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Life at Valpo
Life at Valpo
Read a statement from President Mark A. Heckler on Valpo's commitment to cultivating an environment in which all are free to engage in open dialogue and expression while treating one another with dignity and respect.
Valpo Alumni
Valpo Alumni
Your gifts to the Valpo Fund make possible the transformational academic experiences that only Valpo can provide. Make your year-end gift today.
Visit Valpo
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the right place for you is to visit. Register now to explore our 350-acre campus and get to know current students and professors. It's all here waiting for you.
Around the Campanile
The University Guild plays a significant role in shaping Valpo's past and present. Transport to those college days filled with anticipated Guild cakes and care packages and discover something new about the organization's longstanding impact on campus.
Only At Valpo
Only At Valpo
Watch as Valparaiso University students seek to harness their passion for service and leadership and find their purpose at Valpo.
Men's soccer player Nico Campbell '17 led the Horizon League in goals-against and shutouts, earning recognition as the League Goalkeeper of the Year and a member of the First Team All-League squad.
Faculty Scholars
Faculty Scholars
Robert Elder and Carlos Miguel-Pueyo are University Research Professors for 2016–2017. The program recognizes and encourages scholarly accomplishments and honors faculty members for original research and creative work.
Only at Valpo
Only at Valpo
Each year, Valpo invites campus and community to enjoy caroling and refreshments and watch as the tree is lit and fireworks burst over campus.
Valpo students come from a variety of faith backgrounds — Lutheran, Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and more. Learn more about being Catholic at Valpo, a community that encourages people to talk openly about their faith and learn from one another.
The College of Business' new minor in entrepreneurship will give students greater insight into cultivating their ideas and growing and maintaining them in a global business market.
Arts and Culture
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. Fall exhibitions run through Dec. 13 and feature Friendship Dolls from Japan, Rembrandt etchings, and works by alumni artists.

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Featured Events
Dec. 3, Harre Union
Watch as the tree is lit and fireworks burst over campus.
Dec. 4-5, Chapel of the Resurrection
"A Carol Festival" featuring more than 200 student performers.
Dec. 11, Chapel of the Resurrection
A traditional service of lessons and carols.
Dec. 13, Chapel of the Resurrection
Conferring of degrees for undergraduate, graduate, and law students.
More Events
By The Numbers
Where Passion Meets Purpose
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.
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.
The Arts at Valpo features more than 100 performances annually and is home to the Brauer Museum of Art.
Valpo hosts numerous events throughout the year, offering students opportunities to learn from other cultures.
At Valpo, students gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research and experiential learning.
Nearly one in three students is part of a sorority or fraternity, where they volunteer, grow as leaders, have fun, and make friends.
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
Valpo students lead with compassion, character, and integrity and make a difference in the world.
A variety of daily opportunities exists for worship, prayer, and quiet reflection.
Valpo’s vibrant campus community fosters connections with friends and mentors that last a lifetime.
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 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 5 University
Recognized as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1990.
  • Best Teaching

  • Best Value
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