Make Travel Plans  

West Lafayette, Indiana, is conveniently located near the interstate that connects Indianapolis and Chicago. We're about one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago. Commercial travel to West Lafayette is easily accessible and lodging on and around campus is plentiful. The resources below will help you plan your trip.

Commercial Travel Services

Purdue is a very walkable campus and the Union Club Hotel in the Purdue Memorial Union is a convenient on-campus location for overnight visitors. However, there are a variety of other lodging options in the Greater Lafayette area. Use the Greater Lafayette Visitor's Bureau website to locate other nearby hotels and campgrounds.


Driving and Parking

Recommended parking locations for Admissions visit events vary based on the event. Those who register for a visit through the Office of Admissions should refer to their visit confirmation email for event-specific driving and parking directions.

For full-day visit programs on Monday-Friday, guests park at the North Stadium Parking Lot. For most full-day visit programs on Saturday, guests park at the Grant Street Garage. Saturday with the Boilermakers is an exception -  those who arrive early enough for this football Saturday program can park in the Northwestern Avenue Garage

For Daily Visits, guests park at the Grant Street Garage.