Destination Purdue Agenda  

Program Activities

Cultural Center Expo (optional event on Friday, Feb. 21)*

7:15 p.m.
Park in the Grant Street Garage and walk to the Purdue Memorial Union Room 118. The Union is located just west of the Grant Street Garage.

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

8-9:45 p.m.
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. 22

8- 9 a.m. - Check-in, breakfast, information fair
Stewart Center 214 ABCD (check-in and continental breakfast); Stewart Center 218 ABCD (info fair)
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.

10-11 a.m. - Campus Tour
Depart from West Foyer of Stewart Center
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.

11 a.m.-Noon - First Day of Class
Various locations across campus
Why wait until August? Join professors and current students as they give you a taste of what your Purdue education will be all about. Will you do a group project, a chemical experiment or tour your new digs? Only one way to find out.

12:15-1:30 p.m. - Luncheon
North and South Ballrooms, Purdue Memorial Union
Join faculty, staff and academic deans for a special lunch made just for you.

1:40-2:40 p.m. – Panel Sessions
Stewart Center theatres: Loeb Playhouse (parents), Fowler Hall (students)
Why not learn about Purdue from the people that know it best? Students will attend a panel session with current students. Parents and family members will attend a panel session with current parents, Purdue's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. G. Christine Taylor, and Student Success professionals. Ask anything you like.

2:40-3 p.m. - Wrap Up
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.

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, 765-496-1343;

Other Purdue Visit Opportunities
If you can't make it to Destination Purdue, learn about additional visit opportunities at Purdue.