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Welcome Weeks

Thanks to everyone who joined the fun of Welcome Week 2023! From Movie Nights to Welcome Rallies, we celebrated the PNW Pride.

Looking Back at Welcome Weeks 2023

Keep the fun going by joining a student organization or attending other Student Life events!

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It’s All New To Me, Too – Hammond

Come out to meet new students, connect with student organizations, faculty and staff and hear tips for how to have an amazing semester from student leaders!


Cookout with a Cop

Stop by University Village (behind Peregrine Hall on the Hammond campus) to enjoy free food including burgers, hotdogs, cookies and chips and bottled water!

This event is coordinated with move-in day. After students have moved into housing, they are encouraged to join the BBQ with their families. Faculty, staff, students and the community are welcome. Items will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sprinkler Run

Cool off with Student Life and Housing with a Sprinkler Run in commencement field.


It’s All New To Me, Too – Westville

Come out to meet new students, connect with student organizations, faculty and staff and hear tips for how to have an amazing semester from student leaders!


Westville Welcome Rally

We will be on the DSAC Gym from noon to 2 p.m. to kick off the new school year! Connect with your fellow students and discover resources and organizations across our campuses.

The Gallery Cafe will also have various food and beverage items and sample food items. There will be a DJ throughout the event and plenty of giveaways.


Westville Movie Night

Watch a movie with Student Life! Bring a chair, blanket or both for movie night. Snacks provided!


Hammond Welcome Rally

We will be inside SULB from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to kick off the new school year! Connect with your fellow students and discover resources and organizations across our campuses.

PNW Campus dining will also have food available during the rally. There will be a DJ throughout the event and plenty of giveaways.


Hammond Movie Night

Watch a movie with Student Life! Bring a chair, blanket or both for movie night. Snacks provided!


Decorate the House – Window Painting

Help paint PNW black and gold!

PNW students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and help bring the festive atmosphere throughout the campus. Window paint can be picked up in SULB 313 (Hammond) or DSAC 1021 (Westville).

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Pride on the Pitch

Join us in supporting the Women’s Soccer team in their first game of the season! Tailgate with food, games and prizes will begin at 12:30 p.m. Game will start promptly at 2 p.m.

Student Life will be giving away three $50 campus bookstore gift cards as prizes after the tailgate!


Esports Tournament – Apex Legends

Battle for glory in the Apex Legends Esports Tournament!

The Office of Student Life and the Esports Club at PNW are hosting an Apex Legends tournament for students, faculty, staff and community members!


Esports Tournament – Super Smash Brothers

Get your controllers ready, gather your dynamic duo, and step into the Esports Arena located in SULB for a showdown at the Super Smash Brothers 2v2 Video Game Tournament!

It’s time to team up, strategize, and compete for victory.


On Campus Job Fair – Westville

August 30

Noon to 2 p.m.

LSF 144

Come learn about available student positions on campus! Departments hiring student workers will be present and ready to take resumes and applications.


IS Scavenger Hunt

Students showed their PNW Pride and entered to win an iPad Air during the 2023 IS Scavenger Hunt!

Congrats to Our Winners!

  • Harini Akkineni
  • Savannah Benitez
  • Zachary Hart
  • Omer Raza
  • Lexis Rollins
  • Gali Velazquez

See Scavenger Hunt Details

Student Life Events

Apr 22

Intramural Bench Press Challenge XXI

We’re inviting all PNW staff, students, faculty and fitness center members to challenge yourselves to become our Bench Press Champion!

Apr 22

Guest Speaker: Joaquin Zihuatanejo (Hammond)

Hear from Joaquin Zihuatanejo! He’s a poet. artist and teacher, hoping to share stories and advice through his work in capturing the duality of the Chicano culture.

Apr 22

Pancake Study Break (Westville)

Take a break with us to chat with your classmates, listen to some great music and eat some delicious pancakes!

Apr 22

Play Day – Westville Campus

Don’t let the end of the semester wear you down! Take a break with the Counseling Center and stop by for a day of play.

PNW Student Pose Outdoors

Back-to-School Guide

We’re excited to get back to classes for the 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.

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Find a Club

Show your pride! PNW has more than 60 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 Institutional Equity at edi@pnw.edu or (219) 785-5545 five days prior to the event.