Plans for Spring 2021 commencement in-person ceremonies

February 16, 2021

I am very pleased to announce that Purdue University Northwest is planning outdoor, in-person ceremonies, with appropriate health and safety protocols, to celebrate the academic achievements of the spring Class of 2021.

Commencement ceremonies for all spring 2021 candidates will be held May 15 in the area south of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond Campus. The rain date is May 16.

We are excited to return to in-person commencement ceremonies to allow our graduates to share this important experience safely with family and friends. Graduation marks the determination of PNW students in persisting to earn their degrees, and the Class of ’21 has demonstrated great flexibility and innovation to achieve this milestone.

More details, including which colleges will be graduating during the morning and afternoon ceremonies, will be released in early March. We will follow all health and safety protocols and, should the situation in the surrounding community cause a change in our plans for these events, we would notify everyone as soon as possible.

Congratulations to all graduating students and good luck with the rest of your semester!

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon