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:

Program Check-in

Purdue University is closerly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and are working to update our plans for BGRi to keep students safe and healthy. At this time, we are still working to finalize our schedule and check-in details. Please continue to come back to this website, and watch your Purdue email for information regarding changes to Orientation programs.


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.


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. 

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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 (@allaboardpurdue) and Snapchat (@allaboardpurdue). 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 @allaboardpurdue and you may see some of your pictures during the week of BGR!

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