Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)

Welcome to the start of your next chapter-college orientation!  Your STAR day will consist of meeting peers in your college, receiving academic advice, registering for your fall courses, and getting excited and learning more about your new home from an upperclass student leader.  

Incoming students (for the fall term) will select their one-day STAR session and come to Purdue's West Lafayette campus to conduct this and other important business.

STAR Collage

All new, domestic, first-year and transfer students who will enroll in classes for the first time in fall 2016 are required to attend the Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration (STAR) program to receive academic advisement and register for their courses.
Students who do not attend this program will still receive advisement and be registered for their fall courses, but they will not be able to do so until Purdue faculty and staff have concluded serving the students participating in STAR.
Colleges, schools, and programs offer various dates for students to attend in the summer. Here is a set of instructions to guide you through the process of registering for a STAR session. Students who feel that they are unable to attend may request an exception and, if granted, be enrolled in the online Virtual STAR program. Exception information is at the bottom of the dates listed on myPurdue.   Click here to register to attend STAR.

Program Dates
STAR 2016 will be held  June 13- July 8, 2016 (weekdays only). Arrival, check-in and resource fair begins at 7 am, and the program ends at 5 pm each day. (Note: Purdue is on the Eastern Time Zone and always has the same time as New York City.)

Lodging Information
Click here for lodging information.

International students admitted for the fall term will be automatically enrolled in the online version which is called Virtual STAR. In early May, they will receive an email message about this preparation program and will be provided with instructions about how to access and complete this course. International students can choose to visit Purdue in the summer and attend STAR in-person with the domestic students although this is completely voluntary. Students who attend STAR in-person will not be required to complete the Virtual STAR course.

Click here for more information about Virtual STAR.

STAR for new students will take place between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on the day of the new student's registered session. View the detailed schedule for STAR 2016.

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