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The Herd does big things

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Welcome to the Mastodon family.

When your student joined the Herd, so did you. As a part of our community, we know you’re committed to the same thing we are: the success of our Mastodons and helping them thrive. Take a look at the tools and resources we offer, stay up-to-date with the latest university happenings, and help keep your student on track. If we do the small things together, your student will be able to do the Mastodon-sized things—and have a fulfilling Purdue Fort Wayne experience.

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Get ready for your Don’s big day.

It’s almost time to celebrate. The 2024 Purdue Fort Wayne commencement will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. 

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Stay up-to-date on university news.

Because your student spends so much time here, we know you want to have the latest news and announcements about campus. Discover important dates to mark your calendar (like finals week, holidays, and commencement) and get involved by joining the Purdue Fort Wayne Parent and Family Association newsletter.

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our Stomping Grounds

See it for yourself.

Don Days are the ultimate Purdue Fort Wayne experience and include a look at student housing and a tour of campus. If you can’t make it in person, try viewing the beauty of our campus from the comfort of your home with a virtual tour. Take a stroll past the Mastodon Statue, wander through Helmke Library, and scope out the lecture halls. And don’t forget to check out what the Summit City has to offer. 


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Campus Dining

Dining for your Don.

Bagels, wraps, burgers, and more. From health-conscious options to quick
grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches, our dining selection is made to fuel your student—body and mind—throughout the day. Take a peek at our menus and set your student up with a meal plan to keep them fueled and ready to focus.

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The Herd can help.

Students have access to the free and confidential counseling services right on campus through the Center for Student Counseling. Compassionate, nonjudgmental, and discreet, our staff is always here for our students.

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