Middle School Tours

Future Boilermakers: Middle School Campus Visit Program

Nearly 2,000 school-aged children attend Purdue's campus visit program for middle school students each year. The program encourages students to begin thinking about the possibilities that are theirs with a college education by experiencing what it's like to be a student on campus.

During the visit, middle schoolers interact with Purdue students, watch and participate in a classroom activity, walk the campus, and eat in a dining court.

Visit the online tour request form to schedule a date. The visit program starts 9:30-10:30 a.m., depending on the distance driven and time zone of the participating school. Please allow at least four hours on campus for students to experience the entire itinerary as listed below. The program can be shortened for schools without the ability to stay for the recommended duration.

A sample itinerary for school group visits is listed below.

Typical Itinerary for Students in Grades 6-8

9:30 a.m. (EST)
9:45-10:30 a.m.
College-Bound Presentation
A presentation on what students need to know in middle school followed by Student Ambassador introductions and Q&A.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Where Students Play @ Purdue
Tour of the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Additional Tour of Facilities or Academic Presentation (when available)
12:45-1:30 p.m.
What Students Eat @ Purdue
Eat in a dining court or lunch on your own
1:30 p.m.

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

  West Lafayette Time