Virtual Student Transition, Advising, and Registration

VSTAR is Purdue's required two-part online orientation program for all incoming students. VSTAR stands for Virtual Student Transition, Advising, and Registration. VSTAR guides students through campus resources and provides information on the course planning process to help you make a strong start at Purdue! You can complete VSTAR at any pace, but you must complete it and meet with your academic advisor.

VSTAR Part 1 officially opens on May 2nd, and students are encouraged to complete it as soon as possible: June 10th for Summer and Early Start students, and June 24th for all Fall beginners.

VSTAR Overview

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