Student Employment

Students who work learn skills that help them in their classes and in future employment, such as time management and teamwork. Learn about the benefits of working during school and view job openings at our student employment page .


University Residences partners with  to provide optional amenities for your room, including high quality wooden bed lofts, microfridge/microwave combination units, and futons. A lofted bed raises the height of the twin bed to make usable space under the bed for a TV, futon, or desk. Lofts are installed by Bedloft staff, complete with a safety rail. Rented microfridge combo units and purchased futons are delivered to your room for maximum convenience. Visit our  Loft Guidelines page  for more information.

Purdue ID Card

Your Purdue ID card, sometimes referred to as your PUID card or photo ID, proclaims you as a member of the Purdue community. The Purdue ID Card Office has teamed up with University Residences to provide you with a seamless check-in process. All students MUST have a Purdue ID Card to check in to University Residences. If you will be living in University Residences and your ID photo was uploaded and approved on Purdue's photo submission portal by NOON (ET) on August 11, 2021., you'll receive your ID Card at check-in.


With a free BoilerExpress debit account, the Purdue ID Card is the easiest way to make purchases on campus without carrying cash or credit. The best part? Once you put money in your account, the balance stays with you until you leave Purdue. BoilerExpress is a convenient way to preload funds to an online account you can access with a tap or a swipe of your Purdue ID Card at over 45 locations across campus, including laundry in University Residences.

A BoilerExpress account is different from a Dining Dollars account. A BoilerExpress account is a prepaid stored-value account you must sign up for and deposit funds. A Dining Dollars account is opened for you when you sign a housing contract through University Residences based on the meal plan chosen. Students may add funds to their BoilerExpress account at the Purdue ID Card Office, or Smalley Center, with cash or check; no fees apply. Or online using a credit or debit card, via eAccounts; fees apply.


Check your Dining Dollars balance, add money to your BoilerExpress stored-value account, and view transaction history from one place with Purdue eAccounts. This online portal makes managing your Purdue ID Card a snap. Parents and families can even deposit some extra funds straight into your BoilerExpress account.


There is a laundry room in every residence hall. All washers and dryers in traditional University Residences are front-load high-efficiency machines that maximize load size and conserve water and energy use. Except for Hilltop Apartments, Purdue Village, and 414 N. Russell Street, the washers and dryers in University Residences only accept BoilerExpress.

Students may add funds to their BoilerExpress account at the Purdue ID Card Office, at Smalley Center, with cash or check; no fees apply. Or online via eAccounts; fees apply. Coins will no longer be accepted, except where noted below. A Wash Alert feature enables students to check the availability of laundry machines via computer or any web-enabled smartphone. The charges to wash and dry your close are as follows:

All University Residences (except Hilltop Apartments, Purdue Village, 414 N. Russell Street, and First Street Towers.)

$2.00 per new front-load high-efficiency washer (BoilerExpress only)

$1.50 per 60 minutes of dry time and $.25 per additional 15 minutes (BoilerExpress only).

Fix It

University Residences maintains a safe and healthy environment for students to live and study. If something is wrong or broken, report it. Visit  Fix It  to submit work requests for burned out lighting, plumbing problems, window screen repairs, or broken heating or air conditioning (NOTE: You will need your BoilerKey to access the Fix It website). Alternatively, students can report problems to their Resident Assistant or the hall office. Call 765-494-8221 immediately to report urgent building issues, life safety events, or medical emergencies.

City Bus

Purdue students can ride City Bus for free (just make sure you have your ID!). Riding the bus is an especially good alternative to walking on cold or rainy days. View the routes here.


ResNet stands for Residential Networks and is the service that allows you to connect your personal devices to the campus network, either wirelessly with PAL3.0 or by using an industry standard Ethernet connection. The service also provides a shared connection to the Internet and is the service used by most students living in the residence halls and university-operated apartments. You can also connect directly to campus via VPN.

Note: Students assigned to Purdue Village Apartments and University Residences Boiler Apartments will have high-speed internet service provided by local providers. Connection information at these locations will be provided upon check-in.

For more information visit Resnet at:


The ITaP Customer Service Center (CSC) serves as the first point of contact for students, faculty and staff. They can assist with questions concerning PAL3.0, Purdue VPN, password resets, and many other support inquiries. Visit the CSC home page for more information. Are you a new student? This page on the ITAP website is a great place to start. 


Amazon offers students free shipping when items are shipped to the Amazon Hub Locker+ locations at the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) or the Krach Leadership Center (KRCH). For Prime members, there is free same-day and one-day shipping ability. Additional services include, free return drop-off for eligible items (return labels, boxes and packing materials can be provided onsite), free textbook rental returns, free one-day shipping for all textbooks, self-serve kiosk and in-person assistance. Additional information can be found at .

Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH)

Purdue Student Health Center provides student-oriented primary care as well as ongoing care for chronic conditions to a diverse student population. It is staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and professional staff who can help you stay in the classroom and out of the doctor's office.

Purdue Pharmacy

Purdue Pharmacy provides a convenient location for you to have your prescriptions filled. It is staffed by licensed pharmacists, graduate student instructors, and pharmacy students.


Purdue offers free counseling, therapy, crisis consultations and other clinical services for students in need. For more details, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) page.