Graduation Checklist

Spring 2020 Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Elliott Hall of Music.  We've provided this checklist so you can make sure you've done everything you need to do before you walk the stage.

  • Apply to Graduate (this should already be done!)
  • Confirm myPurdue indicates you are a candidate in your myPurdue Plan account
  • Review info in Commencement Tab on myPurdue (available Feb 28)
  • Schedule a time to have your photo taken for the senior class poster (April 2-3 and 6-8 -- link available Mar 30)
  • Order your cap and gown (the deadline is Mar 23)
  • Respond to the Registrar to verify your graduation information
  • Order Commencement tickets (the deadline is Mar 30 -- 4 tickets per graduate)
  • Indicate your participation in Commencement (the deadline is Mar 30)
  • Complete the Purdue ME Senior Exit Survey (you'll receive the link via email in early May.  You won't receive your diploma until you complete the survey!)
  • Invite your family to ME Graduation Reception: Friday, May 15, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the ME Atrium.  An invitation will be emailed to you.
  • Complete the excess graduate credit survey for graduate level courses completed (your advisor will email you the survey if it applies to you.  The deadline is May 1.)
  • Confirm you have no encumbrances on your account
  • Clean out any items in the blue lockers next to the ME2028 computer lab
  • Provide the Registrar's Office with your future address via myPurdue
  • Commencement Day & After:
    • Line up in the Armory wearing your cap and gown at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 17
    • Your picture will be taken, if you arrive on time
    • Your diploma will be received on stage at the ceremony if all holds are clear and the Senior Exit Survey is completed
    • If you choose not to attend the ceremony, your diploma will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the ceremony to your permanent address.  

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