Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find a list of our frequently asked questions about this upcoming Spring. This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Don't see your particular question? Feel free to fill out the form on our home page to request more specific information, and we will respond as soon as possible.

When can students living off-campus check in to Boiler Cold Rush?

Off-campus students will be able to check-in to Boiler Cold Rush on the same date as all on-campus students.  Official Boiler Cold Rush 2024 check-in dates will be announced in the fall.

What should I wear during Boiler Cold Rush?

January in Indiana is almost always cold. Expect temperatures in the 30s or 40s (Fahrenheit) most days, with the possibility for even colder temperatures at night. There may also be snow and ice, so be sure to bring proper footwear. Many of our activities will be inside, so dressing in layers may also be helpful.

Why are there two different registration fees (one for off-campus and one for on-campus students)?

Off-campus students have a $200 registration fee to cover the cost of meals during the program. On-campus students have a different registration fee ($150) because most on-campus students will have their meals covered from their selected on-campus meal plan.

If I am living in a University Residence Hall, will I be in a group with my roommate?

Potentially. Teams are created at random based on your area of living. Student groups may have students from the same or nearby residence halls and off-campus students. We value the importance of creating a community at Purdue, and will provide opportunities to meet other students throughout Boiler Cold Rush.


Will I need extra money for Boiler Cold Rush?

There are no additional costs associated with the Boiler Cold Rush program outside of the registration fee, unless you choose to purchase personal items.

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