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The Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego has a long history of success in bringing together and engaging local alumni of Purdue University across the Club’s geographic region — San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. We support local game-watch activities and also, have numerous annual alumni events including:

  • Game Watch Parties
  • Annual Dinner and Meeting (March)
  • Supporting the Purdue Crew in their visit to the San Diego Crew Classic (late March or, early April each year)
  • Annual Scholarship Golf Classic (May or June each year)
  • San Diego Food Bank Volunteer day
  • Annual Food Drive
  • Annual Toys-for-Tots, Toy Drive
  • and much, much more

In 2009 (and every year since then), the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego attained Gold Status Recognition from the Purdue Alumni Association, West Lafayette, Indiana for excellence in programming and service to local alumni and community.  This recognition has provided us with the opportunity to gain revenue sharing funds from the Purdue Alumni Association to support our local efforts.  The Purdue Alumni Association also contributes $600 to $1,000 annually to Gold Status Clubs to the Club’s Scholarship Fund. As of December 2021 the Club’s Scholarship Fund Contributions were $122,000 since it’s inception in 2013. Over 17 scholarships awarded since 2013 to local San Diego County Purdue Students.

The board would like to thank all of our generous alumni members and donors for your support in achieving the Club’s goals. We could not have done it without you!

To support our on-going efforts, get involved with the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego. Fill out an Interest Survey to help us plan events. Also, join the Purdue Alumni Association. All are welcome – Purdue Alumni and friends of Purdue.

Game Watches

The official 2022 club game watches are scheduled in South County at McGregor’s Grill, Mission Valley and in North County at Knotty Barrel, Rancho Penasquitos. Come watch the televised Purdue games with family and friends, Boilermakers and fans, locals and visitors. It will give you a taste of West Lafayette in sunny San Diego.

South County, Mission Valley

McGregor’s Grill (21 Years` of Age and Older)

(Located in:  Rancho Mission Plaza; Mission San Diego Trolley Station – green line – just down the street from McGregor’s)

10475 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Questions:  Danny Anderson;

North County, Rancho Penasquitos

Knotty Barrel (Children welcome)

(Located in:  Rancho Penasquitos Towne Center)

13211 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129

Questions:  John Fee;

Both McGregor’s Grill and Knotty Barrel will be offering Boilermaker menu items and discounts to those wearing Purdue Garb.

ALSO: We are bringing it back!! McGregor’s Grill and Knotty Barrel will host “Breakfast Club” for the Saturday, September 24th Homecoming Game vs. the Florida Atlantic Owls. Not to miss!!

Student Scholarships

2022 Student Scholarships

2022 Annual Scholarship Golf Classic – June 12, 2022

Scholarship Fund Donations

Learn more about donating to the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Endowment Fund


Want to find more events in the San Diego area? Check out the Purdue for Life Events page here.

Contact Us

Tara Steinke

Natalie G EvansDirector of Alumni Clubs, Purdue for Life Foundationngevans@purdueforlife.org765-496-6279

Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego
PO Box 371143
San Diego, CA 92137

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