June 11, 2018

Increased campus activity expected as summer STAR program kicks off with record attendance

More than 6,800 incoming students and about 10,000 of their guests will visit Purdue during the next four weeks for the Summer Transition, Advising and Registration orientation program, which will result in a higher volume of cars and an increase in pedestrian activity on central campus.

STAR runs on June 11 and weekdays from June 18-July 13, except on July 4 and 5. During the program, new undergraduate students will meet their academic advisor, request their fall courses, and more.

STAR attendees arrive on campus before 8 a.m. and wrap up activities between 4 and 5 p.m. Attendees will park at the Ross-Ade North Stadium Lot and take shuttles to central campus. Attendees also can pay to park in the Grant Street garage. There also will be increased pedestrian activity in the morning around Purdue Memorial Union and Elliott Hall of Music, and during lunchtime around Ford Dining Court. Students and guests will attend sessions around Wilmeth Active Learning Center throughout the day.

“This year, we’ve taken steps to minimize a lot of the on-campus traffic by moving STAR parking to a centralized location and providing transportation for our new students and guests,” says Craig Johnson, interim director of orientation programs. “We’re thankful for the entire Purdue community’s help in welcoming our new students and guests throughout the summer.”

Find more information about the STAR program at www.purdue.edu/star, or by contacting Kelley Stier, director of Parent & Family Connections, at kstier@purdue.edu, or Craig Johnson, interim director of orientation programs, at john1803@purdue.edu.

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