Skip to main content
A student activity at an education event in the ballroom

Community Involvement

Partnering with the Region

An integral part of the Fort Wayne community.

More than a source of higher education, Purdue Fort Wayne is a kaleidoscope of theatre, music, art, dance, sports, continuing education opportunities, and community resources.

Every year, the university hosts nearly 2,500 free events, from lectures and artistic performances to comedians and
cook-outs. Through the Omnibus Lecture Series, local audiences experience nationally acclaimed lectures and performances.

Sold-out crowds of music and theatre lovers thrill to the rich programs at the Rhinehart Music Center and the Williams Theatre, while art aficionados indulge in the continually changing exhibits at the Visual Arts Gallery. Sports fans love watching our 16 teams compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

Come and enjoy our melting pot of resources to educate the mind and stimulate the spirit. Find your place here at Purdue Fort Wayne and get involved. Endless opportunities await you!

Accent texture Students enjoying the rap concert event.
Students enjoying their free time together.

Business Resources

DSB students an accounting networking event
Accent texture

Campus to Community

Campus to Community, also known as C2C, provides direct access to resources in research, technology, technical expertise, and educational services.
Read More
Professor Frank Paladino and students study sea turtle on the beach in Costa Rica.
Accent texture

Centers of Excellence

Our Centers of Excellence partner with other institutions, agencies, laboratories, think tanks, and the private sector to provide expertise and resources to a variety of relevant initiatives.
Learn More
A group of DSB students with Buck Jordan
Accent texture

Meeting Space

Walb Union offers a variety of rentable meeting and conference spaces for community use.
See What’s Available
Athletics Center at dusk on campus.

Fitness and Athletics

Get into shape at the Gates Sports Center; hike the 1.25-mile lighted trail on the west side of campus—along the St. Joseph River—which features more than 100 tree species native to Indiana; or attend one of our NCAA Division I contests in basketball, volleyball, baseball. and more.

For the Kids

Our outreach programs are hosted by various departments. These offerings include the FIRST LEGO League tournament, numerous athletics camps, math and science camp, laser camp, VEX Robotic Exploration Camp, VEX Challenge Exploration Camp, business and manufacturing camp, and GLO (Girls Leading Others) Camp.

Accent texture
Children at event