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Life at Valpo
Your mind will be opened to a world of infinite possibilities. Explore the many things that make Valpo extraordinary and see yourself here.
Valpo Alumni
Attend one of our regional events to celebrate the launch of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future, a $250 million campaign that will secure permanent support for student scholarships, faculty development, and programs.
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the right place for you is to visit! Explore our 350-acre campus, talk to current students, and get a feel for campus life. It's all here waiting for you.
Around the Campanile
ONLY AT VALPO
President Mark A. Heckler has a new contract that will extend his term of office at Valparaiso University through June 30, 2021. Heckler has served as the 18th president of Valparaiso University since 2008.
Faculty Scholars
Daniel Saros, Ph.D., and Julien Smith, Ph.D., are University Research Professors 2017–2018. The program recognizes and encourages scholarly accomplishments and honors faculty members for original research and creative work.
Faith
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which Valpo students, alumni, faculty, and staff will commemorate with several events throughout the year.
Alumni
Deborah “Deb” A. Tschetter ’71 Spannraft generously committed nearly $1.4 million to support of the College of Business, which is is accredited by AACSB International, placing it among the elite 5 percent of business schools worldwide to receive this recognition. The commitment is part of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future, a $250 million endowment campaign.
Arts and Culture
With an expansive permanent collection, the Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. Fall exhibitions run through Dec. 11 and feature feature photographs by Louise Witkin-Berg.
Only At Valpo
Watch as Valparaiso University students seek to harness their passion for service and leadership and find their purpose at Valpo.
Academics
Anne Raich, Ph.D., joins the College of Engineering as department chair and associate professor of civil engineering, bringing expertise in structural engineering and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate engineering students.
Athletics
Men's Tennis duo Jeffrey Schorsch '17 and Charlie Emhardt '17 made program history by qualifying for the USTA/ITA Indoor Collegiate Championships, cementing their status as one of the top 20 doubles teams in the nation.

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Featured Events
Dec.
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Dec. 2-3, Chapel of the Resurrection
Featuring more than 200 student performers.
Dec.
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Dec. 9, Chapel of the Resurrection
Annual service of lessons and carols.
Dec.
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Dec. 11, Chapel of the Resurrection
Conferring of degrees for undergraduate, graduate, and law students.
Jan.
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Classes Begin
Jan. 11
The first day of classes for the spring semester.
More Events
By The Numbers
Where Passion Meets Purpose
#GoValpo
At Valpo, student-athletes are champions in the classroom, community, and competition.

  • 19 NCAA Division I athletics programs
  • Club sports and intramurals include Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, tennis, volleyball, hockey, and more
  • ValparaiZone student section unites fans to cheer for their classmates
Campus Life
Valpo’s beautiful campus features state-of-the-art facilities and open spaces for study, fun, and relaxation.
Community
Downtown Valparaiso features exciting events like outdoor concerts and is just an hour from downtown Chicago.
Honor Bound
At Opening Convocation, Valpo students commit to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.
Artists
The Arts at Valpo features more than 100 performances annually and is home to the Brauer Museum of Art.
Multicultural
Valpo hosts numerous events throughout the year, offering students opportunities to learn from other cultures.
Scholars
At Valpo, students gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research and experiential learning.
Dedicated
Nearly one in three students is part of a sorority or fraternity, where they volunteer, grow as leaders, have fun, and make friends.
Service-Minded
Valpo students make a difference locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Students complete more than 220,000 hours of community outreach and service learning each year
  • Valpo was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2014
Leaders
Valpo students lead with compassion, character, and integrity and make a difference in the world.
Centered
A variety of daily opportunities exists for worship, prayer, and quiet reflection.
Connected
Valpo’s vibrant campus community fosters connections with friends and mentors that last a lifetime.
Academics
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at Valpo, home to 23 departments and more than two dozen interdisciplinary programs that engage students in the study of humanities, sciences, the arts, pre-professional studies, and social sciences.
College of Business
The College of Business offers a holistic learning experience to develop globally savvy and analytical business executives. Undergraduate programs are marked by a hands-on approach evident in everything from project-oriented assignments to a required internship program.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering provides a state-of-the-art engineering education in a liberal arts setting. Award-winning facilities include the LEED Platinum certified Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center and the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility.
College of Nursing & Health Professions
For more than 40 years, the College of Nursing and Health Professions has remained one of the nation’s finest nursing programs. Programs go beyond the traditional to include health care leadership and other concentrations to meet growing market needs.
Christ College
Christ College — The Honors College inspires students to look beyond the obvious to discover new ideas, thoughts, and beliefs. For high-caliber students of all majors, Christ College offers a rigorous learning environment and a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom.
Graduate & Law
Valpo offers a variety of postgraduate options through the Law School and the Graduate School and Continuing Education Division, with flexible schedules and locations in Valparaiso and Chicago.
Chapel of the Resurrection
A Place of Faith & Service
Experience the creative relationship between faith and learning, a connection that extends beyond the classroom and into the world. Valpo students lead and serve through a vibrant Chapel community, the Institute for Leadership and Service, and more. Learn more about Faith & Service
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Recognized as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1990.
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