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Graduate Gateway

Graduate Gateway

Graduate Gateway is designed for students who are in their final year on campus. Through our events, we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students and connect them with resources they will use as alumni.

Boilermaker Bucket List

Memory-making activities every Boilermaker should experience before they graduate and an introduction to the many ways they can stay connected as a new alum.


A collection of online resources paired with an in-person event that features free Purdue swag, chances to learn about volunteering as an alum, and useful information from campus departments and community partners. Held late each fall and spring semester.

Senior Week

A weeklong celebration that features a variety of fun campus events like karaoke, games, outdoor activities, and photo opportunities at iconic campus landmarks. Held the week of finals each December and the week after finals each May.

Commencement Open House

Open the weekend of commencement at the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center, these free events offer students and families a chance to celebrate graduation by snapping a family photo, picking up alumni swag, and learning about ways to stay connected to Purdue.

  • Friday, December 15: We’re hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. 

Special Commencement Celebrations

These exclusive events feature special meals and gatherings in the historic Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms—unique opportunities to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime achievement in true Purdue style. Registration is required. 

Additional Events

More exciting offerings designed to celebrate you and your upcoming graduation.