Important Information

Phone and internet access:

During orientation, we will have shopping trips to Walmart where you may purchase phone cards for domestic call (U.S. calls). You may also purchase special phone cards which asks you to call a U.S. number,  then call the number overseas using a PIN number.  Some students choose to purchase plans from Skype. For about $10 per month there is unlimited access to most countries.  Certain plans will provide you with an actual phone number via Skype.

New students will not have internet access in your dorm room or on campus until you activate your ID during orientation. If you wish to contact home immediately upon arrival, you may come to our office for assistance.  For emergency contact, you may give our office number (011-219-464-5333) to your family.  

Here is a list of useful phone numbers:

  • AMBULANCE, POLICE, FIRE (emergency only) 911
  • BOOKSTORE 464-5421
  • CAMPUS OPERATOR 464-5000
  • CAMPUS POLICE 464-5430
  • CITY POLICE 464-2135
  • TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (CAMPUS POLICE) 464-6040
  • HEALTH CENTER 464-5060
  • INTERLINK OFFICE 464-5518
  • BECKY SHELTON (HOME) 763-7444
  • OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS 464-5333
  • HOLLY SINGH (HOME) 531-2966
  • CHRISTOPHER CENTER 464-5366
  • PORTER HOSPITAL (SWITCHBOARD) 465-4600
  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 464-1015
  • STUDENT UNION 464-5415
  • VALPARAISO FIRE DEPARTMENT 462-2132
  • BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES (BMV) 462-4814

When using phones on campus to dial a campus number, just use the last four numbers.

If you are on-campus and wish to call an off-campus number, dial 9 and then the number.

If you are off-campus, you need to dial the whole number.