Because student success is more than just credit hours logged, Purdue provides students with a comprehensive, diverse range of resources to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.
Getting started - Help students get off to a strong start
- Residential Life
- New Boilermaker Handbook
A concise guide that all students should read before starting their first year at Purdue.
- Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration (STAR), Virtual STAR
Before students start their academic career at Purdue, they will participate in a summer orientation program where they register for classes and learn how to get off to a good start.
- 4321 Graduate! Video
Learn about Purdue's supportive network of students, faculty and administrators that are helping students succeed.
- Financial Aid
- Learning Communities
Groups of first-year students who take the same courses and/or live in the same residence hall. Helps students make friends and create connections
- Common Reading Program
Provides a common, academic-based first-year experience for all new students through reading the same book.
- Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi)
On-campus orientation program for new incoming students.
- 21st Century Scholars
Designed to assist students from income-eligible families afford a college education.
- Purdue Promise Program
A four-year program that supports the efforts of the Twenty-first Century Scholars program.
- Purdue Opportunity Awards
Provides scholarships and support to eligible Twenty-first Century Scholars from Indiana.
A student support service that helps first-generation and at-risk students succeed at Purdue.
- Science Bound
This Purdue/Indianapolis Public Schools/Indianapolis business community partnership helps income-eligible students prepare for STEM study at Purdue.
- Span Plan
A service for adult students that offers an array of support services for nontraditional students at Purdue.
Academic support resources
- Academic Success Center
Offers a variety of resources to help students meet their academic goals.
- Supplemental Instruction
Weekly, peer-led study sessions and a good resource for study tips.
- Campus Tutoring Resources
Where to turn for free and paid tutoring options on campus.
- Office of the Dean of Students
Empowering all students to discover, pursue and acheive their personal and educational goals.
- Disability Resource Center
Helps students with disabilities find the services they need to get the most out of their Purdue experience.
Internships and career resources
- Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)
Purdue's central resource on internships and careers, resume and interview tips, and career-related one-on-one counseling.
- Student Success at Purdue
A division of the Office of the Provost that empowers and inspires all students to embrace lifelong learning by providing college success initiatives and services.
- Purdue Honors College
Provides students with high academic performance with residential learning experiences, exposure to cross-disciplinary problem solving and support in pursuit of graduate opportunities.
- Foundations of Excellence
A national initiative that seeks to help universities establish best practices for the first year as the key to overall college success.
This collaboration between the Office of Student Affairs and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology aims to provide Purdue students with up-to-date information aobut activities and events.
- Military and veteran student programs
- Vice President for Student Affairs
A coordinating hub for resources that promote learning, developmental growth and degree completion rates.
- Division of Diversity and Inclusion is the overarching unit that oversees multicultural education and programs at Purdue, which include the Latino Cultural Center, the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center and the LGBTQ Center.
- Purdue also has a vibrant Study Abroad program.
Health and wellness
- Purdue cares about students' health and wellness and offers a variety of services and centers to help students get healthy and stay that way. These include the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (Co-Rec).
- Health and safety services include the Sexual Assault Awareness program through the Office of Ethics and Compliance and Crisis Support Services provided 24 hours a day by the Office of the Dean of Students. For emergencies, always call 911. For nonemergencies, call the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221.