September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Purdue Families,

While the start of classes and athletic seasons has brought a great deal of excitement to Purdue’s campus, the impact from the recent hurricanes or the announcement of the removal of the DACA program, may have brought increased levels of anxiety to many of our students as they worry about family or friends who have been affected.

If you (or other family members) were affected by these or other situations and your Purdue student struggling to cope, please remember the Office of the Dean of Students is here for your student. If your student hasn’t already been in contact with the Dean of Student’s Office and you believe your student would benefit from speaking with a Student Support Specialist, they can visit the Office of the Dean of Students in Schleman Hall, Room 207, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Another way to connect your student with resources is to visit the Office of the Dean of Student’s website and utilize the Report a Student of Concern link. Someone will follow up with your student either via e-mail, phone call or in person (such as an RA) to connect with them to resources or by offering suggestions ideas on how to address the concerns.

 Purdue Parent & Family Connections

Featured Stories

Purdue continues to bring record number of recruiters to campus

Last year, a record number of nearly 1,700 unique employers visited Purdue University’s campus to participate in one or more career fairs and campus interviews.

The high number of on-campus recruiters is expected to hold steady for the 2017-18 academic year, according to Timothy Luzader, executive director of the Center for Career Opportunities. More.

Parents Fund- How You Can Help

 “We donate because we’re so grateful for the opportunities that Purdue has provided for our son and for us: academic counseling, internships and a chance to welcome other Purdue families into this community.”   - Mary Anne Collins, Parent and Family Connections Board Member

Your support for the Parents Fund means that student and family resources are available when needs arise in areas that are critical to student success. Last year over $177,000 was contributed to the Parents Fund to provide counseling, health and wellness programs, academic support, leadership opportunities, career guidance and so much more. More on these important programs will be shared in upcoming newsletters.

Miss the feature in August's newsletter? We are excited to share this recent article about our Rally Line efforts!

Family Weekend 2017

Registration for Family Weekend Events opened Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Some events have reached capacity, and waitlists have been initiated. Please note, if you place yourself on a waitlist for an event currently at capacity and space opens, you will receive an email from notifying you of the opening, with a link good for 48 hours to secure the space. If you have not secured your space in the given time frame, it will move to the next person on the waitlist. If you are on a waitlist, be sure to watch your inbox from an email from


WALC open 24 hours a day with Purdue ID swipe access; Hicks Undergraduate Library no longer 24-hour

The Wilmeth Active Learning Center and the Library of Engineering and Science within it are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for most of the year with Purdue University ID swipe access. More.


The Annual Wellness Expo is on Friday, September 15 from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the CoRec Feature Gym. Encourage your students to stop by for FREE food, t-shirts, and prizes. They will connect with campus and community partners and learn about being a Healthy Boiler! Also, a collaboration with CoRec partners in Wellness, Fitness, Strength and Nutrition have launched the Crave Series to bring holistic wellness to students. For more details on descriptions, times, locations, and which events require pre-registration, students can visit:

Purdue completes another record year for study abroad

The number of Purdue University students studying abroad has increased four years in a row. More.

1869 Tap Room reopens with new look, hours

The 1869 Tap Room, located in Purdue Memorial Union, has reopened with a new permanent bar, new hours and a more inviting atmosphere. More.


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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