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Purdue University Virtual Experiences

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Don't miss a thing going on around campus!

Purdue University is committed to the persistent pursuit of innovation. When circumstances out of our control keep us apart, we adapt and overcome to bring our campus, our community, and our colleges to you. Discover Purdue University on your schedule with our Virtual Experiences.


Virtual Visits

Ready to explore? Check out our available Virtual Visit opportunities below. We recommend checking this page for new opportunities as more will be added throughout the year.

College of agriculture

The College of Agriculture is rolling out the (virtual) red carpet! Take a look at the variety of unique virtual experiences they're offering below. If you'd like to participate in one (or both), click the "Sign Up" button below to register.

Virtual Tour Experience with Live Q+A

Join Purdue Agriculture staff members and student ambassadors for a virtual tour around the Agriculture campus! Bring your questions as they show you around campus in a Zoom video call. Summer tours will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Register for yours today!

Virtual Meetings with Academic Departments

Advisors, staff and faculty from the following departments are willing to meet with you virtually:

  • Agricultural & Biological Engineering 
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Sciences Education & Communication
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany & Plant Pathology
  • Entomology (Insect Biology)
  • Food Science
  • Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
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College of Education

Inspire - Impact - Engage

Learn more about the College of Education and find out if it's the right fit for you!

Check out their Instagram for 'Tour Tuesday' and 'Freshman Friday' posts, Instagram Takeovers, and Instagram Lives! They'll also be hosting a Facebook live on their FB page!

You can also attend a Virtual Information Session with the College of Education. They host a session every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM (EST), now through May 2020. Use the "Tune In Now" button below to go directly to the virtual session on those days!

Additionally, for one-on-one assistance, students and families are more than welcome to email Abigail Laufman, or set up a phone call with her by filling out this form.

Tune In Now

College of Engineering

The Office of Future Engineers in the College of Engineering is committed to doing everything they can to find alternatives for students who want to learn more about campus and available programs, but may not be able to visit campus. Check out the page below to explore the variety of alternate visit opportunities they have available to you.

Explore Here

Exploratory Studies

Exploratory Studies is offering hands-on, one-on-one personal attention to all of their admitted students.  Take a look at the available appointments - find the date and time that works best for you and get all of your questions answered!

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College of Health & Human Sciences

Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences has created an exciting "HHS Virtual" webpage where you can schedule virtual appointments, enjoy 'Coffee and Conversations', and attend HHS Information Sessions online with staff and student ambassadors!

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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts will be hosting Zoom session so you can explore what it means to be a Liberal Arts Boilermaker!

Join us by clicking the “Sign Up” button below to register for your preferred date via email. Additional details will be shared directly with you upon registration.

Upcoming Admitted student Zoom sessions (all times listed are Eastern):

  • Monday, April 20 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 8 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 14 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 19 @ 2:30 p.m.

In the meantime, visit our virtual tour webpage, watch our "Admitted Student Information Session" video, and check out our website at cla.purdue.edu to learn more about our majors, research, and resources. Follow us on Instagram (@purdueliberalarts) and Twitter (@PurdueLibArts) to hear our current students and alumni share their “why Purdue” Liberal Arts. 

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Krannert School of Management

Get details about majors, internship opportunities and more during these upcoming events:

Virtual Krannert Information Session

1:30 p.m. EST every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Register here. A student and staff member will be available live to answer questions.

Instagram Live with special guests

11:00 a.m. EST every Thursday. Follow @PurdueKrannert on Instagram to join the conversation. We will feature updates from the Dean of the Krannert School of Management, current students and other special guests. View a complete schedule here.

Recorded Krannert Information Session

If participating in a virtual session isn’t convenient, you can get the same content from our recorded session.

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College of Pharmacy

For more than 125 years, Purdue's College of Pharmacy has trained the world’s elite pharmacy leaders through acclaimed curricula, preeminent faculty, & active industry partnerships. Check out the page below to explore the variety of virtual visit opportunities they have available for you.

Visit

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

To help with your decision, Ryne Kerchner, Associate Director of Recruiting, recorded a special message for #FutureTechies in the Class of 2024. He talks about what makes Purdue Polytechnic special, the many opportunities available to students, and much more.

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College of Science

We are ready to help you work through your decision to join us this fall.  Talk with our recruiters, join a virtual info session, hear from current students. Let’s figure it out, together!

Down to a Science


Bands & Orchestra

Want to learn more about Purdue University's Bands & Orchestras?

Check out their Instagram for Student Ambassador Takeovers (Monday - Wednesday - Friday) and Instagram Lives every Tuesday! They’ll also be hosting a series of Lives on their FaceBook page! Tune in to ask questions in real-time about auditions and how to get involved.

Additionally, Recruitment & Communications Specialist, Caitlin is willing to “meet” you virtually. "Get Connected" to set up a FaceTime call or virtual meeting!

Get Connected

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Entrepeneurship for all majors!

The award-winning and Princeton Review ranked Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is designed to turbocharge any Purdue undergraduate degree. In this program, you will earn a credential similar to a minor by completing five courses, some of which may overlap with requirements in your major.

Click the link below to learn about how this program might fit with your major and MORE!

Learn more now!

Division of Financial Aid

The Division of Financial Aid is now offering virtual counseling!

We are excited to announce virtual counseling opportunities through Zoom. Counselors will be available on the dates and times listed below, and will happily “visit” with you.  Just click the link for your preferred date during the times available, and pop into our virtual lobby.  The host will move you into a virtual counseling room where you can speak privately with a financial aid counselor.  No appointments are necessary – just stop in when it’s convenient for you.  We look forward to serving you in this new environment.

Note: All times listed are Eastern DST. 


