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We deliver a residential experience that provides opportunities for personal growth through relationships. We encourage the learning that occurs on the path toward giant leaps, launching Purdue students into the future as civic-minded global citizens.

Students who live in University Residences:

Earn Higher GPAs than those living off campus
Are more likely to stay in school
Are given more leadership opportunities
Have a better change of graduating in four years


College is all about learning — but learning isn’t limited to the classroom. Residential Life staff are extensively trained to assist students through their transition to college and throughout their college experience, providing resources to ensure every student living with us can be successful at Purdue.


Each hall and apartment community has a club. All residents are members by virtue of paying dues, which are included in your housing payment. The clubs provide social, educational and leadership opportunities to residents while encouraging scholastic achievement, promoting engagement and fostering a spirit of unity within the residence.

Although each residence’s club has its own unique identity, most clubs sponsor activities such as movie nights, craft nights, talent competitions and intramural sports competitions.

Many additional leadership opportunities are available within University Residences including Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, UR Global and Multicultural Connections.


University Residences offers spacious lounges and lots of recreational equipment such as big-screen TVs, ping-pong, pool and air hockey tables, arcade games and numerous recreation, study and group meeting areas.


Purdue offers NCAA Big Ten athletics, a great lineup of touring shows, musicians, lectures and much more. Home to more than 1,000 student organizations, the Krach Leadership Center is steps away from our residences. The France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center offers extensive athletic and recreational facilities and is close to most of the residences, while Purdue Memorial Union features dining, bowling, billiards and much more.

Fostering Connections

Residential Academic Initiatives facilitates programs including learning communities. In University Residences, we promote the academic success and intellectual development of our residents and strive to enhance their ability to graduate within 4 years. The Residential Academic Initiatives Team is committed to establishing relationships with faculty and staff in order to maximize the flow of academic resources for our residents. Most initiatives provide learning experiences and opportunities to interact with faculty outside of the classroom.


Learning communities offer a great opportunity to connect with other students who share your interests and get to know staff and faculty. Students who participate in a learning community earn higher grades and have increased exposure to university resources and the Greater Lafayette community. More than 3,000 first-year students and 1,000 current students participate in learning communities every year. Generally 20-30 students take 1-3 academic courses together based on academic program, major, college or learning community theme, and participate in events and activities designed and executed by a faculty/staff team of learning community instructors. Students may also live together in a designated area of a residence hall. There are also a number of residentially based learning communities that are centered on a common theme, but have no course connections. For more information on all our learning community offerings, please visit purdue.edu/learningcommunities


The Faculty Fellows Program promotes a personalized experience for students by association with faculty and staff on an informal basis outside the classroom and office. The program satisfies the needs of students for individual time and attention, and promotes student awareness of the opportunity for intellectual, social, cultural and personal growth.

Faculty Fellows come from all walks of the University- vice-presidents, deans, department heads, administrators, faculty and staff. Acting upon reviews and recommendations by the residence hall students and Residential Life staff, Residential Academic Initiatives appoints Faculty Fellows to a particular residence hall on an annual renewal basis. A Senior Faculty Fellow is chosen for each hall to help coordinate the hall’s program. Our goal is that all students will engage in opportunities for learning outside of the classroom through dialogue with faculty and staff and strengthen support networks by establishing positive relationships with faculty and staff.


The Faculty-in-Residence is a Purdue faculty member who lives in the residential community along with their family, if applicable. This person is a visible member of the community and provides mentorship and connections with faculty outside of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to engage with Faculty-in-Residence in a social setting in their living environment and the opportunity to learn from faculty leading intellectual dialogues and civil discussions. Students also get to meet faculty members from various disciplines in the residential setting in order to open up other opportunities for mentorship.


The University Residence Support Centers are centers within our residence halls that provide space for classrooms, supplemental instruction and innovative collaboration. We also have faculty who hold office hours in these spaces so they can meet students where they live. There are technology resources available in these spaces that are not available in any other University Residences spaces.


