Back-to-School Guide

We’re all excited to get back to classes, but we know this year is going to be a little different. See what to expect and how to thrive with PNW’s back-to-school guide.

Welcome to Campus

Yohlunda Mosley, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Hello, I’m Yohlunda Mosley, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Purdue University Northwest. On behalf of Chancellor Keon, Senior Leadership, faculty and staff, I’m excited to be welcoming new students to campus this fall.

You will be part of an exciting community affectionately known as the Pride. Like you, I’m new to PNW, but I’m energized to be a part of an institution that recognizes its commitment to student excellence.

So take advantage of the opportunity to be connected with your faculty, engage in more than 80 leadership organizations, and enjoy service-learning opportunities that connect you with the larger, broader community of northwest Indiana.

This will be a different year, unlike others, due to COVID, but we’ve made sure that we are committed to keeping students safe and healthy. This is something that affects the entire community, and as a member of the Pride, we ask you to help keep our community safe as well.

I look forward to seeing you on campus, and have a great year.

Thank you.

Yohlunda Mosley
Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Chris Holford

Preparing for Fall Semester 2020

As we prepare to welcome you back to the Purdue Northwest campuses and classes, Provost Kenneth C. Holford is pleased to share important information that will help you get ready for the fall semester.

Read the Fall 2020 Plans

We’re Here to Help You

Colin Fewer, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Hi, I’m Colin Fewer, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students here at Purdue Northwest. I want to welcome you to Purdue Northwest. You’ve made a smart choice coming to PNW and you’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and challenging chapters in your life so far.

Here at PNW, you’ll be challenged by caring and dedicated faculty and staff to grow as an individual to find your passions and to create a successful life for yourself and your family. Like all PNW students, you’ll experience challenges and even failures on your road to success. How you deal with those challenges will have a major impact on your academic career.

Many students try to handle things themselves and wait too long before they reach out. PNW has staff that can help you with almost any kind of struggle that you’re facing.

If you have a financial or academic issue, a missed deadline, an illness, stress, loss of a job, conflict with an instructor, or even if you’re just not sure where to turn, stop by the Office of the Dean of Students. Our team is here to help you and we can connect you to the resources that you need to succeed.

Together, we will make this semester a success.

Colin Fewer
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Back-to-School Resources

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COVID-19 Student Guide

PNW students, see everything you need to know about COVID-19 and your studies at Purdue University Northwest—including our plans for a safe return to campus this fall.

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Welcome Week

Kick off the fall semester with giveaways, swag and fun activities! Lace up for our Virtual Pride Stride and discover resources to help you succeed.

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Student Resources

Need help? Whether it’s choosing the right classes for your major or getting support from our counseling center, PNW student resources can help you thrive.

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Student Landing Page

From myPNW and Brightspace to the latest student news and events, find what you’re looking for in one key spot!

Oct 19

Smart Lunch Series

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

Oct 20

Pumpkin Toss!

The Pumpkin Toss is here! Students will take their stress out on the pumpkin and toss it. There will be quick craft activities as well. 

Oct 20

Fall 2020 Intramural Fishing League

The league will take place on Tuesday nights at Wolf Lake and Centennial Park, though locations will vary week-to-week.

Oct 21

CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series

Join George Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Texas A&M for: Is Donald Trump an Effective Leader?