All Aboard Purdue Timeline

All Aboard Purdue is the orientation process for summer and fall beginners. At its core, All Aboard Purdue includes four steps: Purdue 101, Purdue Advising, Purdue 102 and Purdue Welcome.

Please note that many of these dates are still being finalized for 2024. Please continue to check back soon for more updated information.

Purdue 101

Deadlines: June 10 for summer beginners, June 17 for fall beginners

Please complete Purdue 101 as soon as possible, but no later than the dates above.

May 2, 2024

Purdue 101 Opens

This self-guided orientation module is located online in Brightspace. New students are automatically enrolled. To access Purdue 101, select "Purdue 101" from your list of Brightspace courses and begin. Please note that your college name may appear before the title of your Purdue 101 course in Brightspace.

As the last part of Purdue 101

Complete the Student Information Form (SIF)

To fully complete the Purdue 101 online component, you must fill out the Student Information Form (SIF) at the end of the Brightspace course. This will let your academic advisor know you are ready to meet with them.

Purdue Advising

Academic advising timeline varies by academic college. Your academic advisor will send an email to your Purdue account to set up a time for your virtual advising appointment. Please continue to check your email regularly. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor as soon as possible after finishing the online Purdue 101 course and the SIF.

Schedule an appointment with your

Academic Advisor

A few days after you submit your Student Information Form (SIF), your academic advisor will send an email with directions on how to schedule your first advising appointment. Be on the lookout for that message in your Purdue email account. Most students can expect to hear from their advisor within a week of completing their SIF.

Meet with your

Academic Advisor

Meeting with your advisor is an important step in your Boilermaker journey. One of the things you will do in this appointment is talk through course options and how to register for your first semester of classes. Your Purdue 101 module will help prepare you for this meeting.


Your academic advisor will provide more information to you about completing your Course Request Form (CRF), which is the final step you will take to register for your courses.

Purdue 102

Please plan to complete the Purdue 102 Brightspace module by Aug. 1.

June 3 for Summer Beginners, June 24 for Fall Beginners

Purdue 102 Opens

This self-guided orientation module is located online in Brightspace. New students are automatically enrolled. To access Purdue 102, select "Purdue 102" from your list of Brightspace courses and begin.

Summer Visit Days

Registration for Summer Visit Days will open on May 8, 2024. Registration for each of our Summer Visit Days will close one week before the date of programming:  June 7 for those visiting on June 14, and June 21 for those visiting on June 28.

June 14 & June 28, 2024

summer visit days (Optional)

Summer Visit Days are optional events that will be hosted throughout the summer to give students and their families a chance to visit Purdue's campus and engage with students and staff. We encourage those students who have never visited campus to attend the June 14 Summer Visit Day.

Purdue Welcome

Incoming students may choose to participate in our Purdue Welcome events, such as Boiler Gold Rush, Boiler Gold Rush Indianapolis, and Boiler Gold Rush International. Students may alternatively participate in the All American Marching Band, Purdue Musical Organizations, or Purdue Athletics. Students entering Purdue in the Spring are encouraged to learn about our Winter program, Boiler Cold Rush.

July 31, 2024

Registration closes for all purdue welcome programs

Only students who have accepted their offer of admission to Purdue and online students that have been directly invited to participate in BGR this year will be able to register for BGR, BGR Indianapolis and BGRi. Once you have registered you will receive a registration confirmation email.

Aug. 10-12, 2024

Boiler Gold Rush International (West Lafayette)

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi) is a supplemental orientation program specifically designed to meet incoming international undergraduate students' unique needs and concerns. This program provides information and tips to help new international students be successful at Purdue. For more information, visit our BGRi web pages.

Aug. 13-17, 2024

Boiler Gold Rush (West Lafayette and indianapolis)

Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) is our welcome week orientation program for all new undergraduate students. BGR takes place the week before fall classes begin, and Purdue encourages all incoming students to take part, first years and transfers. For more information, visit our BGR and BGR Indianapolis web pages.

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