Move-in and Final Details

Welcome to Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi)!

You are one step closer to joining the Boilermaker family! We are so excited for you to join us for our student orientation programs, Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi), and Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)! Attending BGRi and BGR the week before classes begin is your first step toward a successful experience at Purdue and in the United States! We have prepared the information below to make sure you have a smooth arrival to campus.

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:

To view the 2020 BGRi schedule, download the PurdueGuide App on your mobile device. It will be made available summer of 2020.

  • After downloading the PurdueGuide app, select the “Campus” tab in the lower right corner and tap “Find Guides.”
  • Select the guides you would like to add ("Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) 2020" and "Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) 2020") and tap “Add Guide.”
  • Hit the back button. You will now be able to access the BGR and BGRi guides under the “My Guides” section at the bottom of the Campus tab.

Program Check-in

Upon arriving to Purdue’s campus, you should report directly to Krach Leadership Center, 1st Floor Lobby (1198 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907) to check in to BGRi between the hours of 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. There you will receive your Purdue University ID card (PUID) to access your residence hall doors and eat at the dining court, learn where to meet your Team Leader, get connected with our program schedule, and much more! Please check into BGRi before moving in to your residence hall or off campus housing.

If you have not uploaded your photo for your PUID, please do so by visiting the ID card website. Please do this before you arrive in the United States so that it is ready for you to pick up when you arrive for BGRi. You must have your PUID by Saturday night dinner.

Move-in details

Your BGRi official move-in date is August 14, 2020.

Students living on campus: After checking in to BGRi, you will move in to your permanently assigned residence hall room beginning at 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. on your move-in date. Our Team Leaders will be stationed at our Residence Halls to assist you in moving in to your new home! Please remember that you cannot check-in to your assigned residence hall until the official move-in date.

If you arrive after 8 p.m. on Friday, don’t worry! Residence halls will be open 24 hours so you will be able to move in and University Residences staff can assist you. You will then return to Krach Leadership Center to check in to BGRi on Saturday morning.  If living within University Residences, a list of residence halls may be found by  clicking on the name of your residence hall .

Students living off campus: If you are living Off Campus, it is your responsibility to contact your apartment property owner about your move-in and schedule that on your own and be ready to participate in BGRi programming on the official move-in date.


BGRi participants may begin using their meal swipes at 6 a.m. on the day you move in. Throughout BGRi you will eat at Wiley Dining Court. You will use your PUID to enter the dining court for all meals during BGRi. You must have your PUID with you at all times to eat during BGRi. You must also always be wearing your name badge at all times. 

Guest Meal Prices

If you are bringing guests, including family members, and they wish to eat in the dining courts with you, they will be asked to pay the following prices (tax included)

  • Breakfast: $8.03
  • Lunch: $12.31
  • Dinner: $12.73

Team Leader

You will receive an email from your team leader as early as the first week of August. Your BGRi Team Leader is also your BGR Team Leader! Together with your leader and team, you will participate in team building activities, attend all events and get to know other new students. Most importantly, you will learn a great deal about Purdue and the United States and have a lot of fun!

International Parents Welcome Program

International Students and Scholars (ISS) has a wonderful program for international parents and families. The link to the parent schedule and the dates for parent programming will be posted at a later date. Check in is at the same location as BGRi check-in, at Krach Leadership Center.

The student and parents' program are run separately, but concurrently. Please note that all programming will take place in the English language.

Register Guests Here


  • Since you are a new international student to the United States, it is important that you make sure you have all of the proper paperwork. To review the paperwork you will need, take a look at the International Students and Scholars Guidebook. Please bring a document that has your Purdue identification number on it to check into BGRi and your on-campus housing! Purdue will need it to verify your identity. An example of a document with your Purdue identification number is your admission letter. 
  • Please watch this video for more information on your mandatory international student check-in appointment during BGRi. 


Purdue wants BGRi and 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 disabilities

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 and identify that you are participating in Boiler Gold Rush. If during your BGR or BGRi experience you discover an unforeseen barrier to your participation, please bring this to the attention of your trained student leader or BGR staff. 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 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 (i.e., Campus Accessibility Guide, accessible parking, etc.), 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!

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