Purdue students moving in during Boiler Gold Rush

UR Move-In

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

Please continue to check this page to get the most updated move-in information as it is made available.

Move-In Details

Move-in timeslots will be pre-assigned for new students and self-selected for returning students, and are based on program participation, if applicable, and/or contract start dates. These timeslots and instructions will be released with student housing assignment notifications. If you need to make travel arrangements prior to the timeslot being released, please refer to the available dates below and plan accordingly.  

Move-in Pass

You will receive access to download and print a move-in pass for your timeslot through the Housing Portal. You must print your move-in pass and have it displayed in the front window of your vehicle when you arrive to campus. All vehicles assisting with move-in must display a move-in pass. 

Example: 

Sample image of a Purdue Move-in hang tag containing informatin about your move-in time, your housing assignment and QR codes to check in.

If you need to change your timeslot due to an extenuating circumstance such as flight arrangements, illness, transportation issues, internship commitments, etc., you will have the ability to do so in the Housing Portal. Please note: If you make a change to your move-in timeslot and have already printed your move-in pass, you will need to reprint your move-in pass to display the updated information.

Optional luggage tags are also provided with the move-in pass for student use to assist with labeling luggage and other move-in items.

Engineering Academic Boot Camp

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around June 20. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID.

  • July 1 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • You will not receive a move-in timeslot and are eligible to arrive at any point between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Early Start, Emerging Leaders, HHS Connex, Pharmacy Education Program/PEP, Science Scholars & Summer Start

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around June 20. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. All students will receive a 30-minute move-in timeslot. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

  • July 6 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi)

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the Co-Rec (address is below) to pick up your key and check-in. All students will receive a 30-minute move-in timeslot. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

  • August 9 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  • Arrivals after hours should report to the main office of your assigned residence hall.

France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center

Gyms 4, 5, 6

355 N. Martin Jischke Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Boiler Gold Rush (BGR)

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Specific directional information coming soon regarding unloading zones. All students will receive a 30-minute move-in timeslot. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

  • August 10 (11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  • August 11 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  • August 12 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  • August 13 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Please note: the halls below will report to a designated holding or check-in location before reporting to their residence hall to move in.

  • Earhart Hall, Harrison Hall, Hillenbrand Hall, McCutcheon Hall, and Shreve Hall should report to Discovery Parking Lot located off of Arnold Drive between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Arrivals after hours should report to the main office of your assigned residence hall.
  • Students assigned to our URBA locations should report to Hilltop Apartments Building 23 to pick up your key and check-in. URBA locations include:
    • Benchmark
    • Cedarwood
    • Fuse
    • Grant 333
    • Russell 414
    • Salisbury
    • Steely 410
    • Village West
    • Waldron 19
    • Waldron 125
    • Waldron Square
New Student - Early Arrival Group

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Specific directional information coming soon regarding unloading zones. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

Arrivals prior to August 9 will not have a scheduled move-in time. Arrivals beginning August 9 will receive a 30-minute move-in timeslot.

Students assigned to our URBA locations should report to Hilltop Apartments Building 23 to pick up your key and check-in. URBA locations include:

  • Benchmark
  • Cedarwood
  • Fuse
  • Grant 333
  • Russell 414
  • Salisbury
  • Steely 410
  • Village West
  • Waldron 19
  • Waldron 125
  • Waldron Square

Requesting an arrival before August 16 may result in a $35 per day room-only fee. This fee is dependent on whether your program covers your early arrival fee and should be communicated with you by your program coordinator. Questions regarding coverage should be directed to your program coordinator.

New Student - No Early Arrival Group Status

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Specific directional information coming soon regarding unloading zones. All students assigned to a traditional residence hall will receive a 30-minute move-in timeslot. Please have available your Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

Students assigned to our URBA locations should report to Hilltop Apartments Building 23 to pick up your key and check-in. URBA locations include:

  • Benchmark
  • Cedarwood
  • Fuse
  • Grant 333
  • Russell 414
  • Salisbury
  • Steely 410
  • Village West
  • Waldron 19
  • Waldron 125
  • Waldron Square

Requesting an arrival before August 16 may result in a $35 per day room-only fee and must be pre-approved through the early arrival request form found in your housing portal. 

