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Grandparents University

Schedule of Events

Please note: This schedule is for both sessions.

Bus doodle

Wednesday

4–6pm

Early registration
Dauch Alumni Center
Bus doodle

Wednesday

4–6pm

Early registration


Dauch Alumni Center

Thursday

8–10AM

Registration
Memorial Mall

10–11:30AM

Campus field trips
Various locations around campus

11:45AM–1PM

Opening session and lunch
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

1–1:30PM

Transition to majors
Leave from Memorial Mall

1:30–4:30PM

Class time
Various locations around campus

4:30–5PM

Transportation to Block Party

5–7PM

Boilermaker Block Party
Memorial Mall

Thursday

8–10AM

Registration


Memorial Mall

10–11:30AM

Campus field trips


Various locations around campus

11:45AM–1PM

Opening session and lunch

Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

1–1:30PM

Transition to majors



Leave from Memorial Mall

1:30–4:30PM

Class time


Various locations around campus

4:30–5PM

Transportation to Block Party

5–7PM

Boilermaker Block Party


Memorial Mall

Friday

7:30–8:30AM

Breakfast
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

8:30–9AM

Transportation to majors
Leave from Memorial Mall

9–11:30AM

Class time
Various locations around campus

11:30AM–Noon

Transportation to lunch

Noon–1PM

Lunch
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

1–1:30PM

Processional to Graduation
Leave for Elliott Hall of Music

1:30–2:30PM

Graduation
Elliott Hall of Music

Friday

7:30–8:30AM

Breakfast


Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

8:30–9AM

Transportation to majors


Leave from Memorial Mall

9–11:30AM

Class time


Various locations around campus

11:30AM–Noon

Transportation to lunch

Noon–1PM

Lunch


Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

1–1:30PM

Processional to Graduation


Leave for Elliott Hall of Music

1:30–2:30PM

Graduation


Elliott Hall of Music

Pricing

Registration Fee

Includes: Grandparents University curriculum, five meals, GPU T-shirt, cinch bag, water bottle, and more.

Grandparents // $210 per person
Grandchildren // $190 per child

Lodging

Frieda Parker Hall // $156.80 per night
Union Club Hotel // $169–$179 per night

Packing List

Check out our list of packing essentials!

Questions? Contact Us!

Office of Special Events
765-494-0900
specialevents@purdueforlife.org

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.