Welcome to Boiler Gold Rush!

We are excited that you will be joining us for the Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) new student orientation program, which will take place Aug. 12-17, 2019. BGR is sponsored by Student Success Programs, which is a part of the Office of the Provost. Attending BGR the week before classes begin is your first step toward a successful experience at Purdue. Throughout the week of BGR, you will have the opportunity to meet over 85 percent of the new students attending Purdue this fall, as well as several hundred current Purdue students who will help guide you throughout the week as you adjust to your new “home-away-from home.” Please read all of the information below very carefully! Once you've read the information in its entirety, you may revisit this page and navigate to specific sections listed below:

We are paperless! Please download the PurdueGuide app for the most up-to-date BGR schedule. Students can log in to PurdueGuide using their Purdue career account username and password. Select the campus tab in the lower right corner and tap “Find Guides.” Select the BGR Guide and tap “Add Guide.” Your team leader also can share schedule information once BGR begins.

Check-In Details

Whether you are living on or off campus this year, please click the button below which lists the name of the residence you expect to be living in. For off-campus housing information, see paragraph below. If you do not know your move-in time, please contact the front desk of your residence hall.

Cary Quadrangle Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Cary Quad Knight Spot Grill (1016 West Stadium Avenue) Where do I check in to BGR: Cary Quad Knight Spot Grill (1016 West Stadium Avenue) BGR Hall Team: CHOO
Earhart Where do I go first?: Discovery Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent BGR Hall Team: Shrevehart
First Street Towers Where do I go first?: Discovery Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
Harrison Where do I go first?: East Airport Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: North Side of McCutcheon Hall (400 McCutcheon Drive) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: North Side of McCutcheon Hall (400 McCutcheon Drive) - Tent BGR Hall Team: McHarrison
Hawkins Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Hawkins Hall (430 W Wood St) - Maple Room Where do I check in to BGR: Hawkins Hall (430 W Wood St) - Maple Room BGR Hall Team: HaWT
Hillenbrand Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Hillenbrand Hall (1301 Third Street) - Activity Lounge Where do I check in to BGR: Hillenbrand Hall (1301 Third Street) - Activity Lounge BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
Hilltop Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) Where do I check in to BGR: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) BGR Hall Team: CHOO
Honors College Where do I go first?: North Stadium Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: Honors College and Residences (1101 Third Street Suites) - Tent Along Russell Where do I check in to BGR: Honors College and Residences (1101 Third Street Suites) - Tent Along Russell BGR Hall Team: HaWT
McCutcheon Where do I go first?: East Airport Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: North Side of McCutcheon Hall (400 McCutcheon Drive) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: North Side of McCutcheon Hall (400 McCutcheon Drive) - Tent BGR Hall Team: McHarrison
Meredith Where do I go first?: Discovery Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
Off Campus Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Off Campus Residence Where do I check in to BGR: Armstrong Hall BGR Hall Team: CHOO
Owen Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall : Owen Hall (1160 West Stadium Drive) - Activity Room Where do I check in to BGR: Owen Hall (1160 West Stadium Drive) - Activity Room BGR Hall Team: CHOO
Purdue Village Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Purdue Village Community Center (50 Nimitz Drive) - Formal Lounge Where do I check in to BGR: Purdue Village Community Center (50 Nimitz Drive) - Formal Lounge BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
Shreve Where do I go first?: Discovery Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent Where do I check in to BGR: Discovery Lot (NE Corner Nimitz Drive and Gates Road) - Tent BGR Hall Team: Shrevehart
Tarkington Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Tarkington Hall (1165 West Stadium Drive) - Activity Room Where do I check in to BGR: Tarkington Hall (1165 West Stadium Drive) - Activity Room BGR Hall Team: HaWT
Third Street Suites Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Third Street Suites (1196 Third Street) Where do I check in to BGR: Third Street Suites (1196 Third Street) BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - 125 Waldron Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Honors College Where do I check in to BGR: Honors College BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - 19 Waldron Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Honors College Where do I check in to BGR: Honors College BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - 333 S. Grant St. Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: 333 S. Grant Street – Laundry room inside Room 5 at 333 S. Grant Street Where do I check in to BGR: Hawkins Hall (430 W Wood St) - Maple Room BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - 410 Steely Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: 410 Steely – Laundry room inside Room 5 at 333 S. Grant Street Where do I check in to BGR: Hawkins Hall (430 W Wood St) - Maple Room BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - 414 N. Russell Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Honors College Where do I check in to BGR: Honors College BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - Aspire Where do I go first?: East Airport Lot Where do I check in to my residence hall: East Airport Lot Where do I check in to BGR: Aspire BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
URBA - Blackbird Farms Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) Where do I check in to BGR: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) BGR Hall Team: CHOO
URBA - Salisbury Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: 300 N Salisbury – Tent in Parking Lot Where do I check in to BGR: Honors College BGR Hall Team: HaWT
URBA - The Cottages Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) Where do I check in to BGR: Hilltop Apartments (23-5 Hilltop Drive) BGR Hall Team: CHOO
Wiley Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Wiley Hall (500 North Martin Jischke Drive) - Main Lobby Where do I check in to BGR: Wiley Hall (500 North Martin Jischke Drive) - Main Lobby BGR Hall Team: HaWT
Windsor Where do I go first?: Check next answer... Where do I check in to my residence hall: Windsor Halls (205 North Russell Street) - Wood Conference Room Where do I check in to BGR: Windsor Halls (205 North Russell Street) - Wood Conference Room BGR Hall Team: MWHiP
Off Campus Housing Information

