WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The dates for Band Day, Family Day and Homecoming/Varsity P Weekend for the 2015 season have been set. The Boilermakers will host high school bands from across the state on Sept. 12 against Indiana State, welcome in families from all parts on Sept. 19 against Virginia Tech and will invite alumni back to campus on Nov. 7 against Illinois.
The late date for Homecoming/Varsity P Weekend was caused by a number of factors. Feedback the athletics department got after hosting Northern Illinois for Homecoming last season was that the majority of Boilermaker fans preferred to see a Big Ten Conference opponent. Additionally, the two home dates in October land on Fall Break (Oct. 10 vs. Minnesota) and Halloween (Oct. 31 vs. Nebraska). The November Homecoming will be the first at Purdue since the 14th-ranked Boilermakers knocked off Northwestern on Nov. 4, 1978.