Gearing up to Protect Purdue: Wellness kits part of the plan

Protect Purdue wellness kits, available to all faculty, staff and students, includes such useful items as two Purdue-branded reusable face masks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and a digital thermometer.

Updated September 1, 2020

As Boilermakers, we keep learning and we keep going. Right now, Purdue University is working diligently to ensure that fall-arriving students are prepped, protected — and empowered to keep others safe.

Part of the University’s on-campus welcome is the Protect Purdue wellness kit, which ensures students and faculty and staff are equipped to take a few small steps to keep everyone safe. The kits will be formally distributed on campus during Boiler Gold Rush for incoming and returning students ahead of the first day of school Aug. 24.

The kit includes useful gear like antibacterial gel and wipes, acetaminophen, a thermometer and a face shield. Plus, with a pair of gold and black branded face masks, students can get their game face on — while helping keep others safe. Importantly, the kit also includes a copy of the Protect Purdue Pledge. 

Here are the details for campus distribution for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members and staff.

Undergraduate students:

  • Any student who has not yet received a wellness kit and/or face shield can pick one up at the Graduate Student Center between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday-Friday. You are required to correctly wear face masks when picking up wellness kits in person.
  • With a Student Life housing contract will receive kit in your residence hall room upon arrival.
  • Living in Greek or co-operative housing will get a kit through house leadership.
  • Renting off-campus housing will receive a kit in their rooms upon arrival if they live at one of the following complexes: Alight West Lafayette, Aspire at Discovery Park, Basham Rentals, Blackbird Farms, Campus Edge on Pierce, Chauncey Square, The Cottages on Lindberg, Fuse, HiVine, Hub State Street, Lark West Lafayette, Muinzer Management, Rise on Chauncey and Village West.
  • Participating in the Summer Start program and Boiler Gold Rush received their kit at the start of those programs.

Graduate students:

  • Any student who has not yet received a wellness kit and/or face shield can pick one up at the Graduate Student Center between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday-Friday. You are required to correctly wear face masks when picking up wellness kits in person.

Faculty and staff members can get a kit through their department leadership. Procurement Services began delivering kits to department contacts the week of Aug. 17 and will finish by Friday, Sept. 4. 

For more information or additional questions about the Protect Purdue wellness kits, contact purchasingrequest@purdue.edu