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Purdue's Housing operation is the fourth largest in
the country and the largest with no live-in requirement for any
students at any level in the University. Approximately
30% of the student body lives in the 15 housing units on campus.
For the past 10 years, 81-87% of each entering class has been
housed in one of Purdue's housing options.
GPA for all undergraduate students in residence halls and graduate
houses was higher than all off-campus students, class by class,
i.e., freshmen on
campus vs. freshmen off-campus, etc.
During the fiscal year
2003-04, University Residences served three million meals in
our halls. Purdue's Food Stores
Operation can store up to 50 semi-trailer loads of food
at ten degrees below zero. That's over two million pounds
The Union Club Hotel, the largest in the Lafayette-West
Lafayette area, completed
a $9.5 million renovation of the 131 rooms in its North Wing
in January 2002.
The Faculty Fellow program involves 170 faculty
and staff on a volunteer basis in the undergraduate residence
halls, making it one of the largest faculty involvement programs
in the country.
Over 4,600 residential life programs were offered
to University Residences students
during the academic year 2003-04.
Purdue Village administers
a language school program to approximately 400
Boiler TV is the University Residences' cable
service that offers 30 TV channels, FM radio signals, and Boiler
TV that provides five daily movies and announcements to residents,
academic campus subscribers, and visitors to campus. Like C-Span,
Boiler TV periodically broadcasts live campus events.
Residences is among the top ten busiest summer conference operators
in the country.
The Black Cultural Center has one of the finest
collections of books and periodicals relating to the African
American experience in the country. The BCC sponsored 58 programs
during the 2003-04 fiscal year. The BCC was featured in 129
articles in print media, including one article in Jet
Magazine featuring the Brown Sisters' appearance
at Purdue as part the 50th anniversary celebration of Brown
vs. Board of Education, which ended segregation in public schools.
Elliott Hall of Music was designed by the same architect who
designed Radio City Music Hall. With 6,025 seats, it is one
of the largest proscenium theaters in the world. Elliott Hall
of Music houses the oldest university public radio in the country,
WBAA. The Joe Tiller Show and The
Gene Keady Show are produced
weekly by Hall of Music productions in the television studio
located in the Hall of Music. Hall of Music Productions won
six ADDY awards, six TELLY awards, and two AURORA awards this
past year for its work in video production. The Hall of Music
Productions produces over 1,000 events annually, with over
95% of them having a direct tie to the life of the University.
Nearly 100 students are employed annually by the Hall of Music.
Memorial Union has the largest ballrooms in the Lafayette-West
Lafayette area and has the largest indoor holiday tree in Indiana
each year. PMU Banquet Services catered 3,982 events during the
2003-04 fiscal year; 18,651 events were held in the
Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. The Purdue Student
Union Board sponsored 186 programs during the 2003-04 academic
year with 44,309 in attendance. The PMU Recreation Center had
97,000 games of bowling played and over 10,500 hours of billiards
played. The food service venues in the Purdue Memorial Union
served 1,168,000 customers during the 2003-04 fiscal year. Each
day, 14,000 people come through the doors of the Purdue Memorial
Residence Hall Council has 25 elected hall officers who
serve as a liaison between students and administrators, while
each hall (12) has an independent student organization with
an annual budget in excess of $25,000.
*As of October 2003, applicable in the 2003-04
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