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Life at Valpo
Explore student life at Valpo, a vibrant community with more than 130 student organizations and clubs, Division I Athletics, a robust arts program, and a thriving sorority and fraternity community.
Valpo Alumni
Register now for the March 31 Forever Valpo kick-off celebration at the historic New York Athletic Club. Join alumni and friends, including ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee '02, and hear from President Heckler and Dean Peter Kanelos.
Visit Valpo
Attend one of our Admitted Student Days to explore Valpo’s campus life and academic opportunities. Explore our 350-acre campus and get to know your future classmates. It’s all here waiting for you.
Around the Campanile
Valpo students, alumni, faculty, and staff will join with people from around the world to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation through several events throughout the year.
Faculty Scholars
In a recent co-authored study, Musa Pinar, Ph.D., professor of marketing, explores the potential effects of climate change on tourism in Turkey. The chapter appears in the book Destination Competitiveness, the Environment, and Sustainability: Challenges and Cases.
For the fourth consecutive year, more than 40 Valpo Football players achieved recognition by the Pioneer Football League with its annual Academic Honor Roll.
Valpo students receive a state-of-the-art STEM education within a liberal arts setting. With a new 55,000-square-foot laboratory building opening fall 2017, students can complement theoretical instruction with undergraduate research in innovative facilities, as early as freshman year.
Valpo in the News
The College of Business will launch an aviation program beginning fall 2017, as highlighted by the Times of Northwest Indiana. Valpo will partner with Eagle Aircraft’s Flying School at Porter County in Valparaiso for the program, which will provide a multitude of opportunities in a dynamic business sector.
Arts and Culture
Highlighting the Brauer Museum's winter exhibitions, "Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore" features representations of the Indiana Dunes and the regional steel mills that honor regional and statewide anniversaries.
Across campus, 30 percent of Valpo faculty members are also alumni. Within the College of Engineering, Luke Venstrom ’07, Ph.D., Reva Johnson ’09, Ph.D., and Daniel Blood ’10, Ph.D., are colleagues in the mechanical engineering department. While they teach different courses, each of them understands the unique aspects of a Valpo education that is only gained by being a Valpo graduate.
Only At Valpo
Watch as Valparaiso University students seek to harness their passion for service and leadership and find their purpose at Valpo.

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Featured Events
March 29, Helge Center
Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series, featuring Hannah Cartwright ’08.
April 3-8, Harre Union Ballrooms
Headliners: The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Victor Wooten Trio.
April 6-9, Center for the Arts, University Theatre
Theatre performance of an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides.
April 8, Duesenberg Welcome Center
Graduate School welcomes prospective applicants to campus.
More Events
By The Numbers
Where Passion Meets Purpose
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.
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.
The Arts at Valpo features more than 100 performances annually and is home to the Brauer Museum of Art.
Valpo hosts numerous events throughout the year, offering students opportunities to learn from other cultures.
At Valpo, students gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research and experiential learning.
Nearly one in three students is part of a sorority or fraternity, where they volunteer, grow as leaders, have fun, and make friends.
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
Valpo students lead with compassion, character, and integrity and make a difference in the world.
A variety of daily opportunities exists for worship, prayer, and quiet reflection.
Valpo’s vibrant campus community fosters connections with friends and mentors that last a lifetime.
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, with flexible schedules and distance delivery options.
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
A Top 5 University
Recognized as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1990.
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