Visit Herrick Labs

Herrick Labs

177 South Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2099 USA
+1 765-494-2132

All visitors should come to the 2nd floor in the HLAB Building to check in (HLAB 2021 or 2025).  HLAB is on Russell Street (address above).  HLAB's main entrance faces south towards the green space and the National Soil Erosion Laboratory Building (SOIL).  See campus map for more details.

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State Street Construction

April 2017 - November 2017

Road closures during construction summer and fall 2017 will impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic to and from Herrick.  From the south, the most straightforward vehicle route to Herrick Labs is likely to be from U.S. 231 via Martin Jischke Drive and Harrison Street.  From the north, the plan is that Martin Jischke Drive will be open.
Please see for suggested detour routes and other updates about the project.
The State Street Redeveopment Project will remake State Street - from the Wabash River, through downtown West Lafayette and Purdue University, out ot U.S. 231 - into a place that reflects the vibrant spirit of the community.
There is construction planned on Airport Road, Stadium, Williams, and Sheets Streets.


Parking is closely monitored around campus. There are three options for visitors:

Air Transportation

Fly to Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is one hour south of Purdue. Ground transportation options from Indianapolis:

Fly to Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is 2.5 hours north of Purdue. Remember that Chicago (Central time zone) is one hour earlier than Purdue (Eastern time zone). Ground transportation options from Chicago:

Fly to West Lafayette

Purdue University Airport (LAF) is less than 1 mile from campus and is available for private planes (it is currently not served by any commercial airlines).  For more info, call 765-743-3442.


On Campus

The Union Club Hotel offers the service and accommodations you would expect of a world-class university like Purdue. Hotel guests enjoy free parking in the Grant Street Garage, and Herrick Labs are less than a 15-minute walk away. For reservations, call 800-320-6291 or 765-494-8913, or visit the hotel website.


Other hotels (in closest proximity to campus):

Other Transportation Options

By Train

Amtrak trains connect Lafayette (LAF) and Chicago Union Station (CHI) daily, and four times a week to Indianapolis (and onward to Washington and New York). Check Amtrak's website for schedules and fares.

By Bus

Greyhound bus service connects Lafayette to both Chicago and Indianapolis, and destinations beyond. Check Greyhound's website for schedules and fares.

By Local Bus

CityBus is Lafayette's local public transportation, which doubles as campus-wide public transportation. Their Connector route offers free service to shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Lafayette and West Lafayette.

International Guests

Apply for your travel visa for entry into the United States as soon as possible. Entry requirements into the United States have tightened considerably, so if you require a letter of invitation in order to attend conferences at Purdue, please notify us as soon as possible.  We will send you a signed letter in an e-mail attachment that you can provide to the nearest US consulate or embassy in your country. We do not contact consulates, embassies or the State Department. We cannot over-emphasize the need to allow several months for this process. Click here for more information about US visas.  Your Purdue contact is Kim Stockment, Conference Coordinator: +1 765-494-6078 or

In addition, if you are an international visitor, student, or faculty member, you are required to complete an ESTA Approval Form before entering the United States.

Herrick Labs  •  177 S. Russell St., West Lafayette, IN 47907  •  (765) 494-2132  •