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.


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. Learn more on the Send-Off web page.

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, a chance for students and families to snap a family photo, pick up alumni swag, and learn about ways to stay connected to Purdue.

Commencement Brunch and Dinner

These exclusive events feature special, curated meals served in the historic Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms—unique opportunities to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime achievement in true Purdue style. Held in December and May, with Diploma and Dinner on Saturday and Commencement Brunch on Sunday.