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Visiting Purdue  

Purdue hosts on-campus visit programs throughout the year and staff travel extensively to host and attend off-campus events across the country during the school year. Use the following descriptions to determine which visit event works best for you and your family. When the respective programs are accepting reservations, online registration is available via the links below.

On-Campus Programs

Daily Visits - Admissions presentation and walking tour for students at any stage of their college search. The scheduled portion of this visit is about 2.5 hours and families are encouraged to plan individual activities to complement the program (see Customize Your Visit, below).

Admitted Student Events - Full-day programs for students who are admitted to Purdue. These are held during the spring term after admission decisions are released.

Prospective Student Events - Full-day programs for students who are exploring college options.

Group Visits - Visit activities for schools, community organizations and other groups.

Customize Your Visit - Our full-day programs don't allow much free time, but Daily Visits offer plenty of opportunity to customize your day. Use the information on this page to plan your individual visit.

Orientation and Registration - These programs for admitted students are coordinated by Student Success at Purdue. Admitted students receive email invitations and may register for the events through their online student portal.


Off-Campus Programs

Preview Purdue - Times, dates and locations vary but in general these receptions are offered on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons. Most are about 90 minutes and include information sessions about the University and admission. Many allow students and family to meet local Purdue alumni.

College Fairs - Purdue representatives attend college fairs throughout Indiana and across the country. Use this page to see if Purdue will be at a fair near you.

High School Visits - Each year, Purdue visits hundreds of high schools in Indiana and across the United States. Check with your school counseling office for information about college visits.

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  • 16 residence halls
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