Enrollment Management

Thanks for helping step up our enrollment management efforts!

It’s been a busy fall of transitioning our campus onto a solid, productive enrollment management track.

Thanks to everyone throughout the campus community who has committed and contributed to our newly implemented strategies for recruiting and retaining more successful, hard-working full time students intent on earning a Purdue degree at Purdue University Calumet.

Working hard to spread the word

Aggressively throughout the fall, members of our enrollment management team have acquainted hundreds, if not thousands of prospective students and family members with Purdue Calumet at college fairs and related events throughout the Midwest.

Prospective students attending the View Purdue Calumet program and open house
Alumni Hall was virtually full for the Nov. 16 View Purdue Calumet program and open house.

Those efforts and others contributed to attendance of nearly 600 at our Nov. 16 View Purdue Calumet visitation program and open house.  Our signature event of the fall attracted attendees from as far as South Bend and Indianapolis, some arriving the day before and spending the night in University Village.

Impressed while Viewing Purdue Calumet

Evaluation surveys of the event indicated that 87 percent of respondents expressed being “Very Satisfied” to “Extremely Satisfied.”  Some 129 attendees applied for admission while Viewing Purdue Calumet.  Also particularly enlightening were post-event comments that included…

  • “I loved it and can definitely see myself attending (here).”
  • “I had a great experience.”
  • “The school is a perfect environment for me.”
  • “Best college visit I’ve attended.”

as well as this one…

  • “Everything was too good, I felt like they were hiding something.”

And that’s not all…

Last Saturday (12/7), more of our region’s best and brightest prospects were on campus for an Academic Scholars Breakfast.  At this event, hosted by the Honors Program and Admissions staff, our high school guests learned about Purdue Calumet scholarship opportunities and qualifications for Honors Program entry.

“We also have been working with West Lafayette to assure that the doors of access are open to any qualified student statewide and beyond who wants a Purdue education,” Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Carmen Panlilio said.

From a retention perspective, the Academic Affairs and Chancellor’s Offices recently surveyed freshmen students about their first semester at Purdue Calumet and their plans to register for spring classes.

Beating the message drum of urging students who have yet to register for spring to do so remains a top priority.  By the way, Priority Registration for spring has been extended through Friday, Dec. 20, while the admission application deadline for undergraduate, degree-seeking prospective students has been pushed to Dec. 23.