DJ Diesel performing near the crowd

Roaring Loud

Thanks to DJ Diesel (aka Shaq!) and all the members of the PNW Pride who joined us for an unforgettable dance party! Not even snow could stop the PNW community from getting together and Roaring Loud.

This fun, free celebration was the showcase student event for PNW’s yearlong “Roaring Ahead” celebration, commemorating our fifth year as PNW and the 75th year of both our Hammond and Westville campuses.

Thanks to 27 Entertainment, Canvas and Vibes for helping us to get the party started!

DJ Diesel mixing in a PNW scarf

DJ Diesel (aka Shaq!) showed off his PNW Pride as took the stage for Roaring Loud!

Students in the crowd at Roaring Loud

Neither rain nor snow could stop PNW students from getting loud at the showcase student event for PNW’s yearlong “Roaring Ahead” celebration, commemorating our fifth year as PNW and the 75th year of both our Hammond and Westville campuses.

DJ Canvas jumped on stage

DJ Canvas helped to get the crowd hyped before the headliner took the stage. Other opening acts included Vibes and 27 Entertainment.

DJ Diesel performs near the crowd

DJ Diesel didn't stay on stage for long before heading down to meet the PNW students gathered up front.

PNW students stand and smile

Snow might have been falling, but PNW students were all smiles between sets.

PNW students excited in the Roaring Loud crowd

PNW students showed their pride throughout the night, keeping energy high even as temperatures dropped.

DJ Diesel performing near the crowd

DJ Diesel matched that energy, offering the crowd an unforgettable night at Roaring Loud! Thanks to everyone who joined the fun.

About DJ Diesel

One of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history, Shaquille O’Neal is now also one of the greatest entertainers on earth. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing the festival TomorrowWorld in 2014, a milestone event that changed his life forever after being exposed to DJs such as Steve Aoki and Skrillex.

SHAQ aka DJ Diesel’s dance music debut was at TomorrowWorld 2015, as the Hall of Famer took the stage for the first time in front of tens of thousands of fans mixing the best of Trap, EDM and Hip-Hop. From there DJ Diesel’s career was born as he cemented the title of “the biggest DJ in the world.”


Don't Miss Other Fun Events

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Play Day (Westville Campus)

Take a break from studying and join us for a day of play featuring coloring activities, games, puzzles and word searches, stress-relief techniques and even karaoke!

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SGA Presents: Fall 2022 Cram Jam (Westville Campus)

Need some extra help in powering up for Finals Week? Pick up some free snacks from SGA from December 5 and 6!

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Carols at the Bell Tower

Get in the spirit by singing along to traditional holiday tunes at the PNW Bell Tower!

Dec 05

Pancake Study Break

Whether you need a break from studying for your organic chemistry final or if you’re just procrastinating on that final paper, the Office of Student Life and PNW Housing has your back with our Pancake Study Break!

Logo: 5•75 Purdue University Northwest Roaring Ahead with an illustration of a striding lion.

Part of Purdue University Northwest’s “Roaring Ahead” 5•75 anniversary celebration.