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Get ready for our favorite event: Commencement! Join us on May 4 for a celebration dedicated to YOU, our Purdue University Northwest graduates. We're excited to honor your dedication and mark this milestone with a well-earned diploma.

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Celebrating Fall 2023 Commencement!

Congratulations to all the Purdue University Northwest graduates who celebrated commencement with us in Fall 2022! We are excited to see what’s next as you Power Onward to the next stage of your lives and careers.

Celebrating Our Graduates


Commencement Highlights

Celebrating Spring 2023 Commencement!

Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement on Saturday, May 6.

See Commencement Highlights

Read Graduate Stories

Additional Resources

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Commencement FAQs

Have questions about PNW commencement? Find answers to our frequently asked questions!

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Find details about your diploma, distribution dates and reorders.

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Degree Requirements

Read the official process for awarding PNW degrees.

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Commencement Archive

Look back at past PNW graduation ceremonies!

News And Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest fall graduates reminded to never stop learning

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) fall 2023 graduates may have just had their degrees conferred, but it will not mark the end of impactful lessons for their budding careers.

Rachel Fleszewski

Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Rachel Fleszewski

Rachel Fleszewski’s favorite subject has always been math. A marketing-focused business class in high school led her to earn a bachelor of science degree in Marketing and a minor in Accounting from the College of Business at Purdue University Northwest.

William Feithen

Reaching for the stars: Meet 2023 PNW graduate William Feithen

William Feithen, ’23, is set to earn a bachelor of science degree in Physics from the College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) with minors in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics.

Academic Events

Apr 05

Last Day to Drop a Spring 2024 class

Last day to drop Spring 2024 classes ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

May 04

Spring 2024 Commencement

Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, May 4, 2024.