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Student Life

With over 100 student organizations, our Student Programming Board, Alternative Spring Break, and leadership programs, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.

Students paint an owl.

The Pride at Play

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

From Spanish Club to our car-building Society of Automotive Engineers groups to student government, there are organizations for every passion and interest at PNW. Join a professional society, volunteer in the community or even learn how to play a new sport.

BROWSE STUDENT ORGS

A student plays ping pong in DSAC.

Game rooms on both campuses give PNW students space to relax—and connect—between classes.

PNW students clap at our Late Night Madness event.

Students get fired up for PNW basketball season every year with Late Night Madness! The fun, free event gathers students for food, contests and giveaways.

A students works under a car engine

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Club offers the chance to get your hands dirty and build hands-on skills!

An aerial view of students walking across the quad at PNW's Westville Campus.

At PNW's Welcome Weeks, students enjoy free food, fun and giveaways on both the Hammond and Westville campuses.

Students playing Uno

From board-game showdowns to rec-league volleyball, PNW has fun offerings for every interest.

Students play bubble soccer

Bubble soccer at the Fitness and Recreation Center is a low-stress intramural option.

A student works on a Baja race car

Students in PNW's Baja SAE Collegiate Design Competition design, build, test, promote, and race an off-road vehicle in a competition with hundreds of schools across the country.

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Take advantage of all the opportunities on campus. Get to know your professors and classmates. Put yourself out there, I promise it will pay off!

Lori Utesch, Master of Science in Education, Concentration: Mental Health Counseling, ’21

Upcoming Events

Jun 01

Student Life Virtual Bingo

Join Student Life every first Monday of the month for virtual bingo! Each game features a prize.

Jun 05

Students, share your input with PNW’s Safe Return to Campus Task Force during this interactive Zoom panel!

Jun 15

Summer Session II Classes Begin

Join us for another session of summer learning.

Life @ PNW

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Housing

Welcome Home

Get the PNW experience 24/7 when you live in our University Village apartments.

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Dining

Hope You’re Hungry

We have pizza, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, and, of course, coffee. Explore dining options on both campuses.

Students get ready to lift weights

Fitness & Wellness

Stay Healthy

Both PNW campuses have state-of-the-art fitness and recreation centers, with many ways to keep your body — and mind — in shape.