BGR Activities and Events
To give you a feel for BGR, we have included descriptions of a few of the activities & events that occur throughout the week. In order to gain the best experience, BGR participants are expected to attend all events and participate in all activities.
Take a personal, guided tour led by one of Purdue's orientation leaders which highlights the location of your own classes and offers priceless student information such as computer lab locations, the best places to study, and more.
Experience a night at the Union, complete with free food, music, games, and an all time favorite dance-off competition! You'll also get pumped at the France Cordova Recreational Sports Center with numerous team competitions, swimming, volleyball, basketball, and more! BGR also offers bus trips to local stores that are full of student discounts and fun giveaways!
Eat lunch with other students in your major, learn more information about your college, and get a change to speak with faculty and staff in your area of study. The picnic is located on Memorial Mall, the oldest part of Purdue's campus.
Depending on weather, gather at Ross Ade Stadium or Mackey Arena, which features the Purdue tailgate and famous pre-game show, to learn "Hail Purdue," our fight song, and gear up for Big Ten athletics with the cheerleaders, band, and Boilermaker Special. Our Boilermaker athletes are excited to welcome YOU to Purdue!
F r e e Zone:
A diversity awareness program developed by current students that not only helps students become more aware of who they are as individuals, but also helps them appreciate and value the differences around them!
Throughout the week, several guest speakers will perform in Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music. Past presenters ranged from the inspirational story of Bernie McGrenahan, to the hot dance moves of Judson Laipply, and we can't forget the downright hilarious relationship doctor, David Coleman, who has kept us laughing all night. Students will get a chance to talk with the Purdue Police and Fire Departments about how to stay safe on campus. You'll also hear from campus organizations such as the Black Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) and the Residence Hall Association.
University Resource Fair:
Find out what resources are available to you on Purdue's campus by attending the University Resource Fair! Each office or resource will have a table set up during the Academic Picnic, which may include Purdue University Libraries and PUSH.
Welcome to the West Lafayette/Lafayette Community Business Fair
Community partners are excited to see new Boilermakers! From eateries, volunteer opportunities to boutiques to pet shops come see what the West Lafayette/Lafayette area has to offer!
Boilermaker GetInvolved Activity Fair
Learn about Purdue's diverse clubs and organizations which will be gathered in one place to help you get involved both on and off campus. With over 900+ organizations there is something for everyone!If your Purdue student organization is interested in participating click here!
Choose whether to acquire some college study tips, discover more in depth information about a college organization, learn how to use the CityBus, or more in these information sessions.
Led by your Team Leader, you will discuss Purdue and the benefits and challenges it presents. You'll also get to know yourself and your team of 10-15 other new students during this time, and, most of all, have FUN!
For a more in-depth look at our schedule, please feel free to review the BGR 2012 schedule. Be sure to note that this is BGR 2012’s schedule and BGR 2013 could look slightly different and is subject to change.