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March 2020

PNW Spring Break

March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020

There will be no classes in session but campus will be open as PNW observes spring break!

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

Preview PNW: Hammond (Canceled)

April 18, 2020

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

June 2020

Make Your LinkedIn Profile POP

June 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn why you should be on LinkedIn, how to revamp your profile and which parts of your profile are most impactful in your online professional brand!

LinkedIn: The Social Network You’re Missing Out On

June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You've worked hard on creating the perfect profile, now what? Learn strategies that will help you get noticed, make connections and build your professional brand.

August 2020

Fall 2020 Late Registration Begins

August 24, 2020

Pride Pickup – Westville Campus

August 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Start the semester right with free PNW swag! No need to RSVP - just drive up for a socially distant Pride Pickup.

Virtual Welcome Rally

August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Connect and learn more about PNW academic programs, clubs, sports and more! Drop-in on Zoom to get a jump start on your semester.

Pride Pickup – Hammond Campus

August 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Start the semester right with free PNW swag! No need to RSVP - just drive up for a socially distant Pride Pickup.

Fall 2020 Late Registration ends at 4:00 P.M.

August 28, 2020

Fall 2020 Late Registration ends at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 28.

Last Day for 100% Refund of Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

100% Refund for Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees ends at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 28.

Deadline to Submit Fall 2020 Intent to Graduate

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

You must notify the Office of the Registrar of your intent to graduate when you are registering for your final course(s) of your degree program.

Virtual Pride Stride

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Use your favorite app to time your stride, then send in your results. Splash yourself with color, snap a selfie and share! More details to follow.

September 2020

Deadline to Submit Fall 2020 Residency Application

September 14, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 4:30 pm

Deadline to submit application and supporting documentation for residency reclassification for Fall 2020 is Monday, September 14, by 4:30 PM.

Government and Non-Profit Industry Day

September 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join a virtual networking event for students and alumni of PNW that are seeking full-time employment and internships in Government and Non-Profit Industries.

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).

Graduate School Personal Statement Writing Workshop

October 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Thinking about applying to a Masters or Ph.D. program? The PNW Writing Center is offering a virtual Zoom writing workshop for students developing personal statements for upcoming grad school applications.

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins

October 26, 2020 - November 5, 2020

Check your registration status to find the earliest date and time you can register based on your classification.

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

PNW Today

December 3, 2020 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Host Richard Rupp celebrates PNW's Fall 2020 graduates on Purdue Northwest Today! Tune in on WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or Facebook Live.

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.

Purdue Northwest Today

December 10, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Host Richard Rupp discusses The Honors College at PNW on Purdue Northwest Today! Tune in on WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or Facebook Live.

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.

Fall 2020 Classes End

December 12, 2020

Fall 2020 classes end Dec. 1—congratulations on another successful semester!

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.

Fall 2020 Final Exams

December 14, 2020 - December 19, 2020

Final exams are scheduled for a two-hour meeting during the final exam period during Fall and Spring semesters. See Final Exam Details

Support PNW with a Year-End Gift

December 20, 2020 - December 31, 2020

As we close a challenging year, you can help PNW and our amazing students Power Onward to a better year ahead.

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

Spring 2021 Classes Begin

January 11

Let the learning begin! We're excited to begin the spring 2021 semester at PNW.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

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.

Navigating the Virtual Career Fair

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what you need to do before and during the actual Virtual Career Fair to make sure that you are prepared and ready to impress employers virtually.

February 2021

Black History Month

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

PNW is celebrating Black History Month with a range of special events, including creative performers, an art content, flag display and thought-provoking discussions reflecting on the contributions of Black people to U.S. history.

Somerset CPAs and Advisors: Virtual Info Session

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Set yourself up for success this year by learning from our recruiters when offers are typically made, how you can best prepare yourself for this spring recruiting season and more!

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Health, Equity and Communities of Color

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

On World Cancer Day, associate professor of English Karen Bishop-Morris talks with Tranece Artis (Executive Director, Laini Fluellen Charities), Maria Perez (Coordinator, ACCESS Community Health) and Rachel Nagengast (Cancer Education Program Specialist with ACCESS).

Evan Struck Speed Painter (Virtual Paint Night)

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join live as artist Evan Struck creates a painting for PNW celebrating Black History Month! Ask questions and put in requests for what you would like to see.

Purdue Northwest Today

February 18 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for PNW Commemorates Black History Month.

Petty Poetry with Ashlee Haze

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As part of PNW's Black History Month events, join a virtual workshop with poet Ashlee Haze during which PNW students can learn how to write petty poetry.

Petty Poetry with Ashlee Haze

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join a virtual workshop with poet Ashlee Haze during which PNW students can learn how to write petty poetry.

Navigating the Virtual Career Fair – Evening Workshop

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what you need to do before and during the actual Virtual Career Fair to make sure that you are prepared and ready to impress employers virtually.

Navigating the Virtual Career Fair – Evening Workshop

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what you need to do before and during the actual Virtual Career Fair to make sure that you are prepared and ready to impress employers virtually.

Virtual Spring Career Expo 2021

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Purdue Northwest Virtual Spring Career Expo 2021 is an all majors career fair that will feature local and national employers that are seeking to hire interns and full time employees!

March 2021

Summer 2021 Registration Underway

March 1 - March 6

Contact your academic advisor regarding questions about course selection and staying on track for graduation.

Founder’s Day

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In observance of Founder's Day celebrations, no classes starting at or after 12:00 p.m. (noon).

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.

Spring Recess

March 15 - March 20

Spring recess runs Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 20.

Deadline to Submit Comments for HLC Accreditation

March 15 @ 5:00 pm

PNW is preparing for a reaccreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. Conducted on a 10-year cycle, this rigorous process includes a 40,000-word self evaluation and an HLC campus visit in April 2021.

Classes Resume

March 22

Classes resume after spring recess.

PNW Pantry March Food Drive

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Hammond and Westville campus pantries will be holding their March Food Drive on both campuses.

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.

The PNW Big Sell – Application Deadline

April 2 @ 5:00 pm

Think you have the next big business idea? Want a chance to win $10,000 in eight minutes? Submit your pitch to the PNW Big Sell!

Last Day to Drop Spring 2021 Classes

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Last day to drop Spring 2021 classes ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9.

Consumer Experience Psychology – Creating A Delightful Experience

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, Ph.D,  professor of strategy and hospitality and the director of HTM for a discussion on the consumer experience psychology.

Higher Learning Commission On-Site Visit

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

As part of PNW 's reaccreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission, a review team will be on campus for evaluation.

Wine and Beer: Ongoing Changes in Response to COVID-19

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Matthew Bauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of HTM, for a discussion on the understanding of beverage culture, marketing and promotion innovation the the time of a pandemic.

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