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March 2020

Online Learning Begins

March 23, 2020

PNW classes will reconvene remotely on March 23. Remote learning will continue for the remainder of the semester, including the final exam period.

Technology Faculty and Staff Convocation (Canceled)

March 27, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am

This event has been canceled due to PNW’s COVID-19 precautionary planning.

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.

Student Government Association: Elections Week

April 6, 2020 - April 10, 2020

Student Government elections run from March 30 to April 3! Students will receive an email from PNW Dean of Students containing a Qualtrics link where you can cast your vote.

Technology Day (Canceled)

April 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The College of Technology will host its Senior Design Project Showcase during its annual Technology Day event. This event is open to high school students, current university students, faculty, and industry professionals.

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!

Days of Discovery

April 29, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Join us for a virtual celebration of the research, scholarship and creative activities of PWN faculty members and students!

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 2020 Late Registration Begins

June 15, 2020

Join us for another session of summer learning. 

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!

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.

September 2020

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving

September 9, 2020

On September 9, we’re asking the entire community to come together to POWER ONWARD for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 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.

Technology and Manufacturing Industry Day In Partnership with IEEE

September 22, 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 the fields of Technology and Manufacturing.

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.

Naval Surface Warfare Center Business & Technology Pathways (internship) Presentation

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Mr. Therron Thomas from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane as he presents and answers questions about Pathways business and tech-related internships with his agency

Naval Surface Warfare Center Business and Technology Pathways (Internship) Presentation

October 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the PNW College of Technology and Therron Thomas from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane as he presents and answers questions about Pathways business and tech-related internships with his agency.

Creating A Cybersecurity Hub

October 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

Join Chancellor Thomas Keon and Niaz Latif, Dean of the College of Technology, to learn more about the nearly $6 million grant PNW received from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Business and Technology Pathways Information Session

October 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the PNW College of Technology and Therron Thomas from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane as he presents and answers questions about Pathways business and tech-related internships with his agency.

PNW Today

October 22, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune into WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program. The program will include discussion on PNW's College of Technology grant.

16th Annual Graduate and Professional School Virtual Fair

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All college and university students and alumni are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Graduate and Professional School Virtual Fair.

Business and Technology Pathways Information Session

October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the PNW College of Technology and Therron Thomas from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane as he presents and answers questions about Pathways business and tech-related internships with his agency.

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.

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

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.

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.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program Webinar with Google

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HACU, in conjunction with our corporate partner, Google, are co-hosting a webinar to discuss available internships and full-time opportunities as a part of HACU's Corporate Internship Program Webinar Series.

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).

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.

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 11 @ 8:00 am - 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.

On The Other Side: Cyber Security

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The challenges, threats, and opportunities confronting cyber security were great prior to COVID-19. Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention.

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Race, Gender and the 2020 Election

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Nadia E. Brown, associate professor of political science, Purdue West Lafayette, assesses the nation’s commitment to democratic ideals, focusing on the inclusion and exclusion of minoritized groups during the 2020 election, especially Black women voters and candidates.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: The 1619 Project and the Summer of 2020

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

PNW professor Mita Choudhury will provide a historical overview of systemic racism, institutional bias and prejudice, and the weak guard rails of "western civilization."

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.

Tau Alpha Pi Induction Ceremony

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seventeen students from the College of Technology will be inducted into Tau Alpha Pi at their annual induction ceremony. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than thirty years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is now managed by ASEE and is open to students pursuing ABET accredited degrees in Engineering Technology. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only. The following list shows…

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2021

April 28

Save the date for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2021! Your support helps PNW students continue to Power Onward and advance toward their dreams.

May 2021

Spring 2021 Classes End

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Spring 2021 classes end today.

The PNW Big Sell

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Think you have the next big business idea? Want a chance to win $10,000? Twelve finalists will sell their big idea in six minutes for a chance to will one of three cash prizes.

Spring 2021 Final Exams

May 3 - May 8

Spring 2021 final exams period.

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.

Memorial Day

May 31

In observance of Memorial Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

June 2021

Summer 2021 First Four-Week Session Ends

June 11

The Summer 2021 first four-week session ends today.

Summer 2021 Session II Classes Begin

June 14

Summer 2021 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.

Construction of Structures and Machines Summer Camp

June 14 - June 18

Campers will construct a bridge while learning about construction materials, 3D design process and project budgeting, culminating in a test of strength competition.

Pneumatic Systems: Air Compressed Rocket Summer Camp

June 21 - June 25

Campers will create their own air-powered rocket, while learning about flow, power, speed and pressure.

Summer 2021 First Six-Week Session Ends

June 25

The Summer 2021 first six-week session ends today. 

Summer 2021 Second Six-Week Session Begins

June 28 @ 8:00 am

The Summer 2021 second six-week session begins today. 

July 2021

Independence Holiday

July 5

In observance of Independence Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, July 6.

Summer 2021 Second Four-Week Session Ends

July 9

Summer 2021 second four-week session ends today. 

Robotics Explorer and Adventure GIRLS camp

July 12 - July 16

Female campers ages 12 to 17 will work with the control and coding of industrial robots. They will also create a scenario, build a VR robot and use a VR headset to see the robot in a virtual environment.

Summer 2021 Session III Classes Begin

July 12 @ 8:00 am

Summer 2021 session III classes begin, including third four-week session.

Advanced GenCyber Summer Camp – Go VIRTUAL

July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm

Free VIRTUAL Advanced GenCyber Summer Camp for high school students.

August 2021

Summer 2021 Classes End

August 6

Summer 2021 classes end today.

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.

STEM Industry Fair

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join a networking event for students and alumni that are seeking full-time employment and internships in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

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.

BKD CPA’s and Advisors Virtual Session for Construction Engineering Management Technology Students

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a virtual session with BKD for candidates in the Construction Engineering Management Technology major about internships in cost segregation.

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.

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!

Virtual Panel: Innovation in Manufacturing

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Niaz Latif, dean of PNW's College of Technology, will be participating in a panel discussion on "Innovation in Manufacturing" during the Alliance for Regional Development's Eighth Annual Summit on Regional Development.

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. 

November 2021

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.

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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