Purdue Students

If you are new to Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette, welcome! In addition to being a student at Purdue, you are an important member of our community. West Lafayette is a great place to live, whether you are here for four or more years or settling here long-term. From our diverse housing options and beautiful neighborhoods, to our top-ranked school system, to our quality of life amenities and vibrant economy, West Lafayette is a special place. We hope you will take the time to explore the community.

Below you will find some helpful online resources that we hope will help familiarize you with the city and make your experience here as enjoyable as possible.
  1. Renting in West Lafayette - information about apartment hunting, moving in and out, inspections, overcrowded housing, city ordinances, fair housing, landlord - tenant laws, and more.
  2. Parking Permit Applications - must be submitted to the West Lafayette Police Department at 711 West Navajo Street.  You must also pay a $10 fee and supply your vehicle registration, driver's license, and lease agreement.
  3. 24 hour On Line Ticket Payment Service - no one likes getting a parking ticket, but if you do get one you can always pay it online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  4. Recycling Information
  5. Neighborhood Associations in West Lafayette
  6. West Lafayette-Purdue Community Partnership Team - meet throughout the year to discuss areas of common interest.  The teams also organize a Meet and Greet event for new students in neighborhoods near campus.
  7. Community Development Block Grant Program - viable urban communities providing safe, decent, and affordable housing.

Contact Us

1200 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5100
  • Fax: (765) 775-5248
  • TTY: 711