Returning Student - Early Arrival Group

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Specific directional information coming soon regarding unloading zones. Please have available your Purdue ID Card, Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

Arrivals prior to August 9 will not have a scheduled move-in timeslot. Arrivals beginning August 9 will require a 30-minute move-in timeslot to be selected (instructions for selecting a timeslot will be provided in your notification).

Students assigned to our URBA locations should report to Hilltop Apartments Building 23 to pick up your key and check-in. URBA locations include:

  • Benchmark
  • Cedarwood
  • Fuse
  • Grant 333
  • Russell 414
  • Salisbury
  • Steely 410
  • Village West
  • Waldron 19
  • Waldron 125
  • Waldron Square

Requesting an arrival before August 16 may result in a $35 per day room-only fee. This fee is dependent on whether your program covers your early arrival fee and should be communicated with you by your program coordinator. Questions regarding coverage should be directed to your program coordinator.

Returning Student - No Early Arrival Group Status

Move-in instructions will be provided in your housing assignment notification on or around July 15. Report to the main office of your assigned residence hall to pick up your key and check-in. Addresses for residence halls may be found here. Specific directional information coming soon regarding unloading zones. All students assigned to a traditional residence hall will need to self-select a 30-minute move-in timeslot (instructions for selecting a timeslot will be provided in your notification). Please have available your Purdue ID Card, Purdue Mobile Credential ID or government issued ID and a printed copy of your move-in pass.

Students assigned to our URBA locations should report to Hilltop Apartments Building 23 to pick up your key and check-in. URBA locations include:

  • Benchmark
  • Cedarwood
  • Fuse
  • Grant 333
  • Russell 414
  • Salisbury
  • Steely 410
  • Village West
  • Waldron 19
  • Waldron 125
  • Waldron Square

Requesting an arrival before August 16 may result in a $35 per day room-only fee and must be pre-approved through the early arrival request form found in your housing portal. 

FAQs

When will I receive my housing assignment notification?

Students arriving in July will receive their housing assignments on or around June 20 and students arriving in August will be receiving their housing assignments and other pertinent information on or around July 15. 

Please note with a high volume of emails going out at one time, it could take up to 48 hours to receive your assignment notification. Please remain patient during this time.

When will I receive my move-in timeslot?

New students will receive their pre-assigned move-in timeslot as part of their assignment notification sent on or around July 15.

Returning students will self-select their move-in timeslot. Instructions will be provided in their assignment confirmation sent on or around July 15. 

Can an assigned timeslot be changed if a student has a legitimate conflict? What is the process to do that?

Yes, a student can change their assigned timeslot if they have a conflict. Please be aware that if you must change your assigned timeslot, there is no guarantee you will receive a new timeslot during BGRi or BGR while move-in assistance is provided. Many locations may have carts available for use during move-in.

If you need to adjust your move-in timeslot, you will have the ability to do so in the Housing Portal. Students can check the Housing Portal to see when they are eligible to change their move-in timeslot.

It is recommended that you revisit the Housing Portal, as timeslots are continuously updating. If there is no availability, after multiple attempts, you should email your assigned residence hall with the requested change. Please include your name and the last four digits of your PUID number.

Please remember to reprint your move-in pass if you make a change to your move-in timeslot and have already printed your move-in pass. 

What defines a legitimate reason to request a change in move-in timeslot?

Legitimate reasons may vary for many people. We would ask that you remain as flexible as possible and consult the website for any necessary changes prior to emailing your residence hall. Some basic guidelines for legitimate reasons may include, but are not limited to:

  • flight arrangements
  • illness
  • transportation issues
  • internship commitments
  • signing up for BGRi, BGR or other early arrival program after housing assignments are released
The Housing Portal appears to be down, what should I do?
With a high volume of students attempting to access the Housing Portal at one time, the Housing Portal may go down. Please remain patient and try again in an hour or so.
I have a question, who do I contact?
  • Prior to assignments going out, email housing@purdue.edu. Please be patient while waiting for a response, as we receive a high volume of emails during this time.
  • After assignments go out, students must contact their assigned residence hall's main office via email. To best accommodate students and their families, we would ask that all requests for move-in timeslot changes be communicated by email to the student's assigned residence hall. This allows us to have a written record of the requested change and helps to ensure no requests for changes are lost or inadvertently overlooked.
A Purdue family posing for a photo in their student's dorm room on move-in day.