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From Bavaria to Indiana: Meet PNW 2021 Graduate David Richter

David Richter first got a taste of life in the U.S. when he studied abroad at Purdue University Northwest in 2016 through his undergraduate institution in Germany, Kempten University.

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Purdue University Northwest to offer Doctor of Technology degree

PNW has gained approval from the Purdue University Board of Trustees to offer a Doctor of Technology degree. Pending approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The program will be the second doctoral degree offered by PNW, joining the Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

Focused on Healthcare: Meet PNW Graduate Kelly DeMichael

With a love for science and an interest in healthcare, Kelly DeMichael, ’21, decided early on for a pre-med course of study at PNW.


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Fall 2021 Commencement


Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 11, at the Westville Campus in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Center, H. D. Kesling Gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 07

Holiday Wishes (Westville Campus)

Join the Student Government Family and bring your friends to decorate ornaments with your wishes for the upcoming year! There will be bonus points if you throw on a cute outfit for a couple pictures!

Dec 08

Play Day – Hammond Campus

Finals got you down? Take a break from studying and join us for a day of play on the Hammond campus!

Dec 08

Holiday Wishes (Hammond Campus)

Bring your friends to decorate ornaments with your wishes for the upcoming year. Bonus points if you throw on a cute outfit for a couple pictures.

Dec 09

Purdue Northwest Today: Recognizing Fall 2021 Graduates

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program with Jonathan Swarts, dean of University College and the Honors College, Provost Kenneth C. Holford and students discussing the upcoming Fall Commencement.