Personal Visits

We invite high school and transfer students to schedule a personal visit to explore Valparaiso University’s programs, activities, and campus life. (Note: Valpo students are currently on winter break; campus tours will resume on January 8, 2014, once our students have returned for the Spring Semester.)

We want your visit to be a memorable experience that will help you decide that Valpo is right for you.

Personal visits are available most Mondays through Fridays and begin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m. Central Time. (We are in the same time zone as Chicago.)

Your personalized visit might include:

  • A campus tour
  • A discussion with a professor in your area of academic interest
  • A meeting with an admission counselor

You may purchase lunch (cash only) in the Cafe or Founders Table in the Harre Union.

If you wish to meet with one of our NCAA-Division I coaches, please contact the coach directly to schedule an appointment.

Spanish Language Options

También se puede hacer cita con un interprete bilingüe, si le ayudaría a Ud. utilizar ese servicio.

Tours of the University are offered in Spanish, if requested. You may also request the assistance of a bilingual interpreter .

Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission to schedule these services in advance.

Special Accommodations

Please let us know when scheduling your visit if you need special accommodations for your campus tour.



Schedule Your Visit

To arrange your personal visit, please call Joan Helvie at

  • 219.464.5011
  • 1-888.GO-VALPO

or email her at  undergrad.admission

If possible, please contact us two weeks before your arrival so we can schedule a visit that suits your needs. When you call, we will discuss other options that may be available to you.

If emailing, please include the following in your email:

  • name
  • address, city, state, and zip
  • daytime phone number
  • year of graduation & name of high school
  • academic interest
  • date & time of visit, if known