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.

Please note that many of these questions are specific to the 2020 BGR program. They will be updated with information about BGR 2021 at a future date.

Top Questions

Can I still be involved in Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) or Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) as an online student?

Yes. Incoming students who enroll in the online learning option for Fall 2020 will be able to participate in elements of BGR and BGRi. Students will need to register, but will not be charged a fee. More details about the online program are expected to be announced publicly at a later date.

When do meals start for BGR student participants?

Meals start as soon as the student is checked in to the BGR program on their day of move-in.

Are there any events for family and guests?

Parent and Family Connections will host several online 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?

If you are joining us on campus, 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, 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 outside of the registration fee, 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 Brightspace (available in late July). All topics will be discussed during BGR; however, there is one topic that will direct you to complete a 'myStrengths' assessment. Make sure you complete the myStrengths Assessment in the Leadership and Professional Development section before you arrive at BGR.

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