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 2023 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. In addition to proper clothing, it is recommended that students bring enough masks to have a clean mask each day (5-8).

Will there be international student specific programming during Boiler Cold Rush?

Yes, there will be specific programming for international students, new to Purdue and new to campus after a fall online experience.

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.

What activities take place during Boiler Cold Rush?

Boiler Cold Rush 2023 planning will consider safety precautions related to COVID-19 pandemic. We will have all sorts of activities planned for the program. You will be busy for most of the day, whether you are on campus or online. More information about specific activities will be released later this fall.

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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