8-9:30 a.m. // Catch the Bus 
Don't be late. The last shuttle will leave the North Stadium parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
8:30-9:30 a.m. // Check-in
Sign in at the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU on the campus map) Ballrooms and pick up the day's schedule.

8:30-9:30 a.m. // Academic Fair
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
Speak with representatives from Purdue's academic colleges/schools. Learn about any of Purdue's 200+ majors and explore opportunities for students within these academic programs.

9:40-10:15 a.m. // Opening Session
Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom
Learn about admission to Purdue and get details about the day's agenda.

10:30-11:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. // Academic Information Sessions
Stewart Center, various locations
Not sure what you want to study in college? Take advantage of these two time slots to attend two different academic sessions. Advisors and students will share information about majors, internships, study abroad programs, career preparation and more.

Presentations about the College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Pharmacy, Polytechnic Institute, College of Science and Exploratory Studies (for undecided students) will be offered during both time slots.

Presentations about the College of Education and the Honors College are offered at 10:30 a.m. only.

Presentations about Aviation Technology, entrepreneurship, financial aid, pre-professional careers and student housing are offered at 11:30 a.m. only.


After the second academic information session, students and families are able to explore campus based on individual interests. Campus facilities and departments will open their doors for students to discover the resources and programs that will be available to them as Purdue Boilermakers.

Use the information below to begin planning your day.

11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. // Lunch 
Purdue Memorial Union Food Court
Enjoy lunch in the Union Commons – a popular student hangout and award-winning facility that offers many dining options. Check out the flyer in your packet for a list of restaurants and a coupon.

1- 4 p.m. // University Residences Tours
Tours depart every 15 minutes from the University Residences Alumni and Guest Center in Cary Quadrangle and are approximately 45 minutes long.

1:30 & 2:30 p.m. // Campus Walking Tours
Meet in the west foyer of Stewart Center for a student-guided walking tour of campus.

Shuttle Buses: Between 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free shuttle buses will make continuous routes around campus, making stops at central campus locations and the North Stadium Parking Lot.
Tours and Information Sessions
The following are available in the afternoon. When you check-in, you'll receive an agenda with additional details.

  • Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering session and tour
  • Agriculture tour
  • Agricultural Economics session
  • Agronomy session and tour
  • Animal Sciences session and tour
  • Anthropology lab open house
  • Art and Design session and tour
  • Aviation tour
  • Biochemistry session and tour
  • Biology tour
  • Biomedical Engineering tour
  • Botony and Plant Pathology session and tour
  • Chemical Engineering tour
  • Chemistry tour
  • Civil Engineering session and tour
  • Communications Studio tour
  • Computer Science session and tour
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences session and tour
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering tour
  • Engineering Facility Tour
  • Food Science tour
  • Honors College tours
  • Horticulture, Turf Management and Sciences, Sustainable Food and Farming, Landscape Architecture session
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management, Financial Counseling and Planning, Retail Management, Selling and Sales
  • Human Development & Family Studies, Psychological Sciences, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences session
  • Krannert School of Management tour
  • Management session
  • Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science session
  • Mechanical Engineering session and tour
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences session
  • Nursing session
  • Nuclear Engineering session
  • Pharmacy tour
  • Physics tour
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute tour (CGT, CIT, Construction Management, Engineering Technology)
  • Technology Leadership and Innovation tour
  • Theatre Department tour
  • Veterinary Nursing session

All times are Eastern Time

Additional Information

Recommended Attire - Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for Indiana's seasonal weather.

Time Zone - West Lafayette is in the Eastern Time Zone year round and recognizes Daylight Saving Time.

Accomodations or Questions

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

765-494-1776 800-743-3333