2017 BGR and BGRi Schedule

Boiler Gold Rush International Schedule

Friday, Aug. 11:

  • Move-In/Check-in: New students living on campus will move into their residence hall and check in for BGRi at Tarkington Hall
  • World Soccer Cup: Participants will meet in friendly competition and connect with other new Boilermakers
  • Residence Hall Floor Meetings: On campus students will be introduced to University Residences Staff and community expectations

Saturday, Aug. 12:

  • Move-In/Check-in: New students living on campus will move into their residence hall and check in for BGRi at Tarkington Hall
  • Regional Socials: Meet faculty, staff, and students from your region of the world
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Store Run: Students will have the opportunity to get on a free shuttle to Bed Bath & Beyond to purchase any residence hall needs
  • Opening Ceremonies: It's opening night of Boiler Gold Rush International 2017! Meet the Student Orientation Committee and engage in an interactive night of fun
  • Meet the Teams: New students will officially meet their Team Leader and other new students

Sunday, Aug. 13: 

  • Campus Safety Session: New students and guests will hear from Purdue Campus Safety departments about how they keep you safe on campus
  • Best Buy Store Run: Students will have the opportunity to get on a free shuttle to Best Buy to purchase any electronic needs
  • Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE) Boilermaker Cookout: Students and guests will enjoy an outdoor cookout sponsored by PASE
  • Residence Hall Floor Meetings: On campus students will be introduced to University Residences Staff and community expectations

Monday, Aug. 14: 

  • Culture Shock Sessions: Students will learn strategies to combat the stages of culture shock
  • Academic Success Sessions: Students will learn about academic expectations, terminology, and resources on campus
  • Mandatory International Student Check-In (MISCI): Students will finalize paperwork and bring their 1-20 or DS-2019, Passport, Visa, and 1-94 printout to the meeting
  • Community Connection: Meet students in your residence hall while participating in fun events

Tuesday, Aug. 15: 

  • College Welcomes: Students will receive an official welcome from their academic college
  • Mandatory International Student Check-In (MISCI): Students will finalize paperwork and bring their 1-20 or DS-2019, Passport, Visa, and 1-94 printout to the meeting

BGR International ends at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15

Boiler Gold Rush Schedule

Monday, Aug. 14:

  • Move-In/Check-in: New students living on campus will move into their residence hall 
  • Community Connection: Meet students in your residence hall while participating in fun events

Tuesday, Aug. 15:

  • Move-In/Check-in: New students living on campus will move into their residence hall 
  • New Student Induction: Parents and families are welcome to attend as Purdue President Mitch Daniels, faculty, staff, and students officially welcome incoming students to Purdue
  • Meet the Teams: New students will officially meet their Team Leader and other new students
  • Opening Ceremonies: It's opening night of Boiler Gold Rush 2017! Meet the Student Orientation Committee and hear from David Coleman, the Dating Doctor

Wednesday, Aug. 16: 

  • Academic Success, Expectations and Integrity: This Boiler Success Session is about how to best thrive in college academics, as well as what Purdue faculty expect from you as a new Purdue student. 
  • Papa Johns Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch sponsored by Papa Johns Pizza! *We will have other options for those with dietary restrictions
  • Financial Literacy: Hear from an expert and comedian Colin Ryan on how to be financially literate during your college experience
  • Boiler Up Rally: Get fired up for Purdue Athletics at the Boiler Up Rally in Ross-Ade Stadium! During this event, students will learn Purdue game cheers, traditions, and "Hail Purdue" with student-athletes, coaches, Purdue Pete, and the Boilermaker Special. 
  • Freedom of Expression: Everyone has a voice! This session will educate you on Purdue's policies regarding Freedom of Expression. Learn how to respect each other's opinions. 
  • Traditions Walk: Learn about Purdue's traditions and history in a walk through campus with your team. 
  • Meijer Mania: Take a free bus on over to Meijer for a bunch of freebies and samples, and purchase anything you still need. See your Team Leader for bus route locations. 

Thursday, Aug. 17: 

  • Safety, Health, and Wellness: Come join the party! This Boiler Success Session topic focuses on how to utilize resources on campus and support our fellow Boilermakers to maintain a positive and active mental, physical, and social well-being. 
  • Information Literacy: There are how many libraries on campus?! New students will learn about the resources, both in person and online, that the Purdue Libraries have to offer. 
  • Diversity and Intercultural Awareness, and FreeZone: During this event, students will be exposed to diversity at Purdue and the concept of FreeZone. Students will be encouraged to learn about and embrace the diversity in the people they interact with on a daily basis. 
  • Resource Fair: BGR participants have the opportunity to talk with representatives from several campus units. Learn more about what they can offer you!
  • Boiler Bridge Bash: Greater Lafayette Commerce will be celebrating the 5th annual Boiler Bridge Bash, which bridges together campus and community in a fun, relaxing environment in downtown Lafayette. Businesses, community organizations, music, arts and culture all combine to show off the best of the community to new students. 

Friday, Aug. 18: 

  • Safety, Health, and Wellness: Come join the party! This Boiler Success Session topic focuses on how to utilize resources on campus and support our fellow Boilermakers to maintain a positive and active mental, physical, and social well-being. 
  • Information Literacy: There are how many libraries on campus?! New students will learn about the resources, both in person and online, that the Purdue Libraries have to offer. 
  • College Welcomes: Meet other students in your college and hear about the awesome opportunities you will encounter with your major and school
  • Purdue After Dark: Head over to the Co-Rec, Krach Leadership Center, and Slayter Hill to hear from live DJs, sing karaoke, climb the rock wall, play volleyball, check out the Club Sports Fair, participate in cooking demonstrations, and much, much more!

Saturday, Aug. 19: 

  • Academic Preview Sessions: Select academic courses will be available to get a preview from faculty of how the course will be structured throughout the upcoming semester. 
  • Interest Sessions: Visit different programs, departments, and organizations on campus and learn how to get connected. 
  • B-Involved Fair: Learn about all the different ways to get involved at Purdue and meet clubs and organizations. 
  • Send Off Ceremony: This will be the conclusion of BGR! Celebrate the friendships made and hear from mentalist Mark Toland. 

Several optional sessions take place on Sunday for all new students. 

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