Welcome Guide

Welcome! We are here to support you on your journey to the United States and help you adjust.

Welcome “Home” to Purdue Northwest!

We highly recommend the PNW on-campus student housing complex, University Village. Located on the Hammond campus, it offers safe, affordable, apartment-style living that is walking distance to classes, the fitness center, dining hall, library, student activities and more.

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Immunization Information: International Students in PNW Housing

Mandatory Check-In and New International Student Orientation

One of the first things for you to do once you arrive in the US is report to the Office of Immigration Services in Lawshe Hall 105-106 for immigration check-in (SEVIS) for immigration check-in (SEVIS).

Please bring the following:

  • Your passport, with the appropriate student/scholar visa
  • Your Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019)
  • Any other immigration-related documents that you have obtained, such as from the Customs and Border Patrol Agents or any previous schools you may have attended

Have questions regarding your immigration documents or SEVIS check-in? Email iss@pnw.edu.

Health Insurance

All international undergraduate and graduate students who are registered, regardless of credit hours, or in an approved professional certificate program must enroll in the mandatory university health insurance plan unless you meet the criteria for a waiver.

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Wherever you are from, #YouAreWelcomeHere