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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Happy Saint Patrick's day from all of us here at Student Success! Still unsure on summer plans?? Join the STAR Ambassador team!! Reminder: Applications close Sunday, March 19th at 11:59 pm.
Spring break is underway! Whether you're traveling or staying close to home, enjoy the quick break before headed back to finish up this semester. Who knows, maybe you can go on a fountain run?! #turnonthefountains #isitaugust #bgr17
And that's a wrap on NODAR7 for 2017!! We all had so much fun meeting other universities and learning, as well as presenting and repping BGR and Purdue to its fullest! #boilerup #bgr17 #nodar7 #r7rockstars
Our Professional Staff after their presentation at NODAR 7! Teaching orientation leaders about our Team Supervisor position, as well as the leadership class they take! 
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Rocked out with @shrivallabh at #NODA7 presenting on leadership development! #R7rockstars #nailedit
JAMMIN' OUT AT #nodar7!! #r7rockstars #bgr17
And we are off to NODAR7!! Just a quick pit stop at Culver's for a bite to eat. NODA is a conference for orientation leaders across the country to meet and network, as well as talk about their orientation programs and learn new ideas from each other! We are so excited to meet other orientation leaders from our region, stay tuned on our Snapchat and Twitter for updates! @noda_r7 #r7rockstars #nodar7

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