Photo of South Gateway Arch, courtesy of Purdue Marketing and Media / Dave Weigel

South Gateway Arch, courtesy of Purdue Marketing and Media / Dave Weigel

While You're Here - Campus Attractions

Purdue University is home to more than 40,000 students from all 50 states and nearly 130 countries. While you’re here, make sure to see all that Purdue’s campus offers. 


The Union Club Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your visit to Purdue University. The newly renovated hotel now has a modern full-service bistro and cocktail bar and state of the art rooms and amenities for guests, while carrying on the Purdue legacy of the nearly 100-year-old hotel. Visit the Union Club Hotel website to learn more and book your stay today. 

Campus Dining

Dining in our residential dining courts will be restricted to student meal plan holders only for the Fall of 2021. We will update this page when we can welcome campus visitors to these venues again.

Other Campus Dining 

On-campus retail dining options are located across campus in residence halls, academic buildings, and other campus buildings. These options include Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Saladworks, Panera, Qdoba, and more. For a full list of retail dining options, their hours, and locations, visit the Purdue Food Company website. 

Campus Landmarks 

Campus Attractions 

  • Purdue Musical Organizations: Elliott Hall of Music is home to the annual Purdue Musical Organizations’ Christmas Show and has hosted comedians, lecturers, concerts, and symphonies since it opened in 1940. Learn more about Elliott Hall of Music here and view the calendar of upcoming events. 
  • Purdue Athletics: Purdue Football’s Ross-Ade Stadium, Purdue Basketball’s Mackey Arena, Schwartz Tennis Center, and more athletic facilities. Check the Purdue Athletics calendar to catch a game during your visit, or take a virtual tour of the Purdue Athletics facilities. 
  • Purdue Galleries: The two galleries feature rotating exhibits that feature regional, national, and international artists and student and faculty showcases. Read more about Purdue Galleries and view current and past exhibitions. 

  • Purdue Memorial Union: Purdue Memorial Union has a modern full-service bistro, cocktail bar, coffee counter, and shops. The PMU is also home to the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center and the Purdue Team Store. For a full list of shops and services in the PMU, visit the Union’s website. 

Campus Shopping 

  • Purdue Team Store: The Purdue Team Store is the official store of Purdue University with two locations, in Ross-Ade Stadium and Stewart Center. Not able to make it during your visit to Purdue’s campus? You can also shop online through the Purdue Team Store Official Online Store. 
  • The University Book Store has your Purdue gear needs covered, from t-shirts, gifts, and apparel for the whole family! The University Book Store has two locations just off campus: 
    • 360 W. State St. West Lafayette IN 47906 | Phone: 765-743-9618 
    • 720 Northwestern Ave. West Lafayette IN 47906 | Phone: 765-743-9432 

Close to Campus 

Just off-campus is Chauncey Village and the Levee Plaza and Wabash Landing which has shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Chauncey Village features dining options and shopping, including Triple XXX Family Restaurant. The Levee Plaza and Wabash Landing features entertainment like a movie theater, dining and shopping.