Fall Preview Days Agenda

An Overview of Your Day

Morning activities are scheduled and guided. Purdue staff and students will be available throughout the morning to answer questions and help you get where you need to go. We'll also guide you to our dining courts for lunch and afternoon activities will be on your own. Throughout the afternoon, shuttle buses specifically for this event will stop at key, well-identified locations around campus and Purdue representatives will be on the buses to answer questions and help you navigate campus. And, of course, Purdue students all over campus are always willing to help campus visitors find their way.


All times are Eastern Time.

Catch the Bus
7:45-10 a.m.

Park in the North Stadium Parking Lot and ride our shuttle bus to the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU). Don't be late. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot at 10:00 a.m., and the walk from the stadium to PMU could take 15-20 minutes.

Check-in & Information Fair
8:30-9:30 a.m., Purdue Memorial Union

Check in and pick up the day's schedule. Attend the information fair to learn more about student services and activities.

Admissions Presentation 
9:30-10 a.m., Purdue Memorial Union

Learn about admission criteria, application deadlines and enrollment.

Opening Session 
10:10-10:25 a.m., Purdue Memorial Union

Learn about the day's opportunities and be escorted to your first academic session.

Academic Sessions
10:30-11:25 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., various locations

All of Purdue's academic colleges and schools will host sessions to provide information about their majors and opportunities for students. Most sessions are offered twice so that students who are exploring multiple interests can attend two different college sessions. There's also a session for those interested in aviation, entrepreneurship, premed, pre-law, pre-dentistry and other pre-professional careers as well as an Exploratory Studies session (a program for Purdue students to explore majors before committing to one). If you want to plan ahead, check out Purdue majors online.

Here's a list of the morning's academic sessions:

*College of Health and Human Sciences academic department sessions: Consumer Sciences and Retailing; Human Development and Family Studies; Health and Kinesiology; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Nursing; Nutrition Sciences; Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences 

11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., walk from Stewart Center to dining courts

Lunch is on us, and it's good. (Purdue is ranked among the nation's best for campus food.)
(Limit 3 complimentary lunches per family.) 


12:15 – 2 p.m. – Buses will shuttle guests between dining facilities and the academic campus (including Stewart Center). Shuttle service from residence/dining facilities ends at 2:00 p.m.
2 – 4:30 p.m. – Shuttle service continues on the academic campus with stops at key destinations — Stewart Center (STEW), University Street near Schleman Hall (SCHL), Cary Guest Center (CARY), and a stop at the North Stadium Parking Lot. 


Explore campus on your own. A wide variety of activities will allow you to customize your day. 

Campus Tours and Information Sessions

The following are available at specific times, with start times from 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Locations for these activities will be provided on the agenda you receive at the day's morning check-in.

Time  Campus Tours and Information Sessions
12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 University Residence Hall Tours
1:30, 2:30 Campus Walking Tours
1:30, 2:30, 3:30 Engineering Facility Tours
1:30 Biomedical Engineering Tour
1:30 Black Cultural Center Tour
1:30 Construction Management Tour
1:30 Chemistry Tour
1:30 Computer Graphics Technology Tour
1:30 Computer and Information Technology
1:30 Computer Science Session & Tour
1:30 Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Session & Tour
1:30 Electrical Engineering Technology
1:30 Health and Kinesiology Tour
1:30 Human Development and Family Studies Session & Tour
1:30 Math, Statistics and Actuarial Science
1:30 Mechanical Engineering Session & Tour
1:30 Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Tour
1:30 Pharmacy Tour
1:30 Physics Tour
1:30 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Presents: Pre Vet and Vet Tech
1:30 Teacher Education Session
2:00 Art and Design Session & Tour (Liberal Arts)
2:00 Aviation Tour
2:00 Theatre Open House (Liberal Arts)
2:30 Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Session & Tour
2:30 Agriculture Tour
2:30 Biology Tour
2:30 Civil Engineering Session & Tour
2:30 Electrical and Computer Engineering Session & Tour
2:30 Exploring Inter-Disciplinary Medicine
2:30 Food Science Session
2:30 Honors College Session
2:30 Nursing Tour
2:30 Technology Leadership and Innovation Tour (includes Organizational Leadership, Industrial Engineering Technology, Supply Chain Management Technology, Engineering Technology Teacher Education)
3:30 Chemical Engineering Session
Open to Visitors

The following facilities and departments are open to campus visitors throughout the day. Locations and office hours will be provided on the agenda you receive at the day's morning check-in.

  • Admissions

  • Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center

  • Bands and Orchestras

  • Black Cultural Center

  • Center for Career Opportunities

  • Dean of Students – Counseling Services

  • Student Affairs – Student Activities and Organizations

  • Disability Resource Center

  • Engineering

    • Agricultural & Biological Engineering

    • Construction Engineering

    • Electrical & Computer Engineering

    • Engineering Student Lounge

    • Environmental & Ecological Engineering

    • Global Engineering Program

    • Industrial Engineering

    • Nuclear Engineering

    • Women in Engineering

  • Exploratory Studies

  • Financial Aid

  • Fraternity, Sorority, Co-op Life

  • Latino Cultural Center

  • Liberal Arts Advisors

  • Liberal Arts Honors 

  • Native American Educational & Cultural Center

  • Office of Professional Practice (Co-op)

  • Purdue Musical Organizations

  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)

  • Study Abroad

Additional Information

Recommended Attire - Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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
Email: admissions@purdue.edu

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