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Family Weekend—Schedule

Friday September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

For more detailed information please visit https://www.purdue.edu/parentandfamily/

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Friday, September 23

7:00 and 9:30 p.m.- Flicks at Fowler presents TBA

Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

Enjoy a pre-release movie FREE with your PU Student ID, $4.00 without.  Showings are 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall, STEW.

Saturday, September 24

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.— College, School and Family Activities

Faculty and staff from a variety of schools will be on hand to tour and meet families. Click here for specific school information

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Xtreme Bowling and Billiards Special Rate

Union Rack and Roll
$1.75 per person per game of bowling 
$1.25 shoe rental per person 
$2.75 per hour per table for billiards
For Students/Faculty/Staff with Valid Purdue ID and their guests.

For more information about Union Rack and Roll visit http://www.union.purdue.edu/RackAndRoll/

12:30 p.m. - Boilermaker Crossing 

Sally and Bob Weist Plaza (between Mackey Arena and Brees Academic Center)

Purdue fans can meet the teams, play on inflatable games, get prizes, listen to live music and more at the family-friendly Boilermaker Crossing. This event will be held at the Sally and Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and the Brees Academic Center (IAF) and is free for the whole family.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Information Table

Purdue Memorial Union, Great Hall

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions

1:19 p.m. (2 Hours & 11 Minutes Before Kick-Off)- 211 Session Pep Rally

Mackey Arena

Come by Mackey Arena to for an exciting pep rally prior to the game! Kicking off with a drum line performance, you can hear from Coach Hazell and the team before they head to the locker room, see the All-American Marching Band perform, and watch as the Gold Dusters and twirlers spin around the court.

TBA — Football Game vs. Nevada

For ticket info: call 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT or order online at www.purduesports.com

TBA — Boilermaker BBQ -

Outdoor Location, Purdue Memorial Union Front Lawn

Rain Location: Union Ballrooms

Relax and enjoy music by local artists and other family activities including crafts, trivia, outdoor games and photo opportunities with a delicious dinner listed below.  Food will be served from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

BBQ Menu:

Entrée’s off the grill:  (Choice of 2)

  • BBQ Chicken (gluten free)
  • Smoked Brisket (gluten free)
  • Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork (gluten free)
  • Falafel Patty (vegetarian, wheat, egg)
  • Buns (wheat, dairy)


  • Bean Blend and Tomato Salad (gluten free)
  • Corn Pudding (wheat, dairy, egg)
  • German Potato Salad (gluten free)
  • Watermelon Wedge (gluten free)
  • Rolls (wheat, dairy)

Desserts: (Choice of)

  • Cobblers - Mixed Berry and Apple (wheat, dairy)
  • Pappy's Ice Cream (dairy)

Beverage included (1):  Each additional bottle of soda or water $1.75 plus tax (available on site credit card ONLY)

  • Bottled Soda
  • Bottled Water


  • Adults & Students: $12.00 plus tax
  • Children 12 and Under: $7.00  plus tax (Limit of 1 entrée)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:  Click Here to register for the BBQ. Please note registration is now closed for the BBQ!

Available until Wednesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to include your student when registering.  Guests will need to check in prior to the BBQ to receive a wristband.  Check in locations will be in the Purdue Memorial Great Hall from 1:00-3:00 pm and also half an hour prior to the start of the BBQ between the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center.    

7:00 and 9:30 p.m.- Flicks at Fowler presents TBA

Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

Enjoy a pre-release movie FREE with your PU Student ID, $4.00 without.  Showings are 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall, STEW.

Sunday, September 25

9:00a.m. - Dance Marathon Dask 5K

Ross-Ade Stadium

Run miles on Purdue's beautiful campus to support the children at Riley Hospital for Children! Register at pudmf.tk/DMdash15 for $25.00
leading up to the race and at the event for $30.00. 

11:00a.m.– 1:00p.m.— Family Weeeknd Brunch

Hillenbrand, Earhart, Ford and Wiley Dining Courts

Various breakfast and lunch items available at each dining court.  Items could include pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, as well as pizza, stir fry, quesadillas, smoked meats and salads depending on the dining court you and your student chooses!  No need to purchase for your student if they have a meal swipe available on this day.  Price for adults is $9.50 plus tax.  Click Here to register for the brunch.


Unless, otherwise noted, on Saturday parking on campus is open to all visitors. The major exceptions are the parking lots north of Cary Quadrangle and around Ross-Ade Stadium. The Grant Street Parking Garage is convenient to the Purdue Memorial Union. The Northwestern Avenue and University Street Parking Garages are convenient to Stadium Mall which is where the Celebration on the Mall will be held.  Residence Hall parking restrictions apply around the halls. For parking and travel information, including road construction updates, visit http://www.purdue.edu/physicalfacilities/construction_notices.html


We urge you to act promptly to secure lodging. Accommodations are in short supply for football weekends. The Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a referral list of available space at area lodging facilities for major weekends in the community. Please call (800) 872-6648 or (765) 447-9999.  Click here for a list of local hotels.