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HOMECOMING 2024

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

Where can I view a full schedule of events?

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.

Where should I stay when returning to campus for Homecoming weekend?

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.

What should I do when I am not attending Homecoming events?

To see everything happening in Greater Lafayette, click here.

Is the bookstore open?

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!

Campus

Can I eat in the dining halls?

To learn more about the dining halls, click here.

Can I work out at the Recreation & Wellness facilities?

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

How do I get around campus?

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

I’ve heard about Boilermaker Station. What is it and where do I find it?

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.

Events

What are the plans for this year’s class reunion?

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.

I am not able to attend certain events. Will they be viewable later?

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.

When do registrations open?

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

Do I need to register for all events?

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

Where should I park on game day?

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

Does Ross-Ade have a clear bag policy?

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.

Other

When is Homecoming 2025?

Check back for the 2025 homecoming date!

RSVP!

Some events require registration— please double-check those you plan to attend.

GET IN TOUCH

Homecoming events are administered by the Homecoming Steering Committee led by Purdue for Life employees. Please email homecoming@purdueforlife.org with questions or to get more information.

DRESS LIKE A BOILERMAKER

Get your gold-and-black
gear for the big day!

WELCOME HOME,
CLASS OF 1974

for your 50th-year reunion!

MAKE THE WEEKEND A FAMILY AFFAIR

with activities for
Purdue fans of all ages.

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.

General

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!

Campus

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. 

Events

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.

Other

Check back for 2024 homecoming date!

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.

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.