Engineering Winter Commencement to be shown live on TV & Webcast

Event Date: December 19, 2010

Purdue Pete Grad HatPurdue University's winter commencement ceremonies on Dec. 19 will be broadcast live for television and Internet audiences.

Ceremonies are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Elliott Hall of Music. The morning ceremony will be for students in the colleges of Consumer and Family Sciences; Education; Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences; Science; Technology; and the School of Management. In the afternoon, students in the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Liberal Arts and School of Veterinary Medicine will receive degrees.

The events will be aired live on Comcast Channel 5 and Boiler TV Channel 13. All speeches will be captioned for the hearing impaired. The ceremonies also will be shown live via webcast at mms://

The webcast link will not be active until 48 hours before the ceremony.

The broadcasts will begin 30 minutes prior to each ceremony to show the procession of graduation candidates.

To watch online, viewers must have Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded for free at

Commencement videos will be available at $30 per DVD. Order forms can be obtained at the Loeb Playhouse Box Office, online at or by calling 765-494-3933. Forms may be submitted both before and after the ceremony within two weeks of the event.