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 reach out via email at to request more specific information, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Top Questions


When does move-in start for Boiler Gold Rush 2023?

Move-in for BGR 2023 will take place from Aug. 13-15. BGR programming will take place from Aug. 15-19.

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.

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 (80-90 degrees, Fahrenheit), 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

How does Purdue ensure that BGR programming is accessible to all students?

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. Visit our BGR Accessibility page to learn more about closed captioning and the BGR Sensory Guide. If you would like more information about accessibility at Purdue in general, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) website.

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

Yes. Students are grouped according to living arrangements to create community. Transfer students will be paired together as well.

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 Purdue 102 in Brightspace (available in June). 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 Finishing Up Purdue 102 section, under the Purdue 102 Checklist before you arrive at BGR.

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