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Span Plan Adult Student Services

Span Plan Adult Student Services offers an array of support services for adult nontraditional students at Purdue University. The Purdue University definition of an adult nontraditional student includes any student meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Two year break from school
  • Married or in a domestic partnership
  • A parent
  • A veteran
  • A graduate or professional student

The program, based on the belief that learning is a lifelong endeavor, provides services that positively impact the personal, academic, and career success of adult nontraditional students. Span Plan Adult Student Services has provided guidance and support for adult nontraditional students since 1968, and is dedicated to assisting these students achieve their goals.

Services include programming for groups, such as the Lunchtime Learning Program and Adult Student Orientation; free individual tutoring, grants and scholarships, and individual attention via appointment, email, walk-in, or on the phone as often as needed with any academic, career, or personal concern. Span Plan can:
1. Support your adjustment to the higher education environment.
2. Assist you in making your academic career successful.
3. Refer you to supportive campus resources.
4. Respect your unique needs and concerns.
5. Provide information about grants and scholarships.

Review the Span Plan website for a more detailed overview of services the program provides for adult nontraditional students at Purdue.

If you would like to have an individual assessment of how Span Plan can assist you, please call (765) 494-1254 to schedule an appointment. 

Span Plan Adult Student Services
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Room 207
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - noon & 1 - 5 p.m.
Walk-In Hours:  Monday & Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Email: spanplan@purdue.edu
Phone 765-494-1254


Dorothy Hughes, Assistant Dean and Director

Dorothy Hughes, Assistant Dean, Director

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