WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—5500 commencement packets were put together Monday morning as Purdue prepares to hold its Spring Commencement in person. This will be the first time since the start of the pandemic the university will hold an in person graduation.
Last year all commencements were virtual due to COVID. Senior Assistant for Registrar Christine Pass said commencement will be at Ross-Ade Stadium.
This is a first and was done to promote social distancing. Graduations are normally held at the Elliot Hall of Music.
Pass said working closely with Protect Purdue made the initiative possible.
"We first started our meetings in December with President Daniels and it was his directive. He really wanted us to have an in person ceremony," said Pass. "So he gave us a challenge to put together some ideas and present to him and he felt the Ross-Ade event would be really a good thing."
Spring Commencement will be May 15th. It's limited to two guests per graduate.