2023 In-Person International Parent Welcome
August 12 - 14, 2023

Parents and guests are encouraged to attend the International Parent Welcome events hosted by the Student Services team in the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS).  Events will be held from August 12th to the 14th, 2023. ISS will be hosting events intended to introduce information about student life; the roles of Purdue University and the campus community during a student’s academic career; and what it means to be a Boilermaker.
Please check back closer to August for the 2023 International Parent Welcome schedule and list of events. We hope to see you at Purdue in August as we welcome the newest members of our Boilermaker family!

We also encourage parents and families to get plugged into the Parent & Family Connections community. Make sure to subscribe to the monthly newsletter to stay in the know and to receive the latest information.

Have a question? Or need more information about the International Parent Welcome event, feel free to reach out to us at ISSprogramming@purdue.edu.

Registration Information

The International Parent Welcome will take place from Saturday, August 12th, 2023, to Monday, August 14th, 2023. All parents, guests, and family members are welcome to join. Participants should register through their student registration for BGRi at MyPurdue no later than August 1st, 2023.

Schedule of Events
Please Check back closer to August for the schedule of events.
Getting to Purdue

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, IN. The most common airports students and guests use are located in Indianapolis, IN, and Chicago, IL. From the airport you will either need to take a shuttle to campus or rent a car. 

Airport Shuttle Information

Lodging Information

Visitors are encouraged to arrange lodging early as lodging options fill up quickly. Please be aware that guests are not allowed to stay with students in their University Residences. 

Home of Purdue is a great resource to local options for your lodging needs. 

Visitor Information

Once you are able to visit campus we encourage you to explore the Greater Lafayette area. The area has a lot to offer, whether you are looking at exploring local foods, visiting a near by park, or taking a walk through the downtown Farmers Market. Information about these resources and more can be found on the following pages:


Visitor Parking
If you plan on driving to campus it is going to be very important that you plan ahead. Free parking on campus is limited and most parking require purchasing a permit ahead of schedule. Learn more about parking by visiting the visitor parking services website.
Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about the International Parent Welcome please contact us at ISSprogramming@purdue.edu.