Housing and Relocation Information

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. West Lafayette and its neighboring city, Lafayette, make up the Greater Lafayette community, which boasts a low cost of living. This makes finding housing on a graduate stipend/paycheck easier. Whether you are relocating to the area or seeking a new place to live, looking early and often is a must. For incoming students, it is suggested that you begin your housing search as soon as you are admitted.


There are many off-campus housing options available to graduate students in both West Lafayette and Lafayette. Lafayette is directly across the Wabash River from West Lafayette. Many Lafayette apartments are less expensive than those in West Lafayette, and some are within walking distance of campus.

Student Legal Services

For detailed information about the process of signing a lease, understanding the landlord's and tenant's duties, security deposits, and more, be sure to visit the Purdue Student Legal Services site. You can also contact sls@purdue.edu for legal support.


Purdue University is proud of its hometown of West Lafayette, Indiana. West Lafayette and the neighboring city of Lafayette, also known as Greater Lafayette, combine big city arts and entertainment with small-town charm, convenience, and affordability.


Traveling to/from the Purdue West Lafayette Campus? The transportation companies below provide airport shuttle service to/from Indianapolis International and Chicago O'Hare airports. CityBus also offers several routes around the Greater Lafayette community. Riding the bus is an especially good alternative to walking on cold or rainy days. Learn more about the City Bus routes on their website.