Supply Shopping List

It’s hard to believe school is just around the corner! We sometimes get students that ask us what school supplies they should bring to Purdue—and sometimes we find that people didn’t bring some of the items we consider essential.  So, as the school year approaches and you’re going shopping keep this list in mind! Here’s your unofficial Purdue School Supply Shopping List:

3 hole punch
large envelopes for keeping nice papers neat
binder clips
binders or notebooks
both mechanical and #2 pencils
note cards
paper clips
pens–different colors too
planner** Purdue Promise students will receive a free MortarBoard, others can buy one at Walmart or the Purdue bookstores
rubber bands
white out

Is there anything else that you think should be added to the list? What do you think is essential? Feel free to comment below!


Exploratory Studies Peer Mentors

Now that STAR is over, do you have any lingering unanswered questions about Purdue? Or your residence hall, now that you know where you’ll be living? Or classes and help resources? Or just student life in general?? If you’d really like the student perspective, or you’re too embarrassed to ask your advisor something, then GOOD NEWS! Our Exploratory Peer Mentors group now has an email just for YOU, our incoming students!

Please feel free to send your questions to One of our awesome Peer Mentors will be in touch with you in a couple of days with answers. The address is also up on our Exploratory Studies home page!