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Homecoming 2023

January 25 to February 3

Join us for PNW’s 2023 Homecoming celebrations! Come out to experience some favorite HoCo traditions and create new memories during this annual celebration of PNW.

From trivia to the Mane Event, we can’t wait to see the entire PNW community during this week-long celebration! View all of our fun-filled events below.

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Homecoming Dance

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.

HAMMOND CAMPUS – ALUMNI HALL

Come out for a cruise-themed dance party with DJ, photo booth, dance-a-thon fundraiser, and more! Join Student Life and Student Government Association for this night of fun!

Open to PNW students with ID.

Homecoming Events


Decorate the House – Window Painting

Westville – January 25

Hammond – January 27

Help paint PNW black and gold!

PNW students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and help bring the festive atmosphere throughout the campus!

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Decorating Steps

  1. Pick up paint at either designated headquarter.
  2. Paint a designated window in the theme of PNW, Roaring Ahead, etc.
  3. Return on Friday, February 3 for a clean-up party!

Terms and Conditions

  • ONLY soap based paint provided at either designated headquarter may be used.
  • Paint can ONLY be applied to clear, open glass surfaces in specified areas (no paint on or over any vinyl lettering or signage).
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning the window(s) on Friday, February 3.
  • If there is any damage to University property, the unit is responsible for the cost of repairs.

Career Center Clothing Drive

Through January 30

The PNW Career Center will be hosting a Professional Clothing Drive for their career closet until January 30. We are asking you to search through your clothing and donate any gently used professional interview attire which will help us stock our closet.

See Item List and More Information


Chancellor’s Cup Challenge Benefitting the PNW Food Pantry

January 30 through February 2

PNW community supporting PNW students! This week the Pride will focus efforts on alleviating food insecurity on campus by filling the shelves of the PNW Food Pantry! The entire PNW community is encouraged to participate in the Chancellor’s Challenge!

New for 2023: We will also add a Chancellor’s Cup for Student Organizations!

Thank You PNW Community!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Chancellor’s Cup challenge! Congratulations to our winners.

Faculty/Staff Division

The Honors College

Student Organization Division

The HTM Club

We collected 2387 items this year, so our pantry is well-stocked. Look out for more food drives this semester!


Spirit Days

January 30 through February 3

Roar up the HoCo spirit by dressing up for spirit days! We will be on the prowl taking photos to share on social media so come dressed to impress!


Leo Family Night

Hammond Campus:

Monday, January 30

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in CLO 139, 180, 190 and 192

Westville Campus:

Monday, January 30

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in DSAC 1021

Come hang out with PNW’s very own mascot, Leo! Student parents are invited to bring their little ones to enjoy food, a fight song activity and games!


Headshots and Clothing Closet

Tuesday, January 31 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Westville Campus – LSF 104

Upcoming interview or networking event but have nothing to wear? Come check out the Career Center’s clothing closet, get a professional headshot taken, and learn great questions to ask at networking events.

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Trivia Night

Tuesday, January 31 From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hammond Campus – Alumni Hall

Join Honors College and Student Life for trivia night!

Team up with friends and test your trivia knowledge on a wide array of topics, including PNW trivia and traditions!

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Skate Party

Wednesday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Westville Campus – DSAC

Enjoy an afternoon of roller-skating and laser tag fun with friends on the ThrillAmaze portable skate rink! Skates provided.

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Headshots and Clothing Closet

Wednesday, February 1 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Hammond Campus – SULB 349

Upcoming interview or networking event but have nothing to wear? Come check out the Career Center’s clothing closet, get a professional headshot taken, and learn great questions to ask at networking events.

Register to Attend


The Mane Event

FEBRUARY 2

Hammond Campus – Fitness & Recreation Center, John Friend Court

Cheer on men’s and women’s basketball while enjoying free food, giveaways and more at HoCo’s biggest event!

All PNW students will be admitted for free with PNW student ID.

Schedule

  • 4 p.m. – Doors Open
  • 5 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs Lake Superior State
  • 7 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs Lake Superior State

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Homecoming Dance

Friday, February 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hammond Campus – Alumni Hall

Come out for a cruise-themed dance party with DJ, photo booth, dance-a-thon fundraiser, and more! Join Student Life and Student Government Association for this night of fun!

Open to PNW students with ID.

Register to Attend

Powering Onward

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Student Life

PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.

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Athletics

Explore the latest in sports from the PNW Athletics department.

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Alumni

From alumni perks to special events, explore all of the benefits of being a Purdue Northwest grad!

Homecoming Sponsors

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Logo: Purdue Federal Credit Union