Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)/ Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) Parent and Family Events

Boiler Gold Rush is an orientation experience for incoming students not participating in an orientation program run by Bands, Athletics, or Purdue Musical Organizations. Parent & Family Connections offers the following events for families.

BGRi- August 11-15, 2017

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) is a customized orientation program specifically designed to meet incoming international undergraduate students’ unique needs and concerns. BGRi takes place prior to Boiler Gold Rush.

The four-day program is packed full of all the information and tips that new international Boilermakers need to be able to hit the ground running!

Last year, 850 students from over 40 countries participated in BGRi. With further development and efforts to continue to improve this unique program, BGRi is going to be even more awesome this year! Click here for more information about BGRi.

BGRi Parent and Family Events

Parents of international students attending BGRi are welcome to participate in a special international parents’ orientation held during the same dates. Click here to see additional information about the International Parents' Welcome.

Boiler Gold Rush- August 14-18, 2017

In the fall, just before the start of school, all new students are expected to participate in a Purdue New Student Orientation Experience. While a few students will participate in orientation programs run by Bands, Athletics, and Purdue Musical Organizations, the rest of the students will attend Boiler Gold Rush (BGR). What makes BGR such a unique experience is the small group size and peer mentor contact, which enable our new students to become better acquainted with Purdue and meet hundreds of new students before classes begin. BGR has one of the largest university volunteer staffs in the country with more than 500 student leaders who work year-round to prepare for the new class of Boilermakers. More about BGR.

BGR Parent and Family Events

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