You’ve Powered Onward through a year unlike any other…now it’s time to celebrate with PNW Homecoming! Join us in April for a month of fun and relaxation, including fireworks, the Chancellor's Cup Challenge and an in-person carnival.
Baseball At Dowling Park
The PNW Pride baseball team will host Wayne State University’s Warriors at Dowling Park on April 30.
Homecoming Event Listing
Art of the Pride – Zoom Backgrounds
Put your zoom (background) skills to the test! Create an original zoom background for PNW HoCo 2021 and vote throughout HoCo month for your favorite. The winner’s background will be featured on PNW’s website and they will also receive an Apple iPad.
The White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Webinars
April 9, 16 and 23 at 12 – 1 p.m.
Virtual or COB YouTube
In a year that’s battered the hospitality industry, learn more from industry experts about how this crucial economic sector will evolve post-pandemic. The panel will be followed by a live Q&A so get your questions ready!
Chancellor’s Cup Challenge Benefiting the PNW Food Pantry
April 12 through 16
Hammond and Westville Campus
Support our hungry PNW students by donating food to our PNW Pantries at Westville and Hammond! Donations go directly to food-insecure students. The winning Department or Academic Unit gets the much-coveted Chancellor’s Cup!
Pride Softball @ Dowling Park (Postponed)
April 17 at 12 p.m.
The PNW Pride softball game on April 17 has been postponed.
SGA Cram Jam
April 19 through 22 at 2 – 5 p.m.
Hammond: SULB 200
Westville: LSF 200
Ready to ace those finals? SGA is teaming up with the library, student academic support, the writing center, student life and HoCo to bring you the ultimate study party! Drop in virtually or in person. In-person snack packs are limited.
Partake in paw therapy to de-stress and interact with some cute animals to boost your studying.
- Westville: April 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Location DSAC)
- Hammond: April 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Location SULB)
S.H.I.N.E’s Spring Forward Walk
April 27 at 12 p.m.
At this event, guests will walk socially-distanced on the trails at Gabis Arboretum. The S.H.I.N.E Remembrance Garden that has been under construction will be revealed as well.
The rain date for this event is April 30.
Day of Giving
Join us for PNW Day of Giving on April 28 as we come together once more to support our students by helping them build meaningful connections, pursue their passions and provide them with emergency assistance when needed.
April 30 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate your PNW Pride and the close of Homecoming with another night of lighting up the sky! The Homecoming fireworks display is proudly presented by Purdue Federal Credit Union.
The show will be visible over the south campus parking lot at 2300 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 46323. Enjoy the fireworks from the safety of your vehicle. All participants are required to follow campus safety protocols.
Pride Baseball @ Dowling Park
April 30 at 3 p.m.
The PNW Pride baseball team will host Wayne State University’s Warriors at Dowling Park (located on JF Mahoney Drive, just north of I-80/94 on Kennedy Avenue, Hammond). PNW baseball fans are welcome to attend the game and all spectators are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing guidelines. Attendance will be limited to 250 individuals.
Purdue Federal Credit Union is proud to sponsor a free Homecoming 2021 t-shirt giveaway at this game while supplies last.
- Students: Free
- Children: 4-17 years, $5
- Adults: 18+, $7
To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 989-2163 for the Hammond Campus or (219) 785-5545 for the Westville Campus five days prior to the event.
Power Onward: Create Your Own Path to Success
April 2 at 1 p.m.
What does success mean to you? Getting the right job and the right company? The right degree? Join us for an insightful and engaging conversation with Jaime Casap, former Google Education Evangelist, who will share his own experiences as a first-generation college student.
Focusing on the importance of expanding your network while you are in college, Jaime will lead a “think tank” style discussion focusing on how college students today can create their own experiences and recognize the power of their potential.
April 8 at 5 p.m.
Hammond Campus – Housing Parking Lot
Get Homecoming month started right with the annual Homecoming Carnival! Join us to kick off a month of activities and special happenings with free food, games and entertainment! There will be a food truck, DJ, photo booth, a tie-dye station and carnival games.
April 9 at 6 p.m.
Updated Location: DSAC Gymnasium
Get ready for a safe celebration with a classic Yard Party on the Westville campus. Games will include can jam, spikeball, ladder golf and bags. There will also be a DJ and food truck!
April 9 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate your PNW Pride as we light up the sky! The Homecoming fireworks display is proudly presented by Purdue Federal Credit Union.
The show will be visible over the south campus parking lot at 1401 US-421, Westville, IN 46391. Enjoy the fireworks from the safety of your vehicle. All participants are required to follow campus safety protocols.
PNW 5K Community Walk “Students Helping Students One Step at a Time”
Sponsored by the Honors College
April 10 at 9 a.m.
In the spirit of Homecoming, join in this 5K community walk and help to raise funds and grow awareness for the Dean of Students emergency fund. The emergency fund was established to assist students who are facing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students, faculty and staff, alumni, community members and friends are invited to register your support and contributions. Walk participants, volunteers and cheerleaders along the 5k route are welcome!
Anyone unable to physically attend? You can still take part virtually through various Facebook Live vantage points.
The PNW Alumni Owned Business Network Presents: Side Hustle to MANE Hustle
April 14 at 4 p.m.
Turn your side hustle into your MANE hustle. Come learn from successful entrepreneurs and PNW Alumni in this virtual Zoom panel. Learn how they’ve overcome challenges and built resilience to take their future into their own hands.