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.

Leadership Toolbox

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This series is dedicated to giving students all the tools that they need to succeed in the real world: academically and in the job market.

Building Blocks of Research

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This series is geared towards first and second-year students looking to jump-start their undergraduate research experience. Students learn about beginning steps to take from both faculty and upper-division students in discipline-specific lunchtime discussions.

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

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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 ginger bread houses will be a part of this festive event with fellow honors students, faculty, and staff.

Legacy Party

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How will you leave your legacy in the Honors College? Join the honors college community in a celebration to share memories, relax before finals, and say goodbye to old and new friends.

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!

Forging Academic Connections

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Honors College faculty invite students to explore the specific interests and passions of faculty members. These special programs provide opportunities for meaningful academic engagement outside of the classroom.