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Incoming students learning the ropes at Boiler Gold Rush

Incoming students explored all of their possibilities at Purdue Tuesday evening.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 11:39 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 11:56 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Incoming students explored all of their possibilities at Purdue Tuesday evening.

Boiler Gold Rush kicked off at 4 p.m. at Mackey Arena.

More than 7,0000 students were expected to participate in the orientation.

BGR teaches Boilermakers traditions and cultures on campus.

It's also a great opportunity for students to make friendships and meet some of their classmates.

While most were busy checking out their new home, one Purdue dad said he's happy his son chose the gold and black.

"What we hope is that, I think he becomes a person he wants to become," said Naval Gupta. "He explores, he makes new friends, makes connections and in the process learns also. 

Students can move into their residence halls August 16th.

The first day of classes at Purdue is August 19th.

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