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Homecoming 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of commonly asked questions you may use as reference. If you have additional questions, please email us at homecoming@purdueforlife.org.


Event information is located on the homecoming website and includes details for all central, student, and 50th Class Reunion events as well as directions and information on where to learn about other events that colleges and units are hosting for Homecoming.

Due to the many events taking place this weekend, we urge you to act promptly to secure lodging as accommodations are in short supply. The Visit Lafayette – West Lafayette Visitor’s Center has a referral list of available space at area lodging facilities for major weekends in the community that can be found here. Please call 800-872-6648 or 765-447-9999 with additional questions.

To see everything happening in Greater Lafayette, click here.

A: Stop by either University Bookstore or Follett’s Purdue Bookstore to get your Boilermaker gear. You may also visit the Purdue Team Store at Ross-Ade Stadium to grab your game-day attire!


To learn more about the dining halls, click here.

To learn more about the options for visitors, click here.

To obtain up-to-date information on construction around campus, click here.

Boilermaker Station is Purdue for Life’s satellite office and Welcome Center in Stewart Center (Room 102). It is where alumni, students, and visitors can learn about how to stay connected, get involved, and give back. Pick up information on memberships and benefits, Purdue swag, and PASE kits. Take selfies with iconic Purdue backdrops, or explore our interactive display. For all home games, Boilermaker Station will be open three hours prior to kickoff and will close 30 minutes prior to kickoff. 


For a list of all 50th Class Reunion events, visit our homepage and click on the 50th Reunion tab under Homecoming Events. Registration can be found here 

Certain events and programs will be available to view on demand. Please check the information for each event to see if virtual options are available.

Registrations are now open. Continue to check back for more events to be added!

Each of our featured events listed in the Homecoming Events section will indicate whether or not a registration is required. Registering online provides you with any links and/or passwords you may need for each of the various virtual events.

Game Day

For more information on game-day parking, click here.

Yes! To provide a safer environment, and to significantly expedite fan entry, the Ross-Ade Bag Policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought to the Purdue football games. Click here to read more about the approved bag guidelines.


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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.