Life At Purdue

Experience the Boilermaker Community

At Purdue, everyone can take small steps to reach their giant leaps through unique educational opportunities, student organizations, campus resources and more.

Housing and Dining

Living on campus is an immersive experience that enhances all Purdue has to offer.  

West Lafayette 

  • First-year students can choose between a variety of housing options.
  • Five dining courts and an array of restaurant options ensure that great food is never far away. 


Student Clubs and Organizations

Discover that great minds don’t just think alike. They also get together to appreciate art, celebrate hip-hop, build robots, keep bees — and explore 1,000-plus other interests.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Feel like you can officially call campus home with welcoming cultural and resource centers, diversity organizations and more.

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Student Support Services

Find the resources and support systems to help you navigate your years here and face any challenge, big or small.

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Fraternities, Sororities and Cooperatives

Form lifelong friendships, network with people from all over the world and build leadership skills in one of our over 90 fraternities, sororities and cooperative organizations.

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Arts and Entertainment

See unforgettable musical and theatrical shows — or perform in one yourself — and visit the special exhibits at Purdue Galleries.

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Here’s What’s Happening Now

Take a walk and visit the Celery Bog!

🌼 Located near campus
🌳 Includes paved and mulch trails
🐶 Pet-friendly
Have you ever pushed yourself farther than you thought possible? John Waggle did. How did this Purdue student in Indianapolis go from a Navy submarine to an astronomical observatory in Hawaii to a mechanical engineering major? 

Hint: Hanging off mountains, working complex calculus problems and interning at NASA were all involved. 

Learn more at the 🔗 in the bio.
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

#Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, as millions witnessed the iconic moment on their television sets at home. 

Armstrong, along with lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, spent several hours exploring the lunar surface, collecting materials and photographing the terrain. 

The Apollo 11 mission was a monumental accomplishment for humanity and a proud part of our history as the “Cradle of Astronauts” – 27 #Boilermakers have been to space. 

“The time that I spent at Purdue learning engineering was absolutely critical to everything I’ve done throughout my entire career,” Armstrong said. 

Take a look at Armstrong’s amazing legacy and lasting impact on the university, from his time earning a @PurdueAeroAstro bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering to his returns to campus for many public appearances.
Drumroll, please! 🥁 @guinnessworldrecords just awarded a @purdueengineers team for the “smallest 3D-printed sculpture of a percussion instrument” — a microscopic version of the World’s Largest Drum. 

Learn more about creating the tiny replica and find out what microrobotics will do for the future of emerging fields like biomedicine. 

🔗 in bio.
#Boilermakers work hard and play hard! 💪📚
In honor of #NationalTattooDay, we're featuring #Boilermakers who love Purdue so much that they wanted to show their pride permanently. 🚂🆙