The Point

The Point is your one-stop student support and success center that offers a true peer-to-peer experience to make you feel welcome and confident as you begin your PNW journey.

Students can ask questions, get connected to resources and learn more about being part of the Pride. Campus Ambassadors will plan and coordinate various hangouts and transition programming to help find your place on campus (or outside the classroom).

We believe some of the best community building happens at The POINT.

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New Student Orientation

PNW’s New Student Orientation (NSO) will introduce you to classmates and share everything you need to begin life at PNW.

Sign Up for NSO

Essential Links

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Brightspace Student Hub

PNW’s learning-management service, Brightspace is where you’ll see information for your classes and connect with professors.

Log into Brightspace

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myPNW

Also known as the PNW Portal, this Boilerkey-protected intranet shares a range of resources. Pay your bills, register for classes and find key forms and links.

Log into myPNW

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Contact Us!

Visit: SULB 101

Call: (219) 989-4160

Academic Resources

PNW has plenty of free tools to help students succeed. Whether it’s meeting with your advisor, scheduling an appointment with the Writing Center or seeking Supplemental Instruction in one of your core courses, we encourage students to seek help early and often as you build a path to independent learning and success.

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Tutoring

Free for PNW students—get assistance doing your own work with our free, interactive sessions with faculty-recommended student tutors.

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Supplemental Instruction

Join free study sessions led by students with proven success in your courses! Our leaders are ready to assist you.

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Testing Services Center

Whether you’re looking to take a placement test or make-up exam, we offer an array of services in comfortable, full-service secure labs

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Writing Center

Student, staff and faculty: we help you look at your writing more critically, identifying strengths and weaknesses and making suggestions for improvement.

Student Support Resources

At PNW, we’re committed to providing services and support to help you grow. We’re here to help, whether you’re discovering career opportunities, exploring counseling options or investigating accommodations that facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion.

See All Student Resources

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Career Center

PNW’s Career Center facilitates the connections between employers and students that lead to successful outcomes and satisfying futures.

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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center encourages and supports students in their educational pursuit by providing psychological counseling and educational services.

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Disability Access Center

We create an inclusive environment so students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in any course or program.

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Health-Care Facilities

PNW students have easy access to primary care with health-care facilities on our Hammond and Westville campuses.

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Immigration Services

We enhance the academic, cultural and social pursuits of students and scholars from abroad.

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Employment Opportunities

Opportunities to work on campus are plentiful and diverse, ranging from research assistants to baristas.

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Health Insurance

PNW offers health insurance options through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical and Perscription Drug Plan. Learn more about enrollment options and requirements.

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PNW Bookstore

Get ready for classes with textbooks, backpacks, notebooks and electronic devices and embrace your PNW Pride with fan gear like t-shirts, hats, hoodies and more.

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PNW Food Pantry

The PNW Food Pantry is proud to address the growing challenge of food insecurity among college students.

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Safe Zone

This ally-development program aims to create a visible network of support for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies at PNW.

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Step Up Bystander Intervention

Developed by the University of Arizona and the NCAA, this program educates people to recognize the continuum of violence.

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Student Family Study Lounges

PNW has created Student-Family Study Lounges on the Hammond and Westville campuses as a way to help PNW students with children study and engage with fellow students.

Student Life Events

Aug 12

Acorn Concert Series – From Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers

Fasten your seatbelts for a guided musical tour through rock n/ roll history in a retro rock Magical Mystery Tour.

Aug 13

Volunteer Restoration Day

The Gabis Arboretum is excited to invite the community to volunteer with us! Whether you’re a one-time volunteer or plan to continue volunteering with us, we’d love to have you.

Aug 19

Cookout with a Cop

Stop by University Village (behind Peregrine Hall on the Hammond campus) to enjoy free food including burgers, hotdogs, cookies and chips and bottled water!

Aug 23

IS Scavenger Hunt 2022

Students, show your PNW Pride and enter to win an iPad Air! The IS Scavenger Hunt 2022 begins on August 23 and ends at midnight on September 7!

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Contact Us!

Visit: SULB 101

Call: (219) 989-4160