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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!

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.

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).

Naval Surface Warfare Center: Crane Hiring Event

October 2, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Please join recruiters from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division as they share information on full-time employment and internship opportunities for PNW's School of Engineering students.

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.

A Day in the Life Series: Cyber Security Virtual Panel

October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cyber Security professionals from the federal defense, healthcare, web design and development and banking industry will be discussing their career journey.

Health and Sciences Industry Day

October 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join a virtual career fair hosted in Handshake for students and alumni interested in career opportunities in the health and biological sciences industries.

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.

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

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.

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.

Black History Month Art Contest

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

Let's celebrate Black History Month! This is your chance to submit an art piece (old or new) for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

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

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.

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.

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.

CES CHATS: Coronavirus Q&A with Lindsay Gielda

March 25 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for the next PNW College of Engineering and Sciences CES Chats for a Coronavirus Q&A: Current Research on the SARS-CoV2 Outbreak with Lindsay Gielda, Assistant Professor of Biology.

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.

May 2021

Spring 2021 Classes End

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

Spring 2021 classes end today.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summer Camp

June 14 @ 9:10 am - June 25 @ 3:30 pm

Summer camp alert for high school students! Our popular Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Summer Camp is taking place June 14 through 25.

Summer Engineering Camp – Middle School Students

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 3:00 pm

Summer camp alert for middle school students! Our annual Summer Engineering Camp is taking place June 21-25.

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. 

Summer Engineering Camp – High School Students

June 28 @ 9:00 am - July 2 @ 4:00 pm

Summer camp alert for high school students! Our annual Summer Engineering Camp is taking place June 28 through July 2.

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. 

Summer 2021 Session III Classes Begin

July 12 @ 8:00 am

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

August 2021

Summer 2021 Classes End

August 6

Summer 2021 classes end today.

September 2021

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.

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.

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