Boilermaker Station Welcome Center

Boilermaker Station Welcome Center functions as the main hub at Purdue for welcoming alumni, students, faculty, staff, guests, friends, and fans, while also serving as the launching point for all admissions tours. 

Strategically located in Room 102 of Stewart Center—right in the heart of campus—Boilermaker Station welcomes nearly 40,000 visitors every year. While they are here, visitors can:

  • Sit down, relax, and meet up with friends
  • Charge their cellphones
  • Take pictures with interactive Purdue backgrounds
  • Chat with staff from the Purdue for Life Foundation or the Office of Admissions
  • Gather helpful information about current events on campus and other engagement opportunities


Boilermaker Station is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also open for scheduled admissions tours and on Saturdays when there is a home football game. Additional hours for special events will be shared here, on social media, and via email. 

On football game days, Boilermaker Station will be open for three hours before kickoff and close 30 minutes before the game begins. Merchandise, photo opportunities, and light refreshments will be available. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about attending Purdue as a student and ways to stay connected, get involved, and give back as members of the Boilermaker family.

2022 Home Football Schedule

  • Thursday, September 1—kickoff at 8 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, September 10—kickoff at 4 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, September 24—kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, October 15—kickoff time TBA
  • Saturday, November 5—kickoff time TBA
  • Saturday, November 19—kickoff time TBA

Interested in hosting your event or meeting at Boilermaker Station? We have opportunities to host events for up to 75 people and meetings for groups of 8–10. Contact Jimmy Cox, senior director of student-alumni programs at Purdue for Life, at for more information.

Contact Us

Jimmy Cox
Senior Director, Student-Alumni Programs
Purdue for Life Foundation

For information about tours for prospective or incoming students, please contact the Office of Admissions through its websiteAnother resource for both prospective students interested in campus living and University Residences alumni is the University Residences Alumni and Guest Center.