Commencement

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 2021 Commencement Dates Announced

Get ready to celebrate the summer and fall 2021 graduates! Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held at the Westville Campus on December 11.

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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

Additional Resources

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Commencement Archive

Look back at past PNW graduation ceremonies!

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Diplomas

Find details about your diploma, distribution dates, and reorders. Summer 2021 diplomas can be picked up through September 16, 2021.

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Degree Requirements

Read the official process for awarding PNW degrees.

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Future Dates

Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, December 11, at the Westville campus.

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.