NRES - Virtual Purdue 101

Welcome to natural resources & environmental science!

Welcome to Purdue University and to the Natural Resources and Environmental Science major!  This page contains a great deal of information for you as you prepare for your transition to Purdue University.  Please look over all of the information on this page in detail so you will be informed and up-to-date.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email your advisor, Mandy Chalk Marquardt, at  We look forward to meeting you this fall!


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Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Forest Products Building (FPRD)
175 Marsteller Street FPRD 101
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 496-0376


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A Note From Your Director:

 Dr. Laura Bowling

Dr. Laura Bowling

Welcome to NRES! I look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall, where I will see you in our AGR 12200 Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Science. In the meantime, you can view a short welcome from me. Together, let’s get ready to make the Earth a better place! 

A Note From Your Academic Advisor:

Mandy Chalk Marquardt

Mandy Chalk Marquardt

As your Academic Advisor, I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you better while we plan your courses for this fall semester!  Once you have completed both Purdue 101 in Brightspace and the Student Information Form on the New Student Task List located in myPurdue, you will receive an email to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with me via Zoom.  During this meeting, we will discuss any questions you may have about the NRES program and Purdue.  I will also help you submit your Course Request Form (CRF) for fall course registration.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

A few things you need to do NOW before your advising appointment.

Once you have completed Purdue 101, you will receive an email to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with me via Zoom. You will receive an email that takes you to BoilerConnect, which will help you schedule your appointment with me, your advisor. I encourage you to find a quiet and private space for our Zoom appointment. Advising appointments are intended to be between the student and advisor; parents/guardians/family members are welcome to join at the end of the appointment to ask questions.


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