Early Start

Enrolled in Early Start at Purdue? Or, perhaps you're an incoming freshman who's interested in earning up to 9 credit hours by switching to Early Start?

Either way, you and your family can learn more about this program by signing up for one of their upcoming webinars:

  • Monday, April 20th at 7:00 PM (ET)
  • Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Wednesday, May 13th at 8:00 PM (ET)
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Honors College

Are you ready to 'Forge the Future'?! Learn about the Honors College at your own pace! 

The Purdue Honors College is a residential college that seeks to educate the whole student and bridge the gap between curricular and extracurricular learning. The Honors College hopes to draw curious, motivated, and dedicated students who want to be a part of a diverse community of scholars.

View the videos below to get a better understanding of the Honors College and what experiences lay in wait for you!


Office of Admissions

Your first small step towards your next giant leap starts here! 

Purdue's Office of Admissions is committed to providing you and your family with all the assistance you may need to determine if Purdue is the right fit for you. We've created the following virtual experience for parent and students. We look forward to connecting with you!

The Office of Admissions and Parent & Family Connections are hosting 'Parent-only' panels! These thematic sessions have been curated based on the frequently-asked-questions found on our 2020 Admitted Purdue Families group on Facebook. Check out the upcoming panels and tune in on the day (and time) of the event to join the discussion!

Living On-Campus

We're talking all things Housing & Dining! Representatives from Unviersity Residences, Campus Dining, and Learning Communities will be answering your questions live!

Monday, April 27, 2020 from 7pm - 8:30pm (ET)

VSTAR, Early Start & Summer Start

Have questions about Orientation or Summer Sessions? This session will cover both! How will VSTAR (Virtual Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration) function; How does my student register for classes; Is Early Start or Summer Start still happening this year? All these questions and more will be answered!

Friday, May 15, 2020 from 7pm - 8:30pm (ET)

Campus Safety & Health Services

Purdue University is committed to the safety and well-being of your student. Allow us to introduce the leaders of our on-campus Police and Fire Departments, as well as the directors and managers of our Student Health and Counseling & Phsychological Services facilities. Allow us to put your minds at ease by answering your questions about health and safety at our university.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 7pm-8:30pm (ET)


Orientation

Virtual Orientation Events

Virtual orientation sessions help new undergraduate students acclimate to Purdue University from a distance, and aim to make the transition to college life smooth and exciting.

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Purdue Musical Organizations

Do you love to sing or ring handbells? Looking for a way to keep performing at Purdue?

Connect with Purdue Musical Organizations on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about the vocal music department at Purdue University!

For more information about our virtual audition process, visit: www.purdue.edu/pmo . PMO Recruitment Director, Jeff Vallier, is available to answer questions about the audition process. Contact Jeff directly at jvallier@purdue.edu to ask questions and learn more about PMO!


Summer Start

Curious to learn more about Summer Start? Have a few lingering questions? Sign up for one of the upcoming Summer Start webinars!

  • Monday, April 13th at 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 PM (ET)
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University Residences & Dining

Come meet and chat with University Residences & Dining members to learn more about what is like living and dining on-campus. With close to 15,000 spaces and over 30 dining locations, we have something for everyone!

  • How to use my meal plan as a student
    Come learn how to use your meal plan as a student.  How do I decide where to eat?  What if I have class through lunchtime?  How do I use my Dining Dollars?  What happens when I run out of Dining Dollars?  What is close to my class to get something to eat?  Will be able to find something I like to eat? Come talk and ask questions to current Purdue students about how they used their meal plans.
    Click Here to Join the 'How to use your meal plan at Purdue' webinar
    • May 18, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • May 28, 2020 from 9- 10 pm (EST)
    • June 2, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • June 3, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)
    • June 10, 2020 from 9-10 pm (EST)
    • June 12, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)

  • Due to Covid-19, how has my meal plan changed?
    A Dining & Culinary representative is ready to answer your questions about meal plans and how they’ve changed.  We’ll break down each plan and review the changes made to them in response to the modified on-campus experience planned for this Fall semester.  Plus, we'll chat with Summer semester students to hear about their experiences using the dining courts.
    Click here to join the "Protect Purdue Dining and Culinary" webinar
    • July 7, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • July 8, 2020 from 9-10 am (EST)
    • July 15, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)
    • July 20, 2020 from 9-10 pm (EST)
    • July 28, 2020 from 8-9 am (EST)
    • July 28, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)

  • How to make student employment work with your class schedule
    Talk with current students that work on campus in Dining & Culinary.  See how working in dining has helped them with time management skills, communication, team building, and leadership skills that they can use in the future.  Learn about Jumpstart an early arrival program so student do not have to start work and classes at the same time.  Learn about meal benefits while working in Dining & Culinary.
    Click Here to Join the 'How to make Student Employment work with your class schedule' webinar
    • June 18, 2020 from 4-5 pm (EST)
    • June 23, 2020 from 9-10 pm (EST)
    • June 25, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • June 30, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • July 2, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)
    • July 8, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)
    • July 7, 2020 from 9-10 am (EST)
    • July 14, 2020 from 8-9 am (EST)
    • July 16, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • July 21, 2020 from 9-10 pm (EST)
    • July 27, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
  • How to navigate food safety on-campus
    Do you have food allergies or a special diet you follow and are worried about how your will find safe food on campus? Join Purdue Dining & Culinary’s Registered Dietitian in a live Q&A video to learn how to manage a special diet in Purdue’s dining courts. Learn what resources are available for self-navigating and what additional steps can be taken to stay safe while also enjoying a variety of delicious foods.
    Click Here to Access the 'Food Allergy Information Session'
    • July 9, 2020 from 9-10 pm (EST)
    • July 14, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)
    • July 22, 2020 from 7-8 pm (EST)
    • July 29, 2020 from 2-3 pm (EST)


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