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PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.

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I fell in love with the people in the department and the subject in general. PNW has become a second home for me.

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My professors did a great job of providing a balanced education. There were courses not just in English content, but also in education, pedagogy and a lot of field experience before you start student teaching.

I’ve had some of the best professors. They have been supportive, uplifting and inspiring. They’ve been my biggest support throughout my experience here at PNW and are always willing to go the extra mile to help us students.

Katie McNamara
Elementary and Special Education, Crown Point

It’s crazy how much knowledge I can apply from the classroom to my job at the police department. Dr. Jackson has been an incredible teacher.

Amber Voss, ’22
Thornton, IL
Criminal Justice

News and Announcements

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

Purdue University Northwest students earn spring semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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In service to others: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Sydney Hanson

Sydney Hanson, ’22, is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Management and will also earn minors in Spanish and Marketing.

PNW graduates in regalia walk to the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Be Bold in Their Professional Careers

Purdue University Northwest recognized 976 graduates during an outdoor commencement ceremony on May 15. Keynote speaker Alfredo “Al” Sori shared that graduates should possess three key character traits — integrity, respect and courageousness — to be more successful in their careers and lives.

Important Dates

Jul 11

Summer Third 4-week Session Begins

Final session for the Summer term

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Late Registration Begins

Fall 2022 Late Registration runs Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, 2022.

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Classes Begin

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

Aug 26

Last Day for 100% Refund for Fall 2022

Last day for 100% refund of Fall 2022 tuition and fees is August 26 by 4 p.m.