The Honors College and Residences is Purdue’s first academic residential college on campus, with space dedicated solely to cultivating a vibrant intellectual and residential community of scholars. This interdisciplinary college brings together bright young students from across the university to reinforce co-curricular collaboration and support comprehensive student success.


This program exists to provide opportunities for students to make connections with successful Purdue alumni. Executives serve “in residence” to allow students to engage with them in a variety of ways through both formal presentations and informal interactions. Executives live amongst students for about a week at a time, immersing themselves in the student experience. More information can be found at housing.purdue.edu/eir


Our goal at Purdue University is to provide the absolute highest value in education by making a Purdue degree affordable and accessible. To meet the economic needs and provide for the academic and residential living/learning component of all of our residents, first-year students will rank their preferences of room types

All room types are non-smoking and are furnished with beds, desks, dressers and closets. All locations in University Residences are co-ed* with the exception of the following:

All Male: Cary Quadrangle, Tarkington Hall, Wiley Hall and McCutcheon Hall

All Female: Meredith Hall, Meredith South and Windsor Halls

*Genders are separated by wing, floor, suite, or apartment entryway, depending on the residence.

Room Types

Double With Air Conditioning (AC)

Most common room type. Shared by two students. Common areas in each hall include a shared bathroom on each floor, study spaces and activity rooms.

Economy Double Without AC

Same features as a Double with AC with less square footage and no air conditioning. Shared by two students. Most affordable option.

Single With AC

Private room with air conditioning for one student. Mix of private baths and shared, floor bathrooms depending on residence hall.

Economy Single without AC

Private room without air conditioning for one student. All rooms are located in halls with a shared bathroom on each floor.

Triple or Quad With AC

Rooms with air conditioning and shared with 2-3 other residents.

Economy Triple Without AC

Rooms without air conditioning and shared with 2-3 other residents.

Suite or Semi-Suite With AC

Suites with air conditioning arranged with adjoining doubles or singles sharing one bathroom.

Apartment With AC

Shared by 2-4 students. Include shared living spaces such as a living room, efficiency or full kitchen and bathroom within the same unit. Also include UR Boiler Apartments.

View our Virtual 360° Room Tours.

For additional information regarding room type layouts in University Residences, visit: housing.purdue.edu


Housing rates may vary based on location, room size and amenities. For current rate information, please visit housing.purdue.edu. Rates for the following academic year will be available in January.

Dining Made Easy

Purdue Dining & Culinary offers a variety of dining choices that combine convenience with delicious, nutritious food. You can choose from a number of dining locations close to class or home. Purdue Dining & Culinary, in conjunction with Purdue Food Company, has 26 meal swipe locations open. Purdue Dining & Culinary's 5 all-you-care-to eat Dining Courts, 6 On-The-Go locations, and 4 Quick Bite locations to choose from, along with Purdue Food Company's 10 Retail locations and a Chick-Fil-A.

See more information about meal plan options, Dining Dollars and more.

Connect with Purdue Dining & Culinary on Instagram to see students' dining favorites and dining updates.

Important things to note

The housing contract portal will open in January. After accepting your offer of admission, please allow up to two business days to gain access to the housing contract.

Changes to or cancellation of your signed housing contract may be made until 11:55 PM EDT on May 5. The contract becomes binding at 11:56 PM on May 5 and may only be cancelled if you do not attend Purdue University during the contract period.

Students requiring special accommodations, including food allergies, should contact the Disability Resource Center office at 765-494-1247 or at drc@purdue.edu to discuss their particular housing needs.

Students who sign a contract by May 5 will be randomly prioritized in the housing assignment process. Priority is NOT established by the date a housing contract is signed.

You may request a roommate, but University Residences does not guarantee roommate requests. You may request the selected roommate in the housing portal once you have completed the housing contract.

Anyone interested in contracting after May 5 may put their name on a waitlist by contacting University Residences central assignments office at 765-494-1000 or by email at newres@purdue.edu.


  • University Residences Directors’ Office
  • Smalley Center
  • 1225 Third Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907-2008
  • 765-494-1000
  • newres@purdue.edu


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