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Welcome Weeks

Get ready to kick off the 2021 school year with food, fun, giveaways and in-person interactions!

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PNW Pride Stride

October 7

Get ready for a colorful way to celebrate your PNW Pride with the 2021 Pride Stride 5K color run/walk. Join us on PNW’s Westville campus for t-shirts, color packets, food, music, giveaways, a bonfire finish and more!

See Pride Stride Details

Welcome Week Events

From Welcome Rallies and Pride Stride, students and faculty come together to celebrate Uniting The Pride and roaring ahead to a proud future!


Roaring Ahead Scavenger Hunt

Thank you to all who participated and made our Roaring Ahead Scavenger Hunt such a success!

SEE THE WINNERS


Movie Night at Gabis Arboretum

September 23

Celebrate PNW families and honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a free movie night featuring the film “Selena.” This event is a collaboration between student life and the alumni community.

Gates open at 7 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for Movie Night


Rock The Blacktop

October 1

Get ready to rock the blacktop! We’re bringing you up for a birds eye view of campus for a battle of the bands. This event will take place on the top of the parking garage on the Hammond campus.

Rock The Blacktop


Pride Stride

October 7

Get ready for a colorful way to celebrate your PNW Pride with the 2021 Pride Stride 5K color run/walk. Join us on PNW’s Westville campus for t-shirts, color packets, food, music, giveaways, a bonfire finish and more!

Register for Pride Stride

Discover the Right Fit

From Spanish Club to the Society of Automotive Engineers, there are organizations for every interest at PNW. You can join a professional society, volunteer in the community or even learn to play a new sport!

Students are pictured at the Westville Welcome Rally.

Welcome Week kicks off several weeks of food, music, giveaways and fun.

Students gathered at the welcome rally.

Students enjoy free food and giveaways while they gear up for an exciting semester.

Students posed for Pride Stride.

The Purdue Northwest Pride Stride is a 5k Fun Run/Walk that gives participants a colorful chance to celebrate their PNW pride!

Student running at Pride Stride.

Showing some pointed PNW pride during Pride Stride.

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Students can connect with each other and dive into campus life.

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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.

Beauty and the Beast at Purdue Northwest 2019.

PNW's vibrant campus culture includes student plays and musicals, including 2019's "Beauty and the Beast."

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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.

Student Life Events

Sep 25

Spirit Squad Tryouts

Love cheering and dancing? Want to be part of the Pride? Tryout for the PNW spirit team! 

Oct 01

Looking Local: East Chicago’s Latina/o Histories

This two-part event explores the rich history of Latinas and Latinos in East Chicago, Indiana.

Oct 01

Rock the Blacktop: Battle of the Bands

Get ready to rock the blacktop! We’re bringing you up for a birds eye view of campus for a battle of the bands.

Oct 01

Rescheduled: Johnny V. Wildflowers: A Tribute To Tom Petty Concert

Johnny V’s Wildflowers is a Tom Petty tribute act, fronted by Johnny V, one of Northwest Indiana’s most well-known and charismatic performers.

PNW Student Pose Outdoors

Back-to-School Guide

We’re excited to get back to classes for an in-person fall semester! See what to expect and how to thrive with PNW’s back-to-school guide.

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Student Resources

From tutoring to counseling, access the resources you need to be your best.

Explore Your Major

See what’s available to help you grow, from scholarships to professional organizations.

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Find a Club

Show your pride! PNW has more than 80 student organizations to help you develop your passion and connect with friends.

To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at edi@pnw.edu or (219) 785-5545 five days prior to the event.