What to expect at STAR

Preparing for your visit

Note your check-in location on the campus map. Please remember to allow extra time for parking and walking. Check-in is from 7:15 to 8 a.m. EST.

  • Check email daily: This is the best way to stay informed about Purdue's STAR program!
  • Review the STAR schedule
  • Upload photo for your student ID card: Go to the New Student Tab on myPurdue and follow the instructions to upload your photo. You will pick up your ID at check-in!
  • Print parking permit: Printable parking passes for free parking in designated garages will be available online in May 2017. 
  • Complete Student Information Form: Your advisor will use the information you share on this form, available on the myPurdue portal, to prepare for your first academic advising meeting.

Things you must bring: 

  • 10-digit Purdue Identification (PUID) number. Find it on your admission letter.
  • Parking permit.
  • Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport or military ID), which you will need to show to receive your Purdue ID card.

What else to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
  • All STAR materials, including campus map
  • Note-taking materials

Parking & Guests

Accessible parking: Spaces designated with the blue-and-white international accessiblity symbol are available to vehicles displaying the disability plate, decal, or placeard issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in addition to your STAR parking pass. Review the campus accessibility map before your arrival. 

Where to park: We ask that you park in the University Garage (PGU), Northwestern Garage (PGNW), or Harrison St. Garage (PGH) when you arrive on campus. These garages are free of charge if you print the parking permit. If you park in the Grant Street Garage (PGG) YOU will be responsible for the payment.

Parents and guests: Parents, family and guests (up to two per student) can participate in the STAR program. The day will conclude at 5 p.m. EST for students and guests. Visit the Parents and Families website for more information.

Need to reschedule?

If you need to change your STAR date, do so more than five working days in advance of your scheduled arrival. You can make this change by visiting the myPurdue portal and clicking on "Select Your STAR Session" again. If you are within five working days of arrival, contact the Student Success office at studentsuccess@purdue.edu or 765-494-9328. If you show up on a day other than the scheduled date, your college/school may not be able to accommodate you.

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