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Family Day—Visits and Tours

College of Agriculture – Jay Akridge, Dean

9:00–11:00 a.m.

The following departments will welcome students and their families in the Pfendler Second Floor Gallery.  Dean Akridge will address the group at 9:30 am.  Refreshments will be provided.

  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Preveterinary Medicine  

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The following departments hosting their own events in locations as listed:

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering  - Room 106, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building
  • Biochemistry - Room 101, Biochemistry Building
  • Botany and Plant Pathology - Room 1-436, Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
  • Horticulture and Landscape - Architecture Horticulture Greenhouse and Gardens

Contact Name: Brittany Rees
Phone Number: (765) 494-8141


College of Education – Maryann Santos de Barona, Dean

9:00 a.m.

The College of Education will host a Continental Breakfast/Information Fair in Stewart Center Room 218. Representatives from the College of Education will provide remarks and present the 2014-2015 scholarship recipient awards. Additionally, representatives from the COE Study Abroad programs will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences.

Contact Name: Georgia Leavitt
Phone Number: (765) 494-7962


College of Engineering – Leah H. Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering

9:00–11:00 a.m.

Please join us for the College of Engineering Family Day Open House on Purdue Mall (tent will be located near fountain and MSEE). Faculty, staff, and student representatives from the various schools and departments in the College of Engineering will be available to talk with students and parents. This is an excellent opportunity for undecided students to learn more about the variety of engineering disciplines and programs offered at Purdue University. Select building and laboratory tours will aslo be available.

Participating schools and programs include:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Office of Professional Practice

Contact Name: Kim Yoder
Phone Number: (765) 494-0900


College of Health and Human Sciences – Christine M. Ladisch, Dean

9:00–11:00 a.m.

HHS families and students are invited to tailgate with HHS administrators, faculty and staff from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in front of Lambert Fieldhouse on the west lawn.  Please rsvp at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5tetNPZF46vqDjv by August 29, 2014.

Contact Name: Teresa Eloff
Phone Number: (765) 494-8533


School of Nursing

9:00–11:00 a.m.

See what is new within the School of Nursing and on campus. Tour the Center of Nursing Education (JNSN 108) and meet faculty, staff and current nursing students.  

Contact Name: Roxanne Martin
Phone Number: (765) 494-4003


College of Liberal Arts - Irwin Weiser, Dean

9:00–11:00 a.m.

Stop by the College of Liberal Arts Homecoming tent from 9:00 - 11:00 am on Stadium Mall. We will have advisors on hand to talk with parents and students.

Contact Name: John Crosby
Phone Number: (765) 494-6502


Krannert School of Management – P. Chris Earley, Dean and James Brooke Henderson Professor of Management

9:00–11:00 a.m.

Krannert School of Management will host a reception for students and families in the Krannert Drawing Room. Academic Advisors and student representatives will be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Name: Lou M. Underwood
Phone Number: (765) 494-0901


College of Pharmacy – Craig K. Svensson, Dean

9:00 a.m.

The College of Pharmacy will host a Scholarship Recognition Program for freshman pre-pharmacy & B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences students, their families and pharmacy faculty and staff.  Pharmacy will congratulate the scholarship recipients on their scholastic achievements. Parents and students will have the opportunity to converse with College of Pharmacy Academic Advisor's, pharmacy student representatives and faculty and staff. An informal reception for families and students will be held in the lobby of Forney (FRNY G-140) at 9:00 a.m., prior to the recognition event. (Refreshments will be served)

Contact Name: Deborah Lewis
Phone Number: (765) 496-6353


College of Technology – Gary R. Bertoline, Dean

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Please stop by the College of Technology Family Day tailgate located in front of Knoy Hall before the football game from 10:00-11:00 am.  As a member of the Technology family, you are invited to share food and fun with faculty, administrators, and students. 

Contact Name: Jacqueline Brown
Phone Number: (765) 496-3659

Aviation Technology

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Aviation Technology will host an open house for students and families in the Aviation Technology Building at the Purdue Airport.

Contact Name: Mike Nolan
Phone Number: (765) 494-9962


Exploratory Studies - Susan K. Aufderheide, Director

9:30–11:00 a.m.

Exploratory Studies will host a reception in the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge for all current and former Exploratory Studies students and their families complete with breakfast-style refreshments.  We will also be recognizing our Purdue scholarship recipients at 10:15 a.m.  This is an excellent opportunity to chat with the Exploratory Studies advisors as well as network with fellow students and their families. Please R.S.V.P. for the Family Day Reception at http://tinyurl.com/expl-family-reception by August 29th. 

Contact Name: Jennifer McDonald
Phone Number: (765) 494-0843