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Homecoming 2024

Giant Leaps Homecoming 2024 September 27-28

Save the Date!

September 27–28, 2024

We look forward to celebrating Homecoming 2024 with our alumni, friends, and fans.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for another unforgettable Boilermaker reunion.

See you there!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Homecoming 2023 a resounding success.
Relive our memorable time together by viewing the commemorative photo gallery.

Join us September 29–30 for Purdue Homecoming 2023!

We can’t wait for you to make your giant leap back to campus for Homecoming! You won’t want to miss our lineup of festive events, and we invite you to use this site as your one-stop resource for all Homecoming-related information.

Be sure to join fellow alumni and friends on Saturday, September 30, by visiting Boilermaker Boulevard (beginning two and a half hours before kickoff, time TBA). Located in the heart of campus, Boilermaker Boulevard provides the perfect opportunity to visit tents hosted by many of the colleges, schools, and units at Purdue for activities and family fun. Then be at Ross-Ade Stadium to cheer the Boilermakers on to victory against Illinois.

Boiler Up!

50th Class Reunion Celebration

Reconnect with Purdue’s Class of 1973 during Homecoming weekend, September 29–30. Meet us Friday for opening activities at Boilermaker Station, a tour of the renovated Purdue Memorial Union, Boilermaker Special rides, official reunion photos, and a campus bus tour. Then join us in the reunion seat block for Saturday’s big game vs. Illinois. We can’t wait to welcome you home!

Historic photos of Purdue University people and places.

Homecoming Events

Homecoming Football Game

Homecoming week concludes on Saturday, September 30, when the Boilermakers face off against Illinois at 3:30PM.

Homecoming 2023 Pillars of Excellency

Established in 2019 as an update to Homecoming Royalty, this honor created by the Purdue Student Union Board recognizes students who exemplify education and scholarship, service and leadership, and research and innovation. Winners will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming football game on Saturday, September 30!

WINNERS AND NOMINEES

Contact Us

Homecoming events—including Class of ’73 reunion activities—are administered by the Homecoming Steering Committee led by Purdue for Life employees. Please contact us at homecoming@purdueforlife.org for questions or to receive additional information.

Text on graphic reads "Giant Leaps Home", Homecoming 2023, #PurdueHomecoming

Plan to be with us for Homecoming 2023, September 25—30!

Saturday’s game will feature the Purdue Boilermakers vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Stay tuned for event details.

purdue pete running onto the football field waving an american flag

Join us September 19–24 for Purdue Homecoming 2022.

We can’t wait to see you on campus during Homecoming! You won’t want to miss our lineup of festive events, and we invite you to use this site as your one-stop resource for all Homecoming-related information.

Be sure to join fellow alumni and friends on Saturday, September 24, by visiting Boilermaker Boulevard from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Located in the heart of campus, Boilermaker Boulevard provides the opportunity to visit tents hosted by many of the colleges, schools, and units from around campus for activities and family fun. Then be at Ross-Ade Stadium at 7:30 p.m. to cheer the Boilermakers on to victory. 

50th Class Reunion Celebration

Join fellow classmates from the Class of ’72 during Homecoming weekend to commemorate 50 years since your Purdue graduation! Join in the fun at Boilermaker Station Welcome Center on Friday, September 23, with Boilermaker Special rides, photo opportunities, refreshments, and more. 

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

Exclusive to members of the Class of 1972.

Homecoming Events

Homecoming 2022 Pillars of Excellency

Established in 2019 as an update to Homecoming Royalty, this honor created by the Purdue Student Union Board recognizes students who exemplify education and scholarship, service and leadership, and research and innovation.

Winners will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming football game!

Check back soon for a list of this year’s nominees.

Homecoming Football Game

Homecoming week concludes on Saturday, September 24, when the Boilermakers face off against Florida Atlantic at 7:30 p.m. ET at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Contact Us

Homecoming events, including Class of ’72 reunion events, are administered by the Homecoming Steering Committee led by Purdue for Life employees. Please contact us at homecoming@purdueforlife.org for more information or if you have questions or concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Homecoming Information and Frequently Asked Questions

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.