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Life at Valpo
Get ready for the best years of your life — so far. With abundant extracurricular activities and Division I athletics, you'll discover infinite possibilities to shape your college experience at Valpo.
Valpo Alumni
Join us for the 2017 Homecoming Weekend to celebrate Valpo's past, present, and future and reconnect with former classmates.
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the place for you is to experience it firsthand. Tour our 350-acre campus. Cheer on Valpo at the ARC or Brown Field. Stop by the renowned Brauer Museum of Art. Take some time to explore downtown Valparaiso. It's all here waiting for you.
Around the Campanile
Alumni
The Mathematical Association of America recognized Steven Klee '05, Ph.D., with the 2017 Henry L. Alder Award, one of the nation's top honors for mathematicians. Steven serves Seattle University as an assistant professor of mathematics and was noted for a commitment to undergraduate research and mentoring students. Lara Pudwell '03, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Valpo, also received the award in 2014.
Only At Valpo
Watch as Valparaiso University students seek to harness their passion for service and leadership and find their purpose at Valpo.
Experiential Learning
Experiential learning at Valpo ranges from undergraduate research and Study Abroad to internships and fellowships with top companies around the world. Watch as Matthew Sherrier ’17 shares his experience as an engineering intern at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Alumni
Learn how Valpo alumnus Paul D. Schrage ’57, ’96H elevated the McDonald’s brand to a national level — including creating the current Golden Arches logo in 1968 — as he and Jan Sievers ’59 Schrage reflect on the impact the University has made on their lives and why they provide philanthropic support to Valpo Athletics.
Athletics
The American Volleyball Coaches Association honored Valpo's volleyball program with the annual Team Academic Award, marking the 12th time in 14 seasons Valpo earned this honor. The volleyball team's cumulative GPA in 2016–2017 ranks among the top 25 in NCAA Division I volleyball.
Arts and Culture
With an expansive permanent collection, the Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. This fall, a centenary exhibition celebrates 100 years since the Dunes Pageant of 1917, showcasing the landscape of the Indiana Dunes through more than 55 works by legendary Midwest artist Frank V. Dudley.
Academics
At Valpo, students receive an innovative STEM education within a liberal arts setting. Expanding campus facilities, the Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry opens fall 2017 and offers 55,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that promote collaboration and hands-on learning.
Faculty Scholars
Aimee Tomasek, MFA, sat down with VALPO Magazine recently to discuss her work inside the classroom as department chair and associate professor of art and outside the classroom engaging with the Valparaiso community.

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Featured Events
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Aug. 19-31
Welcome Week begins with Move-in Day on Aug. 19.
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Aug. 22, Chapel of the Resurrection
The Valpo community gathers to celebrate the start of the new academic year.
Aug.
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Aug. 22 - Dec. 10, Brauer Museum of Art
Features a collection of works by legendary Midwest artist Frank V. Dudley.
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By The Numbers
Where Passion Meets Purpose
#GoValpo
At Valpo, student-athletes are champions in the classroom, community, and competition.

  • 19 NCAA Division I athletics programs
  • Club sports and intramurals include Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, tennis, volleyball, hockey, and more
  • ValparaiZone student section unites fans to cheer for their classmates
Campus Life
Valpo’s beautiful campus features state-of-the-art facilities and open spaces for study, fun, and relaxation.
Community
Downtown Valparaiso features exciting events like outdoor concerts and is just an hour from downtown Chicago.
Honor Bound
At Opening Convocation, Valpo students commit to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.
Artists
The Arts at Valpo features more than 100 performances annually and is home to the Brauer Museum of Art.
Multicultural
Valpo hosts numerous events throughout the year, offering students opportunities to learn from other cultures.
Scholars
At Valpo, students gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research and experiential learning.
Dedicated
Nearly one in three students is part of a sorority or fraternity, where they volunteer, grow as leaders, have fun, and make friends.
Service-Minded
Valpo students make a difference locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Students complete more than 220,000 hours of community outreach and service learning each year
  • Valpo was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2014
Leaders
Valpo students lead with compassion, character, and integrity and make a difference in the world.
Centered
A variety of daily opportunities exists for worship, prayer, and quiet reflection.
Connected
Valpo’s vibrant campus community fosters connections with friends and mentors that last a lifetime.
Academics
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at Valpo, home to 23 departments and more than two dozen interdisciplinary programs that engage students in the study of humanities, sciences, the arts, pre-professional studies, and social sciences.
College of Business
The College of Business offers a holistic learning experience to develop globally savvy and analytical business executives. Undergraduate programs are marked by a hands-on approach evident in everything from project-oriented assignments to a required internship program.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering provides a state-of-the-art engineering education in a liberal arts setting. Award-winning facilities include the LEED Platinum certified Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center and the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility.
College of Nursing & Health Professions
For more than 40 years, the College of Nursing and Health Professions has remained one of the nation’s finest nursing programs. Programs go beyond the traditional to include health care leadership and other concentrations to meet growing market needs.
Christ College
Christ College — The Honors College inspires students to look beyond the obvious to discover new ideas, thoughts, and beliefs. For high-caliber students of all majors, Christ College offers a rigorous learning environment and a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom.
Graduate & Law
Valpo offers a variety of postgraduate options through the Law School and the Graduate School, with flexible schedules and distance delivery options.
Chapel of the Resurrection
A Place of Faith & Service
Experience the creative relationship between faith and learning, a connection that extends beyond the classroom and into the world. Valpo students lead and serve through a vibrant Chapel community, the Institute for Leadership and Service, and more. Learn more about Faith & Service
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A Top 5 University
Recognized as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1990.
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