Commencement

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

A graduate celebrates at spring 2021 commencement.

Commencement Honored 1,082 Spring Graduates

PNW graduates earned a “license to learn” that they should leverage wisely and with integrity as they embark on their careers, keynote speaker Stewart McMillan stated. Congrats to all of our amazing grads!

See the List of Graduates

Explore Their Stories

Grads posing for a pic at commencement.

Spring 2021 Commencement Highlights

Congratulations to the PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Spring 2021. See Commencement photos and videos celebrating your accomplishments!

Relive Commencement

Additional Resources

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Commencement Archive

Look back at past PNW graduation ceremonies!

A student receives her diploma from Chancellor Keon

Diplomas

Find details about your diploma, distribution dates, and reorders. Spring 2021 diploma pick up dates are June 2 to 16, 2021.

A student waves at commencement.

Degree Requirements

Read the official process for awarding PNW degrees.

A PNW student ready to celebrate commencement

Future Dates

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

News and Announcements

Meet PNW Graduate Taylor Kroon, B.S. Computer Science, Minors in Economics and Statistics

Striking a balance between the empirical, analytical and creative processes, Taylor Kroon, ’21, found a natural fit in the computer science program.

Students walking in commencement 2021.

Purdue Northwest Graduates Urged to Leverage Their “License to Learn”

Purdue University Northwest graduates have earned a “license to learn” that they should leverage wisely and with integrity as they embark on their careers, keynote speaker Stewart McMillan stated during two commencement ceremonies.

Spring 2021 Graduate Adrian Nevarez in his commencement regalia

Ready to Ride: Spring 2021 Grad Adrian Nevarez

From rebooting an electric vehicle to 3-D printing face shields for local hospitals, Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate Adrian Nevarez, ’21, enjoys putting his skills into practice.