San Diego


The Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego has a long history of success in bringing together and engaging local alumni of Purdue University across the Club’s geographic region -- San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. We support local game-watch activities and also, have numerous annual alumni events including:

  • Annual Dinner and Meeting (March)
  • Supporting the Purdue Crew in their visit to the San Diego Crew Classic (late March or, early April each year)
  • Annual Scholarship Golf Classic (May or June each year)
  • San Diego Food Bank Volunteer day
  • Annual Food Drive
  • Annual Toys-for-Tots, Toy Drive
  • Game Watch Parties
  • and much, much more

Check out the Events section to see what's coming up.

In 2009 (and every year since then), the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego attained Gold Status Recognition from the Purdue Alumni Association, West Lafayette, Indiana for excellence in programming and service to local alumni and community.  This recognition has provided us with the opportunity to gain revenue sharing funds from the Purdue Alumni Association to support our local efforts.  The Purdue Alumni Association also contributes $600 to $1,000 annually to Gold Status Clubs to the Club’s Scholarship Fund.

The board would like to thank all of our generous alumni members and donors for your support in achieving the Club’s goals. We could not have done it without you!

To support our on-going efforts, get involved with the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego. Fill out an Interest Survey to help us plan events. Also, join the Purdue Alumni Association. All are welcome – Purdue Alumni and friends of Purdue.

Game Watches

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person Game Watches are temporarily suspended in compliance with the Purdue Alumni Association, Protect Purdue Plan and County of San Diego safety protocols. Updates will be posted on the Events Section and on social media when in-person game watches are possible in the future.

The official club game watches are scheduled in Downtown San Diego, in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter at Nason's Beer Hall. Also, in North County at Oggi's Pizza & Brewing, Vista.  Note, both locations may not be available every week, so please look at the weekly communications, events calendar, and social media for what locations are available for that week’s game. Come watch the televised Purdue games with family and friends, Boilermakers and fans, locals and visitors. It will give you a taste of West Lafayette in sunny San Diego.

Check out the Events section to get the details on any upcoming game watches.

Downtown San Diego

Nason's Beer Hall
570 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101

(In the Gaslamp Quarter, at the corner of 6th and J Street)

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Parking Info

Valet parking is available in front of the hotel, or public parking garages are available at 6th Avenue and K Street or 6th Avenue and Market Street.

North County

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing -- Opens at 10:00 a.m.
425 S. Melrose
Vista, CA 92084

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Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Program

The Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego scholarship program is funded through official Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego events, by private alumni donations, and through the support of the Purdue Alumni Association.

2 scholarships of $2,250 each

This year, the Club plans to award two scholarships in the amount of $2,250 each.  San Diego County resident Purdue University students who are eligible to submit an application:

  • must be a full-time student enrolled at a University Campus
  • having completed at least 24 credit hours earned at a University Campus for the academic year the scholarship is awarded, and
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0.

Two $2,250 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year.  Students who have received other scholarships are eligible to apply.

The online application is available January of each year. The application deadline is March 1st each year.  Online Scholarship Application.

All applicants are invited and encouraged to attend the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego, Annual Scholarship Golf Classic Banquet (May or June each year) as well as any local club event. The Annual Scholarship Golf Classic is our flagship fundraising effort with all proceeds funneling directly into the club’s scholarship program funds. In attendance will be a large number of our Alumni Members, Friends of Purdue and Community Supporters. Each year's award recipients will be recognized at the Annual Scholarship Golf Classic. This event and others are an excellent opportunity for you to get to know your San Diego Purdue Community.

For questions about the scholarship please contact the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego, Student Relations/Scholarship Chair, Maggie Archer, 203-733-2743,

For questions about or, to register for the Annual Scholarship Golf Classic please contact the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego, Golf Chair, Dan Brown, 858-442-9036,

Scholarship Fund Donations

Please consider making a one-time tax deductible donation to the Club's Scholarship Fund.  This Fund provides scholarships to local, resident students attending Purdue University. Even a $10 donation (the minimum to donate) can make a big difference.

There are 3 easy options to make a donation to the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Endowment Fund:

Option1:  A donation processed by the Purdue University Development Office and Purdue Research Foundation:

  1. Go to or use a shortcut (to skip 2 & 3 below):
  2. Select to “Give Online”
  3. For the area to support, chose “Purdue Club of San Diego Scholarship”
  4. Finally send an email to Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego at: so we can thank you.
Option 2:  Give directly to the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Fund through PayPal:  Go to
Option 3:  Make a donation to the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Fund by check.
  1. Make a donation check payable to:  Purdue Research Foundation.
  2. Note Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego Scholarship Fund in the memo line.
  3. Send to the physical address for the Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego:

Purdue Alumni Club of San Diego
P. O. Box. 371143
San Diego, CA 92137

For further details and questions about donating to the scholarship fund, please contact the Purdue Alumni of San Diego, Treasurer, Drew Stover,; 865-776-7097