Introducing Purdue Agenda

An Overview of Your Day

All times are Eastern Time


Catch the Bus
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Don't be late. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Sign in at the Purdue Memorial Union and pick up the day’s schedule.

Academic Fair 
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Speak with representatives from Purdue's academic colleges/schools. Learn about any of Purdue's nearly 200 majors and explore opportunities for students within these academic programs.

Opening Session
9:40-10:15 a.m.

Learn about admission to Purdue and get details about the day's agenda.

Academic Interest Sessions 
10:30-11:25 a.m. and 
11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

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 Colleges of Agriculture, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Pharmacy, Polytechnic Institute of Technology, and College of Science will be offered.

The Exploratory Studies Program presentation will be offered at 10:30 a.m. only. Presentations about Aviation Technology, Entrepreneurship, Financial Aid, Pre-professional Careers and University Residences 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.

Lunch in the Union Food Court
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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.

University Residence open house tours
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit and tour student housing at the University Residences Guest Center.

Campus Walking Tours 
1:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Forty-five minute walking tours led by Purdue students.

Tours and Information Sessions

The following are available throughout the afternoon.

  • Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering session and tour

  • Agriculture tour

  • Art & Design session and tour

  • Aviation tour

  • Biology tour

  • Biomedical Engineering tour

  • Building Construction Management tour

  • Chemical Engineering tour

  • Chemistry tour

  • Civil Engineering session and tour

  • Computer Graphics Technology tour

  • Computer and Information Technology tour

  • Computer Science session and tour

  • Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences session and tour

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering tour

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology tour

  • Engineering Facility tours

  • Health and Human Science Interdisciplinary Medicine

  • Health and Kinesiology session

  • Honors College session

  • Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science session

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology tour

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology tour

  • Mechanical Engineering session and tour

  • Nursing tour

  • Pharmacy tour

  • Physics tour

  • Pre-veterinary/Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Technology session

  • Teacher Education session

  • Technology Leadership and Innovation tour

  • Theatre open house

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. In April we are on Eastern Daylight Time.

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

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