Move-In Details

Please note that all information listed here is specific to the 2020 BGR program. Dates and locations will be updated for future BGR programs when information becomes available. Purdue University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and is working to adjust the schedule and activities for the upcoming fall in order to keep students safe and healthy. At this time, only limited information can be released.

Purdue University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and is working to adjust the schedule and activities of BGRi for the upcoming fall in order to keep students safe and healthy. At this time, only limited information can be released.

Official Dates

This year, Boiler Gold Rush and Boiler Gold Rush International will be happening concurrently, and will run from August 18-22, 2020. Students will have the opportunity to move in to their residence hall or off-campus housing from August 14-18, prior to BGR/BGRi beginning.

In order to help ensure a safe environment for all students/families, incoming students will be asked to sign up for a specific day/time slot during which they may move in. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for their time slot beginning on or around July 23. Please continue to monitor this website and your Purdue email for more details on this process.

For more information on University Residences, please feel free to contact Purdue UR via email at newres@purdue.edu or by phone at (765) 494-1000.

Finding Your Hall, Checking In

BGR check-in takes place at Gold and Black gyms at the North entrance of the Cordova Recreation Center (Co-Rec). Check-in goes from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you are living in University Residences, please review the BGR Check-in Document below to identify your BGR check-in time window.

Other information on University Residences check-in and parking is being provided on the Purdue University Residences website. We encourage you to read this page carefully, and reach out to UR if you have any questions.

Off Campus students must check-in during one of the time slots listed below:

  • Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This is a change from what was communicated previously, so thank you for accommodating into one of these time slots the next four days. BGR Check-in will take place at the  Cordova Recreation Center (Co-Rec)  . 

 Off-campus students can expect the following at check-in:

  • Students’ temperatures will be checked upon arrival
  • Students must prove that they have received a negative COVID test before moving forward
  • Students will receive their PUID card, Protect Purdue Kit, off-campus living guide, and BGR materials
  • Only students will be allowed into the Co-Rec to check in
  • Parents and guests are welcome to wait for their student at the Krach Lawn
  • For students who miss their arrival window because of travel delays, BGR Late Check-in will be open from Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21

Students with vehicles may park their cars temporarily during move-in at either the Co-Rec Lot, the top two floors of the McCutcheon Garage, or the South end of the North Stadium Lot. Off-campus students commuting to BGR will be able to use those three lots throughout the week. All other parking lots are subject to ticketing.

BGR Check-in Document Move-In / Check-In Info

'Protect Purdue' Plan at BGR

Before arriving, students will be given prep materials orienting them to campus, including new COVID-19-related expectations, such as possible required health screenings and/or COVID-19 testing. Please be sure to carefully read through all instructions and materials, and follow the given advice.

Learn more about 'Protect Purdue'

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