Lodging and Parking

STAR is a one-day program. However, there are several options for students and families who decide to stay overnight during STAR 2018. 

Please note that Purdue is on the Eastern Time Zone.

Commercial Travel Services

  • Air Travel - The nearest commercial airports are Indianapolis International (65 miles) and Chicago O’Hare (140 miles) and Chicago Midway (130 miles). The Purdue Airport accommodates privately owned planes.

  • Shuttle Services from Airports - Shuttle service is provided to and from Indianapolis by Lafayette Limo and Star of America. Shuttle service to and from O’Hare is provided by Express Air Coach or by Reindeer Shuttle.

  • Other Commercial Travel - Amtrak and Greyhound also serve the area, stopping at a station in Lafayette. From there, visitors can ride Greater Lafayette's CityBus system to Purdue (about 1.5 miles).


Purdue is a very walkable campus and the Union Club Hotel in the Purdue Memorial Union is a convenient on-campus location for overnight visitors. However, there are a variety of other lodging options in the Greater Lafayette area. Use the Greater Lafayette Visitor's Bureau website to locate other nearby hotels and campgrounds.


As with most areas, this spring has brought a number of road projects throughout the campus and Lafayette/West Lafayette area. For the most current information about alternative routes to campus, visit the State Street Redevelopment Website.

Parking/Shuttle Information

Using this campus map and your STAR Parking Permit (available in May), reserved parking for STAR will available at various campus locations (to be announced at a later date). 

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