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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 Virtual Daily Visit

Join our Office of Admissions and student ambassadors for our Daily Visit presentation designed for students at any stage of their college search - all right from the comfort of your own home! This live event is roughly 90 minutes, which includes time to answer any of your questions.

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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.

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Purdue Lore

Discover the traditions that await you at Purdue!

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Purdue Admissions YouTube Channel

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

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

Early Start

Early Start allows students to get ahead in their coursework, get to know campus early, experience great weather, and participate in small classes.

What are the advantages of starting early?

  • Early Start offers online and on-campus options to fit your schedule.
  • 60% of Purdue students who graduate in four years or less complete at least one summer course.
  • Students net an average of $22,300 by utilizing summer to graduate one semester early and $52,094 when graduating in three years.
  • Add a second major or multiple minors without increasing time to graduation.
  • Lighten future semesters to focus on difficult courses.
  • Prepare for undergraduate research by completing an introduction to research course taught by the Honors College. 

Virtual opportunities to conenct with Early Start advisors are being developed right now. Please check back for more information.

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!

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: . PMO Recruitment Director, Jeff Vallier, is available to answer questions about the audition process. Contact Jeff directly at 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!

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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
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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:

  • September 16

  • September 23 

  • September 30

All of these sessions begin at 7:00 PM (EST).  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.

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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.

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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!


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!


College of Liberal Arts

Explore what it means to be a Liberal Arts Boilermaker!

The College of Liberal Arts invites you to participate in any of their upcoming Zoom sessions with current students, faculty and recruitment staff, or attend an Explore Liberal Arts virtual event where you can discover the liberal arts major that aligns with your passions and career goals! Click on the "Register Now" button below to sign up.

Want more individualized attention? Schedule a Call or email . The Liberal Arts recruitment staff would be more than happy to speak with you one-on-one.

In the meantime, check out their digital brochure and watch “How to Apply” and “Explore Our Majors”, some short videos 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. 

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Krannert School of Management

Ready to take a deeper dive into Krannert?

Explore the Virtual Krannert webpage anytime to learn about majors, meet students and view past live events.

Better yet, learn about the many Krannert undergrad programs available to you during a Virtual Krannert Information Session. 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.

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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.


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.

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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!

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Persistent Pursuit of the Next Giant Leap

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

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On-Campus Housing & Must-See Locations!

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

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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

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