Campus Traditions

From our Pride Stride color run during Welcome Week to our pancake study break during final exams, PNW campus traditions bring our community together all year long.

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

Welcome Weeks
Kicking off the semester, a series of events occur throughout the first week of classes to introduce students to all of the resources PNW has to offer.

Pride Stride
Show your pride with a 5K Fun Run/Walk. Participants will get blasted with color at this outdoor outing on PNW’s scenic Westville campus.

Late Night Madness
We celebrate the start of Pride basketball season with food, games, contests and prizes.

From carnivals to painting windows across campus, this month culminates in basketball games at the “Mane Event.”

PNW Day of GivingA student celebrates at commencement.
This record-setting, 24-hour annual fundraiser invites the campus and community to come together in supporting the university.

Pancake Study Break
Held the Monday before finals week, the annual pancake study break is designed to give students a much needed break during a stressful week.

Commencement Receptions
Following each commencement ceremony, students and their families are invited to honor their achievements at this gold-and-black-themed party.