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March 2020

Preview PNW: Westville (Canceled)

March 28, 2020

Explore PNW’s Westville campus and meet academic faculty, campus departments, student organizations and fellow new members of The Pride.

April 2020

3MT Competition (Canceled)

April 6, 2020

Students provide a speedy summary of their research in this lively research-communication competition.

May 2020

Last Day to Drop Spring 2020 Classes

May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 classes must be dropped by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1.

Summer Session I Classes Begin

May 18, 2020

Summer classes are in session! We look forward to students continuing to learn.

Memorial Day – No Classes and Campuses Are Closed

May 25, 2020

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday!

June 2020

Summer Session II Classes Begin

June 15, 2020

Join us for another session of summer learning.

July 2020

Summer Session III Classes Begin

July 13, 2020

August 2020

Fall 2020 Classes Begin

August 24, 2020

We're excited to kick off another semester of learning, growth and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

October 2020

2021-22 Scholarships Open

October 1, 2020

The 2021-22 PNW Scholarship Application will open Oct. 1! Students who wish to receive consideration for a Specialty Scholarship should submit their application by February 1, 2021.

FAFSA Available for 21-22 Aid Year

October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We want to make sure you take advantage of every financial aid resource available to you! Take the first step by filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

November 2020

Thanksgiving Break

November 26, 2020 - November 28, 2020

There will be no classes and campuses are closed for Thanksgiving break beginning November 26 through November 28. 

December 2020

Graduate Celebration Event (Westville)

December 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Westville campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Westville)

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Westville campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Hammond)

December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Hammond campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Hammond)

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Hammond campus, including on stage.

The Roundtable Perspective: Wrongful Convictions

December 18, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Nicky Jackson, associate professor of criminal justice and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss wrongful convictions.

Winter Recess

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Purdue University Northwest will be closed Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021 for winter recess. We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday season!

January 2021

PNW Today

January 21 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program featuring the PNW Couple and Family Therapy Center on educating students and serving the community.

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Unheard Voices Of Protest

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Three leaders of protests against racism and police violence engage in a roundtable discussion about how they are strategically and tactically challenging racist practices in the US.

March 2021

Days of Discovery – Registration Deadline

March 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Office of Research and the Faculty Research Board are excited to invite you to the fifth annual Research Symposium, the Days of Discovery, on April 1 and 2.

Fall 2021 Priority Registration Begins

March 31 - April 16

Registration is underway for Fall 2021! All students are able to register now.

April 2021

2021 Days of Discovery

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm

Our annual research celebrations enables students and research to present their research and other scholarly activities with the PNW campus community.

CHESS Career Panel

April 8 @ 11:30 am

Meet with CHESS Alum and prominent employers in NWI. Find out what they are looking for on a resume, when hiring, or when interviewing.

Purdue Northwest Today

April 15 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing “One Book, One Community at PNW.”

CHESS Career Closet

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is hosting Spring Pop-up Career Closet dates this April!

Image of author Anthony Ray Hinton.

One Book One Community: A Discussion with Anthony Ray Hinton

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for discussion and dialogue with Anthony Ray Hinton, author of the book “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice.”

Deadline To Purchase Commencement Cap and Gown

April 22 @ 3:00 pm

The deadline to purchase your Spring 2021 commencement cap and gown is April 22.

May 2021

Spring 2021 Commencement

May 15

Save the date! PNW is excited to announce outdoor, in-person ceremonies, with appropriate health and safety protocols, to celebrate the academic achievements of the spring Class of 2021.

June 2021

Summer 2021 First Four-Week Session Ends

June 11

The Summer 2021 first four-week session ends today.

Summer 2021 First Six-Week Session Ends

June 25

The Summer 2021 first six-week session ends today. 

August 2021

Fall 2021 Classes Begin

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome back! Fall classes begin today. Have a great semester.

September 2021

Labor Day

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

There are no classes today and campuses are closed.

Deadline to Submit Intent to Graduate for Fall 2021 Candidates

September 12

You must notify the Office of the Registrar of your intent to graduate when registering for your final classes.

Undergraduate Research Grant Proposal Development Workshop

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Join a proposal development workshop for the Undergraduate Research Grant, including a presentation with formatting and writing tips, followed by an in-person workshop with staff from the Writing Center to ask questions, brainstorm, write and edit your proposal.

Undergraduate Research Grant Proposal Development Workshop

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Join a proposal development workshop for the Undergraduate Research Grant, including a presentation with formatting and writing tips, followed by an in-person workshop with staff from the Writing Center to ask questions, brainstorm, write and edit your proposal.

Caffeine with the Dean

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

CHESS faculty and staff are invited to chat with Interim Dean Anne Gregory over coffee or tea.  

October 2021

Spring 2022 Priority Registration: All Students

October 18 - October 29

Priority registration for Spring 2022 is underway. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor and be ready to register!

Representation of Mexicanness In Animated Films

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the CHESS Distinguished Speakers Series, Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor of Literature give an an in-depth look at how Mexico and Mexicans are represented in children’s films, and why it is important to analyze that field.

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Expo

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo is a career fair for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors. 

Caffeine with the Dean

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

CHESS faculty and staff are invited to chat with Interim Dean Anne Gregory over coffee or tea.  

November 2021

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Anti-Racist Educators’ Journey

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Malik S. Henfield, Ph.D, professor and founder of the Institute for Racial Justice and Janice Byrd, Ph.D., associate professor of counselor education talk about an anti-racist educators’ journey of engaging in self-work and connecting theory to practice.

Last Day to Drop a Fall 2021 Class

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The last day to drop a course for Fall 2021 is Friday, November 12 by 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor before dropping or withdrawing.

Let’s Talk About…the Climate!

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this virtual event, PNW professors Kim Scipes and David Nalbone will discuss climate change, exploring topics from the likelihood of environmental catastrophe to what the data tell us.

Caffeine with the Dean

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

CHESS faculty and staff are invited to chat with Interim Dean Anne Gregory over coffee or tea.  

Thanksgiving Break

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

There are no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday but campuses are open.

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