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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Fall 2022 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.

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Meet Our Fall 2022 Graduates

Discover what inspires our remarkable Fall 2022 graduates—and how they are Powering Onward to their futures.

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Additional Resources

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Commencement FAQs

Have questions about PNW commencement? Find answers in 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

Kathryn Rochefort

A love of teaching: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Kathryn Rochefort

Kathryn Rochefort’s love of learning and teaching was inspired by her third grade teacher. It was that inspiration which led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

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Recognizing Our Graduates

Purdue University Northwest proudly celebrates the graduates who received their degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10, 2022.

Ismael Contreras

Scoring goals on and off the field: Meet PNW 2022 graduate Ish Contreras

Ismael (Ish) Contreras, ’22, is graduating with a bachelor of science in Business Analytics from PNW’s College of Business.