Purdue Calumet students looking at Cloud Gate
Purdue Calumet students looking at Cloud Gate (“The Bean”) in downtown Chicago, Illinois


Learning and living among the geographically and ethnically diverse communities of Northwest Indiana, within minutes of Chicago, gives students at Purdue Calumet a unique perspective. Purdue Calumet nurtures a climate in which all persons’ similarities and differences are respected. The campus is the second most diverse four-year public university in the state of Indiana. Nearly 40 percent of our student body consists of minority enrollees and international students.


What’s it like to be a student at Purdue Calumet?

You can:

  • Join any of 80 student organizations, including student government or a multicultural organization.
  • Play intramural sports.
  • Work out at the Fitness and Recreation Center.
  • Join a fraternity or sorority.
  • Help the community through a service group.
  • Join a club or organization related to your field of study.
  • Catch a theater performance at the newly modernized YJean Chambers Hall.
  • Attend a sporting event.

Apartment Living

Student AppartmentsPurdue Calumet resident students live at Griffin Hall and Peregrine Hall, which feature furnished apartments with private bedrooms, semi-private bathrooms, full kitchens including dishwasher and microwave, satellite TV and wi-fi services. Students who live on campus are able to focus on their studies, join in group and campus activities, gain opportunities for leadership and networking, and meet lifelong friends.