March 25, 2018
Grandparents University set for June 27-28
Purdue Conferences and the Purdue Alumni Association will host the second annual Grandparents University at Purdue on June 27-28.
The two-day program allows grandparents or other older adult relatives and children ages 7 to 14 an opportunity to live the college life at Purdue. Participants attend classes in a major of their choice, eat meals and stay overnight in the residence halls and explore campus. A tentative program schedule and location details can be found here.
Adult participants do not have to be alumni of Purdue to attend, but at least one family member must be. The program requires a ratio of no more than two children per adult.
Purdue Alumni Association members receive a discount on registration. The member rate for one adult and child pair is $240. The nonmember rate is $300 per pair. Additional adults can register for $140 and each additional child can register for $80. The program fee includes meals, instructional materials, campus transportation, tours, entertainment and a T-shirt. A graduation ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the program.
Registration is now open online. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with multiple grandchildren and grandparents who wish to have separate majors must fill out separate registration forms.