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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Jun 8 — Jun 14, 2014

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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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 08 - Arrival / Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Please plan to arrive at Purdue University's Hillenbrand Hall around 2:00 PM, 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 Earhart Hall 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 and learn the details of the week ahead.

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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 09 - Lectures from outstanding researchers
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: Morning class.

Lunch: Lunch at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon class.

Dinner: Dinner at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Evening: Special evening program by the Tippecanoe County Storytellers.

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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 10 - Lectures from researchers involved with various d...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: This morning we'll visit the Purdue Campus Veterinary Medicine Complex, where you will enjoy several lectures.

Lunch: Lunch at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Afternoon: After lunch we'll continue our visit at the Veterinary Medicine Complex.

Dinner: Dinner at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Evening: Special evening program at Purdue's Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.

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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 11 - Field trip to the campus veterinary medicine comp...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: Morning class

Lunch: Lunch at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon class.

Dinner: Dinner at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Evening: Talent Show

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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 12 - Lectures from Purdue's research faculty / Banquet...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: Visit various research labs on campus and enjoy thought-provoking lectures.

Lunch: Lunch at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon class.

Dinner: Dinner at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Evening: Banquet with Dr. Will a humorist.

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, a phone 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. There are also two computer stations in a room in the dorm that are sometimes available.

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 13 - Morning class / Attend an afternoon concert / Din...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: Morning class.

Lunch: Lunch at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Afternoon: Afternoon concert.

Dinner: Dinner theater.

Evening: Special evening program TBD.

Lodging: Hillenbrand Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, June 14 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.

Morning: Independent departures after breakfast. Check-out by 11:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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