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Life at Valpo
Explore student life at Valpo, a vibrant community with more than 130 student organizations and clubs, Division I Athletics, a robust arts program, and a thriving sorority and fraternity community.
Valpo Alumni
Attend one of our regional events to celebrate the launch of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future, a $250 million campaign that will secure permanent support for student scholarships, faculty development, and programs.
Visit Valpo
Attend one of our Admitted Student Days to explore Valpo’s campus life and academic opportunities. Explore our 350-acre campus and get to know your future classmates. It’s all here waiting for you.
Around the Campanile
ARTS AND CULTURE
Valpo theatre students represented the University at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, where they garnered regional and national recognition for excellence in several areas, including acting, playwriting, and design.
Faculty Scholars
In a recent co-authored study, Musa Pinar, Ph.D., professor of marketing, explores the potential effects of climate change on tourism in Turkey. The chapter appears in the book Destination Competitiveness, the Environment, and Sustainability: Challenges and Cases.
Athletics
For the fourth consecutive year, more than 40 Valpo Football players achieved recognition by the Pioneer Football League with its annual Academic Honor Roll.
Academics
Karen Allen, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, joins Valpo as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, effective July 3, 2017. She brings an accomplished record as an expert in substance abuse and addictions treatment and will be responsible for the strategic leadership, coordination, and guidance of the college.
Valpo in the News
The College of Business will launch an aviation program beginning fall 2017, as highlighted by the Times of Northwest Indiana. Valpo will partner with Eagle Aircraft’s Flying School at Porter County in Valparaiso for the program, which will provide a multitude of opportunities in a dynamic business sector.
Arts and Culture
Highlighting the Brauer Museum's winter exhibitions, "Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore" features representations of the Indiana Dunes and the regional steel mills that honor regional and statewide anniversaries.
Alumni
Across campus, 30 percent of Valpo faculty members are also alumni. Within the College of Engineering, Luke Venstrom ’07, Ph.D., Reva Johnson ’09, Ph.D., and Daniel Blood ’10, Ph.D., are colleagues in the mechanical engineering department. While they teach different courses, each of them understands the unique aspects of a Valpo education that is only gained by being a Valpo graduate.
Only At Valpo
Watch as Valparaiso University students seek to harness their passion for service and leadership and find their purpose at Valpo.

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Featured Events
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Feb. 13-18
Featuring Actors From The London Stage.
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Feb. 18, Chapel of the Resurrection
The University Symphony performs with solo performances by concerto competition student winners.
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Feb. 23, Brauer Museum of Art
Featuring Kaethe Schwehn.
Feb.
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Feb. 25, Athletics-Recreation Center
An event raising awareness and funds to sponsor the Special Olympics throughout the state.
More Events
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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