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Large Group Visits

Visitors touring campus in large groups (10 or more) should schedule their visit through Purdue’s Welcome Center.

Four weeks advance notice is greatly appreciated when scheduling a large group walking or riding tour of campus. Note: If you would like to arrange a driving tour, but do not have a vehicle large enough to accommodate your group, the Visitor Center can arrange a rental for you through Purdue’s Transportation Service.

Complete the Visitors Center online tour request form to schedule your large group visit.

School Groups

"College Experience" tours are available for groups of students in grades four to eight. The itinerary for the day-long experience is listed below. Please visit the tour request form to select an open date and options for your visit.

Note: Groups coming from high schools should make arrangements through the Office of Admissions.

Typical Itinerary for Students in Grades 4-8

9:15 a.m.* Arrival*
9:30-9:50 a.m. How to Get to College
A presentation on what students need to know in middle school.
9:50-10:00 a.m. A College Students Perspective
Student ambassador introductions and Q&A
10:15-11:15 a.m. Learning and Discovery @ Purdue
Show-and-tell by Purdue Faculty and Graduate Students
11:25-11:50 a.m. Purdue VIP account sign up
(ENAD 242)
12:00-12:45 p.m. Campus Tour
12:45-1:05 p.m. Where Students Live @ Purdue
Residence hall tour
1:05-1:45 p.m. What Students Eat @ Purdue
Tour of Student Dining Court Eat there or lunch on your own
1:45 p.m. Departure

*School groups residing in Central Time Zone may request a 10:30 a.m. EST start time.

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