All Aboard 2023 for Parents & Families
All Aboard Parents & Families Resources
All Aboard, previously known as STAR or VSTAR, is the new name for Purdue's required summer orientation program for beginning and transfer students. It is broken into four steps that cover the period between early May and mid-August: PUR 101, Purdue Advising, PUR 102, and Purdue Welcome. Purdue Welcome encompasses Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), BGR-International, as well as programs for musicians and athletes.
But All Aboard is not just for students! During the All Aboard program, the Exploratory Studies staff offers parents and families orientation information so they can assist their students in their high-school-to-college transition.
- Staff Biography Booklet (PDF): Meet our advisors, leadership, and support staff!
- Purdue's Academic Calendar for 2023-2024: Includes dates for breaks, holidays, as well as course drop and add deadlines.
- Useful Websites for Purdue Parents & Families (PDF): Websites for key Purdue offices and services
- EDPS 10500 Assignment Descriptions (PDF)
- Parent's Guide to What To Expect for their Student's First Year (PDF)
For more information about the All Aboard program, please visit the All Aboard Orientation Page.