Purdue kicks off its 237th commencement

Graduating from college is one of the best accomplishments in anybody's life.

Posted: May 10, 2019 11:22 PM
Updated: May 10, 2019 11:41 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Graduating from college is one of the best accomplishments in anybody's life.

More than 5,600 Purdue students are doing that Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Two graduations took place at Elliott Hall of Music Friday afternoon.

There was one at 3 p.m. for all graduate students.

The other was at 7 p.m. for liberal arts and polytechnic grads.

Many graduates said they are feeling mixed emotions.

Most are proud and happy, while some say its sad to be leaving behind the four best years of their life.

For one master's grad she is grateful for her Alma Mater.

"I hope to make Purdue proud and obviously my family and just keep working and see what opportunities present themselves and hopefully the master's will help," said Master of Communication graduate Natalie Veres. 

There are two graduations Saturday and two more on Sunday.

The weekend crew will bring you those stories.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Kokomo
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
Rensselaer
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Fowler
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Williamsport
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Crawfordsville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 71°
Frankfort
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 75°
Delphi
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 73°
Monticello
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 73°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Widespread rainfall by Sunday.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events