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West Lafayette is located at 617 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Jun 14 — Jun 20, 2015

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 14 - Arrival / Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Please plan to arrive at Purdue University's Hilenbrand Hall around 2:00 EST for check in and registration.

The main entrance to Hillenbrand Hall is the northeast corner of the building. If you arrive early, please feel free to wait in the lounge. Check-in and registration will take place from 2-5 PM, EST. Our registration table will be in the Formal Lounge, directly in front of the main desk. You can pick up your name badge, daily schedule, meal card and room key and other pertinent information there when you sign in.

(Please Note: there is a fee for key replacement during the week.)

On Sunday afternoon and during the program, please use the following numbers to contact Mary Gardner, your Program Coordinator:

260-438-8338 (Suzi's Cell)

765-714-2506 (Mary's Cell)

765-494-0325 (Hillenbrand Hall's main number)

Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court. The cafeteria will be open from 5-6:30 PM for dinner.

Evening: At 7 PM we will meet for the group welcome and orientation. Get to know your fellow participants and program staff.

Following orientation we'll have our first practice.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 15 - Rehearsals / James Whitcomb Riley Impersonator
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Morning rehearsal will begin at 9 AM with your director, Eric Van Cleave and accompanist Jon Ranard.

Please note that we do not mail music prior to your arrival. The final selection of songs for the concert will be made when the director has gotten to know his singers.

Rehearsals will take place each day in Hillenbrand Hall. Participants in conjunction with Eric and Jon will make decisions about starting times for each morning and afternoon for the remainder of the week.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon rehearsal.

Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Evening: This evening we'll be joined by a James Whitcomb Riley impersonator. Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" for his dialect works.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 16 - Rehearsals / Fair Oaks Farm Field Trip and Dinner
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Morning rehearsal.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Afternoon: Early afternoon rehearsal.

After rehearsal, we'll board the bus for a field trip to Fair Oaks Farm. Before dinner we'll enjoy either a Dairy Adventures Tour or a Pig Adventures Tour of the Farm (your choice).

Dinner: Dinner at Fair Oaks Farm Restaurant.

Evening: We'll spend a bit of time at the Fair Oaks Farm after dinner before returning to campus.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 17 - Rehearsals / Talent Show
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Morning rehearsal.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon rehearsal.

Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Evening: After dinner, we'll enjoy a talent show. There will be sign up forms available Sunday evening that will need to be completed and returned to Mary by Monday at noon. Each performance will be limited to five minutes.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 18 - Rehearsals / Banquet at Beck Agricultural Center ...
Rehearsals / Banquet at Beck Agricultural Center / An Evening with Astronaut Jerry Ross

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Morning rehearsal.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon rehearsal.

Dinner: This evening we'll enjoy a banquet dinner at the Beck Agricultural Center.

Evening: This evening, Jerry Ross, veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions will be on hand to regale us with tales of his space adventures following dinner.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Hillenbrand Hall Purdue's most popular residence hall for conferences. Its unique design blends the best features of contemporary and traditional designs into a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility in order to provide a comfortable, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will be housed away from other conferees. Couples will be housed separately and never share a bathroom with others. Family and Friends can send mail to: Your Name Elderhostel Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206

Contact info:
Purdue University
1301 3rd St
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4206 USA
phone: 765-494-0325
Room amenities: Desk and chair, a few hangers in each closet and individual temperature controls. Hillenbrand is a typical college residence hall, and so does not have soap, shampoo, shower caps, clocks, wake-up calls, or radios in each room. They do not have adequate lights for reading in bed or unlimited coffee in the lobby. Clean towels and wash clothes will be available each morning outside the cafeteria door. Please ask at the desk for extra blankets and pillows, if needed.

Facility amenities: Hillenbrand features an on-site dining court as well as elevators, and comfortable lounges on each floor for visiting, playing cards or reading. There is a TV in the Rec Room and an ATM in the hall. Purdue West Shopping Plaza is within walking distance if you need some small essentials. All of the lounges/public areas in Hillenbrand are wireless if you wish to bring your laptop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
Hillenbrand Hall can accommodate early arrivals. You will be responsible for the additional room charges and must notify the Program Coordinator, Mary Gardner, prior to arrival. Charges would be paid by check made out to Purdue and given to Coordinator on Sunday. If you arrive prior to Sunday and plan to stay at a local motel, you can make arrangements with the Coordinator prior to the start of the program to be picked up at any local motel and brought to Hillenbrand.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, June 19 - Morning rehearsal / Afternoon Concert Performance...
Morning rehearsal / Afternoon Concert Performance / Wolf Park Field Trip

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Morning rehearsal.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll have our performance in Hillenbrand. The concert will be open to other Road Scholar participants on campus this week as well as Hillenbrand staff and the general public. Please invite family and frinds to come to this free concert.

Following the performance there will be a social time with punch and cookies provided.

Dinner: Dinner at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Evening: After dinner we'll board the bus to head to Wolf Park for a Wolf Howl and the opportunity to hear a more in-depth discussion of the wolf’s “trademark” behavior — the howl.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, June 20 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at Hillenbrand Dining Court.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast. Check-out by 10:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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