Cary Quadrangle Information

Residential Life

The mission of the Cary Quadrangle staff is to foster an environment conducive to academic success, safety, and personal growth by being actively involved in our residents' lives. This will be reached by providing residents with outside-the-classroom educational opportunities, supporting the community respect initiative of University Residences, and implementing novel, interactive and diverse programs. A wide variety of activities and strong traditions are offered at Cary, including Cary Fest, a week of events before the Springtime Grand Prix race.

Residence Amenities

Each unit of Cary Quadrangle offers a variety of common areas. Each unit may have a study lounge, recreational lounge, pool table, table tennis, Big Screen TV Viewing area, laundry and vending area. Cary Quadrangle also boasts a unique enclosed courtyard area that is great for games, Frisbee, tossing a ball, having a Bar-B-Q, or just laying in the sun. It’s also great for building a snowman in the winter. Cary offers a cinema series during which movies are shown on a large screen in the courtyard (weather permitting).


Cary Quadrangle was renovated starting in the summer of 2000 with completion in the summer of 2006. The renovation included upgraded electrical, plumbing, heating/ventilation and telecommunication utilities in the living and community spaces in each of the Cary Quadrangle buildings. East, Northeast, West and Northwest buildings had all student rooms converted into air conditioned suites, which included adding bathrooms between every two rooms. The total cost for the Cary renovation was $53.6 million.

The Cary Club

Each housing unit has its own club with its own funding that governs that particular unit. There are also the executive council of Cary Club to which each of the unit clubs send their executive officers. This central executive council has officers and all the executive officers of the unit clubs are the voting body of the central executive council. The Cary Club also has sub-clubs under their central leadership which focus on specific interests. Below are listed just a few of the sub-clubs under the advisement of the Cary Club. Read more about the Cary Club.

  • Technology Club—
    • Hosts the bi-annual monthly CaryCon game fest
    • Manages the computer/technological needs of the Club
    • Manages the movie, DVD activity of the Cary Club
  • Kart Club—Preparing for the Grand Prix
  • WCCR—Cary's Radio Station
  • Cary Club Volunteers—Provide support, leadership and recreational guidance for our chosen philanthropy, the Cary Home in Lafayette.


Boiler Gold Rush check-in is conducted in the Cary Knight Spot Grill, located in the basement of Southeast Unit.  Other check-in days will be conducted in the Cary Main Office or Towers Formal Lounge.  Specific details will be mailed out during the summer. Remember to check into your room before beginning to unload your vehicle.

Faculty Fellows

Cary Quad boasts one of the largest Faculty Fellow programs in terms of participatory members. Our 22 Faculty Fellows are extremely energetic and make themselves available to our residents via Resident Assistant collaboration as well as formal and informal gatherings.

From watching a Purdue football away game on one of Cary’s big screen TV’s with an outstanding tailgating atmosphere, to meeting for lunch or dinner with residents once a week, the Faculty Fellow program at Cary is an active and productive opportunity for Resident Assistant, residents, and Faculty Fellows to interact with each other. Read more about University Residences’ Faculty Fellows.