High school students, their parents, prospective transfer students and others interested in learning how to gain a Purdue education on the Calumet campus of the emerging Purdue University Northwest are invited to attend the last of two fall open houses at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14.
Attendees of this free, information-rich event, which begins in Purdue Calumet’s Fitness and Recreation Center south of 173rd Street, will gain insight about earning a Purdue degree at the Hammond campus.
Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue Calumet will become part of the unified Purdue University Northwest in fall 2016 with the Westville-based Purdue North Central campus. That means, effective next fall, individuals admitted to attend the Calumet campus would become students of Purdue University Northwest, a full service, comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system.
Prospective students of the emerging Purdue University Northwest would be able to enroll, pursue and complete on either campus a Purdue degree at the baccalaureate and/or master’s level.
Purdue programs, services and opportunities
“Our Purdue Calumet open house is designed to acquaint and, hopefully, excite prospective students and their families about programs, services and opportunities available on the Calumet campus where students can earn a world respected Purdue University degree.” Purdue Calumet Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions Eric Felver said.
Early bird attendees can enjoy a continental breakfast and student housing tours beginning at 8:30 a.m. A Resource and Student Organization Fair follows. The fair provides an opportunity to visit with faculty, staff and students and ask questions about academic programs, student services and student organizations.
The rest of the itinerary includes presentations relating to academic programs by College, financial aid, the Honors College, freshman and transfer student application steps, lunch and campus tours.
“The open house is designed to enable first-time college students, transfer students and adult learners find out as much as they can about Purdue opportunities at the Calumet campus, including our efforts to nurture student success,” Felver said.
Pre-register to attend
Individuals desiring to attend the open house are encouraged to pre-register at www.purduecal.edu/openhouse.
Purdue Calumet is a comprehensive, regional campus of some 9,300 students. Experiential learning has been a distinctive component of the Purdue education offered at Purdue Calumet. As part of Purdue University Northwest, Purdue Calumet will continue that commitment.
Experiential learning integrates traditional classroom and textbook learning with the applied learning that occurs in a real world environment through internships, scholarly research, design projects, service learning, cultural immersion and cooperative education.
Directions & contact information
Purdue Calumet is located three miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line off Interstate 80/94, one-third mile north on Indianapolis Boulevard to 173rd Street and one-half mile east. To access free parking at the Fitness and Recreation Center, proceed east on 173rd Street from Indianapolis Boulevard to the first traffic light and turn right/south into the parking lot.