With nearly 10,000 international students and many out-of-state domestic students unable to travel home for the holidays, the University's Host-A-Boiler program extends an offer to the local community to consider welcoming Purdue students to their homes for the holidays.

According to a University press release, the Host-A-Boiler program pairs students that remain on campus during breaks with local families who may be willing to host them for a holiday meal, family gathering or other social event.

Interested families are encourage to contact friendship@purdue.edu to sign up for hosting dates over Thanksgiving break (Nov. 28 to 30) or  winter break (Dec. 14 to 28). The deadline for Thanksgiving sign-ups is Nov. 18; and Dec. 12 for winter.

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