Together, we can Protect Purdue.

See our FAQs

Family Weekend- FAQs




Click on the question below to expand the box for the answer.
There are a lot of factors that go into selecting the date for Family Weekend. First, we look at the home football schedule, as we like being able to include a home football game into the weekend. Then, we look at weekends that will not conflict with a break. As a result, we have a limited number of fall weekends to select from.
Parent & Family Connections announced the dates for Family Weekend in June. An email save the date will be sent to all families subscribed to our monthly newsletter, posts made to our Facebook page, and information will also be posted to the front page of the Parent & Family Connections website.
The 2021 Family Weekend Website will launch in mid-September. An email will be sent to families subscribed to our monthly newsletter and posts will be made to our Facebook page. Information will also posted to the front page of the Parent & Family Connections website.

The University does not cancel classes during Family Weekend. If your student normally has classes on Friday and/or Saturday, then he or she will have classes on the Friday and/or Saturday of Family Weekend.

Registration for 2021 Family Weekend will open in mid-September. Prior to opening, an email will be sent to families subscribed to our monthly newsletter and posts will be made to our Facebook page. Information will also posted to the front page of the Parent & Family Connections website.
West Lafayette, Indiana is on Eastern Time (same as New York), and we do follow Daylight Saving Time.
Dress for the entire weekend is casual (typically any Purdue clothing is suitable). The weather varies, so please check the forecast.
Parent & Family Connections is not responsible for making hotel reservations and cannot assist with any issues related to lack of room availability. However, the Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau maintain a referral list of available space at area lodging facilities for major weekends in the community. Visit their website or call (800)872-6648 or (765)447-9999.
We understand the selected dates for Family Weekend will not work for everyone. The Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a calendar of events happening throughout the year.
A special website for discounted Family Weekend Football tickets was sent to families in mid-June.
Purdue Sports has moved to digital entry for athletic tickets. Information on how to obtain your tickets can be found here.

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2017 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Parent and Family Connections

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Parent and Family Connections at parents@purdue.edu.