Facilities Renewal Plan

Envisioning Excellence: A Blueprint for PNW’s Future Campuses

Illustration: people walk in front of a refurbished SULB building on PNW's Hammond Campus, complete with big PNW sign.

A revitalized north quad is among the possible changes at Purdue University Northwest, with expanded green space, new glazing on the north façade of the Student Union and Library Building and an iconic PNW sign providing a welcoming environment for students.

Purdue Northwest is focused on delivering the best possible campus experience to students, now and into the future. The university is implementing plans to align the campuses’ physical facility assets with strategic initiatives, changing academic space needs and student resource expectations.

In April 2023, the Purdue Board of Trustees endorsed PNW’s plans for updates to both the Hammond and Westville campuses to support student success and engagement in the Northwest Indiana region as a premier metropolitan university. PNW is prioritizing projects to foster student collaboration and connectivity while enhancing our vibrant student life and remaining flexible for future needs.


Students study in the renovated "Mane Zone" of PNW's Classroom Office Building.

Reinvention Underway

The Classroom Office Building (CLO) on PNW’s Hammond Campus (above) is in the midst of a refresh, with a wide-open, welcoming “Mane Zone” entry space as well as relocations of student organizations and student-facing offices to the first floor. Classrooms are being consolidated as well to offer space for more robust learning.

Places of Pride

PNW’s long-term vision also includes remaking the heart of the main Hammond Campus. In addition to a fresh façade for the Student Union and Library Building (top), the visioning of the future campus also includes opening up the Gyte Building (below) with a glassy, sunlit entryway, offering additional vibrant spaces for on-campus socializing and learning.

A rendering of PNW's Gyte building with a new, open glass entryway.