Purdue warns of delays as thousands of students begin move-in Monday

More than 7,000 incoming Purdue students will begin moving in Monday, and the university is warning drivers of possible congestion through West Lafayette.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 5:54 AM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 6:08 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 7,000 incoming Purdue students will begin moving into their campus housing Monday, and the university is warning drivers of possible congestion through West Lafayette.

Students attending Purdue's orientation program will move in Aug. 12-13. Boiler Gold Rush will then follow the rest of the week.

During the move-in days, Purdue says to expect heavy traffic through campus. Officials say the most impacted areas will be U.S. 231 from Martin Jischke Drive to Airport Road, Stadium Avenue between Northwestern Avenue and McCormick Road, Martin Jischke Drive from U.S. 231 to Nimitz Drive, Third Street from Russell Street to McCormick Road and all side roads in the vicinity of residence halls.

Families moving students in will also use several common parking lots during the two days. Purdue says the families will use the R Lot north of Ross-Ade Stadium, the Purdue Airport lots and the Discovery Lot at Martin Jischke Drive and Harrison Street. 

Boiler Gold Rush will begin Tuesday afternoon with an introduction event at Mackey Arena. Purdue says about 14,000 people will be walking near the arena around 4 p.m.

Classes begin Aug. 19. 

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