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Open to all
Open to all
Valparaiso University is committed to intentionally bringing people of different faiths, backgrounds, and cultures together to pursue truth under our distinctive Lutheran model of education.
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Valpo Alumni
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Around the Campanile
Valpo in the News
Valpo in the News
Approximately 50 students traveled with Professor Heath Carter to Selma, Ala., during spring break. The Huffington Post features the group who made the journey to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
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.
Participants in Valpo's third annual Dance Marathon raised $33,729.03 for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
The baseball team turned in a triple play for the first time in Valpo history and swept Oakland as shortstop Spencer Mahoney '15 became Valpo's all-time assists leader.
Faculty Scholars
Faculty Scholars
Professor Ronald K. Rittgers, Ph.D., is president-elect of the American Society of Church History, the premier society for historians of Christianity in North America.
The Social Action Leadership Team's (SALT) 30th annual World Relief Campaign partners with A Leg To Stand On to bring mobility to 400 children in Afghanistan by funding prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, and other much-needed resources. On May 2, SALT hosts an annual color run, a key fundraiser for their campaign.
Former Broadway actress Heather Kendzierski '01 Terry is now the CEO of a multi-million dollar company that sells organic chocolates in more than 4,000 stores nationwide, as profiled by Forbes Magazine.
The men's soccer team fights childhood cancer each year through their St. Baldrick's Fundraiser. This year the team raised more than $50,000, for a total of more than $150,000 during the past five years.
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By the Numbers
Featured Events
April 15-19, Center for the Arts
Valpo's final main stage production of the 2014-2015 season, directed by Department Chair Lee Orchard.
April 29, Chapel of the Resurrection
Valpo hosts St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London, on their first U.S. tour in more than a decade.
May 2, Harre Union Ballrooms
Students share creative and/or scholarly work.
May 16-17
Ceremonies honor 2015 undergraduate, graduate, and law degree recipients.
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 1943 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.
Morning Prayer
Valpo offers many worship opportunities each week in the beautiful Chapel of Resurrection.
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 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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