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Commencement

77,158

Degrees, Certificates Granted

52

Ceremonies (and Counting)

62,334

Alumni

Two Ceremonies, One Big Day

Friday, June 18
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Afternoon Ceremony
Doors open: 11:15 a.m. | Processional: noon
Evening Ceremony
Doors open: 6:15 p.m. | Processional: 7 p.m.

PFW students pose for a photo at graduation.

Information for

Students

Find out what to bring, where to go, and what to do as you prepare for your graduation.

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An excited PFW graduate greets their family.

Information for

Family and Guests

Parking directions. Ticket requirements. Ceremony start time. Find all the details you need for your graduate’s big day.

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A joyous PFW graduate wearing a cap and gown holds up their diploma.

Livestream

Watch the Ceremony

Can’t make it to commencement? Watch our newest grads on June 18 from wherever you may be.

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Ticket Information

Graduates will receive five tickets, one for themselves and four for guests. Everyone attending commencement, including graduates and children, is required to have a ticket.

Ticket Pickup
Larson Ticket Office (across from the fitness center)
Wednesday, June 2, 1–6 p.m.
Monday–Friday, June 3–17, 1–6 p.m.
Students will need to show their student ID.

Livestream the Event

If you are unable to attend, you can still take part in all the excitement because we will be livestreaming both ceremonies.

Take Thunderous Footsteps

“Commencement ceremonies are one of life’s special moments—a time to reflect on years of hard work and a time to look forward to your future as a new degree holder. When you don your cap and gown, be proud of yourself, be thankful toward others, and take thunderous footsteps into the world with the knowledge you have gained during your years at Purdue University Fort Wayne.”

—Chancellor Ronald L. Elsenbaumer