Destination Purdue Agenda

Program Activities

Cultural Center Expo (optional event on Friday, Feb. 23)*

7:00 p.m.
Park at the University Parking Garage and walk west to the Krach Leadership Center. Krach is located at the corner of North Martin Jischke Drive and Third Street. We recommend you print a copy of the campus map and bring it with you.

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Krach Leadership Center
Meet current Purdue students, faculty, and staff and discuss what it means to be a Boilermaker over hot chocolate and dessert. 

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. 24

7:45 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, Room 214-218 
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!

9:00-10:00 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
During this time you will collaborate with future Boilermakers and award-winning professors from Purdue Cornerstone. 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. 

11:00-11:45 a.m. - Panel Presentation
Stewart Center, Fowler Hall Theatre (parents); Room 314 (students)
Ask anything you like! Parents and students will be available to answer questions about being a Boilermaker

Noon-1:15 p.m. - Lunch with Special Guests
Ford, Earhart and Wiley Dining Courts
Join faculty, staff and academic deans for lunch in our award-winning dining courts.

1:30-2:45 p.m. - Meet Your Mentors (students only)
Various Locations
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! 

3:00-4:00 p.m. - Presentations and Closings
Stewart Center, Fowler Hall Theatre
We must say goodbye at some point but before we do you will share your new knowledge gained at the Collaborative Community Classroom with the entire community of future Boilermakers.

4:00-6:00 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.

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

Other Purdue Visit Opportunities

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

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