Homecoming





Homecoming 2017 will be September 23. Watch for updates on activities for the weekend and make your plans to attend.

* Events are subject to change without notice.

Homecoming 2017 Registration   Homecoming Attendee List

Paid parking will be available on campus during Homecoming weekend. Click here for more details.

Thursday, September 21


2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
— Purdue In the Know
Purdue Memorial Union
Join us for one of three simultaneous TED Talk–style sessions on trending topics, given by notable Purdue faculty and alumni. Each session is an hour long, and light snacks and beverages will be provided. A general opening session will be held in the West Faculty Lounge.
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5:00 – 7:30 p.m. PASE and Greater Lafayette Commerce Networking Reception
Dauch Alumni Center
PASE is partnering with Greater Lafayette Commerce to bring this year's annual networking reception to students, alumni, and the community. The local business community and Purdue alumni are asked to come together to network and connect with one another and, most importantly, students. The students see this as a great opportunity to network and hone their skills. Heavy appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available. There will be a brief program at 6:30 p.m.
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Friday, September 22


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  —
Homecoming Headquarters
Boilermaker Station, Purdue Memorial Union Room 108

10:00 a.m. – Noon  Boilermaker Special rides
Grant Street Garage circle, across from the Purdue Memorial Union
First come, first serve

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. — Campus Tours
Meet at Boilermaker Station, Purdue Memorial Union Room 108, and group will walk over to beginning of tour together.
First come, first serve
Limited to the first 40 guests

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — 50 Year Class Ice Cream Social
Boilermaker Station, Purdue Memorial Union Room 108
This event is for the class of 1967 and one guest.

7:00 p.m. — Free Fall Concert
Slayter Hill
This concert, featuring the band Simple Plan, is free to all Purdue students and alumni. Inclement weather location is Elliott Hall of Music.


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Homecoming Celebration Reception
North and South Ballrooms, PMU
$15 for Purdue Alumni Association members | $20 for nonmembers
Heavy hors d'oeuvre stations and student entertainment will be provided.


Saturday, September 23

10:00 a.m. – Noon — BTN  Tailgate
​Cary Quad Front Lawn
The Big Ten Network will be broadcasting BTN Tailgate LIVE from West Lafayette. It's the ultimate pregame show for Big Ten fans and is very similar to ESPN’s College Gameday. This is your opportunity to be on LIVE TV! The event is happening on the south lawn of Cary Quad and will include giveaways, sponsored games and entertainment, plus the live taping of the show. The event is FREE and open to all fans.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Homecoming Tent Row
Stadium Mall
Show your “Ever True” colors and wear your Purdue gold and black for the 15th annual university-wide Homecoming celebration on Stadium Mall. Stop by to visit with the various school and unit tents before we beat those Michigan Wolverines! You’ll find all sorts of fun, photo opportunities, and free activities for the whole family. Stage performances are set to begin at 1:45 p.m. At approximately 2:15 p.m., we’ll reveal the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Book Signing with James L. Mullins for A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy
Wilmeth Active Learning Center, west entrance
Edited by Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor James L. Mullins, A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy speaks to the history of the former Purdue Power Plant, the site on which the new Wilmeth Active Learning Center stands. More information about the book is available at the Purdue University Press website.

2:30 p.m. — Thrill on the Hill
Slayter Center
The Purdue "All-American" Marching band will perform a concert that is fast and upbeat, showcasing the entire 380-plus members of the band, along with cheerleaders, Purdue Pete, and guest Purdue celebrities. 

4:00 p.m. — Purdue vs. Michigan game
Ross-Ade Stadium

8:00 p.m. — An Evening with Pat McAfee
Elliott Hall of Music
Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 5th through the Convocations Ticket Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.


Sunday, September 24

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  — Class of 1967 Continental Breakfast
Boilermaker Station, Purdue Memorial Union Room 108
This event is for the class of 1967 and one guest.
Pastries, doughnuts, and beverages will be available.

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