Staff, faculty invited to presentation on STAR 2020 updates, improvements

Staff from Orientation Programs and the Office of the Registrar will co-host an event where Purdue staff and faculty can learn more about the 2020 Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program.

The event will take place from 9-10 a.m. on Feb. 27, 2020, in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Registration is not required, and all are welcome.

The presentation will include programmatic updates and feature an overview of the STAR day.

STAR will run five weeks from Monday, June 8, through Friday, July 10, 2020. In response to fewer overall attendees on Wednesdays, and to help maximize student and family participation in STAR (convenience to weekends), STAR will not have any Wednesday sessions in 2020. There will also be no STAR sessions in the days leading up to the July 4 holiday.

During STAR, new undergraduate students will meet their academic advisor, request their fall courses, and more.

International students and domestic students who are granted an exception to attending STAR on-campus will participate in an online version called Virtual STAR.

In addition to the updates mentioned above, the presentation will include information on how campus partners can participate in STAR activities. Orientation staff also will share updates about new communication strategies, including changes to their social media accounts and informational videos that can be shared with students and guests.

In mid-April, Orientation Programs staff will host a second presentation with overviews and updates about Boiler Gold Rush (BGR). Please save the date on your calendar for 9 a.m., April 16, in Fowler Hall for the BGR update meeting.

Contact Craig Johnson, director of Orientation Programs, if you have questions about either presentation, or if you need accommodations.  

Writer: Andrea Mattingly, 765-496-3754,

Last updated: Feb. 17, 2020

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