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Fall-Winter 2015

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Stay Up to Date on UR Activities

Mitchell Kumle, a 2015 Purdue graduate, designed the UR alumni coin as a graphic design intern for what was then Housing & Food Services Marketing. Kumle was one of five designers working on the project, and his design was chosen because of how well it represented UR and resonated with alumni.

Faculty Involvement in University Residences

Mentoring opportunities provided by Fac Fellow, Favorite Faculty programs

The Faculty Fellow program is celebrating its 50th birthday this academic year. That is five decades of tradition that Purdue University has upheld since President Frederick Hovde first established this program as a way for students and faculty to interact with each other outside of the classroom in an informal environment. What started as a three-year trial became 50 years of faculty and students participating in activities throughout the semester.

UR Support Center a Growing Success with Students

Second Center Planned for Cary Quad

The UR Support Center is University Residences’ latest project in a continued effort to integrate academics into residential space, providing students with collaborative areas to learn where they live. The center, open to all students living in UR, helps foster faculty and student engagement through impactful learning and intellectual development within an innovative environment

Wiley resident becomes fourth-generation Boilermaker

Freshman follows grandmother into nursing program

To say that Whitney Stedman is a legacy student at Purdue would be an understatement. When Stedman started classes in West Lafayette this fall, she followed in the footsteps of many family members before her, dating back four generations to her great-grandfather, Robert Bonnet. For Stedman, who will be part of the graduating class of 2019, it was an easy decision to continue a family legacy that began in the 1920s.

How is your contribution used?

Gifts drive RAISE Fund, leadership opportunities, K-9 Unit

There are a number of ways that University Residences invests in students above and beyond the proven benefits of living on campus. Below, we put a face – and in one case, a snout – on the positive impact that alumni gifts have on current students living in UR.

How to Give to University Residences

Make a Difference Today!

University Residences is more than a place to live. Our research shows students who live in University Residences at Purdue have earned higher GPAs in every classification in every year of the past decade, and in that span, on-campus students were significantly more likely to graduate.
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