Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find a list of our frequently asked questions about this upcoming summer. 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.

Top Questions

What activities take place during Boiler Gold Rush?

BGR 2020 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 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on most days. Some of the highlights of past BGRs have been: Boiler Up Rally with Purdue athletics, Boiler Bridge Bash with community businesses and giveaways, B-Involved Fair with student organizations, and many more!

Are there any events for family and guests?

Parent and Family Connections will host several events for Parents and Guests on BGR move-in dates. Please make sure your family and guests are aware of these opportunities. There is no registration required. Find more information on the Parent and Family Connections website.

What should I wear during Boiler Gold Rush?

You will be doing a lot of walking throughout the week, so you will want to wear comfortable shoes. August in Indiana is often very hot in the summer, so be sure to wear shorts and T-shirts. Be sure to wear things that allow you to participate in a variety of activities.

Other Questions

If I am living off-campus, will I be in a group with other off-campus students?

Yes. Students are grouped according to living arrangements to create community.

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. You will have peers on your team from your residence hall and halls close to yours. You may even have some off-campus students, too! It’s important to meet and greet with all kinds of peers during BGR.

Will I need extra money for Boiler Gold Rush?

There are no additional costs associated with the BGR program, unless you choose to purchase personal items.

What should I do before I arrive at BGR?

Besides packing and preparing for the start of school, you will need to complete the Pre-Arrival Homework in Blackboard (available in late July). All topics will be discussed during BGR; however, there is one topic that directed you to do an assessment. Did you complete the myStrengths Assessment in the Leadership and Professional Development section? If not, please do before you arrive to BGR. You do not want to be the only one in your team who did not complete it!

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