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General Housing Information

Room Reminders

  • Each resident is responsible to furnish their own blankets, sheets, bed spreads, pillows, towels, washcloths, soap, etc.
  • The mattress size is 36” x 78”.

In-Room Amenities

  • Internet - PAL3.0 is the wired/wireless internet provided in all University Residences.  The UR Boiler Apartments provide Comcast and MetroNet.  Modems and routers are installed in all University Residences locations.  Do not purchase or bring wireless routers as this interferes with the Wi-Fi signals that are in place.  Students distributing wireless signals will lose connectivity and/or be handled as a conduct violation.  For more information, please visit our Move-In Resources page or visit the ResNet webpage. You may also call the Resnet Help Desk at 765-494-2200. 
  • For more information about loft guidelines, please visit Loft Guidelines and Options.
  • For information about doing your laundry in University Residences, please visit our Move-In Resources page.

Cash and BoilerExpress Transactions

  • Activate your BoilerExpress account prior to making a deposit. To activate your account, visit the ID Card Office page.
      • Credit/debit card will be accepted online only for BoilerExpress deposits. Please note there is a $1 fee for each credit/debit card deposit.


The Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) provides outpatient healthcare for students, including immunizations required by the State of Indiana. Please be sure to use your assigned residence mailing address when completing health insurance forms (see below for U.S. Postal addresses for University Residences). For more information on immunizations and other services, visit the PUSH website or call 765-494-1700.

Fee Assessment

If you have pre-registered for classes, your initial room and board assessment will be included on your fee statement in your MyPurdue account in the near future. You will be responsible for checking your MyPurdue account on a regular basis for fee assessments and account information.

If you are a recipient of financial aid, including Guaranteed Student Loans, up to one semester’s housing payments plus any past due amounts will be deducted from the available financial aid funds and credited to your housing bill at the beginning of each semester. A loss or reduction in your financial aid award is not a reason for cancellation of your housing contract, unless your plans change and you will NOT be attending Purdue University for the academic year.

Addresses & Mailing

For building address and information on how to address student mail, please visit our U.S. Postal Service webpage. For your assigned residence's mailing address information, please visit our Mailing Addresses webpage.

Contractual Obligations

It should be understood that the student is expected to fulfill the terms of the University Residences contract for the entire academic year if in attendance at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. No consideration for termination of the contract will be made so that a student can accept residence in a private home, apartment, sorority/fraternity, cooperative housing or any other residence at any time during the academic year. Students who marry and establish local residence with their spouse may request release from their housing contract. 

If you find you will be unable to enroll at Purdue University for the academic year, you must notify your assigned residence in writing at the earliest possible date and state briefly the reason for the change in your plans.

Hall Clubs

Our clubs are looking forward to your support and participation. Club dues will be $32.00 per academic year. One-half of the club dues will be included in the assessment for housing costs at the beginning of each semester. Your club dues provide for social, recreational programs and other events.

Still Have Questions? 

We invite and strongly encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions about Purdue University Residences. This will acquaint you with the operations and procedures developed around housing and dining this fall.

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