For information about check-in locations and BGR registration, click the 'Off Campus' button above. Please note that your check-in times are on Monday, Aug. 12th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. OR Aug. 13th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may park in the Ross Ade Stadium North or "R" parking lot while you check in, and each day during BGR. Look for the "Off-Campus Participant Check-In" signs near Armstrong Hall.

Things to Bring

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring weather-appropriate clothing (rain jacket, sunglasses, sunblock, hats, etc.) and a reusable water bottle. Please visit the University Residences website for a full list of what to bring (and what not to bring) for when you move in. Please do not bring your own wireless router or printer. Wi-Fi is provided in each residence hall, and personal wireless routers may interfere with its performance. Printers are available in computer labs and other locations on campus.

Team Leader

Together you will participate in team building activities, attend all activities and events and get to know other new students. Most importantly, you will learn a great deal about Purdue and have a lot of fun!

All new students are assigned to a Team Leader who is part of a BGR “Hall Team.” These Hall Teams are created to build connection and community based on where students live. Hall Teams will compete against each other throughout the week in different participation-based challenges, with the winner claiming recognition as the Inter-Hall Team Showdown Championship.

Accommodations

Purdue wants BGR to be accessible to all. We recognize the different environments you will be experiencing during these events may impact your ability to access and fully participate in different ways.

Students with Disability

We would encourage students with disabilities to contact us as soon as possible so that we may develop plans with you to provide access. Please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) before BGR begins at 765-494-1247 or email drc@purdue.edu and identify that you are participating in Boiler Gold Rush. If during your BGR experience you discover an unforeseen barrier to your participation, please alert your BGR team leader. We take accessibility seriously and welcome your input.

Food Allergies

Campus Dining Courts take food allergies into consideration and individuals are encouraged to contact a trained dining administrator with questions at allergicboiler@purdue.edu. Individuals can also refer to the NetNutrition website to identify allergens in dining court foods. Purdue University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community and offers numerous resources to employees, students and visitors who may need additional assistance while attending, visiting and/or working for the University. For more information on these resources, please visit Purdue's Disability Resource Center (DRC) website.

BGR Social Media

Check us out and join us on the following social media outlets: Boiler Gold Rush Facebook, Boiler Gold Rush Twitter page, Instagram (@boilergoldrush) and Snapchat (@boilergoldrush). Follow us as we feature up-to-the-moment information, programmatic updates and answers to your questions.

Post a selfie on your social media and put the #BGRSelfie! Tag us @boilergoldrush and you may see some of your pictures during the week of BGR!

Common Bond Dance

Each year, Boiler Gold Rush participants will have an opportunity to participate in one of our biggest orientation traditions called the Common Bond Dance. Common Bond means something everyone can do together! Watch our YouTube video to check out the 2019 dance!

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