As a new student, you'll receive an information packet from the Graduate School that explains broad Purdue policies, and you'll be invited to a 2 1/2-day orientation session in the School of Engineering Education, in addition to general Graduate School orientation sessions (on topics such as TA training, harassment, safety, diversity, academic integrity, and programs for international students) and other events on campus (e.g., student organization callouts).
The first part of ENE Orientation includes a welcome by the Head and the Graduate Chair that maps out the vision of the program, presentations by ENE professional staff on such topics as information technology resources and business office policies, a presentation from the Libraries on resources (including a designated ENE Library office hour each week on our premises), receipt of office keys, and presentations from student organizations or programs (e.g., Women in Engineering Program, Peer Ombudsman).
The second part is run by the ENE Graduate Student Association and includes an “insider’s view” into the program and a variety of social events to help students build community and peer mentoring relationships. Students who will be teaching in the First-Year Engineering program must also attend a TA Orientation program.
International students: Refer to the International Student and Scholars website for orientation sessions and other important information for new international students. In addition, our current graduate students are a great resource for learning the area and local customs. Some of our graduate students come from India, Iran, Taiwan and Turkey as well as many other countries.
All students: Plan to arrive on campus before the Monday of orientation week. Orientation activities will be scheduled throughout that week. If you have questions regarding your funding or the types of classes that you will be taking, contact the advisor listed on your offer letter. Direct any other questions to the Graduate Coordinator.
About ENE and Purdue
- See links at right under "Exploring ENE"
- ENE Orientation Powerpoint
- Registering for courses: See Newly Admitted Students
- ENE PhD@Purdue [Facebook]
- American Society for Engineering Education, Purdue Chapter
- Graduate Committee
- Student organizations
Traveling to Purdue
- Lafayette Limo - runs between Indianapolis airport and Purdue
- Express Air Coach - runs between Chicago O'Hare airport and Purdue
Community Link/Campus Resources
- (West) Lafayette Visitors Guide (hotels, dining, transportation, relocation and community events)
- Lafayette Online News & Events
- Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Local Newspaper - Lafayette Journal & Courier
- Purdue Black Cultural Center
- Purdue Latino Cultural Center
- Purdue Student Activities & Organizations
Finding a place to live
Purdue University offers a list of housing opportunities here.
- Distinctive Rental Properties of Lafayette
- On-Campus Housing
- West Lafayette Rental Information
- Facebook (listed in the Marketplace section)