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Welcome to Fall 2020!

Fall Semester classes begin August 24, and orientation for most students begins August 13. Even in the troubled times we face, we look forward to the return of our community in its hybrid form. To keep an eye on the current shape of the semester, you can always refer to Purdue's Academic Calendar.

For new student instructors: Orientation begins August 13.

For all students teaching this fall: Watch for the Convocation announcement, which will come soon. Convocation is mandatory.

Syllabi are due for review July 15 at noon.

Copies of the ICaP Instructors' Manual are now available online.

New grad students: we are so glad you're here.

Welcome to Purdue! We are eager to meet you and to help answer all your questions. You may be excitedly thinking about coursework, wondering about your composition students, or even worrying about where to get the best coffee on campus. Don't worry: we can help with all of that. Browse the information we've compiled here to start.


Convocation Information

Be sure to regularly check your email for more updates. 

Graduate School Prep: The links you might need

You may want to download and print a campus map ahead of time (having a print copy may help with potential construction delays in the weeks before classes start). The Purdue Graduate School Home Page provides lots of information to help you get situated, but the most helpful might be their checklist, which allows you to take a step-by-step approach to working through your to-do items.

Get your grad manual here!

Never be without your Grad Manual!

Paper copies are always available in the Graduate Office (HEAV 304), too.

Local areas, maps, and hot spots

Learn more about the West Lafayette area, see maps of the parks in our area, and check out downtown Lafayette, as well.

You may have heard that Purdue, its surrounding neighborhood streets, and many other areas in town are getting majorly renovated—and that's resulted in some construction and traffic woes. Take a look at the plans and affected areas, if you want to (try to) avoid delays.

If you're new to town, you may be in dire need of a new bookstore to spend those last few lazy summer days. There's no better place than Von's Books. Located right off campus, the series of Von's Shops that line State Street include a record shop, clothing and jewelry, and yes: new and used books. (Be sure to check out the basement!)