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Life at Valpo
Life at Valpo
You can be part of Valpo's vibrant campus community and get involved and make a difference. Check out student life at Valpo and see what it's all about.
Valpo Alumni
Valpo Alumni
Celebrate your Crusader pride and join us on campus for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 10-12.
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
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.
Cycle for a Cause
Katelyn Stermer '14 rode more than 4,000 miles across the country with the FACE AIDS Ride Against AIDS team after graduation. Now a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Katelyn was inspired to pursue a career in public health during her semester abroad in Namibia and South Africa.
Engaged Faculty
Professor Heath Carter recently joined the Young Scholars in American Religion Program, a highly selective group of historians in the United States who will discuss research and instruction of American religion.
Only at Valpo
Only at Valpo
Valpo students are leaders who understand learning goes beyond the classroom. Following World War II, Valpo students raised funds, designed, and built the engineering laboratory building, where classes were held until the construction of Gellersen Center in 1968.
Cross-Cultural Education
Graduate students gain hands-on experience and learn about other cultures by teaching English to Chinese and Ecuadorian students who are on campus for the summer.
Six Valpo student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made academic and athletic achievements a winning combination.
Only at Valpo
Only at Valpo
Valpo welcomes nearly 1,000 new undergraduate students for the fall 2014 semester, which kicked off with the 86th annual Opening Convocation. Anticipated total enrollment is nearly 4,525 — the largest in 34 years.
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By the Numbers
Featured Events
Sept. 22 - 23 , Harre Union Ballrooms
This year's speaker is J. Phillip Jenkins, Ph.D., of Penn State and Baylor University.
6 p.m., Sept. 29, Chapel of the Resurrection
Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra, with region high schools and guest Chinese musicians.
Oct. 10 - Oct. 12
Celebrate your Crusader pride.
Oct. 17 - Oct. 19
Families reconnect while exploring the Valpo campus and all it has to offer.
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
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

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 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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