Fall Signature Events

Don’t miss these special fall festivities brought to you by the Purdue for Life Foundation! View the calendar below, or search by event type/audience in the menu at left.

// How to register: Our events registration process has changed. We’ll walk you through it step by step in this downloadable PDF or this accompanying video. Guests to campus are asked to comply with Protect Purdue guidelines. 

// Questions? Contact the Office of Special Events // Specialevents@purdueforlife.org // 765-494-0900. 

AUGUST

Boilermakers in Your Home

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021, 7 PM ET // VIRTUAL

Purdue Athletics is coming to you this August! Join us virtually for Boilermakers in Your Home to hear from your favorite coaches and our outstanding student-athletes.

Boilermakers in Your Home will be streamed from the Purdue Athletics YouTube page, and registrants will receive the link leading up to the event.

Everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing!

Open to all.

SEPTEMBER

John Purdue Club’s Old Gold and Black Dinner

Friday, Sep 03, 2021, 6 PM ET // Alexander Field (1350 McCormick Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906)

Join the John Purdue Club for the annual Old Gold and Black Dinner as we kick off the 2021 football season! We can’t wait to see you back after over a year apart.

Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exclusive to JPC members: All-American, Legend, Olympian, Hall of Fame, Champion, and Brees Leadership–level members.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

Varsity P Tailgate: Purdue vs Oregon State

Saturday, Sep 04, 2021, 5 PM ET // J. Nine Club // $20 Varsity P members, $25 nonVarsity P members, free for children 10 and under 

Join fellow Purdue athletes for pregame festivities! Tickets include food, fun, and an exclusive chalk talk before kickoff.

Exclusive to Varsity P members (athletes who wore the Old Gold and Black and now choose to give back) and their guests.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President’s Council Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Oregon State

Saturday, Sep 04, 2021, 5 PM ET // Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

Exclusive to President’s Council members. 

John Purdue Club’s Athletics Director’s Dinner

Friday, Sep 24, 2021, 6 PM ET // Rohrman Field, Ross-Ade Stadium

You are invited to join Athletics Director Mike Bobinski for his biannual Athletics Director’s Dinner.

Exclusive to JPC members: Olympian, Hall of Fame, Champion, and Brees Leadership–level members.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative

Varsity P Tailgate: Purdue vs Illinois

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021, 1:30–3:30 p.m. // J. Nine Club // $20 Varsity P members, $25 nonVarsity P members, free for children 10 and under 

Join fellow Purdue athletes for pregame festivities! Tickets include food, fun, and an exclusive chalk talk before kickoff.

Exclusive to Varsity P members (athletes who wore the Old Gold and Black and now choose to give back) and their guests.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President Council’s Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Illinois

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021, 1:30–3:30 p.m. // Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

Note: Many game times are still to be determined. Be sure to check the Purdue Football schedule for final game times as they are announced.

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

Exclusive to President’s Council members.

Purdue University’s Virtual Homecoming Celebration

Monday, Sep 27–29, 2021

Purdue Homecoming kicks off on Monday, September 27, 2021, with virtual options that you can enjoy from home. Join us from 8 to 9 pm ET Monday–Wednesday for fun activities that celebrate being a Boilermaker!

Colleges and units will be hosting their own virtual events, and we hope to offer some hybrid opportunities that allow both in-person and virtual participation. Planning is still underway, so continue to check back here or visit the Homecoming website.

OCTOBER

President’s Council Back to Class

Friday, Oct 1, 2021

7:30–8:30 AM ET: Registration and Breakfast // 8:45–9:30 AM ET: Session 1 // 9:40–10:25 AM ET Session 2 // 10:3511:20 AM ET: Session 3

Rawls Hall  // Free of charge

The President’s Council is delighted to offer you classes that capture Purdue’s persistent question for knowledge. RSVP by September 24!

Exclusive to President’s Council members.

Purdue Women’s Network Luncheon

Friday, Oct 1, 2021, Noon–1:30 PM ET // Shively Club, Ross-Ade Stadium // $20

Inspiring women to motivate, uplift, and connect with students, alumnae, and friends of Purdue. RSVP by September 24!

Note: Transportation will be provided from the President’s Council Back to Class program in Rawls Hall to the Shively Club and, after the event, from the Shively Club to Grant Street Garage.

President’s Council Annual Dinner

Friday, Oct 1, 2021, 6 PM ET// Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms // Limited seating available. Online option available.

$100 President’s Council members, $125 guests of President’s Council members

President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., cordially invites you to celebrate Purdue for Life at the President’s Council 49th Annual Dinner. Limited seating available. RSVP by September 24!

Exclusive to President’s Council members. 

Class of 1970 and Class of 1971 50th Reunion

Friday, Oct 1, 2021

Join fellow classmates from the Class of ’70 and the Class of ’71 during Homecoming Weekend to commemorate your 50 years! Join in the fun at the Boilermaker Station on Friday, October 1, with tours, bingo, Boilermaker Special rides, photos, and more. Gather and mingle before the game on Saturday, October 2, at the 50th Class Reunion Tailgate near Stadium Mall.

Each reunion attendee will receive a forever class medallion, signifying your 50th anniversary alumni status.

Exclusive to members of the Class of 1970 and the Class of 1971.

Purdue University’s Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 10 AM–Noon ET

Make a Giant Leap Home to Purdue! Join in on all the fun, food, football, and fellowship as we “raise our song anew.”

Be sure to visit your favorite college and campus unit tents on Stadium Mall and Memorial Mall before you head to the football game against Minnesota!

Open to the public.

All-Sports Tailgate: Purdue vs Minnesota

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 10 AM ET // Mollenkopf Athletic Center

Join fellow Purdue athletes before the Homecoming football game against Minnesota.  Information about sport-specific reunions will be forthcoming.  

Exclusive to former Purdue athletes.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President’s Council Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Minnesota

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 10 AM ET // Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

Exclusive to President’s Council.

Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021, 3–5 PM ET // East/West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union

Join us as we honor Purdue’s most accomplished faculty members, who have achieved special recognition for their accomplishments in learning, discovery, and engagement.

Open to President’s Council members.

John Purdue Club’s Athletics Director’s Dinner

Friday, Oct 22, 2021, 6 PM ET // Cardinal Court, Mackey Arena

You are invited to join Athletics Director Mike Bobinski for his biannual Athletics Director’s Dinner.

Exclusive to JPC members: Olympian, Hall of Fame, Champion, and Brees Leadership–level members.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative

Varsity P Tailgate: Purdue vs Wisconsin

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff // J. Nine Club // $20 Varsity P members, $25 nonVarsity P members, free for children 10 and under

Join fellow Purdue athletes for pregame festivities! Tickets include food, fun, and an exclusive chalk talk before kickoff.

Exclusive to Varsity P members (athletes who wore the Old Gold and Black and now choose to give back) and their guests.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President’s Council Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Wisconsin

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

Exclusive to President’s Council members.

NOVEMBER

Varsity P Tailgate: Purdue vs Michigan State

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff // J. Nine Club // $20 Varsity P members, $25 nonVarsity P members, free for children 10 and under

Join fellow Purdue athletes for pregame festivities! Tickets include food, fun, and an exclusive chalk talk before kickoff.

Exclusive to Varsity P members (athletes who wore the Old Gold and Black and now choose to give back) and their guests.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President’s Council Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Michigan State

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff // Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

Exclusive to President’s Council members.

Purdue at Wrigley Field: Official Tailgate

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021, 2.5 hours before kickoff // The Cubby Bear, 1059 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613

Join fellow Purdue friends and fans at The Cubby Bear and get fired up before Purdue Football takes on Northwestern at historic Wrigley Field! Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Wrigleyville, enjoy fun giveaways, and experience Purdue traditions.

Presented by the Purdue for Life Foundation.

Varsity P Tailgate: Purdue vs Indiana

Saturday, Nov 27, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff // J. Nine Club // $20 Varsity P members, $25 nonVarsity P members, free for children 10 and under

Join fellow Purdue athletes for pregame festivities! Tickets include food, fun, and an exclusive chalk talk before kickoff.

Exclusive to Varsity P members (athletes who wore the Old Gold and Black and now choose to give back) and their guests.

For more information, please contact the John Purdue Club at jpc@purdue.edu or 765-494-2582, or contact your Boilermaker Athletics Representative.

President’s Council Pregame Tailgate: Purdue vs Indiana

Saturday, Nov 27, 2021, 2 hours before kickoff // Corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive, just southwest of Ross-Ade Stadium

$20 President’s Council members, $25 guests of President’s Council members, free for children 12 and under

Join the President’s Council family for pregame festivities filled with fun, great food, and Boilermaker spirit as kickoff excitement builds!

Note: Complimentary shuttles will continuously loop to and from the Grant Street Parking Garage and the President’s Council tailgate tent at the corner of Tower Drive and Steven Beering Drive. Shuttles begin running 2 hours prior to game time and continue for 30 minutes following the end of the game.

 Exclusive to President’s Council members.