Division of Dance Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Plan your visit

Whether you're a prospective student or planning to see one of our Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Concerts, the Dance Division welcomes you to the Purdue University campus. We hope the information below will help you plan your visit.


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

The Division of Dance is located in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, which opened in 2006. Pao Hall is located on the south side of campus between the Agricultural Mall / Marsteller Street and Hawkins Residence Hall / Sheetz Street.


Outside shot of Pao Hall. Older photo.

Prospective Students

Students and their families are always welcome to visit the Dance Division, tour the facilities and attend our performances. Please contact the  division, 765.494.5993 - August through May, to arrange a visit.


Visitor Parking

Parking is free on weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends. Spaces are available in the front lot of Pao Hall and in the lot behind Pao Hall building. For weekday parking 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Grant Street parking garage is within walking distance of Pao Hall; an hourly fee is charged. Visitors may also purchase a guest parking permit online.


Directions

From I-65 Southbound:
Take Exit 178 (State Road 43). Turn right and follow to State Road 26 West (State Street). Follow State
Street past Grant Street intersection and then exit left onto Sheetz Street / State Road 26 East. Proceed
one block and turn right into the Pao Hall parking lot. See map for more parking options.

From I-65 Northbound:
Take Exit 172. Turn left onto State Road 26 West (State Street in West Lafayette) and follow through
Lafayette to West Lafayette. After Grant Street intersection, exit left onto Sheetz Street / State Road 26
East. Proceed one block and turn right into the Pao Hall parking lot. See map for more parking options.

Map of how to get to pao hall

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