Purdue Room Assignment

Contract renewal is for the 2018-19 Academic Year.  However, if you plan to withdraw, graduate from Purdue University, or leave for a Study Abroad Program or Co-op position at the end of the 2018 Fall Semester, then you will be released from your housing contract for the 2019 Spring Semester and will not be billed housing charges for the second semester.  You will have the opportunity to notify your residence’s main office in October 2018 that you’re not planning to return to Purdue University for the second semester.

If your plans change and you will be attending classes at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus for the 2019 Spring Semester, then your housing contract will be in force and you should contact the Central Assignments Office at Smalley Center for reassignment to an available space.

Students who will be on a co-op position, a study abroad program, or who are called to military active duty during the fall semester but want to return to University Residences for the 2019 Spring Semester will have the opportunity to sign a contract for the spring semester beginning in October of 2018 at www.housing.purdue.edu.

Finding Your Hall and Check-In

We are excited to welcome you to campus in a few days! We have prepared the following resources to help you through the process of accessing campus, navigating to your check-in location and where to park once your Boiler has unloaded their belongings.

Navigating to Campus

Due to exensive construction on campus during your arrival, please see the following campus access maps as well as the interactive construction map.

North Campus Access Map

South Campus Access Map

Interactive Construction Map

Finding Your Hall and Check In

Please see check-in locations at your halls for Hawkins, Windsor, Third Street Suites, Wiley, Tarkington, Owen, Cary and Hilltop 

Please see check-in location for Purdue Village

McCutcheon, Harrison and Hillenbrand must first report to a check-in location. PLEASE BE SURE TO COME DURING YOUR ASSIGNED MOVE-IN TIME. Should you be planning to arrive on August 14th between 7:00am and 7:00pm or August 15th  7:00am – 2:00pm, you MUST plan to arrive first at the East Purdue University Airport Lot, located at on the southeast corner of US 231 and Airport Road. Please see the following map for the check-in location for these halls.

Earhart, Shreve, First Street Towers and Meredith must first report to a check-in location. PLEASE BE SURE TO COME DURING YOUR ASSIGNED MOVE-IN TIME. Should you be planning to arrive on August 14th between 7:00am and 7:00pm or August 15th  7:00am – 2:00pm, you MUST plan to arrive first at the Discovery Lot on the southeast corner of Nimitz Drive and Gates Road. Please see the following map for the check-in location for these halls.

Any arrivals outside of the times listed above should go directly to their residence hall for check-in. Once again, we are excited to see you and hope that following this procedure will allow you to get checked in smoothly


Once you have unloaded your belongings at your designated location you will be directed to available parking locations in the McCutcheon Street Garage, University Street Garage, or the North Stadium Parking lot. Please see the following map for these parking locations.

Moving In - Fall 2017

Boiler Gold Rush Participants

Students registered for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) may move in on Monday, August 14 or Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (You should receive information along with your BGR registration materials.) The BGR fees include your room charges from August 14, 2017 and meals beginning with lunch on Monday, August 14, 2017. Information regarding trafiic patterns and parking will be included in your room assignment information or you may check back at this page on or around July 15.

Non-Boiler Gold Rush Participants

Early check-in: All residents have the option to check in early for an additional fee per person per day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14 through Thursday, August 17, 2017. Optional meal service will be available in the Purdue Dining & Catering’s residential dining courts for an additional fee from Monday, August 14 through Thursday, August 17, 2017. Payment to be made at the entrance to the dining court.  Students who use BoilerExpress will receive a discount. Cash and credit card are also accepted.

Regular Check-In

Regular check in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, and the first contract meal served will begin with breakfast. This is the first meal served under your housing contract.

Check-In Procedures

BGR participants, please, be sure to arrive at your designated area during your specified move-in time. Staff will be on-site to direct you to your hall. Carts (and many friendly student leaders) will be available to assist you as you move your belongings into your new home. After you unload your belongings, be prepared to move your vehicle(s) to a designated parking area so we can expedite the process for other residents. When you check-in, you will receive your room key and pertinent information.

Bringing Things Early

University Residences is unable to store or hold items for you over the summer. However, if you need to mail a trunk or box immediately before you arrive, please note your name on the package and address it to the main office of the hall or apartment community where you are assigned. Please be sure to mail the package so the package’s arrival will coincide with your check-in. Information regarding pick-up will be available at your residence’s main office. To easily answer any questions you may have regarding moving into Purdue University Residences, please visit our FAQ’s.

What You'll Need

Provided Items - Items Provided By University Residences:

• Bed
• Mattress
• Curtains (that must stay in place)
• Desk with lamp
• Dresser
• Phone (Purdue Village only)
• Trash can
• Smoke detector
• Closet and drawer space
• All utilities
• Internet outlets

You Should Bring - Items you may want to bring with you:

• Alarm clock
• Laundry basket
• Pillow, bed linens and blanket (not electric) for a regular twin bed - 36" x 78"
• Umbrella
• First aid kit
• Bathrobe
• Toiletries
• Fan
• Towels and wash cloths
• Flashlight

Don't Bring - Items you may NOT bring with you:

• Candles, incense or anything else you would burn
• Electric bed warmers
• Empty alcohol bottles for decoration
• Fireworks
• Grills
• Halogen lamps
• Hoverboards
• Paintball guns
• Pets (except small fish)
• Toaster ovens or any cooking equipment other than a hot pot or a small microwave oven (for undergraduate residence halls - more information for Hilltop Apartments residents)

Parking Permits

Parking permits will be available for online purchase beginning July 17, 2017. Regular parking permits are available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Questions about eligibility should be directed to Parking Facilities at parking@purdue.edu. All parking permits are subject to availability.

Parking Lottery

Should University Residences have additional restricted parking spaces available for freshmen, a lottery will be held to determine recipients. Restricted parking is only available in the McCutcheon Parking Garage. Students may begin submitting their applications for the parking lottery beginning July 1. Submit your application today.

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