Purdue Northwest commencement ceremonies will not take place this spring to protect public health and safety

Purdue Northwest commencement ceremonies will not take place this spring to protect public health and safety
By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: March 20, 2020

(HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind.) – In response to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and to support the public health response of the community, the traditional Purdue University Northwest (PNW) commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled in May 2020.

The PNW Office of the Registrar announced the decision March 19 in a message to all students who are eligible to graduate this spring


PNW is exploring possible alternatives to honor the spring class of 2020.

“Commencement reflects the time of year where we get the opportunity to share this celebration for our graduates and the proud parents, family, friends, faculty and staff who supported them along the way,” the Registrar’s statement noted. “The ceremonies are only symbolic of your PNW accomplishments, and you should have pride in all of your hard work at having earned your degree.”

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.