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May 2024 Newsletter

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Purdue University celebrates record-breaking participation on Purdue Day of Giving

A record number of gifts for Purdue Day of Giving came in from Boilermakers around the world who rallied together for Purdue University on Wednesday (April 24). Throughout the 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort, a historic 32,054 gifts brought in $76.5 million for the university — bringing Purdue Day of Giving’s cumulative total since its launch in 2014 to $497 million. Read more.

President Mung Chiang elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Purdue University President and Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor Mung Chiang on Wednesday (April 24) was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Chiang is elected to the Class of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the Area of Engineering and Technology. Read more.

Total solar eclipse viewing event draws more than 50,000

For 3 minutes and 44 seconds, hundreds of thousands of people across areas of the state watched as the moon passed and completely covered the sun. Purdue University, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASA presented a special viewing event at the iconic Indianapolis racetrack, where more than 50,000 attendees — including five Boilermaker astronauts — participated in panel sessions, STEM-related activities and celebrations related to the eclipse. Check out the photo gallery here.

Purdue’s Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories announces new Indianapolis presence

In an effort to accelerate physical, digital and sustainable manufacturing efforts across Indiana, Purdue University’s Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories will establish a footprint in Indianapolis at 16 Tech Innovation District — the city’s destination for innovation and entrepreneurship — in the heart of the Hard-Tech Corridor. Read more.

Purdue-invented concrete strength sensing system wins Edison Award

A Purdue University invention that could help reduce time and money spent on the construction and repair of concrete highway pavement and other structures has been recognized as a gold winner of an Edison Award in the Critical Human Infrastructure category. The Edison Awards, considered the “Oscars of innovation,” are given annually to “recognize the persistence and excellence that also characterized Thomas Edison’s work.” Read more.

Purdue celebrates groundbreaking for new residence hall

Purdue officials staged a groundbreaking celebration Friday (April 12) for the new residence hall immediately south of Hillenbrand Residence Hall on the West Lafayette campus. The new eight-story, 252,525-square-foot facility will include 896 pod-style beds. At the same time, the existing dining area in Hillenbrand Hall will be renovated and expanded from approximately 500 to 800 seats to accommodate the additional residents.

Boiler Kids Camp is Hiring! 

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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!

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 2024

 Division I -- Friday May 10, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • College of Health & Human Sciences

Division II -- Friday, May 10, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • College of Education
  • Polytechnic Institute

Division III -- Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • College of Science

Division IV -- Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • College of Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Engineering Education
      • Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
      • Multidisciplinary Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Materials Engineering

Division V -- Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering
    • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Environmental & Ecological Engineering

Division VI -- Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET

  • College of Engineering
    • Construction Engineering and Management
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering

 Division VII -- Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • Daniels School of Business
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Division VIII -- Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Liberal Arts

Summer 2024

Division I -- Saturday, August 3, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. ET

  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Daniels School of Business

Division II -- Saturday, August 3, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. ET

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • Polytechnic Institute


April 27, classes end

April 29-May 4, final exams

May 4, term ends

May 10-12, Spring Commencement

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