Purdue University Calumet open house for prospective students is April 12
HAMMOND, Ind. — High school students, their parents, prospective transfers and others interested in learning more about the Purdue University Calumet experience are invited to attend the university’s Spring Open House at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 12 in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd St.
Attendees of this free, comprehensive three-hour event will gain insights about obtaining an internationally-respected Purdue education at Purdue Calumet’s neighborhood Hammond campus, including the benefits of the university’s distinctive and nationally recognized experiential learning initiative.
“Purdue University Calumet is an exciting, thriving place to grow intellectually and personally,” Purdue Calumet Associate Director of Transfer Student Services Jose Reyes said. “It’s large enough, yet small and accessible enough for students to identify their success track and persist to a Purdue degree. The open house is designed to enable students to learn more about opportunities available to them.”
Following a university overview, attendees can meet with academic advisors, faculty and other staff members to learn more about degree programs, admission qualifications, university affordability, scholarship availability and residential housing. Visitors also can explore campus life, tour campus and attend an academic session to experience first-hand about becoming a Purdue Calumet student.
Additionally, there will be a session for transfer students.
What’s more, prospective students who decide to apply for admission to Purdue Calumet during the open house will not be charged an application fee.
“For anyone who would like to find out as much as they can about Purdue Calumet programs, services, opportunities and our commitment to partner with students persisting to a degree, attending this open house will be very beneficial,” Reyes said.
Prospective attendees are encouraged to pre-register at www.purduecal.edu/openhouse.
Following the open house participants are invited to additionally scheduled university activities, beginning with a Future Peregrine Reception at Griffin residence Hall at the south end of campus. Also, the Purdue Calumet women’s softball team hosts the University of St. Francis at 1 p.m. A Renaissance Faire, presented as part of the university’s Building Community through the Arts program, begins at 2 p.m. at Hammond’s downtown Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave.
Purdue University Calumet is a comprehensive, regional university of some 9,000 students. Purdue Calumet graduates earn Purdue University baccalaureate and master’s degrees in some 50 programs of study. Distinctive to the Purdue education offered at Purdue Calumet is experiential learning through discovery and engagement that occurs via such real world opportunities as internships, scholarly research, design projects, service learning, cultural immersion and cooperative education.
Purdue University 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 three blocks east. To access free parking at the Student Union & Library, continue east on 173rd Street to the traffic light and turn left/north. More information is available by visiting www.purduecal.edu, or phoning 219/989-2213 or 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2213. A campus map can be accessed at www.purduecal.edu/campusmap.
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