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

The first @purdueaviationday was held in 1911 on a grass landing strip where present-day Elliott Hall is located. Nearly 17,000 spectators gathered to watch as two biplanes took to the sky. 

This year’s free event, which was entirely organized by students, took place April 13. Learn more about flight at Purdue at 🔗 in bio.
John Waggle’s persistent pursuit took him from a Navy submarine to Purdue’s new urban campus in Indianapolis. This mechanical engineering major is pouring everything into his education to achieve his dreams. 

Learn more at the 🔗 in the bio.
For the #Boilermakers out there who appreciate a great glass of wine, our latest #ThisIsPurdue podcast episode is for you! 

@kokomowinery and @breakingbreadwinery owner Erik Miller shares how his passion for the art of winemaking began after graduating from #Purdue and discusses his path to becoming the owner of an award-winning California winery. 

It’s the perfect episode to listen to as you prepare for your next wine and cheese night. 🍇🧀 

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🎢 Testing roller coasters 
🦖 Designing museum experiences 
🕵️‍♀️ Wearing spy glasses 

It’s just a day in the life of Carys George, a Purdue themed entertainment design student in Indianapolis. #PurdueIndianapolis
📣 Calling all admitted students! Visiting us this spring? Be sure to snap a photo 📸 in your favorite #Purdue spot. Haven’t made plans yet? We can help. 

Schedule your visit today at the 🔗 in bio.
How does someone prepare for a career in the space industry? 🚀 

It’s a path so extraordinary that finding a starting point can seem impossible. But Leading Women Toward Space Careers is connecting students to peers, specialists and astronauts who know what it takes to succeed in places like @NASA and @blueorigin. 

Students are ready for the future because of their ties to the industry’s trailblazers. 

Read more at the 🔗 in bio.