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

Marion Blalock is responsible for improving life on campus and opportunities for minority students, promoting programs that have impacted thousands of Boilermakers. 

She mentored and motivated minority engineering students during her 30+ years leading the Purdue Minority Engineering Program, forever changing career trajectories and outcomes. 

Even as a #Purdue undergraduate in the 1960s, she joined other student protestors in urging the hiring of more minority faculty, offering Black history courses and establishing @purdue.bcc. 

Join us in recognizing her powerful legacy and read more at the 🔗 in bio.
Join host Kate Young and @PurdueforLifeFoundation President and CEO Matt Folk at @8ElevenBistro in @PurdueMemorialUnion for a special edition of our official university podcast, #ThisIsPurdue. 

Listen as Matt dives into Purdue for Life’s goals and initiatives, how the foundation got its name and what he loves most about keeping the #Boilermaker spirit and community thriving for generations to come — all while enjoying a delicious meal as part of our new “Boilermaker Bites” series. 

Warning: This episode may make you hungry! 🔗 in bio.
Our Purdue Favorites! What would your template look like? 💛 🖤
“Take care of yourself first.” 

@PurdueBusiness MBA alumna and @Ford’s human resources director Rochelle Dorn-Hayes is sharing her three biggest tips for improving your mental health when it comes to balancing your personal and professional life. 

Listen to her full #ThisIsPurdue episode today at 🔗 in bio.
#Purdue became the first U.S. university to offer college credit for flight training in 1930. 🛩️ 

Today, @purdueaviation is propelling the field to new heights with seven undergraduate majors and multiple graduate degrees and certifications. Learn more about #flight at Purdue at 🔗 in bio.
Join us for your next flight! 🛫 🌎 

Beginning May 15, the Purdue University Airport (LAF) will be offering 24 weekly round-trip flights from West Lafayette to Chicago with over 240 available connecting destinations. 

Learn more and start planning your next trip: 🔗 in bio. 👆