January 24 to February 18
You’ve Roared Ahead through a time unlike any other…let’s celebrate with PNW Homecoming! We are bringing back some of your favorite HoCo traditions as well as creating new ones. Be ready to show your Pride during this annual month-long celebration of PNW.
“Art of the Pride” Homecoming Contest
Deadline: FEBRUARY 4, 2022
Put your artistic skills to the test for a chance to win an Apple iPad! Your challenge: to submit an original, high-res photo that embodies the ways Purdue Northwest is ‘Roaring Ahead’ to transform students’ lives through innovative education, applied research and community engagement.
Decorate The House – Window Painting
January 24 through January 28
Hammond Campus Welcome Center (SULB)
Westville Campus Welcome Center (Schwarz Hall)
Help paint PNW black and gold! PNW students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and help bring the festive atmosphere throughout the campus.
Follow the Steps Below!
1) Pick up paint at either designated headquarter.
2) Paint a designated window in theme of PNW, Roaring Ahead, etc.
3) Return on Friday, February 18 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 the cleaning of the window(s) on Friday, February 18.
- If there is any damage to University property, the unit is responsible for the cost of rep.
Chancellor’s Cup Challenge Benefitting the PNW Food Pantry
January 24 through January 27
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hammond: PNW Food Pantry (Community Service Center at 2415 169th St.)
Westville: Library Student Faculty Building (Adjacent to the old coffee bar located across from the New Student Orientation Office)
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!
Team up with friends and test your trivia knowledge on a wide array of topics, including special celebrations of PNW Homecoming and Black History Month!
January 31 THROUGH FebrUARY 17
Expanded fun and lively (three) spirit weeks with different themes daily! Virtual and in-person options available. Participants will be encouraged to capture their spirit week fun and submit photos to email@example.com to be featured on social media.
- Week 2
Monday, 1/31 – Pajama Day
Tuesday, 2/01 – Sunglasses/Beach Day
Wednesday, 2/02 – School Spirit/Jersey Day
Thursday, 2/03 – Meme/Celebrity/Pop Culture Day
- Week 3
Monday, 2/07 – Anything But a Backpack Day
Tuesday, 2/08 – Superhero/Villain Day
Wednesday, 2/09 – Twin Day
Thursday, 2/10 – Dress for your Profession Day
- Week 4
Monday, 2/14 – Show Off Your Cultural Heritage Day
Tuesday, 2/15 – Decades Day
Wednesday, 2/16 – Nerd Day
Thursday, 2/17 – Mismatch/Wacky Hair and outfit Day
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
“Stoplight Party” – themed blacklight dance party, where Green = ‘feel free to talk to me,’ Yellow = ‘it’s complicated,’ and Red = ‘stay away’ or ‘taken.’
Dress-up is optional. Themed glow sticks will be provided. Table games, dance games, refreshments and euphoria face paint/make-up stand equals fun for everyone!
Skate Party at Westville
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of roller-skating and laser tag fun with friends on the ThrillAmaze portable skate rink. Refreshments provided.
Pride Professional Development Night
4 p.m.-7 p.m.
HAmmond Campus: SULB, Third Floor
At Pride Professional Development Night you’ll be able to obtain a resume and LinkedIn review from employers and alumni, participate in mock interview(s), take a free LinkedIn profile picture headshot and more.
You’ll also be able to join featured employer panels featuring discussion topics about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. There will be a padfolio giveaway to the first 100 students who participate in the five sessions!
The Mane Event
Door open at 4 p.m.
Hammond Campus: Fitness and recreation center, John friend court
Cheer on men’s and women’s basketball at HoCo’s biggest event! The women’s team faces off against Lake Superior State starting at 5 p.m. The men’s team will face Lake Superior State at 7 p.m.