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OnBoard with Parent & Family Connections - Boiler Gold Rush & Move-In
All new students are expected to participate in a Purdue new student orientation experience. While some students will participate in orientation programs run by Bands, Athletics, and Purdue Musical Organizations, the rest will attend Boiler Gold Rush (BGR).
What to expect for BGR move-in:
Students living on-campus
On June 13, students with a signed housing contract for University Residences received an email from Purdue University Residences with a link to reserve their move-in date.  Frequently asked questions and additional information can be found on the move-in scheduling website.

For move-in day, University Residences has information on the University Residences  Move-in website to help you through the process of accessing campus, navigating to your check-in location and where to park once your Boilermaker has unloaded their belongings. Once you arrive to your student's assigned residence, our wonderful BGR Team Leaders will greet you at your student's residence to help you unload your vehicle. Staff and students will help you navigate to your residence's designated unloading area and when you're done, you will be asked to move your vehicle to a designated parking area. Once parked, you are welcome to go back to your student's residence.
Final BGR details
BGR participants will receive an email from Student Success Programs in mid-July containing information about the program, as well as check-in information for students living on- and off-campus. Information will also be updated on the BGR website.

BGR participants and their guests are encouraged to download the PurdueGuide app to view the BGR schedule. After downloading the app, select the "Campus" tab in the lower right corner and tap "Find Guides."
  • Select the BGR guide and tap "Add Guide"
  • Tap the back button. You will now be able to access the BGR guide under the "My Guides" section at the bottom of the Campus tab.
Individuals may also view the full schedule on a desktop computer by visiting campuskit.io, typing in "Purdue University" and following the prompts. Note - Purdue students will use their Purdue career account credentials (and BoilerKey two-factor authentication if activated) to log in to the mobile or desktop app. Students who have not yet activated BoilerKey will log in with their Purdue username and password, while guests will create a guest account using a personal email address. Guests who have already downloaded the app for STAR will continue to use the same username and password
Important Dates to Remember
12-13 Move-in & Opportunities for Parents/Family Members
13 A Live Event with Harlan Cohen & New Student Induction
14-17 BGR student programming including but not limited to the following:
  • Sessions on Diversity and Intercultural Awareness, Academic Success, Health and Wellness and more
  • Programs for connection with student organizations, campus resources, and community businesses
  • Boiler Up Rally with Purdue Athletics
An agenda of the week will be posted on the Boiler Gold Rush website.

For questions about BGR, please contact Student Success Programs at studentsuccess@purdue.edu or 765-494-9328.

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Parents & Family Connections
July 9, 2019
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