Welcome Letter

Dear Student,

Welcome to Valparaiso University. I and my staff would like to welcome you to our campus. We are excited that you have chosen to study at Valparaiso University. We look forward to the beginning of your Valpo experience and hope that we can contribute to that experience in any way possible. We are here to meet the needs of all international students on campus. The beginning of that service started from the moment that you applied and will continue even when you are a VU alumni.

This handbook is one way in which we hope to improve your experience at VU. Enclosed in this handbook is everything that you will need to know to have a successful beginning here, both at the University and in the area surrounding the campus. We expect this to be of great benefit to you. However, if you ever feel that you have questions or concerns you can come and visit us in our office: 209 Harre Union.

Please feel free to come into our office and ask us for assistance at any time. We are always here to help, whether by phone, email or in person. Additionally, our office is a popular gathering place for students, so please feel free to stop by, even if you do not have any specific questions or needs. We enjoy the company of students and hope to do our part to enrich your stay here. Again, welcome to Valparaiso University and the United States, and we know that you will have an amazing journey.


Moninder ‘Holly’ Singh
Director of International Students & Scholars
Office of International Programs