Orientation and Transition

Purdue Orientation Programs facilitate the transition of new and transfer undergraduate students by preparing them to be academically successful, educating them on their responsibilities, and guiding their integration into campus culture. Programs include Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration (STAR), STAR Transfer Day, Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), and BGR International.

Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)

Congratulations on your admission to Purdue! Your first stop will be Purdue’s day-long Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program, where you'll meet your academic advisor, register for classes, tour campus, and more.

First-year students enrolling this fall must attend STAR. You may bring up to two guests, who will attend and learn how to support you as a Boilermaker. Students register themselves and guests for STAR via the myPurdue portal. Undergraduate students transferring to Purdue may sign up for STAR Transfer Day. International students and others who are unable to attend participate in an online version, called Virtual STAR.


Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)

Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) takes place the week before fall classes begin, and Purdue encourages all incoming students to take part. You’ll learn about campus traditions, Purdue culture and University resources. It’s also a great chance to make lasting friendships and learn how to be a successful Boilermaker.

About BGR

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) provides orientation for new international undergraduate students. It also enables international students to move in and begin acclimating early. The four-day program takes place the week before BGR and is free to the first 1,000 international students who enroll in and pay for BGR!

International Students

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Check out Team Supervisor Rahul Gangwani, and Student Orientation Committee member, Andrew Karaki, exploring Turkey Run State Park! What a great adventure!
Happy #FreeZoneFriday from the masterminds behind this year's FreeZone activities, skits, and logos. Our Orientation Initiatives committee cannot wait to show new students the power of FreeZone! #isitaugustyet?
Check out Tavis Logan, Team Supervisor BGR '17, and Ashley Kinnick, Team Supervisor BGR '16, in Flagstaff, AZ reppin' their Supervisor Quarter-Zip Sweatshirts! BGR love is real, can't you all see? Can we get an,
WHo is that? Oh! That's Priska! One of our current Team Supervisors reppin' some WHoMT swag while exploring the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco! Oh the places we will go...
Check out Aaron Chang, current Team Leader, gazing upon the famous
Hey friends! It's been a while... Hasn't it? Don't worry, stay tuned to all of our social media through the summer for updates! 
Here is our very own Virginia Cabrera, Program Assistant, over in China to help incoming students start to make their orientation into Purdue!! #bgr17 #isitaugustyet

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