August 2017 Newsletter

Dear Purdue Families,

Campus has been booming as students returned to classes yesterday, with many areas around campus bringing students, faculty and staff together Monday afternoon to watch the solar eclipse. Photo galleries from Purdue Marketing and Media, College of Education, and Purdue Agriculture show the day's activities.

While many of you sent your Boilermaker to campus this year on their own, we are excited to welcome our Purdue Families back to campus for our upcoming Family Weekend- November 3-5. Family Weekend provides the opportunities for students and their families to engage in the campus community together through a variety of events and activities. Watch for a special announcement to your inbox on Friday with more details on Family Weekend!

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2017 Parent & Family Connections Publications

The online version of the Family Handbook and Calendar are now available on the Things to Know Tab.

Dial up and hammer down: The students of Purdue’s Rally Line

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at home, the phone rings, and five minutes later you’re singing the second verse of “Hail Purdue” with a stranger. More.

A Message from President Daniels & Jay T. Akridge, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity

On Monday morning, students and staff received a message from President Daniels and Interim Provost, Jay T. Akridge, read it here.

Summer enrollment at Purdue continues to set records

Summer enrollment at Purdue University set another record in 2017 with a 3.5 percent increase over 2016.

John Gipson, director of summer session, says that 15,849 students were taking classes during the 2017 summer session, compared with 15,322 in 2016. More.

Wilmeth Active Learning Center Now Open

Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) is now open. The building has consolidated six of the nine science libraries to form the Library of Engineering and Science and is located in the heart of the Purdue campus. More.

State Street Updates

State Street along Purdue's campus has changed quite a bit since students left in May, along with the changes on State Street, a number of roads on campus have switched from one-way to two-way traffic. More.

New email scanning system for students, faculty and staff

During the summer, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) implemented a new email scanning system, giving everyone a say in whether bulk email makes it directly into their inboxes. This includes messages from campus organizations that do email marketing to the Purdue community, such as Purdue Athletics and Convocations. More.


August 28, Last Day to Register Without a Late Fee

September 4, Last Day to Cancel a Course Assignment Without It Appearing on Record, Labor Day (No Classes)

September 18, Last Day to Withdraw a Course with a Grade of W or to Add/Modify a Course with Instructor and Advisor Signature

October 9-10, October Break (No Classes)

November 3-5, Family Weekend

November 22-25, Thanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)

December 9, Classes End

December 11-16, Final Exams

December 16, Semester Ends

December 17, Fall Commencement

January 8, Spring Semester Classes Begin

See the full 2017-2018 academic calendar

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