Destination Purdue Agenda  

Program Activities

Cultural Center Expo (optional event on Friday, Feb. 27)*

7:15 p.m.
Park in the Grant Street Garage and walk to the East Faculty Lounge in the Purdue Memorial Union. The Union is located just west of the Grant Street Garage and Purdue representatives will be on hand to help you find your way. 

7:15-8:00 p.m.
Welcome Center
Meet current Purdue students, faculty, and staff members and discuss what it means to be a Boilermaker over hot chocolate and cookies.

8:00-10:00 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. 28

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Check-in, breakfast, information fair
Stewart Center 206 (check-in and continental breakfast)
Park in the Grant Street Garage and walk across the street through Purdue Memorial Union to Stewart Center. 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 free gift courtesy of the Office of Admissions for joining us for the day.

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.-1:00 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. - Campus Tour (Students Only)
Bundle up and get ready to see your new campus. Current students will take you around campus and show you all the sites. This will be a walking tour, wear your most comfortable shoes.

1:15-2:00 p.m. - College Affordability (Parents Only)
Loeb Playhouse (theatre inside Stewart Center)
Join Financial Aid representatives as they give practical advice on Paying for Purdue. During this session you will see actual examples and testimonials of current students and how they make it all work.

2:15-3:00 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 being a Boilermaker.

3:00-5:00 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 and Recreational Sports Center Tours will be available following the closing sessions.

Recommended Attire

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for Indiana's seasonal weather. In February, Indiana temperatures are often below freezing.

Special Needs

If you require special accommodations, contact the Office of Admissions at 765-494-1776; hearing impaired, 1-800-743-3333;

Other Purdue Visit Opportunities

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