Engineering PREVIEW

Engineering PREVIEW was launched in 1975 to encourage students who have received first year engineering admission offer to choose Purdue. PREVIEW gives participants an opportunity to meet and hear from current engineering students, faculty, and staff about their experiences and have their questions answered regarding life at Purdue.

Individuals of all races, genders, and backgrounds are welcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions
February 18 - February 19, 2024
March 31 - April 1, 2024
  • Format: In-person
Personal belongings for an overnight stay, coat, jacket, umbrella, cash and coins for arcade during bowling and billiards, Purdue swag, souvenirs, and incidentals. There is no set amount of cash to bring as each student's spending habits vary. MEP is not responsible for lost or stolen items, cash, coins or personal belongings.
PREVIEW is offered at no cost to the participants. Lodging, accommodations, activities, and scheduled meals are included for the admitted student. Student participants are responsible for their travel to and from the Purdue main campus. For Guests (parents/guardians), MEP will also provide scheduled meals and activities, however lodging will not be covered for parents/guardians. 
The Minority Engineering Program covers the cost of housing for the admitted student who will lodge with a peer in a two-student room (separated by gender). Students are encouraged to stay overnight with their peers but may choose to stay with their parents. The Minority Engineering Program is not responsible for hotel/housing arrangements outside the PREVIEW program.

If you cannot attend PREVIEW but are interested in attending Purdue University to study engineering, please contact us to schedule a family visit or zoom meeting to answer any questions you may have.

The agenda includes campus tours, engineering lab tours, engaging meals with faculty and students, engineering projects, exposure to the engineering curriculum and social activities, and the opportunity to attend the Admissions' program, "Purdue's for Me." Additionally, participants will learn about various on campus resources available to students.
  • On Sundays, campus parking is free and available in various locations on campus. The parking map is provided here.
  • On Mondays, parking is not free. To park on campus, you will need to purchase a "Daily A Permit" for $5.00/day. This permit allows you to park in any designated "A" parking space on campus such as (Graduate House Parking, Northwestern, Wood Street, open parking lots, etc.). Purchase the Daily A Permit here. Create a free guest login and select "visitor permits" to obtain the parking pass. The parking pass for Grant Street is $10.00/day.
Purdue University strives to be an inclusive and accessible University. If you anticipate experiencing disability related barriers while on campus, please contact the Minority Engineering Program office at: 
University Collaboration - Office of Admissions
Purdue's for Me

Offered on multiple dates during the spring semester, Purdue's for Me is designed to answer all your questions about your next steps for accepting your offer, and to show you and your family what it is like to live and study at Purdue.

Purdue Diversity Day

A full-day visit program designed to welcome our admitted minority students and their families. Meet with representatives from each of our academic colleges, tour campus, visit our nationally ranked cultural centers, and more!

Boilermaker Bound

At these receptions in your area, you can meet alumni and learn about their Purdue experiences, speak with an admissions counselor, meet representatives from Purdue academic colleges and learn about the next steps to becoming a Boilermaker!

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