For important COVID-19 information and changes, please visit our Admissions FAQ page and the Protect Purdue page.

Prospective Student Virtual Experiences


Our students are persistent. They drive innovation.
And, most importantly, they move the world forward, together.


The story of Purdue University is a powerful one.

With 150 years of history and legions of talented and successful alumni, students, and faculty members, we have a rich legacy of impact. In the sciences, the arts and humanities, athletics, and nearly every other field of human achievement, it's no exaggeration to say that Purdue has shaped the world.

Are you ready to become a BOILERMAKER?

Your small step toward your next giant leap begins at Purdue University.

Scroll down to explore our many virtual experiences designed specifically for you - students and families exploring higher education.



Office of Admissions Visit Opportunities

Parents and student can register for an in-person Campus Tour, a Virtual Campus Tour, or a Virtual Information Session below. 


Join the Office of Admissions and student ambassadors as they host our on-campus tour and our Virtual Daily Visit events!
Register for a Daily Visit


Join us for a student-led panel! 

The Office of Admissions and student ambassadors from our academic colleges and schools are holding four panels within the next few weeks to learn about campus experiences and life from students that are part of underrepresented minority populations (URM). These panels will last for an hour, with students sharing their personal experiences followed by a Q&A. We are so excited to have you join in our conversation! 

Register dates:

Oct. 27 Nov. 7 Nov. 16

Sign up for a one-on-one meeting timeslot where you can chat with a counselor who is within your geographical area! Our West Lafayette counselors and regional reps are happy to meet with you and answer what questions you have.
Register For a Boiler Chat


Purdue Starter Guide playlist preview video play icon
Beginner’s Guide to Purdue

Let us walk you through the basics — learn how to apply, discover what financial aid entails, and see what goes on after your application is submitted.

Purdue Lore playlist preview video play icon
Purdue Lore

Discover the traditions that await you at Purdue!

• Purdue Admissions YouTube Channel preview video play icon
Purdue Admissions YouTube Channel

Subscribe to our channel to see the latest video guides and YouTube Lives!


Some conversations are better had face-to-face, which is why we are offering 1:1 Office Hours

Choose from the following options to speak with either an admissions counselor (General), international admissions counselor (International), or one of our student representatives (Student). You can join anytime during the 2-hour block and, once admitted from the waiting room, our Host will place you in a 1:1 breakout room for your conversation. We look forward to seeing you! 

All Office Hours times listed below are ET



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 pm. (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
Sign Up

College of Education

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

Follow them on Instagram or FaceBook to see what they and their current students are up to!

You can also attend one of their upcoming Virtual Information Sessions:

  • October 28

  • November 11

  • December 2

All of these sessions begin at 7:00 PM (EST).  Use the "Find Out More!" button below to register for the virtual session on these days! 

Interested in attending one of our Virtual Visits? You can also register for these using the "Find Out More!" button below. 

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.

Find Out More!

 

Become a Teacher Day is coming up! This event centers around helping prospective teachers learn more about their field and how Purdue can help you acheive your dreams!

Explore More Here!

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

Ready to explore?!

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

Register

College of Health & Human Sciences

Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences has created an exciting “HHS Virtual” webpage where you can explore major options through one-on-one or group virtual appointments; learn more about nursing at Purdue through a Nursing Information Session; and learn more about the college from recruitment staff and HHS Student Ambassadors!

Visit

College of Liberal Arts

Explore what it means to be a Liberal Arts Boilermaker!

The College of Liberal Arts invites you to schedule a visit, either on-campus or virtually, where you can discover how over 40 Liberal Arts majors can align your passions and interests into succesful career goals! Want more individualized attention? Click on the "Register Now" button below to get started.

In the meantime, check out our digital brochure and watch “Explore Our Majors”, a short video that will help you explore the many opportunities that await you as a Liberal Arts Boilermaker!

Also, be sure to follow Purdue Liberal Arts on Instagram (@purdueliberalarts) and Twitter (@PurdueLibArts) to hear from current students and alumni as they share their “Why Purdue” Liberal Arts stories. 

Register Now

Krannert School of Management

What’s it like to be a student in the Krannert School of Management?

 Join us for a live virtual panel discussion with current students. It's an opportunity to meet our students and hear about their experiences studying business at Purdue. Topics of conversation will include classes, clubs, and student life! Three options: October 29, Nov. 12, and Dec. 3, all from 7-8 p.m. EST.

Register Oct. 29
Register Nov. 12
Register Dec. 3

 

You can also attend a Virtual Krannert Information Session to learn about undergrad programs. Held most Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon EST, these sessions last about 45 minutes, and include time for Q&A afterward with a current student and staff member. Or, explore our Virtual Krannert webpage anytime to learn about majors, meet students and view past live events.

