Purdue University Calumet Open House for Prospective Students is November 1

PUC-LogoHigh school students, their parents, prospective transfers and others interested in learning more about the Purdue University Calumet experience are invited to attend the university’s Fall Open House at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd St.

Attendees of this free, comprehensive three-hour event will gain insights about obtaining an internationally-respected Purdue education at Purdue Calumet’s neighborhood Hammond campus, including the benefits of the university’s distinctive and nationally recognized experiential learning initiative.

Learn more about the Purdue Calumet experience
“Purdue University Calumet is an exciting, thriving place to grow intellectually and personally,” Purdue Calumet Director of Undergraduate Admissions Eric Felver said. “The open house is designed to enable students to learn more about opportunities available to them.”

Following a university overview, attendees can meet with academic advisors, faculty and other staff members to learn more about degree programs, admission qualifications, university affordability, scholarship availability and residential housing. Visitors also can explore campus life, tour the campus and attend an academic session to experience first-hand about becoming a Purdue Calumet student.

“The open house is available to first-time, transfer and adult learners to find out as much as they can about Purdue Calumet academic programs, student services, opportunities and our commitment to student success,” Felver said.

No admission application fee
Prospective students who decide to apply for admission to Purdue Calumet during the open house will not be charged an application fee. Individuals desiring to attend the open house are encouraged to pre-register at www.purduecal.edu/openhouse.

Following the open house, visitors are invited to attend other scheduled university activities that day. The Purdue Calumet women’s soccer team hosts Holy Cross College at 1 p.m., and the women’s basketball team plays Marian College at 3 p.m. Additionally, the men’s soccer team faces Holy Cross at 3:30 p.m.

Purdue Calumet graduates earn Purdue degree
Purdue University Calumet is a comprehensive, regional university of some 9,500 students. Graduates earn Purdue University baccalaureate and master’s degrees in any of some 50 programs of study. Distinctive to the Purdue education offered at Purdue Calumet is experiential learning through discovery and engagement that occurs via such real world opportunities as internships, scholarly research, design projects, service learning, cultural immersion and cooperative education.

Purdue University Calumet is located three miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line off Interstate 80/94, one-third mile north on Indianapolis Boulevard to 173rd Street and three blocks east. To access free parking at the Student Union & Library, continue east on 173rd Street to the traffic light and turn left/north. More information is available by visiting www.purduecal.edu, or phoning 219/989-2213 or 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2213. A campus map can be accessed at www.purduecal.edu/campusmap.