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Purdue License Plates

Support future Boilermakers by taking your school spirit on the road! Every purchase of a Purdue license plate program supports the Purdue Scholarship Fund.

An annual donation of $25 is required to purchase a license plate in addition to other vehicle registration fees.

Indiana Drivers

Purdue license plates can be requested at your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branch, where they will collect your $25 donation. Plates can also be renewed online at the Indiana BMV website. Eligible vehicles include passenger cars, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and trucks with a gross weight of less than 11,000 pounds.

Outside of Indiana

Purdue plates are also available in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. If you live in one of those states and would like more information, please contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Ohio will be offering Purdue license plates beginning in 2025. The following states have been asked to offer Purdue plates but currently do not allow out-of-state collegiate plates: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Each state has its own regulations for specialty plates—ranging from an act of the state legislature to a required minimum number of participants.

Get your state involved

Want to get your state involved? Follow the steps below:

  • Contact your state’s DMV to discover if out-of-state collegiate plates are allowed.
  • If such plates are allowed, find out what your state’s DMV requirements are for getting a Purdue license plate issued. Someone from an alumni club or other organization may need to be responsible for collecting specific information for the initial order as well as working with the DMV and the university on the design of the plate.

Questions?

For questions about the license plate program, call 800-319-2199 or email plpp@purdueforlife.org.

License Plates

Show your Purdue pride while supporting our University! The license plate program, which began in 1991, has raised more than $13.6 million for the Purdue Scholarship Fund. An annual donation of $25 is required to purchase the plate in addition to other vehicle registration fees.

Indiana Drivers

Visit your local BMV office and request a Purdue plate. Your donation will be collected by the BMV. Plates can be renewed online at the Indiana BMV web site. The Purdue plate is for passenger cars, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and trucks up to 11,000 pounds.

Outside of Indiana

Purdue plates are available in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.

Coming soon!—Ohio legislation has approved the establishment of a Purdue plate. This will take effect in 2025. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.

The following states have been asked to offer Purdue plates but currently do not allow out-of-state collegiate plates: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Each state has its own regulations for specialty plates, ranging from an act of the state legislature to a required minimum number of participants.

Get your state involved

Want to get your state involved? Follow the steps below:

  • Contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to find out if out-of-state collegiate plates are allowed.
  • If such plates are allowed, find out what your state’s DMV requirements are for getting a Purdue plate issued. Someone from an alumni club or other organization may need to be responsible for collecting names, addresses, and money for the initial order and for working with the DMV and Purdue on the design of the plate.

Questions?

For questions about the license plate program, call us at 765-494-5178/800-414-1541 or send us an email.

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.