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Celebrating Your Giant Leap

Celebrate graduation with the people who matter the most, at one of Purdue’s most iconic spots, with meals curated by our most talented culinary teams!

SATURDAY, MAY 15
1 p.m. lunch | 6:30 p.m. dinner
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

The Union Club Hotel and the Purdue for Life Foundation are proud to honor this year’s graduates by hosting special lunch and dinner parties in the historic Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, where famed astronauts have dined, other Purdue legends have been entertained, and countless Boilermaker memories have been made. This is a singular opportunity to commemorate your once-in-a-lifetime event in true Purdue style!

Included with your package:

  • Full lunch or dinner service, complete with hors d’oeuvres and dessert
  • A variety of meal options
  • A private table for the duration of the event
  • Butler-style service
  • Complimentary drink tickets
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne by the bottle available for purchase
  • An exclusive peek at the newly renovated Union Club Hotel lobby and patio
  • Unique Purdue-themed photo opportunities
  • A special appearance by the Boilermaker X-tra Special VIII
  • Giveaways for graduates

Please remember that lunch and dinner are two separate events, so be sure to reserve your spot for the meal you wish to attend.

Lunch service pricing:

  • $50  per adult (includes one free drink ticket per adult)
  • $25 per graduate 
  • $20  per child ages 4–12
  • FREE for children ages 4–under

Register for Lunch

Dinner service pricing:

  • $100 per adult (includes two free drink tickets per adult)
  • $50 per graduate
  • $30 per child ages 4–12
  • FREE for children ages 4–under

Register for Dinner 

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Event staff will follow all appropriate COVID-19 protocols:

  • All food will be served by staff wearing gloves and masks.
  • All hors d’oeuvres will be passed butler-style by staff wearing gloves and masks.
  • There will be no shared items preset on the tables unless it is a table for family members only.
  • The bartenders will wear gloves and masks while serving.
  • Participants will adhere to set space guidelines at a minimum of six feet, including while they are dining, waiting in line, or otherwise interacting at the event.
  • Tables and chairs will be separated by a minimum of six feet.
  • Members of the same households will be seated together.