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For Immediate Release
April 14, 2021

Purdue Fort Wayne campus community to wrap up ‘Spring Fling’ with ‘Big Night’

Key Info

  • Mastodons Big Night is an exclusive event for Purdue Fort Wayne and Indiana Fort Wayne students and employees, as well as their partners and children.
  • Media are invited to cover the festivities Friday between 5 and 11 p.m.
  • Plans to make the event as safe and enjoyable as possible were shared with the local health department and the risk management team at Purdue West Lafayette.
  • All the carnival fun will take place in parking lots 10 and 11 on the west side of campus adjacent to the St. Joseph River.
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Prep work for Mastodons Big Night has started on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus. Print-quality image
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An aerial view of the main campus of Purdue Fort Wayne from above the west bank of the St. Joseph River. Print-quality image

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—As Purdue University Fort Wayne continues to take baby mastodon steps toward a return to normal, some traditions are beginning to emerge from their pandemic-induced hibernation. One such activity is Spring Fling week, an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to recharge their batteries in advance of finals at the beginning of May.

Spring Fling week will culminate on Friday between 5 and 11 p.m. with Mastodons Big Night, a carnival extravaganza hosted exclusively for all Purdue Fort Wayne and Indiana Fort Wayne students and employees, as well as their partners and children. This event is not open to the general public, but media are invited to capture all the festivities scheduled to take place in parking lots 10 and 11, which are adjacent to the St. Joseph River on the west side of the main campus.

Because this is a university-sponsored event, PFW mask and social-distancing protocols will be in effect.

The carnival, including rides, games, and pyrotechnics, will be spread out over both parking lots to promote social distancing. Plans for the event were also submitted to the local health department and the risk management team at Purdue West Lafayette to bolster the university’s efforts to offer a safe and enjoyable event for all participants.

For additional information, contact Geoff Thomas at 260-437-7657 (mobile) or geoff.thomas@pfw.edu

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