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Purdue Orientation Programs

All Aboard for Orientation!

BGR/BGRi registration is now open

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student to Purdue, we encourage you to sign up for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR), Purdue's official welcome week program! BGR is a week-long program leading up to the start of fall classes, where students can get accustomed to campus, learn about Purdue traditions, and make lifelong friends. Students with neurodiversity or accessibility needs may check out our Accessibility page for information on our Sensory Guide to help you navigate the week.

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VSTAR Part 1 is now open

VSTAR is our required, two-part online orientation program for all new undergraduate students. VSTAR Part 1 officially begins your orientation experience, and was made available in Brightspace beginning on May 2, 2022. We encourage all students to complete VSTAR as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the VSTAR section of this website.

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Have a few questions you need answered, or just looking for a little extra assistance? Fill out the form below to send an email to Orientation Programs, and we will respond as soon as we can.


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