Orientation and Transition

Purdue Orientation Programs introduce and connect all new undergraduate students to Purdue University through student and staff led academic and social programming, both on campus and virtual, to prepare them for their Purdue experience. Programs include Summer Transition, Advising, and Registration (STAR), Virtual STAR (VSTAR), Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), and BGR International (BGRi).

Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)

Congratulations on your admission to Purdue! Your first stop will be Purdue’s one-day Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program, where you'll meet your academic advisor, plan your fall courses, tour campus, and more.

First-year students enrolling this fall must attend STAR. You may bring up to two guests, who will attend and learn how to support you as a Boilermaker. Students enroll themselves and their guests for STAR via the myPurdue portal. Undergraduate students transferring to Purdue may sign up for STAR Transfer Day. International students and others who are unable to attend participate in an online version, called Virtual STAR.


Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)

Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) takes place the week before fall classes begin, and Purdue encourages all incoming students to take part. You’ll learn about campus traditions, Purdue culture and University resources. It’s also a great chance to make lasting friendships and learn how to be a successful Boilermaker.

Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) provides orientation for new international undergraduate students. It also enables international students to move in and begin acclimating early. The four-day program takes place the week before BGR and is free to students who enroll in and pay for BGR!

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi)

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