Main STAR Schedule (June 18 to July 13)

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Please be sure to arrive between 7 and 7:30 a.m. to ensure a smooth check-in process. From June 18 to June 22, check-in will take place in the Purdue Memorial Union. For all following STAR sessions, check-in will take place in Elliott Hall of Music. 

Students and their guests will receive an overview of the day and a glimpse of the Purdue experience. This event will be held in various locations depending on your STAR date: Loeb Playhouse (June 18-22), Elliott Hall of Music (June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13)

Students and their guests will be escorted to their academic colleges for a welcome from their college as well as to learn about degree requirements and what their individual college has to offer.

Academic advising appointments are scheduled throughout the day. Note that this is a student-only experience. We ask that guests attend interest sessions to learn more about how to support their Boilermaker.

The following interest sessions will be offered to parents and students throughout the day:

  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Paying for Purdue University. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1055. This session covers tuition billing, payment options, account access, how Financial Aid credits student bills, steps necessary to utilize loans, and work-study information.

  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | “Be Our Guest!” Purdue Dining and Residential Life | Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1087. As we welcome students and families to the Purdue experience, we’ll show you the best ways to utilize our award-winning campus dining operations and understand how the staff of Residential Life promotes community, personal growth and intellectual curiosity to complement your education.

  • 12:30-1:15 p.m. OR 1:30-2:15 p.m. | Health and Safety | Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1087. This session covers campus physical and mental health care and onsite pharmacy resources, recreational opportunities, safety and emergency response and notifications.

  • 12:30-1:15 p.m. OR 1:30-2:15 p.m. | B-Involved and B-Successful | Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1055. Build your personal success at Purdue and prepare for careers by participating in internships, research, leadership experiences and campus activities. Sponsored by the Center for Career Opportunities and Student Activities and Organizations.

Students and their guests will experience one of Purdue’s award-winning dining courts for their on-campus meal. Arrive anytime during the advertised lunch hours. Lunch will be provided for the student and up to two registered guests. Any additional or unregistered guests may pay at the door ($10.25 + tax/person, cash or credit).

Students will learn how to navigate systems that assist in taking care of business as a Boilermaker. 

The Office of the Dean of Students and Wellness Programs will discuss the transition process from high school to Purdue, how to best provide support for your student, and what resources are available on campus.

Students will participate in the course request process for fall courses in specific labs (student only session). 

Visit various campus offices all in one place, and pick up your Student ID (if uploaded prior to STAR).

  • 10:30 a.m.-noon AND 1-4:30 p.m. | Purdue University Pharmacy Walk-In | Robert E. Heine Pharmacy Building. Families may walk in to have prescription insurance information entered into the system and have students pick up an “Authorization to Share” form.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Purdue Polytechnic Institute Recruitment, Retention and Diversity Office | Knoy Hall of Technology, Room 150

  • (Students only) 10:30-11:15 a.m. OR 1:15-2 p.m. | Honors College Advising Sessions | Beering Hall, Room 2291. Incoming Honors College students will meet with honors advisors to gain an overview of the Honors College curriculum, the role of honors advisors, leadership and involvement opportunities, and much more. This engaging session will create excitement around the Honors College first-year experience. Students will also learn how to enroll in the required first-year seminar, HONR 19901.

  • (Students only) 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | Band Auditions |Elliott Hall of Music, Room 135. Purdue Bands and Orchestras will be hosting auditions. If you would like to audition for a concert band or orchestra, please stop by Elliott Hall. If you would like to audition for a jazz band, please stop by Slayter Center of Performing Arts. For additional questions, contact 765-494-0770. *All instruments must be picked up by 4 p.m.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | University Residences Tours (last tour begins at 3 p.m.). - Wiley Residence Hall: Tour a residence hall and see a student room at Wiley Hall, located on Martin Jischke Drive across the street from the Rec Sports Center. This is a student-led tour and lasts about 10 minutes. This is the only opportunity for STAR guests to view a residence hall.  

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Latino Cultural Center, 426 Waldron St.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, 915 5th St. - The AAARC brings Asian and Asian American experiences to life through programming, networking and advocacy efforts that are focused on enriching the Purdue experience for all members of our campus community. Our center is open to people of all identities and interests. 

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | LGBTQ Center, Schleman Hall, Room 230

  • 10:30-11:20 a.m. | College of Science Diversity Office (Multicultural Science Programs and Women in Science Programs), CL50, Room 125 (on June 26 only, this will take place in REC, Room 121) - The Science Diversity Office staff welcomes students and families to learn about various programmatic offerings to aid in the retention, growth and advocacy of students underrepresented by gender or race within the College of Science. 
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | ROTC | Purdue Armory. Students and families may visit Purdue’s ROTC programs. Army ROTC will see visitors on a walk-in basis. Air Force and Naval ROTC will hold informational sessions on the hour and half hour.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Disability Resource Center | Young Hall, Eighth Floor. Please contact the Disability Resource Center to schedule an appointment if you anticipate experiencing barriers related to: Physical access (stairs, desks, chairs, walking distances; Course materials (audio version, Braille, large font); Timing of classes (start time, end time, breaks, longer travel time). The DRC needs to meet with you to establish accommodations related to the above needs prior to class assignments. This will aid your smooth transition to Purdue. Please schedule your 60-minute appointment during your STAR day. Call 765-494-1247 or email For students not requesting the above accommodations, the DRC will be hosting an informational “Welcome Room” during STAR.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Veterans Success Center | Purdue Memorial Union, Rooms 284/286. Staff will be available to answer questions regarding the GI Bill and other military education benefits. The Veterans Success Center is open to all military-connected students and their dependents.

  • Noon to 3 p.m. | First-Generation Students and Families Support | Krach Leadership Center, Fourth Floor. First-generation students and their families are invited to meet with support staff to aid in their transition to college. First-generation students are those whose parent(s) did not complete a baccalaureate degree. This walk-in meeting is optional but encouraged for first-generation students.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Black Cultural Center |1100  Third St. Make Purdue’s BCC the “center” of your time at Purdue. Visit the BCC and take a tour to discover the many ways you can engage with the center and its staff, resources and programming to enrich your Purdue experience.   

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Multicultural Association of Pharmacy Students | Robert E. Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 156
  • 1-3:15 p.m. | Women in Engineering Program | Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1245. Let’s talk about your personalized support system. Stop by the Women in Engineering Program office to discover one of your biggest resources on campus and learn how to get connected to other students and alumni!

  • 4:15-5 p.m. | Honors College Open House | Honors College and Residences North. Honors college students and families are invited to the Honors College and Residences to mingle with the honors advising team, take a tour of the facility, ask questions about the Honors College experience and enjoy light refreshments.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Foreign Language Testing, Stanley Coulter, Room 231. Foreign language placement testing will be offered throughout STAR for the languages of French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Italian, Spanish, and Heritage Spanish.  Student’s University account will be assessed a rate of $35 for each foreign language placement test taken. Student whose financial aid package includes a federal Pell grant may take these placement tests at no cost.  Exams will vary in length with longest being Japanese which takes approximately 45-60 minutes while other exams take approximately 25-35 minutes.  Results will be available at the conclusion of the exam.  

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | COM 114 Testing, Beering Hall, Room 1242. Students must begin the exam no later than 2 p.m. COM 114 is a basic presentational course that fulfills the University’s Core Oral Communication credit. Credit is awarded to students who successfully pass a written exam and deliver an oral presentation. For specific requirements and a study guide, please visit the COM 114 website. The exam fee is $35. Pell eligible students will receive a waiver. 

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