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What resources are available to me?

Although your instructor will provide you with useful information and material and will serve as a valuable resource themselves, we also suggest you review the following resources available to you as a student at Purdue. 


You can print on campus from any of the Purdue IT computers located in the computer labs or libraries across campus. You can also print from your own personal device. For information on printing – including instructions on how to use remote printing services – visit the Purdue IT website.

The Purdue IT Service Desk offers assistance with all systems and software supported by the university and can often assist you with any issues you have with your personal devices, including connecting to WiFi and setting up BoilerKey. 

Submit a request or incident:
Self-Help Database: Knowledge Database
Phone (on-campus): 44000
Phone (off-campus): (765) 494-4000

Help Desks:
Main floor of the Hicks Undergraduate Library (HIKS)
Main floor information desk in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC)

Health and Wellbeing

The staff at PUSH (Purdue University Student Health Center) provide primary care, women’s health services, and ongoing care for chronic conditions. Students may make appointments online or walk-in for urgent care. 

Purdue Student Health Center (PUSH)
601 Stadium Mall Drive
Phone: (765) 494-1700
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The staff at the Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offer mental health services and can help you with the transition to college life. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and/or in need of support, services are available.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Purdue University Health Center, Room 246
601 Stadium Mall Drive
Phone: (765) 494 – 6995
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After hours crisis: Call CAPS (765) 494-6995, then press 1

CARE (Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education) staff provide consultation, support, and advocacy services for survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking. If you or someone you know is a survivor, non-judgmental, empowering services are available.

Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)
Duhme Hall (Windsor), 1st Floor (Room 139)
205 North Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN
Phone/ 24/7Crisis Hotline (765) 495-CARE
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Academic Services

Another valuable resource is the Purdue Writing Lab, which can help with any stage of the writing process — from brainstorming ideas to polishing an essay. Staff at the Writing Lab can work with you on assignments for any class and can offer assistance with multimodal assignments, too. You may schedule an appointment by phone or online. 

Purdue Writing Lab
Heavilon Hall 226
Phone: (765) 494-3723

If you visit the Purdue Writing Lab, be sure to bring along the assignment sheet or instructor comments for the project or task you would like to work on.

Purdue Libraries has put together a guide specifically for first-year composition students on how to use library resources and conduct research. In addition to covering topics such as evaluating sources and creating a search strategy, the guide introduces you to using other support services, like librarians themselves!

Engl. 106 / Engl. 108 Library Guide:

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