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How much does the Boilermaker Ball cost?

$225 per member (Purdue Alumni, President’s Council, or John Purdue Club)

$300 per nonmember (includes an annual Purdue Alumni membership)

Alumni who graduated within the past 10 years can pay a reduced rate:

$125 per member

$175 per nonmember

You can also purchase tables of 10 at a variety of sponsorship levels.

A portion of each ticket purchase supports Purdue’s Scholarship Fund.

Each guest will receive one drink ticket that can be used at any of the bars. Additional drink tickets are included with some sponsorship levels. Wine and beer are complimentary while supplies last.

The 2023 Boilermaker Ball will not include a silent auction.

The event is creative black tie—some guests choose to dress in theme, and others wear traditional formal attire.

The hotel room block closed on February 14.

The coat check and photos with Purdue Pete are free of charge. Valet and self-parking are available at the hotel for a fee.

Typically held the last Saturday in February, the Boilermaker Ball was moved to March 4 so no one has to choose between watching the Purdue men’s basketball team take on IU and attending the 2023 event!

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Boilermaker Ball steampunk theme stage with views of tables and the dance floor
Purdue Pete on the dance floor with people around him
2 men playing guitar in steampunk outfits
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Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.