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Life at Valpo
Spoiler alert: With a graduate placement rate of 96%, Valpo graduates are prepared for success. Exceptional academics, hands-on experience, and endless opportunity combine at Valpo, propelling you into the future.
Valpo Alumni
Calling all members of the Valpo family … Celebrate Valpo's 5th annual Day of Giving with us on Wednesday, April 11. Support the Valpo experience and show the world why you are Proud to be Valpo. Let's build an even stronger Valpo together!
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the place for you is to experience it firsthand. Tour our 350-acre campus. Cheer on Valpo at the ARC or Brown Field. Stop by the renowned Brauer Museum of Art. Take some time to explore downtown Valparaiso.
Around the Campanile
Experiential Learning
Watch as Valpo students share what they have gained through experiential learning — which can include internships, service learning, study abroad, fellowships, student teaching, undergraduate research, and more.
An associate professor in biomedical engineering at University of Wisconsin–Madison, Pam Kreeger '00 is working diligently on one thing — finding a cure for ovarian cancer.
Learn how Katie Willenbrink ’18 pulls off a virtual juggling act as she thrives academically as a physics major and athletically as a member of the women’s golf team.
Only at Valpo
Watch as Valpo students share what passion means to them and how it drives them to do some incredible things.
Susan VanZanten, Ph.D., will join Valpo's faculty July 1, 2018, as the first female dean of Christ College — The Honors College.
Arts and Culture
The Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. Winter exhibitions include an installation by German artists and educators Henning Eichinger and Yvonne Kendall that celebrates 50 years of collaboration between Valparaiso University and Reutlingen University.
Faculty Scholars
In recognition of his knowledge on Shanghai Jewish refugees, Professor Kevin Ostoyich, Ph.D., will be featured in Ann Curry's six-part PBS series “We’ll Meet Again,” which explores major historical events through a personal lens.
Valpo in the News
Valpo Innovates, recently highlighted in the Times of Northwest Indiana, fosters the entrepreneurial mindset and incites innovative solutions. In its inaugural competition weekend, students from across the University collaborated to generate ideas to combat pollution, with the winning team conceiving a bicycle taxi service app.

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Featured Events
April 2-6
An array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well as The Tierney Sutton Band.
April 5, Center for the Arts, Duesenberg Recital Hall
Featuring Jacki Lyden '75, author and host of National Public Radio's The Seams.
April 20, Center for the Arts, University Theatre
April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.
April 25, Helge Center
"Invest in Innovation: Funding Ideas for Lasting Impact," featuring Steven Lehmann '09, assistant director at The University of Chicago Innovation Fund.
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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