The Home of Christ College

On April 26, 1970, Valparaiso University dedicated the newly constructed Christ College building at a special worship service at the Chapel of the Resurrection. The construction of Christ College was made possible by a generous gift to the University from the Reverend Ewald H. Mueller and Mrs. Joan Mueller. The Christ College building was named Ewald H. Mueller Hall by the Board of Directors in 1978.

Mueller Hall was designed by architect Herman H. Bouman of New Jersey. Bouman’s instructions were to design a building “on the model of a British college which would provide a setting for learning on a very personal scale, contrary to the prevailing practice at many large universities where mass and impersonal education has given rise to a great deal of student dissatisfaction.”

The result of Bouman’s work expresses this ideal through numerous small seminar and lecture rooms, an attractive Commons with fireplace and an art gallery, quiet corners for reading and conversation, a multi-purpose space called the Refectory, and readily accessible faculty offices. Christ College provides a superb honors education to more than 350 Valparaiso University students, with Mueller Hall as a comfortable and welcoming place to learn.

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