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Come join Explorers - Purdue Promise.  It is a version of the Explorers Learning Community just for those in the Purdue Promise program.  This learning community offers a course and out-of-class activities that will help you in your quest to find the right major at Purdue!

The Academic and Career Planning course taught by Exploratory Studies academic advisors is designed to help you learn about yourself, majors, and careers. This allows you to develop deep academic and social networks in class with students who will eventually choose majors across campus.

More information regarding the Purdue Promise program can be found here.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies and in the Purdue Promise program

Residential Component

  • Optional within Owen Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Full Academic Year

Associated Classes


EDPS 10500 - Academic and Career Planning

GS 19700 - Purdue Promise First-Year Experience 



No Courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Boiler Challenge ropes course
  • Cultural center tours
  • Introduction to Purdue resources
  • Exploration Acres Corn Maze
  • Course collaboration among associated courses
  • Purdue Convocations Productions
  • Periodic meals with faculty members

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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