Purdue Orientation Programs is dedicated to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all people. Accessibility is never an afterthought, and all incoming students can expect to be able to participate fully in Purdue Orientation. Below you may find information about our Orientation-specific accommodations. If you would like more information about accessibility at Purdue in general, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) website.

Closed Captioning

As a general rule, Orientation Programs provides captioning for all live and recorded events. At Boiler Gold Rush, students can expect that all of our in-person events will be live-captioned by the Purdue Hall of Music and all recordings of those sessions will be closed captioned as well. For information about closed captioning in the classroom, visit the Accommodations & Services page of the DRC website.

Boiler Gold Rush Sensory Guide

Purdue Orientation Programs has created a custom "Sensory Guide" for all students attending BGR/BGRi. The purpose of the guide is to help students with neurodiversity needs navigate the BGR environment in a safe and comfortable way.

This sensory guide gives a list of all events taking place at BGR/BGRi that may pose some level of accessibility issue or sensory overload for a student. This includes events with loud noises, flashing lights, large amounts of physical movement, and more.

Many events with sensory warnings provide the option of an alternative event, which occurs at the same time. Alternate events include virtual viewings of the event, separate smaller events, or other accessible BGR opportunities. All students will receive a copy of the 2023 Sensory Guide when they arrive to campus.

Campus Accessibility

Purdue University has also created a 'Campus Accessibility Guide' for all students, families, and visitors. This guide shows where to find accessibile bathrooms, tunnels, ramps, parking, and more. Please note that this accessibility guide is currently being updated, and may not reflect the current state of Purdue's campus.

If you discover a barrier to your physical access on campus, please contact the DRC on their "Report a Physical Barrier" page.

Download Campus Accessibility Guide

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