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Valpo FOCUS
Register for FOCUS
Sign up for FOCUS, Valpo's new-student orientation, to meet new classmates, take placement exams, register for classes, learn about campus, and more.
Valpo Alumni
Alumni Career Network
Join Valpo's Alumni Career Network to strengthen relationships and opportunities for advancement for current students, recent graduates, and alumni professionals.
Visit Valpo
Visit Valpo
Experiencing campus is the best way to decide if Valpo is the right fit for you. Whether you’ve already been admitted or have yet to apply, you’ll find a Valpo visit program tailored to meet your needs.
Around the Campanile

Service
St. Baldrick's Day
The men's soccer team raised nearly $45,000 to fund research for childhood cancer.
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Proud to be Valpo
Valpo's first-ever day of celebration and giving was a great success, uniting students and alumni, faculty and staff, and parents and friends across the country and around the world.
Academics
James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility
Read about the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility and groundbreaking solar research at Valparaiso University in The Atlantic. More than 50 Valpo students have collaborated to design and build the SERF, which contains one of only five solar furnaces at United States research facilities.
Alumni
Alumni Profile
Dennis Cimbaljevich ’04 did not have to travel far from his hometown of Portage, Ind., to attend Valparaiso University, but his experiences as a student prepared him for a career that takes him around the world working for the United States Department of State.
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Victory Bell
From the Archives
A look at Valpo snow in 1908, as students navigate the frozen tundra on their way to class.
Academics
Lissa Yogan
“I am a very, very curious person, and that has driven so much of my life ... curiosity is probably one of the reasons I like to teach.” — Lissa Yogan, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology
Athletics
Men's Basketball
The men's basketball team celebrated its fourth consecutive postseason appearance with a bid to the College Insider Tournament.
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Passion Meets Purpose
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

Apr
17
April 17-20, Chapel of the Resurrection
The Chapel of the Resurrection offers a variety of worship and prayer opportunities.
April
30
8 p.m., April 30 - May 4, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family.
May
3
9 a.m., May 3, Christopher Center
The run will benefit the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) World Relief Campaign, Kick-Start Kibera: Crafting a Brighter Future.
May
16
May 16-18
Undergraduate, Graduate School, and Law School Commencements will be held May 16-18.
More Events
Where Passion Meets Purpose

We are leaders
Valparaiso University students demonstrate leadership in everything they do.

In 2012, 25 percent of students dedicated more than 20 hours of community service, and the total student body devoted more than 83,000 hours to serving others.
Honor Code
In 1944 Valpo's first female student body president led the creation of a campus Honor Code that survives today.
Downtown Valparaiso offers a variety of shopping and dining options and is just a short walk from campus.
Valpo's close-knit campus is alive with The Arts, sorority and fraternity life, athletics, and 100+ student organizations.
Play Fair
During Welcome Week, Playfair invites first-year students to engage in icebreakers to meet new friends.
Serve Others
Cheer
We are scholars
Valpo fosters a learning environment where students work side by side with engaged faculty mentors who are truly invested in their students' success.
Study Abroad
Valpo graduates globally savvy leaders highly sought for their knowledge, character, and integrity.
Greek Life
Academics

College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at Valpo, home to 21 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 and Continuing Education Division, with flexible schedules and locations in Valparaiso and Chicago.
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
Best Colleges 2013
A Top 10 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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  • Best Value
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