New Student Orientation
Congratulations on your admissions to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are happy to learn that you have decided to attend Purdue University to obtain your graduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are proud of our graduate program here, and your Purdue degree will serve you well as you pursue your career goals.
New Student Orientation August 12-16, 2019
Classes for the Fall 2019 semester begin on
Monday, August 19, 2019
This web site is designed to help answer your many questions. The following are links to help guide you through the site.
- Newly Admitted Students to the ECE Department
- First Semester Registration Information
- First Week Check List
All new students will be required to attend the MANDATORY Orientation Session on Monday, August 12th at 8:30 AM in the EE Building, Room 170.
This program will help you become acquainted with Purdue University, and with the ECE School in particular.
See the New Student Orientation Agenda for more information.
If possible, plan to arrive in West Lafayette a few days before check-in begins so that you have time to settle in. Please feel free to stop by the ECE Graduate Office (MSEE Building-Room 140) as soon as possible to introduce yourself and to pick up a new student packet of materials. Our normal hours are 8:00 -- 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 -- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
ALL funded students (teaching assistants, research assistants, and fellows) must attend a payroll orientation session. Please click the link below to view dates, times and the location of the sessions.
New Teaching Assistants and Fellows
If your first language is not English, you are required to take the OEPT test administered by the Purdue Department of English. If you are a new International TA, this MUST be done during orientation week so that you are English certified to be a teaching assistant. (See the Graduate Office for your schedule.) International students who scored 27 or higher on the Speaking portion of the TOEFL are English certified.
- MSECE Degree Requirements
- PhD Degree Requirements
- Alphabetical Listing of Faculty
- Grad course Descriptions
- Academic Calendar
- Bursar's Office (Fees/Tuition)
- Schedule of Classes
- On Campus Housing
- Off Campus Housing
- Current Student Directory
Please refer to the International Student and Scholars website for orientation sessions and other important information for new international students.
Matt Golden, Graduate Programs Director
Elisheba Van Winkle, Graduate Program Assistant
We look forward to seeing you in August. If the ECE Graduate Office can help in any way in the mean time, please do not hesitate to contact us.