Summer Greetings from the Office of Residential Life!

The Residential Life staff is very excited for your return to our community. It is our mission to promote and develop a sense of place and community for our students within our residential program. We are happy to welcome you to our residential family and look forward to working with you this next year.

As you are aware, Valparaiso University believes a student’s residential environment is an integral component of their education and affirms the educational benefits inherent in the residential aspect of the undergraduate experience. The residential experience complements the academic mission by providing a dynamic environment where living and learning interconnect. Furthermore, students are progressively empowered through nurturing, supporting, and challenging opportunities through the various housing options in which they reside during their time at Valpo.

Visit for important information about opening for Fall 2016.  Please review all of the information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Residential Life Office using the contact information located in the top right box on this web page.



Ryan D. Blevins
Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life


Fall Opening Information

New & Transfer Students:

The residence halls will open for the Fall 2016 semester on August 20th.  All new students will be assigned move-in appointment time based on their Fall housing assignment. The time range for these move-in appointments will be between 8am-1pm on August 20th. A student’s move-in appointment time & further move-in instructions will be sent via email in mid-July.  

When you arrive on campus, please report to your assigned building to check-in. Student Volunteers and University staff will be there to assist you and your family in unloading your vehicle. 
If you are not able to arrive on campus on this day, please contact our office. 

Returning Students:

Your move-in begins on August 20th, starting at 3pm. Please do not arrive to campus prior to 3pm. There will be over 900 new students and their 1800 parents & siblings moving in the morning.  You will find the afternoon / early evening the best time to move into campus housing. Also, please note that you may also move-in on Sunday or Monday starting at 10am each day.

As usual, when you arrive on campus, please report to your assigned building to check-in. If you are not able to arrive on campus by Monday, August 22nd, please contact our office. 



Summer 2016 Housing Applications are Available!


On-campus housing is available for both male and female students as space permits. Students must be registered in a credit-bearing academic course while residing in summer housing. 

Uptown East Apartments will be used for Summer Housing. Apartment amenities include air-conditioning, internet, cable, furnished living room with television, kitchen with all major appliances, washer/dryer unit and private bedroom with full-sized bed and private bathroom.  Apartments are provided with the necessary furniture, but students must supply their own bedding, pillows, towels, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, etc. 

Summer Housing Information and Dates:

Session I: Monday, May 16-Saturday, June 25

  • Students residing in Summer Housing for Session I need to complete an Extended Stay Application to stay in their current housing from May 13-May 18.  Extended Stay Applications will be available until May 2 at 5 PM via Housing Self-Service.
  • All students residing in Summer I housing will reside in temporary housing for approximately 2 weeks, until space is ready in Uptown East Apartments.
  • If a student is only in summer housing for Session I, the student must check out of their residence hall space by Noon on Saturday, June 25.

Session II: Sunday, June 26-Saturday, August 6

  • Students residing in Summer II housing ONLY can check in starting at Noon on Sunday, June 26.
  • All students will be expected to move out of summer housing by Noon on August 6. 

How to Apply for Summer Housing

Current students can access the Summer Housing Application via their Housing Self-Service via DataVU.  The Summer Housing Application for Summer I and/or Summer II is under the Applications tab on your home screen. Incoming students click HERE to complete a Summer Housing Application.

Summer Housing Deadline

The Office of Residential Life must receive applications for Summer Housing by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 22, 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your RA, RLC, or our office.

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