Destination Purdue Agenda

Program Activities

Cultural Center Expo (optional event on Friday, Feb. 24)*

7:00 p.m.
Park at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CREC on the campus map).  The rec center is located at the corner of North Martin Jischke Drive and Third Street and the parking lot is northwest of the facility. We recommend you print a copy of the campus map and bring it with you.

7:00-8:00 p.m.
France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center
Meet current Purdue students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while discovering what it means to be a Boilermaker.

8:00-10:00 p.m.
Purdue Cultural Centers
Spend the evening learning about Purdue diversity at our Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Asian American and Asian Resource Cultural Center and Native American Educational 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. 25

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Check-in, breakfast
Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118 (check-in); Stewart Center, Second Floor (breakfast)
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, pick up some free Purdue gear and grab a light breakfast while meeting with representatives from all over campus. 

9:10-9:45 a.m. - Opening Session
Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse
Relax as we welcome you in style and provide an overview of 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. - Diversity Fair (Students Only)
Stewart Center, Room 306
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.

1:15-2:00 p.m. - College Affordability (Parents/Family)
Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse
Join Financial Aid representatives as they give practical advice on paying for your Purdue education. 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/family), 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/family), 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 - Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for Indiana's seasonal weather. In February, Indiana temperatures are often below freezing.

Time Zone - West Lafayette is in the Eastern Time Zone year round.

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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