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Alumni & Area Sightseers

The Purdue community prides itself in its roots of “practical” red brick buildings and high academic rigor. Yet its architecture and culture also reflect a ‘think big’ mentality and an aspiration to discovery.

Experience Purdue with a guided tour or on your own.

Guided Tour

The Purdue Welcome Center provides campus walking tours for small groups (less than 10) by appointment weekdays and at 10:00 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 Street (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

Self-Guided Tours

A self-guided tour booklet and a brochure are available at the Visitor Center located in the Northwestern Street Parking Garage and in the Purdue Memorial Union (main floor). These publications also can be viewed online, downloaded, and printed.

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, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during home football games from 8:00 a.m. to kick-off time. More info.

Galleries

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 Gallery 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 Street, Lafayette

Visit the Galleries website for current hours and exhibits

Cultural Centers

Three cultural centers – Black, Latino, and Native American – 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.

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Campus Scenes

Purdue Gateway Purdue Memorial Union and lawn University Hall Purdue All-American Marching Band & World's Largest Drum
Purdue Horticulture Garden Purdue Bell Tower Aerial view of Founder's Park and Loeb Fountain Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

Community Photos

A view of downtown Lafayette Downtown fireworks Pedistrian Bridge over the Wabash Water Globe at the Colombian Park Zoo
A local favorite in downtown Lafayette The Farmer's Market in West Lafayette Bicyclists are welcomed in the community Live music performances at the annual festivals

Videos

Purdue Campus Sculptures The Boilermaker Special Dining Options at Purdue World's Largest Rube Goldberg Machine at Purdue

Need Help?

  • Contact us by phone:
       (765) 494-4636
  • Send us an email:
       welcomecenter@purdue.edu
  • Visit us in person:
       Purdue Memorial Union
       Room 110
       101 N. Grant Street
       West Lafayette, IN 47907

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