Senior Sleepover: one night; fun activites; lasting memories

Last weekend, the Senior Sleepover event experienced a few changes, one of them being a visit to the “Dova” (Co-req Center) instead of the traditional bowling event.  Daniell Gaerke, Senior Sleepover Chair, decided that there needed to be a change since last semester’s bowling venture was “not that exciting” as she expected.

In all, there were 35 senior/Purdue student pairs from Connecticut to California.  The high school seniors attended classes and toured campus with their PSWE “mentors” during the day, then everyone attended dinner together in the dining court.  After dinner, the girls listened to a student panel where they had the chance to ask questions about Purdue and engineering in general.

Afterwards, the girls had several different activity options throughout the night. These included a presentation from the ChemE car team, board game night in Earhart, and going to the PSUB event at the Dova.  Daniell was excited to see many of the girls “chose to participate in all of these activities.”  As the activities concluded, the seniors spent the evening with their hostesses in their residence halls.  In the morning, hostesses, seniors, and parents met in Meredith Gathering Place where they heard from a Purdue SWE alumnus about her journey in Purdue and career paths.

Daniell said that everyone had a blast, especially the PSUB events that night.  She encourages anyone who wants to participate in this awesome event to definitely do so next year!  If you want to learn more about the event, please contact Daniell at


Author: Ele Chakraborty

Hi! My name is Ele and I am a junior in Biomedical Engineering and a CCO Ambassador. In my free time, I love to make graphic design, write, and figure out how to make the impossible possible.

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