Summer Start Dates and Deadlines

Here are some key dates families need to know related to Summer Start.

Important Dates

Submit FAFSA ASAP! (More explanation can be found on our Costs and Aid  page)

Accept the offer by: May 1, 2023

Pay the admissions deposit by: May 1, 2023

Complete the 2023 Think Summer Application and 2023-24 Academic Year Application by: May 5, 2023 (April 15 is the preferred deadline to sign the housing contract.)

Move In: July 7, 2023. Students and staff will be available from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, July 7th to assist with move-in. Families will receive more information about move-in specific time in timeslots and directions approximately two weeks before the start of the program. Please note that students have a mandatory orientation program starting at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 7th and lasting through Sunday, July 9th. Orientation is only for students. 

Pay Tuition by: July 10, 2023

Summer Start Courses Begin: July 10, 2023

Summer Start Courses End: August 11, 2023

Attend Boiler Gold Rush (BGR): This is the week after Summer Start ends and before fall classes begin. Students will need to register for BGR and housing is covered between the end of Summer Start and the beginning of fall classes if they participate.

Fall Courses Begin: August 21, 2023

Attendance Policy

Students are allowed two days of unexcused absences during the 25 days of class. If students have more than two unexcused absences, they will meet with a disciplinary committee and the admission offer will likely be rescinded - meaning students will not be allowed to attend Purdue during Fall 2023.  Students may be up for reconsideration the following summer. Absences relating to illnesses, funerals, emergencies, and 4-H participation (with appropriate documentation) will be excused; however, students must work with individual faculty members to understand how unexcused and excused absences impact one's final grade. 

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