Destination Purdue Agenda

Program Activities

Cultural Center Expo (optional event on Friday, Feb. 26)*

7 p.m.
Park in the University Street Parking Garage (PGU on the campus map) and walk west along Third Street to the Krach Leadership Center (KRCH on the campus map), at the corner of North Martin Jischke Drive and Third Street. Parking is free in this garage after 5 p.m. on weekdays. We recommend you print a copy of the campus map and bring it with you.

7-8 p.m.
Krach Leadership Center Lobby
Meet current Purdue students, faculty, and staff members and discuss what it means to be a Boilermaker over hot chocolate and cookies.

8-10 p.m.
Purdue Cultural Centers
Spend the evening learning about Purdue diversity at our Black Cultural Center and/or Latino Cultural Center. There will be current students, games, live performances, music and food.

*Please make your own overnight accommodations. A block of rooms at the Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel is reserved at a special Destination Purdue rate. Information about other area hotels is available online at

Destination Purdue, Saturday, Feb. 27

8-9 a.m. - Check-in, breakfast, information fair
Purdue Memorial Union
Park in the Grant Street Garage (PGG on the campus map) and walk across the street to Purdue Memorial Union. Purdue representatives will be on hand to help you find your way. Check-in, grab a light breakfast and mix and mingle with representatives from all over campus. You can also pick up a gift courtesy of the Office of Admissions.

9:10-9:45 a.m. - Opening Session
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center
You deserve a formal Purdue welcome; hey, you've worked for it. Relax as we welcome you in style and preview the day’s events.

10:00-11:30 a.m. - First Day of Class
Various locations across campus
Join professors and current students as they give you a taste of what your Purdue education will be all about.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Luncheon
North and South Ballrooms, Purdue Memorial Union
Join faculty, staff and academic deans for a special lunch, made just for you.

1:15-2:00 p.m. - Diversity Fair (Students Only)
Stewart Center
Get Involved; there are few phrases in college that are more instrumental to student success. Spend time meeting leaders from Purdue Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Life, and Student Success during this interactive Diversity Fair.

1:15-2 p.m. - College Affordability (Parents Only)
Stewart Center theatres: Loeb Playhouse
Join Financial Aid representatives as they give practical advice on Paying for Purdue. During this session you will hear from current students about how they make it all work.

2:15-3 p.m. – Panel Sessions
Stewart Center theatres: Loeb Playhouse (parents), Fowler Hall (students)
Ask anything you like! Parents and students will be available to answer questions about Purdue.

3-5 p.m. - Wrap Up and Optional Activities
Stewart Center theatres: Loeb Playhouse (parents), Fowler Hall (students)
Sadly, the day must end. Let us leave you with a few words of encouragement and something special to remember your visit. Residence Hall, Campus and Recreational Sports Center Tours will be available following the closing sessions.

Additional Information

Recommended Attire - Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Time Zone - West Lafayette is in the Eastern Time Zone year round. In April we are on Eastern Daylight Time.

Special Needs or Questions

If you require special accommodations, contact the Office of Admissions. Please allow us two weeks to make the appropriate arrangements.

Phone: 765-494-1776
Hearing impaired: 800-743-3333

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