Community Information

Housing and Food

New to campus? You can view the interior of a Purdue room or apartment, or fill out the online Graduate Housing Application from this site. You can even check out menus and hours of operation for campus dining spots.

Online Tour and Maps

Browse this site to take a virtual campus tour or find a map that helps you locate the West Lafayette campus or the buildings you want to visit.

About West Lafayette

Located in north-central Indiana - just an hour from Indianapolis and 2 hours from Chicago - West Lafayette is an economically strong, educated community where citizens enjoy a high quality of life, an outstanding public school system and friendly, safe neighborhoods.

About Lafayette

Lafayette is home to numerous neighborhood parks and the expansive Columbian Park with a water park, zoo, sculpture garden, baseball stadium and more. Our vibrant downtown features unique, locally owned shopping and dining venues. And our community's cultural opportunities include art and historical museums, theater, our own symphony and more.

Compare Two Cities

Use this commercial site to compare the cost of living for two different cities. (Inclusion of a link to this Web site does not imply endorsement of the site by Purdue University.)