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.

For more information about dates and deadlines for each of these programs, please review the timeline below.

Purdue 101

Deadline: December 4, 2023 for all spring beginners.

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

October 16, 2023

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 January 5, 2024, or before arriving to Boiler Cold Rush.

December 18, 2023

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.

Purdue Welcome

Incoming students may choose to participate in our Purdue Welcome program, Boiler Cold Rush on January 5-6, 2024.

January 2, 2024

Registration closes for Boiler Cold Rush

Only students who have accepted their offer of admission to Purdue will be able to register for Boiler Cold Rush. Once you have registered you will receive a registration confirmation email.

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