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Parent/Family Move-in Events

New Student Induction

Parents and families are welcome to attend this virtual event on Wednesday, August, 19 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) where President Mitch Daniels, faculty, and students officially welcome new students to the fall semester at Purdue. To view the event live, visit Purdue Orientation's Kaltura Stream. This event will also be broadcast on both the Purdue University Facebook page and the Orientation Programs YouTube Channel.

5 Simple Rules for Purdue Parents & Families: How to be the best partners this fall

Today’s families are more connected to their students than ever before. This fall, it’s even more important to understand the normal and natural challenges students will face in college. This interactive, engaging, and informative live event gives parents and family members a framework to be the best possible partners during the college years. This live event is hosted by New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen and leading expert on college life and will take place on Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern). For more information about Harlan visit: To view the event live, visit our Kaltura Stream. This event will also be broadcast on both the 2020 Admitted Purdue Families Facebook Group and the Orientation Programs YouTube Channel.

Online Boilergram:

Although we were unable to offer our cookies and cards events during move-in, parents and families are encouraged to complete an online Boilergram. Boilergrams are an opportunity for parents and siblings to write a message of encouragement, life advice or give a big "Boiler UP!" to your Boilermaker. For 2020, Boilergrams will be emailed to students after the first week of classes. Want to send your own message? A list of on-campus mailing addresses can be found here.

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