Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)

STAR is Purdue's program for new undergraduate students to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule.

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 2014 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. To request an exception, email Click here to register to attend STAR.

Program Dates
STAR 2014 will be held June 16 - July 11, 2014 (weekdays only). Arrival check in is 7-8 am, welcome presentation at 8 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 8:00am-5:00pm on the day of the new student's registered session. Students are allowed to bring 2 guests to STAR. Below you will find the daily agenda for STAR.
Check-in between 7:00am-8:00am
Check-in between 7:00am-8:00am
University Welcome and College Welcome
University Welcome and College Welcome
Events for the day include:
  • Advising & Testing
  • Honors College Event
  • Registration for classes
Family Programming
Reconnection with guests
Reconnection with student
Lunch will be provided.
Guests will have to pay for lunch.

Summer 2014 information coming soon!