Guide to Living in Home2Suites

A Home(2Suites) Away from home!

The Department of Housing and Residential Education staff and student leaders are excited about starting the new academic year with you!

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that encourages students’ academic success as well as enhances their personal growth. Our staff members focus on creating and developing educational programs, social activities, and community service opportunities that promote academic success and engage students outside of the classroom.

The Home2Suites community and the Purdue University Northwest campuses are truly enhanced by our students’ enthusiasm, leadership and participation. Living on campus is one of the most important decisions that you will make. The value of the experience will truly be what you make of it! Students who choose to get involved while pursuing a degree typically excel in their academic studies.

Our staff and student leaders are looking forward to providing residents with a great experience this year! We encourage students to become involved in activities, apply for leadership opportunities and find ways to give back to the Housing community and the Purdue University Northwest campus.

If you have any questions or wish to make a comment about your accommodations, our staff would be happy to assist you. You may also reach us at or by calling (219) 989-4150.

The following information offered in this guide is provided to help you prepare for the next exciting step in your academic career! Please review the information carefully and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wishing you a truly successful academic year,

-The Department of Housing and Residential Education Staff

Home2Suites Move-in Instructions

Friday, January 6: come to the hotel lobby between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.!

After 3 p.m., come to Griffin Hall.

After Friday, January 6, come to Griffin Hall.


Please make sure to document all damages you see and send them to Mike Shepard (

  • Queen size sheets, blanket
  • Pillows
  • All toiletries (towels, shower items- no shower curtain)
  • Large trashcan and trash bags (the cans provided by the hotel is small, they will not provide trash bags)
  • Any kitchen items (plates, utensils, items to wash dishes with (sink is provided)

Transportation Assistance

PNW is ready to help make sure you get to campus safely! Please read over this information and contact them with any questions:

Please be sure to schedule your transportation from the airport in advance.

Learn More Here

The hotel-to-campus shuttle will be running intermittently between the two locations.  Our shuttle schedule can be downloaded here for your ongoing reference.

Living in Home2Suties: Helpful Items

You have a Resident Assistant living with you at Home2! His name is Carter Leak and he is located in room 304. Please stop by his room if you need anything.

He will hold a bi-weekly meeting with food so please attend! These meetings will be important times to let us know how you are doing and make sure you are up to date with any information from the Housing Office.

Although your room isn’t exactly like our other rooms on campus, you are also responsible for all other policies outlined in the Resident Handbook. However, there are some differences. Please read the items listed below to understand the Home2Suites policies:

Quiet hours:

  • begin at 10 p.m. and go until 6 a.m.


  • Each student can have only 2 guests at a time (the total occupancy must not exceed 6 people at one time).
  • You MUST talk with your roommate concerning guests’ arrival and how often they can come. We will give you a roommate agreement to guide you through this process, but it will be up to the occupants of the room to decide what is important within our Guest policy.
  • Guests can’t use the amenities in the hotel (pool, gym, etc.).

No pets/animals allowed

Decorations: You cannot put anything on the walls inside the room. Please do not use tape, tacks, etc. You will be charged for any damages caused to the walls.

Breakfast Provided: Breakfast is offered to each housing resident Monday through Friday, please stop by the front desk area to grab yours on the way to class!

Call the front desk right away at 219-230-8600.

They will come as soon as they can to assist. The front desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Some2Suites Staff will be happy to help you if you are locked out of your room. Please do to the front desk area and talk with their staff. Lock Out fees will still apply to you and are as follows:

  • 1st Lock Out- Free (per academic year)
  • 2nd Lock Out- $5.00
  • 3rd Lock Out- $10.00
  • 4th Lock Out (and beyond)- $15.00

Your mailing address is as follows:

2847 Carlson Drive
Hammond, Indiana, 46323, USA

Home2Suites will not email you when your package arrives or when you get mail. You have to stop by the front desk to ask every time you enter the building. Please feel free to call them if you have any questions.

Visit the Home2 Suites Website

There is a shuttle that will run from the Home2Suties to the Student Union Library Building (SULB) circle drive Monday through Friday.

  • Hotel Pick Up/Drop Off Location: Front Door of Home2Suites
  • SULB Pick Up/Drop Off Location: Circle Drive (to the left as you exit the front of the building – between Nils Science Building and the SULB)

Right now, we are running a TEMPORARY SHUTTLE SCHEDULE as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: Pick up at Home2Suties at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon and 4 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday: Pick up from SULB Circle at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 am, 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: Pick up at Home2Suties at 8:30 a.m.
  • Fridays: Pick up from SULB Circle at 1:30 p.m.


Click HERE to see the SUGGESTED schedule*

*Please note, the shuttle will NOT run on days there is no class scheduled. These days include January 16,  March 13-17 and any days the university is closed due to inclement weather.

The last day for the shuttle will be May 5, 2023. 

Health and Safety inspections will happen once a month. Please watch your email for these! Our staff member will be with the hotel maintenance when these are conducted.

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House Rules

Please note that all rules and regulations for the University Village community are noted in the HRE Resident Handbook. Please take note of these specific ones we have outlined below:

  • Smoking is not allowed in the Home2Suites community or anywhere on campus.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in University Housing except in the graduate student wing in Griffin Hall in rooms designated for that community.  Other than the designated rooms on the graduate wing, Residents and guests may not possess or consume alcohol in or around University Housing.
  • Always keep your PNW ID and keys with you at all times.  YOU MUST SHOW YOUR ID EACH TIME YOU ENTER THE OTHER RESIDENCE HALLS on campus.  Lockouts can be very expensive for those who continuously forget their keys/cards.
  • Be courteous to your suite mates and neighbors.  Keep in mind the type of learning environment you would like to live in.  Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Check your PNW email address OFTEN!  UV residents are responsible for the correspondence that they receive in their mailboxes and PNW email addresses.
  • Be Civil.  Residents are expected to be respectful and civil to one another.  We can agree to disagree without violating civility standards.
  • Cooperation is expected and truly appreciated.  Residents are expected to follow the directives of student and full-time staff members during non-emergency and emergency situations.
  • Safety is important!  Residents may not prop open any exterior/security door of the Home2Suites community.  If you do choose to prop open your room door, please ensure that your roommate agrees and that someone is home and aware so that the safety of your living environment is not compromised.  During power outages, apartment doors are not allowed to be propped.

Emergency Protocols

To ensure your safety, the Housing Staff at University Village and Home2Suites has been trained on how to respond to emergency procedures. During your first floor meeting, the RAs will cover these procedures in length so please make sure you attend this meeting.

ALERT ME! To help you stay up to date with current weather conditions and other emergency situations, please sign up for ALERT ME before you arrive to campus. “ALERT ME!” is PNW’s text messaging service that provides the capability to communicate brief, urgent information/notifications that affect the status of campus operations to students, faculty, staff and the community.”  To sign up for the service, please visit the following website: Alert Me.

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