Cost and Registration

How do I register, and what does it cost?

Register for BGR online via the myPurdue portal and submit your payment (BGR has a program fee of $320). Once you have registered and paid for the program, you will receive a confirmation. Please Note: Only students who have accepted their offer of admission to Purdue will be able to submit their BGR registration.

Are fee waivers or scholarships available for BGR?

A limited number of need-based waivers are available to cover all or part of the $320 fee. The priority deadline for BGR fee waiver requests is May 1. Requestors will receive a response through their Purdue email account. Requests submitted after May 1 will be reviewed periodically. However, decisions may not be made until after the refund deadline. (See below)

To request a BGR fee waiver, contact us at or call (765) 494-9328. If you email us, please include your FULL name and your Purdue ID number.

Please note: Waivers are granted based on financial need. 

Will I receive a refund if I cancel my BGR registration?

In some cases, yes. If you are participating in another mandatory on-campus program that conflicts with Boiler Gold Rush (such as Intercollegiate Athletics, Band Camp, or Purdue Musical Organizations), you may be able to receive a full refund. Contact us at or (765) 494-9328 to determine if your circumstance qualifies. 

The refund schedule is as follows:

  • Through July 31: Full refund of $320
  • Aug. 1 and later: No refund

Please note: You must cancel your BGR registration to generate the refund or fee remission (in accordance with these dates). If you do not pay the registration fee at the time of registration and then cancel your BGR registration after the full refund date, you will still be responsible for the registration fee.

So, what's in it for me?

  • Learn your way around campus
  • Get information about all of the different resources available to students on campus
  • Meet new people and make lasting friendships
  • Attend programs that will help you succeed at Purdue
  • Network with Purdue faculty and staff
  • Move into your residence hall room or off-campus residence a week early to avoid the rush
  • Have FUN!

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