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 upcoming 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 provided by 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 left-hand 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 Aug. 20. All new students will be assigned a move-in appointment time based on their fall housing assignment. The time range for these move-in appointments will be between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 20. A student’s move-in appointment time and 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 Aug. 20, starting at 3 p.m. Please do not arrive to campus prior to 3 p.m. There will be more than 900 new students and their parents and siblings moving in during the morning. You will find the afternoon and early evening the best times to move into campus housing. Also, please note that you may also move in on Sunday or Monday starting at 10 a.m. 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, Aug. 22, please contact our office.


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Important Dates

Saturday, August 20th
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 23rd
First Day of Fall Classes

September 23rd-25th

October 7th-8th
Family Weekend

October 20th-21st
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

November 19th-27th
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19th
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, November 27th
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 9th
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 12th-16th
Final Exams

December 16th-January 8th
Semester Break

Saturday, December 17th
Residence Halls Close for Semester Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, January 8th
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester at Noon Central Time

Wednesday, January 11th
First Day of Spring Classes

March 4th-19th
Spring Break

Saturday, March 4th
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, March 19th
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, April 14th
Good Friday (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

Tuesday, May 9th
Last Day of Spring Classes

May 11th-16th
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 17th
Residence Halls Close at Noon Central Time