A PNW student plays pool.

Student Life

With over 80 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.

Students participating in the television program are pictured.

Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom—programs like PNW's award-winning student-produced television program builds the hands-on knowledge you need to succeed.

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.

Beauty and the Beast at Purdue Northwest 2019.

Beauty and the Beast at Purdue Northwest 2019.

PNW's Boots and Bridles Club after a competition.

The Boots and Bridles Club is a fun place for those who wish to learn about different aspects of the equine industry. Students can compete on teams in two disciplines, Western and English, with levels ranging from beginner to open/advance.

Students from the School of Engineering at PNW are pictured.

Student competition teams are a great opportunity to get to know fellow engineering students and put your skills to work. The PNW NASA Rover Team designs and builds two rovers each year for competition at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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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

Dec 04

SilverSneakers 2.0

This live 30-minute Zoom class features some new exercises to challenge your balance, coordination skills, functional ability and reaction-time, along with some familiar movement patterns from previous classes. 

Dec 04

Graduate Celebration Event (Westville)

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW’s Westville campus, including on stage.

Dec 05

SilverSneakers 2.0

This live 30-minute Zoom class features some new exercises to challenge your balance, coordination skills, functional ability and reaction-time, along with some familiar movement patterns from previous classes. 

Dec 06

SilverSneakers 2.0

This live 30-minute Zoom class features some new exercises to challenge your balance, coordination skills, functional ability and reaction-time, along with some familiar movement patterns from previous classes. 

Life @ PNW

A student laughs in PNW housing

Housing

Welcome Home

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

A cook prepares food in a PNW kitchen.

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 and Intramurals

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.