Valparaiso University Parents Council members serve as ambassadors on behalf of Valparaiso University, promoting and supporting Valpo to external audiences. More importantly, Parents Council members act as liaisons between all parents of Valpo students, the students themselves, and the university.
Every fall, mom, dad and student pack up part of the house and move it to Valpo. Parents Council members are on campus to help with refreshments, directions, information, or just a seat and a tissue – the Parents Council Welcome Center provides useful information and a place to rest. Council members also host a Parents Panel, where parents have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers based on the experiences of Parents Council members.
Every fall Parents Council members host a weekend in which VU parents can visit their children on campus. The weekend offers athletic, cultural and informational activities for the entire family. For many parents, this is the first opportunity to see their student since the semester began. Come learn what your student is up to.
Valpo FOCUS Sessions
Members are on hand at a Parents Council-sponsored booth to answer questions and help incoming students and their parents see firsthand what Valpo student life is all about. At FOCUS, parents get to attend class, live in a residence hall and eat delicious cafeteria food. This is one of the few opportunities they will have to immerse themselves in the college experience.
The Parents Council gathers on campus twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, to plan the year’s activities. We also meet with faculty, staff and the administration to receive state-of-the-campus updates.
Chances are that you have already heard from us in one way or another. The Parents Council works with the admission office to publish the “Valpo Parent” for incoming parents three times a year and we keep our Web site up to date so you have access to all the information you need. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your Valpo story, to update your contact information, or to ask us a question.