PNW students walk through campus

Hammond Preview PNW

Save the date for the Spring 2023 Preview PNW! Join us on April 29, 2023, to learn more about Purdue University Northwest.

Purdue University Northwest offers real-world experience in 70+ areas of study. You can also enjoy close connections with faculty, nearly 60 student organizations and 20 athletic teams on two student-centered campuses.

A lion sculpture on PNW's Westville campusWhy Attend the Hammond Open House?

Located just 30 miles from Chicago, Purdue University Northwest is where academic excellence meets real-world experience. Preview PNW allows you to explore campus and discover how your PNW experience will help you build hands-on skills and create connections with professors who care.

The Application Is on Us

  • Students can apply for free during Preview PNW! Attend an admissions presentation and let our admissions team help you complete your application. It’ll save you $25 – who doesn’t love to save money?
  • Refreshments are on us too! Enjoy some free bites and experience what it’s like to dine as a PNW student.

Explore Our Vibrant Campus!

  • From makerspaces to nursing classrooms, we have state-of-the-art resources to help you build the real-world skills you need to succeed!
  • PNW’s Hammond campus offers apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for you and your 750 new best friends. You’ll be steps from our fitness center and less than a mile from every building on campus.
  • PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories, from cheering on the basketball teams at the Homecoming Mane Event to joining clubs like our car-building Society of Automotive Engineers.

Picture Yourself at Purdue University Northwest

PNW’s Hammond campus is filled with welcoming places to study, eat, exercise, spend time with friends or just relax. See some of our favorites.

PNW Students stand in front of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

Located at the heart of our Hammond campus, PNW’s state-of-the-art Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building has teaching classrooms for our nursing and biology students, including entire sections designed to look just like physicians’ offices or acute-care facilities.

A PNW student sits at her desk in university housing

Our Hammond campus offers apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for you and your 750 new best friends. You can walk everywhere — you’ll be steps from our fitness center and less than a mile from every building on campus.

A student poses next to a buggy

From buggies to canoes, PNW students take part in a range of engineering competitions that build hands-on skills and real-world experience.

Welcome Week is pictured.

Every year, students can discover the latest clubs, programs and campus activities with PNW's always-popular Welcome Week events.

A student wearing goggles stands in front of a green background

PNW’s state-of-the-art Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) combines advanced simulation techniques and 3-D visualization to solve real-world engineering problems.

A PNW soccer player advances the ball up the field

Roar Pride! Purdue Northwest competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). We have 19 varsity sports, including softball, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track & field, golf, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey (ACHA) and Esports.

Students collaborate in a PNW lab space

With nearly two dozen research and specialty centers, PNW lets you build your skills and connect with experts in fields ranging from sales to cybersecurity. State-of-the-art lab space gives students the opportunities to build abilities they will carry into their careers.

PNW students clap at our Late Night Madness event.

Students get fired up for PNW basketball season every year with Late Night Madness! The fun, free event gathers students for food, contests and giveaways.

Find the Right Fit

Our emphasis on small classes, hands-on learning and real-world skills will prepare you to meet the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment.

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