Resources

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Commencement Livestream

Experience the excitement of PNW commencement wherever you are with our live broadcast!

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Find details about your diploma—and ordering a replacement.

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Degree Requirements

Read the official process for awarding PNW degrees.

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Future Dates

When available, dates for upcoming PNW commencement ceremonies will be announced here.

News and Announcements

Purdue University Northwest Class of 1,082 to Be Honored at Two Commencement ceremonies

Purdue University Northwest will host its spring commencement ceremonies in-person and outdoors, with appropriate health and safety protocols, on Saturday, May 15.

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On the Campaign Trail: May 2021 Graduate Tyler Dillon

Robert “Tyler” Dillon, ’21 gained first-hand experience to the interworking of a political campaign this past year. While finishing up his degree in political science he had the opportunity to serve as an intern to the Frank Mrvan campaign.

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A Community Calling: May 2021 Graduate Lita Peters

Lita Peters graduates this May with a degree in social work, though Peters has plenty of experience helping to provide care for those who need it.