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Purdue, West Lafayette’s welcome to students living off campus rescheduled

Volunteers from Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette will visit the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 3:33 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Volunteers from Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette will visit the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 27) evening to meet students living off-campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue. This will be the 20th consecutive year for the event.

The meet and greet was scheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 20) but, due to inclement weather, was reset for Aug. 27.

"Each year, thousands of Purdue students live off-campus and are an integral part of the Purdue and West Lafayette communities. We want to welcome our students into their neighborhoods and provide them with resources for living in the community,” said Frank Dooley, senior vice provost for teaching and learning and chair of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Graduate Student Center, Room 105, at 504 Northwestern Ave. They will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits.

"Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be," West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said. "We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette."

Meet and greet is open to any West Lafayette resident or Purdue community member who wants to volunteer.

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