January 2018 Newsletter

Featured Stories

Annual open letter from President Daniels

In his annual open letter to the Purdue community, President Mitch Daniels shares that Purdue is in the midst of a period of exceptional innovation and growth in nearly every aspect of its operations — research and discovery, the way Purdue delivers and finances world-class education, and how the University is run, both academically and administratively — and outlines his goals for improving even further in 2018.

"Why I Love WALC" video contest winners announced

Purdue University Libraries has announced the 2017 "Why I Love WALC" video contest winners.

The winning video was created by Cole Griffin, industrial design major, and Anna Magner, selling and sales management major. Second place went to Jake Heidecker, finance and supply chain management major. Third place was a tie between Jason Kelly, engineering major, and Matt Schnelker, computer information technology major. More.

News

ITaP adjusts email scanning to make good web addresses less likely to be rewritten

People who have experienced issues with web links in emails that have been rewritten or, in rarer instances, broken by Purdue’s email scanning system should see fewer such cases in the future thanks to adjustments ITaP is making. More.

State Street Redevelopment

The majority of State Street opened in late November. Starting in early March, the next phase will begin in other areas of campus. To view the 2018 vehicular traffic plan, visit https://statestreetwl.com/traffic-plan.

University Residences - Contract Renewal

With the anticipation of another large incoming class, University Residences has made the decision to continue master leasing designated buildings at Blackbird Farms for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. To accommodate students who are interested in living at Blackbird Farms, University Residences' will have designated a building for men only and other buildings for men and women (co-ed by building entry way). The deadline for students to renew, modify, or cancel their contract is February 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST. On March 1, 2018, 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST, all signed contracts will be legally-binding and students will not be eligible to cancel their signed housing contract unless they are NOT attending Purdue University during the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Dates

January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes

January 16, Last day to register without a late fee

March 5, Second 8-week courses begin

March 12-17, Spring Vacation

April 28, Classes end

April 30- May 5, Final Exams

May 11- 13, Spring Commencement

See the full 2017-2018 academic calendar

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