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A sea of graduation caps in the crowd.



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Chancellor speaks at the 2022 Commencement

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

PFW 2023 Commencement in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Commencement Wrap-up

The start of something new.

Members of Purdue Fort Wayne’s Class of 2023 are officially ready to move on to their next challenge.

Commencement Replay

Watch the 2023 ceremony.


View the commencement program

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Streamers and confetti over the graduation crowd.


You will receive your diploma in the mail.

The Office of the Registrar, after verifying your degree, will mail your diploma to the address you provided on your graduation application. An incorrect address or late change can cause a delay in receiving your diploma.

Diploma FAQ

Graduating Survey

Let your story be heard.

The graduating survey came to your inbox on Tuesday, April 18. In the email, you’ll find your unique link so that you can share your undergrad experience and postgraduation plans. The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Graduating Survey answers you provide will help us improve the Mastodon experience for all.

If you have questions about this survey, you may contact Jackie Stancil, executive director of the Career Development Center, at [email protected].

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Graduating students
Crowd shot of decorated caps during the 2022 commencement.

Photo Information

Access your photos with a few clicks.

GradImages is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the commencement stage and picking up their diploma. With over 40 years of experience, they understand the importance of this occasion and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. That’s why finding your photos is easy. All you have to do is click the button below to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your photos, please contact the GradImages customer service department at 800-261-2576 or [email protected].

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Graduating students pause for a photo back stage at commencement.

Student Spotlight

The power of a Purdue degree.

Hear what graduating students are saying about the impact Purdue Fort Wayne has had on their education and where their degrees are taking them.