Sign up for STAR

All new, domestic, first-year and transfer students enrolling in classes for the first time in fall 2018 are required to attend STAR, where they will meet with their advisor and plan their fall courses. 

To sign up for STAR, do the following:

  1. You will sign up for STAR via the myPurdue portal, which is also where you will sign up for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) or BGR International orientation.
  2. In myPurdue, find the “Select your STAR Session” link. This will take you to the registration website.
  3. You will then see all STAR dates available for your major. Select your preferred date by clicking “Register for this date.” **Note that specific dates are available for transfer students (June 4 and June 8) and Summer Start students (June 11).  
  4. The STAR day you have selected will appear in your shopping cart. You may either change the STAR date you selected by clicking “Remove from Cart” or confirm by selecting “Checkout.”
  5. After you check out, you will be taken to a confirmation page. You are now enrolled in STAR, and you'll also receive an email at your email address confirming your participation. 
  6. STAR attendees are welcome to bring up to two registered guests to participate in STAR. Guests also may be registered via the myPurdue portal. If you have any issues with guest registration, email

Virtual STAR

International students, and students who have been granted an exception for STAR, will plan their courses as guided by their academic advisor and be enrolled in Virtual STAR. In May, these students will receive an email message with instructions on how to access and complete this course. International students can choose to visit Purdue in the summer and attend STAR in-person with domestic students, although this is completely voluntary. Students who attend STAR in-person will not be required to complete the Virtual STAR course.  

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