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This year’s Spring Fling will host some traditional favorites and will highlight some new additions! Join us on May 21st to see what's happening!

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Information Table

11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Gym 4, CREC

Staff will be available to guide you to your event.  Drop off food drive items here.


11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Gym 4, CREC

You'll have a choice between a turkey & cojack, a ham & swiss, or a vegetarian sandwich.  We will offer our side options of chips, pretzels, carrots, trail mix, apples, and ice cream.  Bottled beverages will be provided.

For those employees still hard at work, carry out orders will be available at the Meredith Hall back dock.  Orders will be taken May 11-15 at 49-47166, and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 15.  Walk-in orders will not be accepted.

ZERO Waste

The Spring Fling coordinating committee continues to sponsor Purdue's Zero Waste program.  Last year we recycled 1040 lbs of waste with 130 lbs of waste composted.  Less than 75 lbs actually went to the landfill.  We will continue our part by offering products in recyclable packaging and providing containers for the compostable waste.  We ask that everyone do their part by utilizing the proper containers. Together we can make Spring Fling 2015 another ZERO WASTE event!


Music and Karaoke!

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Rankin Track

Enjoy music from every genre as you line up for lunch or dine outside with the hottest DJ in Lafayette!  Purdue staff can show off their singing abilities by participting in Karaoke!


Registration-required events

Purdue's Got Talent!

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Feature Gym, CREC

The coordinating committee invites you to show-off your talent this year at our talent show!  Sign up individually, or with a group of other talented staff.  Acts will be judged and prizes will be awarded.

If you are interested and have questions, please contact Marta Read at 49-48011, or mlread@purdue.edu for more information.

Register online or complete the form in your registration packet by May 1.

Classic Vehicle Show

11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Parking Lot, North Drive CREC

Open-class show of antique, classic, and show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles.

Vehicles will be displayed in the north drive of the CREC. All types of vehicles are welcome. Prizes will be awarded. All participants will receive dash plaques.

To help this event be a success, exhibitors should remember:

  • Information placards about the vehicle will be provided.
  • Purdue assumes no responsibility for theft of or damage to exhibit items.

Register online or by completing the form in your registration packet by May 8.

Golf Outing

Tee times begin at 11:30 a.m. on May 21.

Sign up to play the Kampen course for $30.  This special rate includes 18 holes walking, with the option of riding at a discounted cart rate of $10.

Tee times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your Purdue ID will be checked when you register at the Dye Clubhouse.

Registration:  Please call 494-3139, ext 1 to reserve your tee time.  Online reservations will not work for this event. Call to make your reservations soon because times fill up quickly!

Fitness Walk

Start between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Finish any time before 3:30 p.m. The walk will only be cancelled if there is a severe storm.

An approximately three mile, non-competitive walking event. Walk may include some elevation and/or steps.

Register online OR complete the form in your registration packet by May 8.

More information, including hints for a great walk, is available here.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can volunteer to help with Spring Fling 2015 by registering online OR by completing the Volunteer Registration form in your registration packet. By registering as a volunteer, you will receive three (3) additional entries for the door prizes! Deadline is May 8.


Free play and non-registered events

Zumba/Yoga Sessions

12:00- 1:00p.m.
Multipurpose Room 5, CREC

You'll want to join in this musical exercise program where Latin-style dance moves are incorporated into aerobic training that keeps participants coming back!  Come and see what Zumba is all about!

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room 5, CREC

Many people think that yoga is just stretching. While stretching is certainly involved, yoga is about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. Your practice of yoga is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring! Come and see what Yoga is all about!


Tour Campus with CityBus!

NW Corner of Jischke and Third Streets, CREC

Where did the name Boilermakers originate? How many students were enrolled when Purdue opened? Whey was the John Purdue statue placed across from University Hall? Learn the answers to these questions and more by riding the Spring Fling "Tour Campus with CityBus"! Tour runs every 30 minutes; last tour starts at 1:30 p.m.


12:00–2:00 p.m.
Lower Gym, CREC

Make it an extra special day by winning some great prizes for getting “Bingo”! 

Yard Games

11:30p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rankin Track

If you're looking for a game that doesn't require a lot of pain and strain, join a game of Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, or Badminton with your friends and co-workers!  


Indiana Bloodmobile

11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Circle Drive Northwest Plaza, CREC


Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment to donate by clicking here.

Spring Fling will again host its annual blood drive.  Purdue staff and faculty has made this event successful for five years running, and we have surpassed our goal each year!  Keep up the good work Purdue!  The Indiana Blood Center provides blood to more than 60 hospitals in Indiana.  Please plan to donate at Spring Fling, and bring a photo I.D.

Purdue University Retiree Association (PURA)                                                                          

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Northwest Plaza, CREC

Are you prepared for retirement?  Stop by and speak to PURA, Fidelity and TIAA-Cref representatives

Sponsored Event: FOOD DRIVE for the Food Finders Food Bank

**Drop-off barrels will be located next to the Newstand in Stewart Center, and around the corner from Starbucks two weeks prior to Spring Fling; bring perishables by anytime!  On event day, look for specially marked food barrels next to the information table, and PURA retiree tent.


Again this year, PURA (Purdue University Retirees Association) is asking everyone to bring at least one non-perishable item with them to Spring Fling.  Food Finders Food Bank is the largest non-profit food provider in mid-north Indiana, and each year, the Food Finders Food Bank works with 120 agencies in 16 Indiana counties; 66 of those agencies are right here in Tippecanoe County. 

Items Needed by Food Finders Food Bank:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Soups and stews
  • Pasta and meat sauces
  • 100% Fruit Juices
  • Meals in a can/box
  • Canned fish and meats
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Noodles/spaghetti
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Boxed rice and potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Paper products
  • Laundry products
  • Personal care products


****Staff Appreciation Drawings****

To be eligible, bring your Spring Fling invitation and deposit it in the drawing boxes located at the Information Table by 2:00 p.m. on May 21.  Winners will be notified via email or phone on May 22.  A listing of winners will be available on this site.