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


The Purdue for Life Foundation frequently hosts engagement events at Boilermaker Station. You can also reserve the space as a venue for your own events.

Upcoming Events

Commencement Open Houses

These free events offer students and families a chance to celebrate graduation at Boilermaker Station by snapping a family photo, picking up alumni swag, and learning about ways to stay connected to Purdue. Here’s our schedule for this year’s spring commencement:

  • Friday, May 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. ET

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 Carol Smith, director of student engagement at Purdue for Life, at 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. Outside vendors can be used for these events. All reservations and questions can be directed to Carol Smith at