Register Now!

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

Bring your innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills to the Polytechnic. This is where Purdue does technology!

Learn more about the unique educational approach the Polytechnic uses in the 30+ majors of their six academic areas – computing and graphics, aviation, construction, technology leadership and education, and engineering technologies – and review their degree programs in high-demand career fields. Register for one of their Virtual Information Sessions so you can finally find the major that matches your passions and career goals! They host these sessions every Monday and Thursday, and on Wednesdays every other week.

Can’t make it to one of these Virtual Info Sessions? Complete this form and one of their Recruitment, Retention and Diversity staff members will give you a call when it’s convenient for you.

You can also explore all of their majors, review recent graduates outcome data and download materials from their Prospective Student page here.

Minority Technology Association – Joining the Polytechnic Institute’s Minority Technology Association will connect you with students to help build your community of support, networking opportunities, and success in technology! Feel free to contact the organization’s officers with any questions you may have!

Register for Virtual Info Session

College of Science

7 departments, 40+ degree programs, and enormous possibilities

Purdue's College of Science transform bright minds into brilliant luminaries who will change the next century of science and technology. Chemist–botanists, data scientist–physicists, mathematician–geoscientists — Purdue Science students combine their interests through more than 40 degree programs in 7 highly ranked departments.

Explore their virtual opportunities below!

Down to a Science


Bands & Orchestra

Want to learn more about Purdue Bands & Orchestras?

Recruitment & Communications Specialist, Caitlin is willing to “meet” with you virtually. "Get Connected" to set up a FaceTime call or virtual meeting, and don't forget to follow Purdue Bands & Orchestra on Instagram for Student Ambassador Takeovers!

Get Connected

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Entrepreneurship 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!

 

Join the Entrepreneurship Program for Virtual Q&A Sessions via live Zoom video conferencing held Mondays at 12p.m. and Thursdays at 7p.m. EST now through November 24, 2020. Click on the link below to register via email today!

Register Here!

Financial Aid

We are now offering virtual counseling!

We are excited to announce new 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 during the appointment time, 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.

Monday-Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm 

Phone: 765-494-5050
Email: facontact@purdue.edu

Note: All times listed are Eastern DST. 

Start My Visit

Honors College

Live & Learn - Together!

The Purdue Honors College is a residential college that seeks to educate the whole student and bridge the gap between curricular and extracurricular learning. We wholeheartedly believe that time outside of the classroom holds as much opportunity for personal growth as the time inside.  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!

The Honors College is also offering virtual and on-campus information sessions; you can sign up for either at the link below.

Register Here!

 

On campus? You can customize your visit to include a stop at the Honors College to meet with a member of the recruitment team to find out more about the Honors College curriculum, speak with a current Honors College Ambassador, and receive a tour of the Honors College Facilities.

Register Now!

Purdue Musical Organizations

Do you love to sing or ring handbells? 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 the 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!


University Residences & Dining

Where you choose to live plays an integral role in your college experience.

Purdue University Residences provide an environment that will make you feel right at home and, at the same time, right in the middle of campus life!

They offer a wide variety of housing choicesdining services, and more!

Learn More Here

 

University Residences Live – Prospective Student Housing Presentations:

Live presentation from housing administrators regarding living and dining on campus. Participants will be able to speak with and ask questions of several different housing and residential life staff members.

 

Oct 28: Purdue Student Life is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: University Residences Live - Prospective Student Housing Presentation

Time: Oct 28, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 940 1755 5897 Passcode: BoilerUp

Join Us Now!

 

Nov 12: Purdue Student Life is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: University Residences Live - Prospective Student Housing Presentation

Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 992 4815 8104 Passcode: BoilerUp

Join Us Now!

 

Dec 1: Purdue Student Life is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: University Residences Live - Prospective Student Housing Presentation

Time: Dec 1, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 984 5806 7447 Passcode: BoilerUp

Join Us Now!


Persistent Pursuit of the Next Giant Leap video preview video play icon
Persistent Pursuit of the Next Giant Leap

Discover the research and innovations happening right here that are propelling Purdue, and the world, forward.

On-Campus Housing & Must-See Locations! video preview video play icon
On-Campus Housing & Must-See Locations!

Allow us to show you around our many on-campus housing options and facilities available to you!

Messages from Mitch... video preview video play icon
Messages from Mitch...

Purdue's 12th President, Mitch Daniels, Jr. is committed to keeping lines of communication open and honest with students and families.



See Campus

Take a "walk" all across our campus and stop along the way to check out photos, videos and 360-degree images of the places that interest you the most!

Virtual Tour

Share this page: