Stewart Center Renovation

A modernized Stewart Center will become the home of Purdue’s student services, including admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid. Designated spaces for student organizations will also be renovated to create a more open and lively atmosphere.

Beginning at the entrance from the Purdue Memorial Union, daylight will pour into the main level corridor, creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone. The cohesiveness of the relocated student services will ensure that students know where to go for assistance from their first visit to campus.

Naming Opportunities:

1

Admissions Theater

Designed to be a beautiful spot to showcase Purdue, this is where prospective students and families on tours will watch an incredible welcome video. The theater will seat 150 students—much more than is currently available—and some of the chairbacks will feature quotes from Purdue legends.

A rendering of a theater. The ceiling has wood that is shaped like a triangle and it's all over. There's a large screen at the end with two people standing next to it. There are seats and people sitting watching the movie and lecture.

2

Welcome Desk

While the corridor is being designed with more modern features that bring in more light, there will always be room for tradition and history at Purdue. That’s why one of the first things prospective students and families will see is the Griffin displayed proudly in the architecture of the Admissions Department’s welcome desk.

View of open air reception desk which is U-shaped. Man on wheelchair is facing a standing receptionist. Floor is marble type. There are people inside and outside around the desk. There's a big sign on left that says Purdue University with a picture of the campus in the background. This is a rendering.

3

LGBTQ Center

The new location for the LGBTQ Center will allow for a much-needed expansion of programming in a contemporary facility. Designed to be open and accessible, the center’s new home will be inside the Hicks Undergraduate Library to give students the space they need, as was determined in Purdue’s recent diversity and inclusion study.

4

Student Organization Complex

After regular business hours, casual spaces and huddle rooms on the first floor will become available to students for collaboration, group work, and organization meetings. The complex will continue to the basement, where student organizations can enjoy their specific rooms and offices as well as an open coworking space. A beautiful staircase will allow for a visual connection between the two floors.

Additional Naming Opportunities:

Bursar Suite

Collaboration Spaces

Coworking Spaces

Dance Studio

LGBTQ Offices and Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Registrar Suite

By supporting the Stewart Center renovation, you are ensuring that prospective students and their families are provided with an incredible experience from the moment they step onto campus, and you are giving current students the best spaces to make lasting memories.

Contact Daniel Bolsen at dabolsen@purdueforlife.org or at 765-494-0252 to learn how you can support this project.