Alumni & Visitors
The Purdue community prides itself in its roots of "practical" red brick buildings and high academic rigor. This early groundwork supports our desire to move the world forward — through discovery and innovation.
The Purdue Welcome Center provides campus walking tours for small groups (fewer than 10) by appointment weekdays and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays when the semester is in session. Led by Purdue student ambassadors, the walking tours typically last an hour and cover the central region of campus.
Stop by the Welcome Center, located on the main level of the Purdue Memorial Union — 101 N. Grant St. (Room 110), at the designated times to tour the Purdue campus. You may also visit the online tour request form to sign up for an available tour date.
On Your Own
A self-guided tour booklet and a brochure are available at the Visitor Center, located in the Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage and in the Purdue Memorial Union (main floor). These publications also can be viewed online, downloaded and printed.
- Self-guided tour booklet
- Purdue app available for free download on both Android and iPhone
Dauch Alumni Center
A visit to Spurgeon Hall of Spirit in the Dauch Alumni Center provides interactive kiosks and exhibits showcasing Purdue's history and alumni achievements. The center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and during home football games from 8 a.m. to kickoff time. More info.
View some of Purdue's own collections as well as traveling exhibits at the two art galleries on campus — the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, located in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Visit our newest gallery, located in Lafayette, the Fountain Gallery, in the historic Perrin Building, 330 Main St., Lafayette.
Visit the Galleries website for current hours and exhibits.
Five cultural centers — Black, Latino, Native American, LGBTQ, and Asian American and Asian — foster a culturally diverse and intellectually inclusive campus environment while serving as a "second home" for students and a resource for educational materials, music, and art. Visit the centers' websites for contact information and hours of operation.