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Upcoming Events

September 23 - September 29

Purdue Flag Raising
Monday, August 5 – Saturday, November 30
Boilermaker fans near and far will show their unity this fall by flying or displaying a Purdue flag beginning Monday, Aug. 5, and then on the Friday and Saturday of every home game weekend.
Downtown Gridiron Club
Wednesday, September 25 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Outpost, 2501 Old U.S. 231 South, Lafayette, IN 47909
The Downtown Gridiron Club meets Wednesdays for lunch to breakdown the highlights of the previous week's Purdue football game. Coach Darrell Hazell is on hand to provide commentary, shed insight to the ins and outs of the highlights and answer questions. Single tickets may be purchased at the door for $25. Purchase tickets for the entire season (11 games) for $170. Tickets are transferrable. For more information, e-mail downtowngridironclub@gmail.com.
Krannert Leadership Speaker: David Gergen
Thursday, September 26 – 6:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North and South Ballrooms
David Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and has served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents. He is a professor of public service at the Harvard Kennedy School and the director of its Center for Public Leadership. In 2000, he published the best-selling book, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. Individual tickets cost $100* each.($75 charitable contribution; $25 expenses) More Information
Lionel Loueke Trio, Purdue Convocations
Thursday, September 26 – 7:30 pm
Fom his humble beginnings to his impressive ascent, Lionel Loueke has internalized the international language of jazz while soulfully sharing his tradition with the world in return. More Information
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's 100th anniversary with "Blast from the Past"
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29
lack Cultural Center, 1100 Third St.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate its 100th anniversary with "Blast from the Past." The weekend will include a tailgate party, annual meeting, Jabberwock party and the Northern Illinois-Purdue football game on Sept. 28. More Information
Fun Football Fridays by Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE)
Friday, September 27 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Lafayette Campus
Every Friday before a home football game is your chance to win just by wearing your PASE T-shirt or fleece and by knowing your stuff about PASE, Purdue University, and the Purdue Alumni Association. More Information
Boilermaker Special - Free Ride Fridays
Friday, September 27 – 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stewart Center, west side
The Purdue Reamer Club is pleased to offer FREE RIDE FRIDAYS to the Purdue Community! Pick-up and drop-off are on the west side of STEW, approximately every 15 minutes. All rides are weather-permitting.
Boiler Bridge Walk
Friday, September 27 – 5:45 pm
John Myers Pedestrian Bridge
Meet and greet the Boilermaker football team on home game weekends at the Boiler Bridge Walk. Marshalled by Purdue Pete, the cheerleaders and the Boilermaker Special, the football team takes the home game walk across the The John Myers Pedestrian Bridge into Lafayette.
Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 27 – 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A - Parade Begins - Intersection of State and Pierce Streets and Parade Ends - Mackey Arena
Come celebrate our university and community at the Boilermaker Night Train Parade! The parade will feature walking units, vehicles and floats made by student organizations and local businesses. The route will begin at Northwestern Avenue and West Columbia Street, continue south on Northwestern Avenue, and west on State Street before turning north on University Street and ending at Mackey Arena. The parade will highlight this year’s theme, “Once Upon a Homecoming.” Free and open to the public More Information
Family Day
Saturday, September 28
West Lafayette Campus
Purdue faculty and staff (and students) hope to see families back on campus for the annual Family Day event on Saturday, Sept. 28. The day starts with a Celebration on the Mall and special activities being coordinated by the schools and colleges. Two hours prior to the game, there will be a free tailgate on the lawn of Owen Hall sponsored by University Residences Parent Association. The Boilermakers take on Northern Illinois University with a noon kick-off time at Ross-Ade Stadium, and a Boilermaker BBQ will take place immediately following the game. More Information
Boilermaker gathering at Dauch Alumni Center
Saturday, September 28 – 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dauch Alumni Center
The Purdue Alumni staff will be here for each home football game to have the Spurgeon Hall of Spirit, Morse Library and Rudolph room open for visitors. Come in, check out the displays and take your picture on a life size replica of the Boilermaker Special. Game times have not been set for all of the games but the building will close at kick off so staff can cheer on the Boilers. More Information
Family Friendly Homecoming Celebration on Stadium Mall
Saturday, September 28 – 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stadium Mall
Bring the whole family to enjoy stage performances, food vendors, and activity tents hosted by colleges, schools and units across campus. Free and open to the public. More Information
Boilermaker Crossing
Saturday, September 28 – 9:00 am
Sally and Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and the Brees Academic Center
Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet the teams, play on the inflatable games, get prizes, pick up posters and more! Boilermaker Crossing begins approximately three hours prior to kick off. Boilermaker Crossing will be located in the plaza between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium. The event is free for the whole family.
211º Session
Saturday, September 28 – 9:49 am
Mackey Arena
Tradition will redefine itself this fall, when a major pep rally, titled 211º , featuring the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, first-year head football coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players becomes a pregame tradition in Mackey Arena. This event replaces, and expands upon, the band's traditional Slayter Hill concert. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at the session. More Information
LIve Music @ Boilermaker Crossing
Saturday, September 28 – 11:00 am
Bob and Sally Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium
Head over to the stage area of Boilermaker Crossing an hour before kickoff for a live musical performance.
Purdue vs. Northern Illinois (Family Day/Homecoming/Varsity P Club Weekend)
Saturday, September 28 – 12:00 pm
Ross-Ade Stadium
BOILERMAKER KIDS CLUB DAY: Kids Club members will receive two FREE tickets to this game. More Information
Brighton Beach Memoirs, Purdue Theatre
Saturday, September 28 – 2:30 pm
Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
By Neil Simon Directed by Richard Stockton Rand Amidst the canon of autobiographical playwriting, Brighton Beach Memoirs lives closer to Eugene O’Neill’s Ah Wilderness! than Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie. Within the four walls of the Jerome home we are privy to adolescent fantasies, Depression-era hardships, teenage rebellion, and sibling rivalry. In the bigger picture, money is tight and a world war is looming. But in Neil Simon’s heartfelt masterpiece, there’s only one way to go: “Onwards and Upwards!” Rating PG-13 (coming-of age-issues, mature themes, adolescent language, recommended for ages 14 and up)
Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, September 28 – 7:00 pm
Mackey Arena
The Class of 2013 consists of nine former student-athletes, coaches and administrators, who were part of the Purdue athletic scene during eight different decades, stretching from 1892 to 2008: Tony Butkovich, football, 1943; Alpha Jamison, football, baseball and track and field athlete, football and basketball coach, 1892-1901; Matt Light, football, 1996-2000; Stacey Lovelace, basketball, 1993-96; Willie Merriweather, basketball, 1957-59; Carol Mertler, field hockey coach and administrator, 1975-1988; Serene Ross, track and field, 1999-2002; Joe Tiller, football coach, 1982-85, and 1997-2008; and Dick Walbaum, administrator, 1984-2001. These Boilermaker greats will join the 126 former Boilermakers who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1994, when the selection process was initiated. Admission is $5, payable the day of the event beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ackerman Atrium.
Purdue Varsity Glee Club Worship Service
Sunday, September 29 – 11:00 am
University Church, 320 North Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Join the Purdue Varsity Glee Club for the annual Homecoming Worship Service at University Church. More Information
Softball - Purdue vs. Danville
Sunday, September 29 – 12:00 pm
Boilermaker Softball Complex
Purdue Softball team's 5th game of the season. They go up against Danville. More Information