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Purdue's All-You-Can-Learn Buffet

Program Number: 13807RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/8/2014 - 6/14/2014;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Price starting at: $749.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Gluten Free; Vegetarian    

Treat yourself to a week of classes from one of the nation's leading research universities. This course highlights practical applications of Purdue's findings in engineering, food sciences, technology, veterinary medicine, and other fields. Feast your imagination on questions such as: Should we be concerned about Asian carp and other invasives in our waterways? Is it feasible for industrial and farm waste to become sources of electricity? Should we become more involved in space exploration? What’s the latest on artificial sweeteners? Can adverse drug reactions be avoided? If topics like these whet your appetite for knowledge, come feed your mind at Purdue's All-You-Can-Learn Buffet.




Highlights

• Learn about Purdue’s cutting-edge research first-hand from experts in the field.
• Take in an afternoon concert by Purdue musicians.
• Enjoy camaraderie as you learn at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking.



Coordinated by Purdue University, founded in 1869.




West Lafayette

Home to Purdue University and its internationally renowned glee club and music organizations, West Lafayette, 65 miles north of Indianapolis, boasts a thriving cultural arts scene that features an annual street dance, as well as a jazz and blues festival.



Accommodations
On-campus residence hall accommodations with connecting bath, sink in each room. Single supplements and couples will receive a private bath.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hillenbrand Hall
  West Lafayette, IN 6 nights
 Hillenbrand Hall
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: 765-714-2506
  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.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 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
  Additional nights after: 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 out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration is from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. (EST) at Hillenbrand Hall on the Purdue University campus. You will be staying at Hillenbrand Hall that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast, approximately 11:00 a.m. (EST). You will be staying at Hillenbrand Hall the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free on-campus parking for duration of program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Lafayette, IN
  Nearest highway: I-65 and Hwy 52.
  Nearest airport:  Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, IN.
  From End of Program
  Location: West Lafayette, IN
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

West Lafayette/Indianapolis Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Lafayette Limo
phone: 765-497-3828

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$27
Prices are subject to change.

 

Distance:

 

70 Miles

   

Reservation assures you a spot on their vehicle. Destination is Follett's at Purdue West Shopping Plaza. Please notify coordinator with your airline and arrival time and what shuttle you'll be taking to arrange for a Purdue vehicle to pick you up at Follett's.

 

Chicago Airport - ORD

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Express Air Coach
phone: 765-743-3120

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $69
Prices are subject to change.

 

Distance:

 

130 Miles

   

Take shuttle to Purdue Airport. Contact coordinator to arrange for pick up there. http://www.expressaircoach.com/index.html

 

Indianapolis

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Star of America Shuttle Service
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$24
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

Please see Star of America's website to make arrangements: http://www.soashuttle.com/ http://www.myibooking.net/locations/lafayette-to-indianapolis/

 
Driving Directions
  From the North (Chicago) Take I-65 South to exit 178 for IN-43 toward Brookston/W. Lafayette. Follow IN-43 S (which becomes N River Road) along the Wabash River. Turn right on IN-26 W (East State Street/South Street) and continue west through most of campus. Turn right on MacArthur Drive to Hillenbrand Residence Hall. HILL is located on the corner of Third Street and MacArthur Drive. There is on-the-street parking on both MacArthur Drive and Third Street, but there will be other conference attendees arriving so it is sometimes difficult to find a spot on the street. In that case please park in a parking garage and come through any of the building's entrances. There should be luggage carts at each hall entrance to facilitate your unloading. If you find a street spot for unloading, you will want to move your car into one of the adjacent garages afterwards. These garages have entrances on McCutcheon Drive, (under the Shopping Plaza sign) and the south one has an elevator for your convenience. There is no charge to park in either of the garages but do NOT park in a space marked A, B or reserved. We are free to use the spaces indicated for University Residents and/or any handicapped space, if needed.
  From the South (Indianapolis) I-65 North to exit 172 for IN-26 W. Follow Route 26 through Lafayette, across the Wabash River, up the hill, and through the West Lafayette Village. That road becomes State Street once you arrive on campus. Continue west through most of the campus, turn right on MacArthur Drive to Hillenbrand Residence Hall. HILL is located on the corner of Third Street and MacArthur Drive. There is on-the-street parking on both MacArthur Drive and Third Street, but there will be other conference attendees arriving so it is sometimes difficult to find a spot on the street. In that case please park in a parking garage and come through any of the building's entrances. There should be luggage carts at each hall entrance to facilitate your unloading. If you find a street spot for unloading, you will want to move your car into one of the adjacent garages afterwards. These garages have entrances on McCutcheon Drive, (under the Shopping Plaza sign) and the south one has an elevator for your convenience. There is no charge to park in either of the garages but do NOT park in a space marked A, B or reserved. We are free to use the spaces indicated for University Residents and/or any handicapped space, if needed.
Elevation Note: West Lafayette is located at 617 feet above sea level.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival / Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, June 8)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Lectures from outstanding researchers
(Monday, June 9)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lectures from researchers involved with various disciplines
(Tuesday, June 10)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Field trip to the campus veterinary medicine complex
(Wednesday, June 11)
   
 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
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lectures from Purdue's research faculty / Banquet Dinner
(Thursday, June 12)
   
 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: Banquet dinner at Hillenbrand Hall Atrium Court.
 Evening: After dinner we'll enjoy a presentation by Dr. Will, a humorist.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning class / Attend an afternoon concert / Dinner Performance
(Friday, June 13)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hillenbrand Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Departure
(Saturday, June 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Earhart Hall Dining Court.
 Morning: Independent departures after breakfast. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Lafayette, IN Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau
Your guide to West Lafayette. For additional information, visit www.lafayette-in.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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