Four people holding a Purdue University hammer in from of Purdue Boilermaker Station Welcome

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

Hours

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.

Upcoming Events

Careers and Conversations

During Careers and Conversations events, students are encouraged to stop by and chat with representatives from companies that are interested in hiring Purdue graduates for full-time jobs and internships. No appointment needed. Bring your resume!

ADRANOS
January 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Adranos manufactures and tests rocket motors, rocket fuels, and other products that maximize the performance of missiles and other firing systems. The company, which has a facility at Purdue Research Park, will be represented by CEO Chris Stoker and Stefan Coburn.

ASCEND INDIANA
January 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ascend Indiana connects college students with internships and full-time job opportunities throughout the state. Opportunities may be in-person, remote, or hybrid. Employers can be contacted directly through the company’s online network.

INARI AGRICULTURE
February 15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Inari Agriculture is a plant breeding technology company that focuses on transforming agriculture and its impact on society and the environment through scientific innovation. The company, which has a facility at Purdue Research Park, will be represented by Suzanne Wagner, Chris Bagley, Daelyn Jones, and Dawson Yates.

SAAB
March 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saab is a global defense and security company that develops products, services, and solutions within military defense and civil security.  The company, which has a facility at Purdue Discovery Park District, will be represented by Morgan Robinson.

Hosting an Event

Interested in hosting your event or meeting at Boilermaker Station? We have opportunities to host events for up to 75 people. Contact Jimmy Cox, senior director of student-alumni programs at Purdue for Life, at JMCox@purdueforlife.org for more information.

  • Our space can accommodate different types of events but most requests are for reception-style events with light refreshments and mingling. We can comfortably accommodate approximately 50 guests for this type of event. Food and drinks for this style of events must be ordered through Purdue Food Company.
  • Our conference room can be booked for gatherings of 6–10 people. Food and drinks can be provided by outside vendors. All reservations and questions can be directed to Jimmy Cox via the email address provided above.

Contact Us

Jimmy Cox
Senior Director, Student-Alumni Programs
Purdue for Life Foundation
765-496-6549
JMCox@purdueforlife.org 

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.