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Welcome to Graduate Gold Rush!

Fall '24 Grad Gold Rush: Friday, August 16

The Purdue University Graduate School is excited to welcome all new graduate students to our university community. Our Fall '24 Graduate Gold Rush will take place both in-person and online on Friday, August 16. This event is designed to help you start your journey as a successful graduate student at Purdue.

If you are unable to join us in person for Graduate Gold Rush, join us live! Watch from 9:00 - 10:00 am as speakers from across the university detail resources specifically for you! As an additional convenience, we have gathered material from each vendor participating in the resource fair which you can find under the resource fair tab located on this webpage.

Students attending the on-campus event should arrive at Loeb Playhouse before 9:00 am. Digital schedules will be provided at the event!

Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to thrive in your academic and personal pursuits. We know that starting graduate school can be both exciting and overwhelming, and we are here to help you navigate the transition.

Welcome to Purdue, and Boiler Up!

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Questions about Orientation? Contact or 765-494-2600.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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