Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find a list of our frequently asked questions about this upcoming fall. This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Don't see your particular question? Feel free to email us at to request more specific information, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Purdue Advising Questions

How will I register for my classes?

Once students finish Purdue 101, they will be prompted to fill out the Student Information Form (SIF) which will alert an academic advisor of the student’s Purdue 101 completion. Academic Advisors will then reach out to students with availability to set up a virtual advising appointment, where they will work with students to pre-register for courses. Make sure to schedule your appointment from numerous weeks of availability as soon as possible to secure your time accordingly.

Who do I contact about my status as a Purdue student?

Many popular questions have been answered on the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page, so please check this out! You can also email, or call 765-494-1776 if you have other questions.

How do I connect with an academic advisor?

After students complete the first part of their Purdue 101 experience, Academic Advisors will reach out to students with availability to set up a virtual advising appointment.

Purdue 101 Questions

What is Purdue 101?

Purdue 101 is our required online orientation program for all new undergraduate students. This program takes place in Brightspace, a system where you will see all of your course information each semester.

When will Purdue 101 begin? How long will I have to complete it?

Purdue 101 will open to all students May 2, 2024. Purdue 101 can be completed at any pace but must be completed before students can register for courses. It is recommended that students complete Purdue 101 as soon as possible.

How do I access Purdue 101?

Students will log in to Purdue’s Brightspace learning management system to complete the Purdue 101 modules at their own pace. Click here to access Brightspace, and click the “Purdue University – West Lafayette” section to log in with your Purdue career account information. Brightspace can also be accessed through the Pulse App, which can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play.

How do I log in to Purdue 101?

Incoming students will be able to log in to Purdue 101 using your career account username and password. Then you will need to confirm the log in using the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone within 15 seconds.

If you need help logging in to Purdue 101, contact Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) at 765-494-4000.

Do I have to register for Purdue 101?

You do not! Students are automatically enrolled in Purdue 101 one to two days after they accept their offer of admission.

I need help with / have questions about Purdue 101. Who can I contact?

For Purdue 101 specific questions, please reach out to us at Please also read the remainder of this FAQ page, as your question may already be listed.

Other Questions

I am an international student. Who do I contact if I have a question about my immigration status?

For questions about your immigration status you can email or call 765-494-5770.

What’s the best way to stay updated with everything that I need to know about orientation?

The Orientation Programs website will be updated consistently between now and the beginning of the Spring semester. Updates will also be shared on our social media accounts @allaboardpurdue or Purdue Orientation, so go ahead and follow us!

The Orientation Programs team will also send emails to your Purdue email account with important updates, so review your Purdue email on a consistent basis.

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