Founders Day Feb. 25

Purdue Calumet celebrates Founders Day Feb. 25

Sixty-eight years ago, Purdue University introduced credit courses in the Hammond area. Classes held at rented facilities went on to spur site development of a permanent Purdue campus in Hammond.


Those momentous events and the visionary individuals who played key roles in the establishment of Purdue University Calumet—campus founders, as they have come to be recognized over the years—provide inspiration for the university’s Feb. 25 celebration of Founders Day at Purdue Calumet.

The campus celebration will feature a myriad of campus activities, beginning at 11 a.m. in Calumet Falls of the Student Union & Library. Following remarks by Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, there will be games, trivia, refreshments, a parade and celebration party.

Parade, party, display

Following a parade around campus at 3:45 p.m., the celebration/party begins at 4:15 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library.

University Associate Director of Advancement and University Events Sheryl Corey and Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Intramurals Matt Dudzik are co-chairing the Founders Day planning committee.

“Our goal is for our campus to come together in celebrating Purdue University Calumet’s proud past and looking forward to an exciting, changing future,” Corey said.

Additionally, Purdue Calumet’s Archives and Special Collections Office is offering an historical display of Purdue Calumet on the third floor of the Student Union & Library.

More information about Purdue Calumet Founders Day can be obtained by phoning 219/989-2915 or visiting online.