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Academic

Lists of the University's official academic dates, including the first and last day of classes, late registration and drop/add deadlines, holidays, and commencement dates. This calendar is subject to change without notice.

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Admissions

Lists on-campus events sponsored by the Office of Admissions, including information sessions, tours of the academic facilities and residence halls, programs for prospective and admitted student, and orientation programs.

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Alumni, Friends & Retirees

Lists of on- and off-campus activities and development events that are open to Purdue alumnus, friend, or retiree. Events for alumni from specific areas of campus (CFS, ROTC, PSUB, etc.) are acceptable as long as they are open to all alumni from that area. Events that are by invitation only will not be listed on this calendar.

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Arts and Culture

Lists of concerts, theatre and live music performances, gallery exhibits, films, and performing arts events that are sponsored by University departments such as Convocations and Lectures, University Theatre, University Bands, Black Cultural Center, Student Union Board, Purdue Musical Organization, and University Galleries.

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Athletics

Lists of intercollegiate athletics events for Purdue-West Lafayette teams and special sporting events.

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Career Programs

Lists seminars, workshops, job fairs, and other career-related activities for Purdue students, staff, and alumni.

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College and Schools

Lists the University’s colleges: College of Agriculture, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Krannert School of Management, College of Pharmacy, College of Science, College of Technology, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Graduate School. Lists of the University’s Schools, including School of Languages and Culture, Department of Forestry, etc.

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Conferences and Seminars

Lists of conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops, and colloquims, on- and off-campus, for students, faculty, staff, alumni, including summer youth camps, non-credit programs, and the general public.

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Continuing Education

Lists programs directed toward professional development and continued learning.

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Libraries

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Rec Sports

Lists intramural and club sports events, and fitness/wellness activities, and special programs sponsored by the Division of Recreational Sports, the Student Wellness Office, and Worklife Programs.

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Registrar

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Registrar: Subcategories

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Commencement

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Board of Trustees

List of Board of Trustees' events.

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Student Life

Lists of club, leadership, and service events organized or sponsored by student organizations.

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University Holiday Schedule

The official holidays for all offices of the University are listed here.

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Diversity & Inclusion Holidays & Events

Lists those holidays showing appreciation of religious, ethnic and civic observances and working environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

University Calendar Users

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more information about a calendar entry?
Descriptive information about an event is available for most entries. The event title will display as a link. When you scroll over an entry or click on it, details will appear, including a contract name and email address.
 
How do I know which calendar has the information I want?
Each calendar is described on the University Calendar home page.
 
How can I view more than one calendar at a time?
The calendar’s default view is “All Categories.” To select a specific set of calendar categories, click “category(s)” in the left sidebar and scroll to “Select Multiple” on the drop-down menu. A pop-up box will appear and allow you to check boxes adjacent to the categories you desire. Note: These selections will remain your default calendar view until you change them.
 
How do I switch between display views?

The calendar system offers you many view options, located in the left sidebar menu.

  • In the “Display Format“ drop-down, view content by
    • Category: groups events into the categories/subject areas and provides event details
    • Date/Time: Lists the events in chronological order WITH event details
    • Summary: Lists the events in chronological order WITHOUT event details
  • View events by day, week, month, year by clicking the icons above the calendar in the left sidebar.
 
How do I change to another (next or previous) month?
Click on the arrow above the calendar icon in the left sidebar to view calendar items for previous or future months. You also may search for events through a date range just below the calendar icon.
 
Can I view events by day/week/month/year?
Yes, click the icons listed above the calendar in the left sidebar.
 
How do I search for an event?

You also may search for events in the “Advanced Search” function located just below the calendar icon. The search function allows you to search by

  • date and date range
  • keyword
  • calendar category (s).
 
How do I find calendars for all of Purdue’s campuses?

All events listed on the University Calendar are for the West Lafayette campus. Events for Purdue’s regional campuses appear on each campus website:

 
How do I export a calendar?

To export a calendar:

  • Select the calendar category(s) to display that you wish to download.
  • Click the “Download” icon above the calendar listings.
  • A pop-up box will appear with the options to download the selected calendar as a CSV, iCal or XML file. Once you have made your selection, click “Submit.”
 
How do I export an individual event to my calendar?

Scroll over the title of the event and a pop-up box will appear with three options

  • Remind me (will send you a text or email up to 1 day prior to the event)
  • Notify me (will send you an email if anything changes with the event)
  • Add to my calendar (a pop-up box will appear with a choice of downloading the event by iCal, vCal, or by sending a meeting request to your attention).

Note: If you are in the description area of the event, these same three options are available just above the listing.

 
Can I get email and cell phone text reminders about an event?
Yes, this function is grouped with downloading an event to a calendar. Use the same instructions for adding an event to a calendar in Question 9.
 
Can I share an event with someone?
Currently, you can share an event using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Click the appropriate event to go to the “Event Details” section and then click corresponding icon below the event description to share it.
 
How do I subscribe to a calendar?
  • Go to the calendar category that you would like to subscribe to and click on the “Download” icon above the list of calendar events.
  • A pop-up box will appear that allows you to receive updates by email or iCal dynamic feed.

Important Dates

57th Purdue Grand Prix

2014 Spring Commencement

Purdue Summer Camps for Kids

2014 Homecoming, Alumni, and Family Day Dates

  • Family Day: September 6, 2014
  • Homecoming and Alumni Weekend: September 27, 2014

2014 Spring Semester

  • Spring 2014 Semester Begins: January 13, 2014