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Welcome Week

Join us for the Fall 2022 Welcome Week celebration! Stay tuned for exciting details on this year's events.

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Explore Your Roar!

August 23 (Westville Campus)

August 25 (Hammond Campus)

Join us at this year’s welcome rallies to connect with your fellow students and discover the resources and organizations across our campuses!

Westville Welcome Rally

Hammond Welcome Rally

Students kick off the Pride Stride with a spray of color.

Pride Stride 5K Color Run/Walk

September 9

Join us for the most colorful way to celebrate your PNW Pride! This fun outdoor event will include t-shirts, color packets, food, music, giveaways, a bonfire finish and more.


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.

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Students can connect with each other and dive into campus life at the annual Welcome Rallies in Hammond and Westville.

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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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Cookout with a Cop offers free food including burgers, hotdogs, cookies and chips and bottled water in University Village!

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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."

A student works on a Baja race car

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

Jun 26

Intramural Fishing League

Join us in an Intramural Fishing League starting on May 17 on Tuesday nights in May, June and July from 6 p.m. to Dusk.

Jun 30

Intramural Open Play Sand VolleyballGames

Join in a Volleyball game that will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Sand Court behind the FRC building.

Jul 01

Acorn Concert Series – The Music of Cream

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.

Jul 06

Vipassana Meditation Series

These sitting and walking meditation techniques will be taught through guided meditations, a 35-minute sitting and various Dharma topics.

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.

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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.