Senior Week and Commencement Weekend

Congratulations to all our May 2022 graduates! See below for a list of events designed to celebrate this landmark occasion in style and prepare you for life as a fully engaged Boilermaker alum.

Your first small steps toward continued engagement begin with:

  • Creating an account on Purdue Ties to begin networking with alumni across the country and around the globe.
  • Connecting with a club near where you’ll live after graduation or a network that fits your interests. After you research all the opportunities available, please complete a survey that will help us connect you with the clubs and networks that interest you.
  • Exploring volunteer opportunities to discover the many different ways you can stay involved and give back as an alum.
 
You can also find alumni resources on the Graduate Gateway: Send-Off web page.
 

Schedule of Events

See below for our scheduled events. All times are Eastern.

Monday, May 9

Karaoke, 6:30–9 p.m.: Stop by the Hail Purdue Stage at Purdue Memorial Union to take your turn at the microphone or listen as others sing their favorites. Free to attend.

Tuesday, May 10

Not Your Grandma’s Bingo and Trivia, 6:30–9 p.m.: Stop by the Hail Purdue Stage at Purdue Memorial Union and join us for bingo, trivia, and more. Free to attend.

Wednesday, May 11

Picnic on the Mall, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Join us on Memorial Mall as we enjoy fun activities, including graduation-cap decorating, and listen to a live DJ. Lunch is provided. Free to attend.

Thursday, May 12

Photos at Iconic Campus Locations, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: Stop by one or more of four iconic campus spots and get your picture taken by professional photographers. Photos will be free to download soon after the event. Locations include the Gateway to the Future arch in the Engineering Mall, the arch in front of Purdue Memorial Union, the Bell Tower, and the railroad tracks in front of Wilmeth Active Learning Center. Free to attend.

Friday, May 13

Commencement Open House, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.: Stop by the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center in Room 102 of Stewart Center to snap a family photo, pick up alumni swag, and learn about ways you and/or your graduate can stay connected to Purdue. Free to attend..

Saturday, May 14

Commencement Open House, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Stop by the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center in Room 102 of Stewart Center to snap a family photo, pick up alumni swag, and learn about ways you and/or your graduate can stay connected to Purdue. Free to attend.

Diploma and Dinner, 6–9 p.m.: Join us in the North and South Ballrooms at the Purdue Memorial Union as the Union Club Hotel and the Purdue for Life Foundation honor graduates with a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. A full-service plated meal will be served. Registration is required.
 

Sunday, May 15

Commencement Brunch, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Join us in the South Ballroom at the Purdue Memorial Union as the Union Club Hotel and the Purdue for Life Foundation honor graduates with a loaded, never-ending buffet. Guests can come and go as they please. Registration is required.

Commencement Open House, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Stop by the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center in Room 102 of Stewart Center to snap a family photo, pick up alumni swag, and learn about ways you and/or your graduate can stay connected to Purdue. Free to attend.
 

Monday, May 16

Commencement Open House, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.: Stop by the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center in Room 102 of Stewart Center to snap a family photo, pick up alumni swag, and learn about ways you and/or your graduate can stay connected to Purdue. Free to attend.