Signature Programs

The Purdue Honors College is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities to enhance the honors student experience. Below are descriptions of our recurring event series, each with a specific focus to enhance the four-year student experience.

Honors First Year Orientation

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This is a welcoming event to introduce new students to our vibrant honors community, learn more about the college, and meet faculty, staff and student leaders. Our orientation is typically held the weekend before classes start in the fall semester.

Welcome Home

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A new tradition of welcoming back all of our honors students at the start of the fall semester to reconnect with the college and join in on the excitement of a new academic year.

Honors Across Campus

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The Honors College is an integral partner in the larger Purdue campus community with participation in time-honored traditional events such as Homecoming, Family Weekend and SpringFest.

Cooking with the Dean

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In these events, enjoy seasonal meals hand-prepared by Dean Phillips herself. Join us for the most delicious form of community-building.

Honors Holiday Party for Good

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A chance to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy a relaxing break before the end of the fall term. Cookies, hot chocolate, and an on-site service project to benefit a local charitable organization will be a part of this festive event with fellow honors students, faculty, and staff.

Skate into Spring

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Grab your Honors friends and come out for a night of skating and winter wonderland fun as we celebrate the start of the spring semester!

Ars Poetica et Technica

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This series is dedicated to celebrating the research and works of Honors College faculty members as an example of scholarly creation.

Let's Bounce

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Celebrate the end of the academic year with friends, music, lawn games, inflatables and treats!