Affordable Valentine Excursions at Purdue


With Valentine’s Day upon us, there’s an intense pressure to make plans in the midst of assignments, midterms, and other obligations. To alleviate some of this pressure, I have compiled a list of events you and your sweetheart can enjoy without breaking the bank.

From 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Sagamore restaurant in the Union is hosting a three-course Prix Fixe dinner for only one meal swipe +$5! Treat your significant other to a night out, complete with fine dining, live music, and photography. Reservations can be made by calling Sagamore.

For those looking for some last-minute gifts, the Horticulture Society is selling roses on the fourteenth in Lilly Hall lobby from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in the Union near Starbucks from 1:00 p. m. to 4:30 p.m. Starbucks on Third Street is also selling gift baskets filled to the brim with mugs, chocolate, and coffee for your caffeine-loving sweetie. These can be purchased with dining dollars so you can give a great gift without spending a fortune. Be sure to keep your eye out for the Purdue Musical Organizations this Wednesday too. Their annual Singing Valentine fundraiser is underway, and they are all over campus spreading love.

For those with someone coming to visit, now is a great time to show them what Purdue has to offer. Take them bowling at the Union Rack and Roll and afterward grab a shake at Pappy’s. When all else fails, a movie night is never a bad idea. All dorms have televisions and movie rental available. Cuddle up and escape the cold with this classic date idea.

Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day, Purdue and its many organizations have the resources you need to make this February 14th a special one.