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January 2023 Newsletter

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President Mung Chiang's inaugural message

It is the highest and most humbling honor to serve as the president of Purdue University, the most remarkable land-grant institution in the land of the free. Read more

Protect Purdue updates for the Spring 2023 semester

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purdue community has continued to demonstrate personal responsibility as outlined in the Protect Purdue Pledge. The Protect Purdue Pledge outlines how students, faculty and staff can continue to take responsibility for their own health, protect others and protect the campus community by helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. 

The Protect Purdue Medical Advisory Team will continue to encourage personal responsibility with the start of the 2023 Spring semester as we make the following updates to our COVID-19 procedures.

Purdue names new provost, executive vice president for research, and additional leadership updates for January 2023

President-elect Mung Chiang announced Tuesday (Dec. 20) several updates to the university leadership team and a new structure for research and partnerships at Purdue. Read more. 

Welcome back letter from President Chaing, Provost Wolfe

If you missed the welcome back letter to your inbox on Sunday evening, you can read it here.

Information for 1098T

Purdue now reports in Box 1 of the 1098T which represents the amount of Qualified Tuition & Related Expenses (QTRE) paid during the year.Depending on the students’ income (or family income, if the student is a dependent), whether the student is considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of the qualified educational expenses for the year, the student maybe eligible for a federal education tax credit. (Detailed information about claiming education tax credits are available on the IRS website, publication 970.The dollar amounts reported on the Form 1098-T may assist in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of their tax return. 

Please note: due to the Winter Recess, any mailed payments including 529s must be received in  by December 22nd to be processed and included on the 2022 1098-T.  Any payments made online electronically & posted by December 31, 2022 will be included.

Purdue University is unable to provide individual tax advice, but should you have questions, please seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.For your general reference, below is a blank sample of the 2022 Form 1098-T, that you will receive electronically via the student account in January 2023. For more information and additional resources about Form 1098-T, visit the Office of the Bursar website.

Image of 1098T

**The Office of the Bursar & ID Card Operations/Support has moved from Hovde Hall to Stewart Center Rm 194 on December 12, 2022. Please note the Office of the Bursar's official mailing address will  be: Purdue University Bursar 128 Memorial Mall, Rm 194 West Lafayette, IN 47907 

Purdue Division of Financial Aid reminds students to submit a FAFSA

To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette in the fall of 2023 should submit the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct. 1, but no later than Purdue’s April 15, 2023, priority filing date.

Before starting the FAFSA process, each student and a parent should create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at

“The 2023-24 FAFSA will use 2021 tax data,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. “Most students and families can use the IRS data retrieval tool (IRS DRT) to fill in the FAFSA with their already completed 2021 IRS tax information.”

Students submit the FAFSA on the Federal Student Aid website.

New-to-Purdue families should use the Division of Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to receive a financial aid package estimate that includes an estimated “net price” (estimated costs less anticipated need-based scholarship and grant aid).

Indiana families can get free FAFSA filing help from financial aid experts at one of two College Goal Sunday events, set for Nov. 6 and Feb. 26. Both events start at 2 p.m. Families can view a complete list of the participating sites around Indiana and obtain additional event information at

The Division of Financial Aid provides financial aid information to students and families through community outreach, email and online at

Now's the time to Think Summer 

Is your student interested in living on campus for a portion of the summer? Purdue offers housing contracts ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks in length and the Purdue Student Union Board will be hosting more than 25 student events. More information about summer housing contracts can be found on the University Residences website. If your student can’t make it to campus, more than 400 online courses are available.

Office of the Dean of Students available to assist students in need of support

As the spring semester begins, the Office of the Dean of Students wants to remind the campus community that ODOS remains available to assist in providing support for students. ODOS can help students navigate challenges they are experiencing both personally and academically and can assist in getting students connected to academic support, opportunities for engagement with campus activities and other resources.

Faculty and staff who recognize a student who may be in need of support or additional care are encouraged to share their concern with ODOS. A list of common reported concerns  is available online. Student of Concern Reports prompt individualized outreach to students by members of the Office of the Dean of Students and can be submitted online.

Steps to Leaps - Well-Being Tips

Members of the Research Collaborative for Steps to Leaps work to bring a new Well-Being Tip of the week. Set a reminder to check out a new tip each week!

Student Leaders Wanted!

Purdue Orientation Programs will soon open applications for BGR Team Leaders. More information is available on their website and applications opened January 9, 2023.

Commencement Corner

As a reminder, there is a dedicated website for Purdue Commencement providing Key Dates, Ticketing Information, Parking Information and many other helpful tips as your student prepares for Commencement.

Spring Commencement Dates

Division I -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Agriculture (undergraduate only)
  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering (ABE)
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Division II -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE)
    • Biomedical Engineering (BE)
    • Civil Engineering (CE)
    • Chemical Engineering (CHE)
    • Construction Engineering (CNE)
    • Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EV)
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE)
    • Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Division III -- Friday, May 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Engineering (undergraduate only)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    • Industrial Engineering (IE)
    • Materials Engineering (MSE)

Division IV -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Health and Human Sciences (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division V -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Science (undergraduate only)

Division VI -- Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Polytechnic Institute (Undergraduate and Professional)

Division VII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Pharmacy (Undergraduate and Professional)
  • Liberal Arts (undergraduate only)

Division VIII -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Management (undergraduate only)
  • Education (undergraduate only)

Division IX -- Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (all colleges/schools)

Summer Commencement Dates

Division I -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division II -- Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Winter Commencement Dates

Division I -- Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division II -- Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced

Division III -- Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Division assignments to be announced


January 23, Last day to cancel a course assignment without it appearing on record

February 6, Last day to withdraw a course with a grade W or to add/modify a course with instructor and advisor signature

February 20, Last day for grade correction for fall semester 2022

March 10, Last day to withdraw from a course with a W or WF grade or to add/modify a course with instructor, advisor and department head signatures

March 13, Schedule of classes published for Fall 2023

March 13-18, Spring Vacation

April 29, Classes End

May 1-6, Final Exams

May 6, Semester Ends

May 12-14, Commencement

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

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