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Destination Purdue Agenda


7 p.m. // Arrival

Park at the University Parking Garage and walk west to the Honors College and Residence. The Honors College and Residence is located at the corner of North Russell Street and Third Street. We recommend you print a copy of the campus map and bring it with you.

7-7:30 p.m. // Meet & Greet

Honors College and Residence
Meet current Purdue students, faculty, and staff and discuss what it means to be a Boilermaker over warm drinks and dessert.

7:30-9:30 p.m. // Purdue Cultural Centers Programs and Tours

Spend the evening learning about Purdue diversity at our Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center, and the Native American Educational Cultural Center. There will be current students, games, live performances, music and food.

*Please make your own overnight accommodations. Information about area hotels is available online at


7:30 a.m. // Check-in

Stewart Center, East Foyer
Park in the Grant Street Garage (PGG on the campus map) and walk across the street through the Purdue Memorial Union to Stewart Center. Purdue representatives will be on hand to help you find your way. Check-in and pick up some free Purdue gear.

7:45-8:45 a.m. // Breakfast with Special Guests

Stewart Center, 2nd & 3rd Floor
Grab some breakfast with student leaders from all over Purdue. This is your chance to learn more about the Purdue community in a casual setting. Eat up - you have a big day ahead!

9-10 a.m. // Opening Session

Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse
Relax as we welcome you in style and provide an overview of the day’s events.

10:15-11:15 a.m. // The Collaborative Community Classroom (students only)

Stewart Center, Various Rooms
Collaborate with future Boilermakers and award-winning professors from Purdue Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts. You will cultivate exceptional communication skills as well as an appreciation for diversity of opinions as you begin to develop as a lifelong learner who is positioned to make a transformative impact on the world and your community.

10:15-11:15 a.m. // College Affordability (parents only)

Stewart Center, Fowler Hall Theatre
Join Financial Aid representatives as they give practical advice about paying for Purdue. During this session you will see examples of and testimonials from current students about how they make it all work.

11:10-11:45 p.m. // Parent Panel Session

Stewart Center: Fowler Theatre
We understand you have additional questions. You want to understand how we will educate your student, keep them safe, and help them develop into global leaders. Join university leaders and ask them how Purdue will help your students take their next GIANT LEAP!

11:20-11:45 p.m. // Student Panel Session

Stewart Center: Loeb Playhouse
Where should I live? What is the best place to study? What do students do on the weekend? How do I find community? These questions and many more will be answered by real students in this session.

Noon-1 p.m. // Lunch with Special Guests

Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms
Join faculty, staff and academic deans for a special lunch made just for you.

1:15-2:45 p.m. // Meet Your Mentors

Various Locations Across Campus
Join professors and current students as they give you a taste of what your Purdue education will be all about. These are not just professors and leaders, but mentors!

3-4 p.m. // Presentations and Closings

Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse
It's time to show off your skills from the Collaborative Community Classroom. What did you learn in your group and how will your findings help change the world? We cannot wait to see whatyou have come up with!

4-5:30 p.m. // Wrap Up and Optional Activities

Various Locations Across Campus
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. Current students will be available to escort you to the Recreational Sports Center, residence halls, campus tours, or bookstores.

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 and recognizes Daylight Saving Time.

Other Purdue Visit Opportunities

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

Special Accomodations or Questions

If you require special accommodations, contact the Office of Admissions. Please allow us two weeks to make the appropriate arrangements.

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