Graduation Checklist

Congratulations! Fall 2020 Commencement will be virtual.  Targeted date is the week of December 7, 2020.

  • APPLY to Graduate (Deadline October 8th if completed; October 9th or after if your name is only included in Spring program as a December graduate) 
  • Confirm myPurdue indicates you are a candidate in your myPurdue Plan account
  • Review info in Commencement Tab on myPurdue
  • Senior Composite Photo (Pi Tau arranging composite, more information to come on submitting professional type headshot)
  • Order Cap and Gown (Deadline November 10th, no late fee November 16th last day to order online. Gowns mailed only to domestic addresses.)
  • Respond to Registrar to verify graduation information
  • Complete Senior Exit Survey (Early December) Your final transcript will be held until this is completed!
  • Complete excess graduate credit survey for graduate level courses completed (your advisor will email this to you if it is required)
  • Confirm no encumbrances on your account
  • Clean out any items in ME Blue Lockers next to computer lab
  • Provide Registrar Office with future address via myPurdue
  • Degrees posted by January 5, 2021. Diplomas ordered by mid-January for mailing.  Diplomas will be mailed in 6-8 weeks to “Diploma” or “Permanent” address. 
  • Link to Virtual Checklist:

Contact us if you have any questions:

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Office
585 Purdue Mall, Room ME2008
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-5689
Fax: (765) 494-0051