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 Campus 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 two 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

A high-energy community, the Greater Lafayette area is a thriving business and industry hub focused on progress, investment and job creation. We offer great sports and recreation, fine cultural activities, year round festivals and affordable housing. Our diverse population, with residents from all over the world and some 8,000 international university students from 120 countries, gives our community a rich mix of cultures. Lafayette also is a Sister City to Ota, Japan, and to Longkou, China, offering frequent culture and travel exchanges and economic opportunities. 

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.)