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Graduate Gateway

Caps-Off Celebration

Congratulations on your graduation from Purdue University, and welcome to the Boilermaker alumni family! Check out this page for Graduate Gateway: Caps-Off Celebration details and for information from your college, Career Services, and community partners to help you with life after Purdue. You can also read more about commencement and deadline information.

Attend the Event

Celebrate graduation with the people who matter most! The Purdue for Life Foundation invites all spring graduates and two guests to join us on Purdue’s flagship West Lafayette campus for our Graduate Gateway: Caps-Off Celebration.

Thursday, May 9

11 a.m.–2 p.m. ET

Memorial Mall // Oval Drive

You and your guests can celebrate graduation and explore ways to stay involved with Purdue in the future. At the event, you can:

  • Enjoy a light lunch and special treats
  • Win door prizes and giveaways
  • Play games
  • Pick up your commemorative pint glass

The cost is $20.24 for graduates and up to two guests. The cost for additional guests is $20.24 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Purdue Scholarship Fund. The first 225 registrants will be rewarded with a free ride on the Boilermaker Special.

Claim Your Pint Glass

Update your information below to claim your Purdue Alumni commemorative pint glass! You must update this info in order to receive your glass.

Update Your Info

Please give us your name and a non-Purdue email address so we can reach you in the future. Since joining an alumni club or network is one of your best ways to stay connected to Purdue, we also ask that you complete a survey here or under Clubs and Networks below. Doing this will help us connect you with organizations that interest you.

Stay Engaged

There are many ways you can stay connected and get involved as a new graduate!

Purdue Ties

Create an account on Purdue Ties to begin networking with alumni across the country and around the globe. Purdue Ties is the premier networking and mentoring platform of the University.

Clubs and Networks

Did you fill out the survey above to connect with a club or network? If not, check out the clubs (U.S. or international) near where you’ll live after graduation and all the networks that might fit your interests. After researching all the opportunities available, you can complete the survey and we will help connect you with the organizations that interest you. You will then be contacted directly by members of those groups.


Want to give back to Purdue but don’t know how? Were you involved as a student and want to continue your involvement after graduation? Check out several volunteer opportunities available to alumni and sign up today! A representative from our office will be in touch with more information.


Many recent graduates solidify their lifelong link to the University by joining the Purdue Alumni Association and/or the John Purdue Club, which supports Purdue’s student-athletes. You can learn more and join by following the links below:

This year’s Graduate Gateway is sponsored by Balfour.

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From Your Colleges and Schools

Click on your college/school to watch special messages, learn about additional resources for life after college, and access special offers for recent graduates.

Post-Graduate Finances

Purdue Federal Credit Union can be your financial institution even after you leave campus. Visit the Purdue Federal website for more information and some special offers.

special offers from Purdue Federal include a visa credit card with 5000 bonus points, an auto loan with 90 days until your first payment, and up to $100 emergency savings courtesy of purdue federal

Show Your Purdue Pride

Whether you need a gift for a recent Purdue graduate or just want to bring a little Boilermaker spirit into your own life, you’ll find something for every occasion below.