The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Graduate School Tour Guide Program

Being a Graduate School tour guide is more than just giving tours. You’re the face of the Purdue University Graduate School to prospective graduate students, their families and important community members. Tours have a huge impact on applications and accepting offers, which means you will have a huge impact on everyone that comes to Purdue. If you’re excited about sharing your graduate student experience and have a passion for changing lives, we encourage you to apply!

We Look for Students Who:

  • Are articulate, professional and responsible.
  • Share a strong enthusiasm for Purdue.
  • Are current graduate students.
  • Work well with individuals and groups in a public environment.
  • Know our campus, its events, and activities well.
  • Know Purdue Graduate School admissions requirements well.
  • Can address all questions optimistically.
  • Reflect the diversity of our student population.
  • Are active in the graduate school community.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Are students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0

As a Graduate School Tour Guide, You:

  • Guide memorable walking tours for individuals, families and large groups.
  • Provide a positive visit experience to all guests.
  • Volunteer only one Friday a month!
  • Participate in training other tour guides.
  • Help recruit future graduate students!

Apply Now

We are currently looking for volunteers. Here’s how to apply:

  1. Complete the application at:
  2. If selected, attend an interview & mandatory training session (details to follow).
  3. Be available for potential tours one Friday a month.
  4. Questions can be addressed to

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

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