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.

  • First-year students can choose between a traditional residence hall or apartment-style living.
  • Five dining courts and an array of restaurant options ensure that great food is never far away.
  • Learning communities integrate like-minded students with similar degree paths.

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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On InstagraM

Here’s What’s Happening Now

Join us for the summer’s best block party in #Indianapolis. 

Purdue is the presenting sponsor of USA Swimming LIVE, a free, nine-day party taking place on Georgia Street, just outside of Lucas Oil Stadium — host site for the @USASwimming Olympic Team Trials. 

Festivities began with Friday’s starting block party and continue June 15-23 in conjunction with the swimming trials. From exciting activities like #Purdue’s #VR #swimming experience that allows visitors to compete for the gold in a virtual #Olympic pool to live music, food and drinks, there will be family fun for everyone at USA Swimming LIVE. 

Attending the swimming trials? #Boilermakers can get 24% off their ticket purchase by using our special promo code. When purchasing tickets at (any day, any price, both single-day and single-session tickets), apply the code PURDUE24 when selecting seats to receive the discount. 

Learn more about USA Swimming LIVE presented by Purdue University at the 🔗 in bio.
What does it take to build two Olympic-sized swimming pools inside a football stadium? 🏟️🤔🏊 Just a few years ago, no one knew because it had never been attempted before. 

Learn how four Boilermakers at construction company @shielsexton helped to tackle this engineering marvel, turning a novel idea into an extraordinary reality. Their story is one of persistence, collaboration and innovation. Read more: 🔗 in bio. 👆
Earned his PhD in pathology from Purdue in 1982 🐷 

Served as dean of @pucvm for 17 years 🐶 

Spearheaded completion of the world-class David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex 🐴 

Grew the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program’s class size by 20% 🎓 

Changed the lives of countless animals and students 🐱 

Dean Willie Reed of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is stepping down this summer and we’re celebrating his legacy and impact in our latest episode of #ThisIsPurdue. 

Listen to the full episode at the 🔗 in bio.
Make your #Olympic dreams come true with the #Purdue #VR swim experience. 🥽 We’ll be on Georgia Street in #Indianapolis June 14-23 celebrating the @usaswimming #SwimTrials24. Join us! 🎉 

Learn more about the game and #PurdueIndianapolis at the 🔗 in bio.
👋 Hey there, incoming students! Learn why Carys, Brian and Ishita love their #PurdueIndianapolis majors. 

Then take your next step: Complete Purdue 101 at the 🔗 in bio.
We’ve got the energy. 💥👊🚂 #BoilerUp