Welcome to Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), Purdue's orientation program that occurs the week before classes begin.
The purpose of this site is to give a general overview of the BGR new student orientation program and to introduce you to the student staff structure.

Orientation Week!


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.
Information about each is below:

BGR Ross Ade

BGR is Purdue's week-long orientation held the week before classes begin. During BGR you will learn how to succeed academically, will make friends, and will learn your way around campus.
There is a $320 fee to attend BGR, which covers most meals and all programmatic costs during the week.

BGR 2014 will take place over August 17-August 24, 2014!
Move in will take place on August 16th and August 17th, 2014, with official programming beginning on Sunday, August 17!

Are you going to be living off campus and wondering if you
should participate? You should! Click here for some information!
To learn more about Boiler Gold Rush, click here.
BGR Overview
Sat. Aug 16 Sun. Aug 17 Mon. Aug 18 Tues. Aug 19 Wed. Aug 20 Thurs. Aug 21 Fri. Aug 22 Sat. Aug 23 Sun. Aug 24
Morning
Move in Move in Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Move in Move in Academic Expectations Campus Safety Academic Integrity Academic Success Information Literacy Community Action Day Religious Activities (Optional)
Hosted by Purdue faith-based student organizations
Afternoon
Move in Residence Hall Floor Meetings Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection Lunch and Small Group Reflection
Move in Parent and Family Welcome Ceremony
2pm at the Rec Center
Traditions Walk and Resource Fair Academic Course Preview Sessions Boiler Up Rally
Intro to Athletics
Campus Interest Sessions College Welcomes Be Involved Fair
Intro to Purdue Organizations
Send-off Celebration
Move in New Student Induction Ceremony (Parents and Families invited)
4pm at Mackey Arena
Leadership and Identity Development Diversity and Intercultural Competence Financial Literacy Campus Technology Self-Advocacy Skills Meet the Greeks Resident Hall Activities
Evening
Dinner During this period, families say farewell to their students. Students may choose to eat in the dining courts. Dinner and Small Group Reflection Dinner and Small Group Reflection Dinner and Small Group Reflection Dinner and Small Group Reflection Dinner and Small Group Reflection Dinner and Small Group Reflection Residence Hall Activities
Residence Hall Floor Meetings Meet the Teams
Students get paired with Team Leader
FreeZone
Diversity and Inclusion Production
Late Night with Rec Sports UnionFest Boiler Bridge Bash We Are Purdue! Religious Activites (Optional)
Hosted by Purdue faith-based student organizations
Residence Hall Activities
Slayter Slam
Dance, Music and Activities Bash
Opening Ceremony Store Run - Meijer Store Run - Target Residence Hall Activities Residence Hall Activities
BGRi is a supplemental component of Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) specifically created for international students. It is held the four days before BGR.
More information on BGRi can be found at http://www.iss.purdue.edu/bgri.

BAND CAMP

Students interested in trying out for Purdue's All-American Marching band are required to participate in Band Camp which takes place at the same time as BGR.
More information can be found at www.purdue.edu/bands.

Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO)

Students who audition and are accepted into either the Purdue Varsity Glee Club or the Purduettes, will be required to participate in PMO’s week long pre-season camp, which takes place at the same time as BGR. 
More information can be found at www.purdue.edu/pmo.

Intercollegiate Student-Athletes

All incoming student-athletes are expected to participate in Boiler Gold Rush. 
Fall sport participants are not able to participate in BGR due to their practice schedules and should contact their athletics academic support services advisor to discuss options for their specific sport.

BGR Student Assistance Fund Donation

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at studentsuccess@purdue.edu or give us a call at 765-494-9328BGR.

Hail Purdue!
- BGR Staff

Purdue University is a proud member of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA). For more information about this organization and general orientation information, please check out the NODA website at http://www.nodaweb.org/