Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Welcome Bash!

Let’s kick off our time together with Florida-style food, fun, and fellowship!

TIME: 6–9 p.m.
LOCATION: Palm Terrace Pool, Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples
COST: $75/person

Hosted by the Purdue for Life Foundation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Purdue Women’s Network Breakfast

Join Boilermaker alumnae and friends as we motivate, uplift, and connect with one another.

TIME: 9–11 a.m.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
COST: $20/person

Hosted by the Purdue for Life Foundation

NAPLES ADVENTURES // Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Get closer to animals. Get closer to nature. At the Naples Zoo, you’ll find exotic animals surrounded by the mature trees and exotic plants of a historic tropical garden founded in 1919. As the botanical collection was planted 50 years before the animals were introduced, the exhibits carefully maximize the space around decades-old trees. Because of this special need to conserve space, you will be very close to the animals—often just three or four steps away!

TIME: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Come and go on your own. Last entry at 3:30 p.m.
LOCATON: Naples Zoo, 590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples
COST: $23/person; includes Primate Expedition Cruise and Alligator Show // no transportation available; free parking on-site

NAPLES ADVENTURES // Scavenger Hunt

You may have explored all seven miles of Naples Beach. Now it’s time to find the historic and artistic gems of this beautiful city while also exploring Naples’ favorite watering holes as you sashay down the classy 5th Avenue on your way to harbor views, drinks, and good times!

TIME: 1–4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Naples Pier, 280 Riverside Circle, Naples
COST: $75/person; includes transportation and drink ticket at last stop on tour // bus leaves from Hilton Naples

NAPLES ADVENTURES // Wooten’s Everglades

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Everglades with other Purdue Boilermakers. This trip offers an alligator show (photo op), airboat tour, and swamp buggy ride.

TIME: 1–4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 32330 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee
COST: $60/person; includes transportation // bus leaves from Hilton Naples

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering Ambassador Club Dinner

TIME: 6–8 p.m.
LOCATION: Naples Grande Beach Resort, Vista Terrace, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples

Invitation only

Construction Engineering and Management Alumni and Friends Mixer

TIME: 8–9 p.m.
LOCATION: Lobby, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

Invitation only

Game Watch Party: Purdue vs. Illinois

Come cheer Purdue men’s basketball on to victory! Boiler Up!

TIME: 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

Hosted by the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Florida and the John Purdue Club

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11​

John Purdue Club’s Mollenkopf-Keyes Classic

Hit the links during the ever popular John Purdue Club Golf Scramble. Join us for brunch, golf, and the 19th Hole after-party at The Club at The Strand.

TIME:
9 a.m. // Registration; brunch buffet
9:45 a.m. // Program
10:45 a.m. // Mollenkopf-Keyes Classic
3 p.m. // 19th Hole after-party

LOCATION: 
The Club at The Strand // 5840 Strand Blvd., Naples

Registration is open to John Purdue Club members and will be released by level and points.

// Questions? Contact the John Purdue Club at 765-494-2582.

Purdue Student Life Reception and Happy Hour

Join Student Life leaders who champion student success through learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom for a reception. Highlights will include the Steps to Leaps framework; leadership and engagement; arts, culture, and entertainment; and well-being.
 
Special guests:

Dr. Beth McCuskey
Vice Provost for Student  Life

Jay Gephart
Al G. Wright Chair, Director of Bands, Professor of Music

TIME: 5–7 p.m.
LOCATION: Sabal Palm Room, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

For Student Life alumni, donors, and friends

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reception

Come mix, mingle, and learn all about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Purdue! We’re taking big steps towards our next giant leap, and we welcome you to join the momentum.

Special guests:

Dr. John F. Gates
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Purdue University

Dr. Jacqueline M. Gatson
Assistant Vice President of Advancement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Purdue for Life Foundation

Mark Gaines
Chief Development Officer, Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Purdue for Life Foundation

TIME: 7–9 p.m.
LOCATION: Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Boulevard, Naples
COST: $25 per person; open to all (up to 100 guests) // cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres

Presented by the Purdue Black Alumni Organization

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

President’s Council Back to Class

Continue your lifelong learning through informative classes highlighting Purdue’s persistent pursuit of the next giant leap.

TIME:
8–9 a.m. // Breakfast with the Deans
9:10–10:10 a.m. // Session 1         
10:20–11:20 a.m. // Session 2               
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Session 3              
12:30–1:30 p.m. // Lunch        

LOCATION: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples

COST: $20; registration open to President’s Council members

President’s Council Annual Dinner

Join the President’s Council for a far-out good time as we take you back to the groovy ’70s to celebrate our golden anniversary!

TIME:
6 p.m. // Reception with cocktails
7 p.m. // Annual Dinner and program
9 p.m. // Dessert buffet and Afterglow Party

LOCATION: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples

COST: $100 President’s Council member // $125 non-member

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

College Breakfast: Agriculture

TIME: 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Estuary Room, Ritz-Carlton, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

For Agriculture Dean’s Club members attending Naples events

College Breakfast: Engineering

TIME: 9–10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples

For College of Engineering alumni, donors, and friends attending Naples events

College Breakfast: Health and Human Sciences

TIME: 9–11 a.m.
LOCATION: Beach House at the Ritz-Carlton, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

For all College of Health and Human Sciences alumni, donors, and President’s Council members attending Naples events

College Breakfast: Science

TIME: 9:30 a.m.–Noon
LOCATION: The Artisans Room, Ritz-Carlton, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

For all College of Science alumni who are President’s Council and/or John Purdue Club members attending attending Purdue for Life Annual Weekend in Naples

College Breakfast: Pharmacy

TIME: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
LOCATION: Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive, Naples

For College of Pharmacy alumni, donors, and President’s Council members attending Naples events