Communication

Mail Services
U.S. postal service is inexpensive and efficient. The campus mail center is located in the Harre Union on the first floor.
Hours: 10 AM-7 PM. Telephone: (219)464-5259.

There are two off-campus post office locations: 460 Lincolnway- (219) 464-1637, and 2700 Valparaiso St.- (219)462-2180. You may buy stamps and money orders at both locations, as well as send letters and packages. Express mail service is also available.

Telephone and Internet Access
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.

Local telephone service is provided by the residence halls. To dial a local (within Porter County), off-campus number, dial “8” and then the number. To dial a campus number from another campus phone, just dial the last four digits. Pre-paid phone cards and Skype service can be purchased at Wal-Mart and Target.

You will receive information about setting up your VU email during orientation.

Cell Phone Service
If you do not have a SSN, it will be necessary to make a deposit (from $120 to $500, depending on the company) in order to purchase regular cellular service or you may buy pre-paid service. The deposit will be returned in one year if you pay your bill on time each month of that year. Rates vary considerably; be sure to compare different services to find the one best for you. With a SSN, you may have more calling plan options. You can learn about service options online, but with or without an SSN, in most cases you will need to visit a store in person to purchase a cell phone and arrange service. Following is a listing of the major cell phone companies providing service in the Valparaiso area and their location in town.

Verizon (www.verizonwireless.com)
2505 Laporte Avenue
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Telephone: (219)531-9029

AT&T (www.att.com)
2912 N Calumet
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Telephone: (219)464-2571

Sprint (www.sprint.com)
Suite 300, 2310 Laporte Avenue
Telephone: (219)548-2882

T Mobile (www.t-mobile.com)
Service can be purchased at Wal-Mart or RadioShack in Valparaiso
Wal-Mart: (219)465-2779
RadioShack: (219)464-7859