STAR 2014 Information

STAR 2014 is quickly approaching!  We are so excited to start meeting you!  We hope you are just as excited to be at Purdue and start your transition to college.

*Don’t forget to complete your ALEKS Math Placement test AND your Pre-Registration Survey before you come to STAR!!

Remember to check the West Lafayette weather before your STAR day.  Bring an umbrella and plan to wear layers—the temperature can vary a lot during the day.  And don’t forget those walking shoes—there are lots of bus routes, but there is still a lot of walking during the day.  Don’t worry about getting lost, though.  We have that taken care of for you!

After you check in for the day you will hear a welcome presentation.  Then you will be escorted to our college sessions.   We will split the students from their families for our college presentations—we have written our sessions especially with both types of attendees in mind.

Students will then be taken through their STAR day activities by a STAR Ambassador.  Throughout the day you will meet with your advisor, eat lunch, take foreign language placement exams, visit a resource fair, and register for your Fall classes.  Your Ambassador will also help you learn about how to survive at Purdue when you get here in August.

Parents will be taken to the Family Track activities, where they will hear so much information to help their students that their heads may explode!

At the end of the day you will meet up together again, and you will all be exhausted.  But remember, it is worth it, because you will be a Boilermaker!



Calling all volunteers!

Food Finders Food Bank is looking for energetic volunteers to help sort through the 65,000 lbs of food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

All of our volunteer opportunities are listed on our website:

It’s really easy to sign up to volunteer online as well! There is a link to our online schedule on the webpage. Spot availability for each shift should be listed. If the shifts during the week don’t work with your schedule, or if you have a group of 5 or more that would like to come in, Stacy would be more than happy to try and work a schedule out with you!

If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Stacy, volunteer coordinator, at 765-471-0062 or