New Student Orientation
Get ready to thrive! At New Student Orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet people, work with an advisor to create your schedule and learn about all the resources available to you at Purdue University Northwest.
How Do I Register for NSO?
It’s easy—just log into our student portal to pick your date! You can also review your admission checklist and see everything you need to do for a strong start at PNW.
See our cheat sheet for all the new words you may be hearing around campus.
From scholarships to loans, PNW’s Office of Financial Aid has resources to help.
Take a tour of the apartment-style living available on PNW Hammond campus.
That’s our chant—shout it loud and proud while supporting PNW Athletics.
Free shuttles (with WiFi) travel between PNW campuses, Monday through Friday.
From coffee to cheeseburgers, PNW dining has you covered! Explore your meal options.
During orientation, you will receive your Purdue Northwest (PNW) photo identification card.
See everything happening on campus, from Welcome Weeks to Homecoming!
New Student Orientation FAQs
You can get your books—as well as school supplies, PNW apparel and more—at the bookstores on our Hammond and Westville campuses.
No, your parking fee is included in your tuition bill. No decals or stickers are required.
Your advisor will make the final decision regarding the ALEKS placement test. We recommend contacting your advisor after you register for New Student Orientation!
Go to pnw.edu/alerts! You’ll see the latest updates on campus closures as well as the ability to sign up for our “Alert Me!” text-messaging service.
Contact the office of the Dean of Students. You can reach them at 219-989-4141, 219-785-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can pay your balance by credit card, but there’s a fee of 2.85%. Electronic check payment requires no fee.
Official transcripts need to be submitted for any student that has attended another college or taken dual credit in high school. All dual credit from PNW is already included on your transcript.