Student Accommodation at Purdue University
- Purdue offers 15 residence halls and has five dining halls. All residence and dining halls are close to campus and on the City Bus loops for easy accessibility.
- While Purdue does not mandate that first year students live in on-campus housing, the vast majority do. Living in a residence hall allows students to focus on adjusting to their academic schedule and making new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.
- Students are able to stay in their rooms throughout the academic year with the exception of winter and summer break.
- Single rooms are available, but are very limited. Priority is given to students currently living in university residences and new students should not expect to be assigned to a single room.
- Every residence hall has laundry facilities and most residences have kitchenettes available.
- Off-campus housing options abound for students at Purdue. Purdue’s Greek system is one of the largest in the country, with 16% of the student body actively involved in Greek life.
- In addition to fraternities and sororities, students have the option to join a men’s or women’s cooperative house.
- Cooperative houses are similar to fraternities and sororities; however, members share chores and cooking responsibilities to keep their living costs down.
- Numerous leasing agencies offer apartments and houses for rent close to campus or within driving distance.
- Off-campus housing ranges in price, but students are typically able to find an option that fits their needs within their price range. Typically, two–four students will live together in one off-campus unit.