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Life at Valpo
Valpo students are active participants in the world. Through experiential learning opportunities like undergraduate research, internships, service-learning, and Study Abroad, we'll help you blaze your path to something bigger.
Valpo Alumni
Each gift to Valparaiso University, no matter the amount or designation, helps support our students of promise. Make a gift to support Valpo before the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2019.
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the place for you is to visit campus and see for yourself. Schedule a campus tour, meet current students and professors, and learn more about life at Valpo.
Around the Campanile
Experiential Learning
A grant from the National Science Foundation will advance the field of data science education, creating opportunities for undergraduate research. Students will survey data scientists at top firms such as E-Trade, Pandora, and Google.
Read the story of trailblazer Lou Jeanne Bray '60 Walton, one of the first African American students at Valpo and the first African American woman to receive tenure at the University.
Faculty Scholars
Professors Sara Gundersen, Theresa Kessler, and Julie Peller have been named recipients of the Wheat Ridge Ministries-O.P. Kretzmann Fund grants for Research in the Healing Arts and Sciences.
Only at Valpo
Watch as Valpo students share what passion means to them and how it drives them to do some incredible things.
Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera recently introduced Landon Fox as the 18th head coach of the Valpo football program. Coach Fox brings a fourth-and-goal mentality to Valpo, along with a comprehensive and specific plan for the program to be successful in the Pioneer Football League.
Arts and Culture
Each spring, the Brauer Museum of Art features original artwork by current Valpo students in a juried exhibition.
Only at Valpo
Valpo's College of Nursing and Health Professions is celebrating its 50th anniversary, an important milestone in its legacy of preparing health care providers for the world.
Through our new music therapy program, pending AMTA approval, students will learn to use their passion for music in service of others, within a field that's rapidly growing.

More @ Valpo Today
Featured Events

May 21
Summer classes begin for current and visiting students.
June 10
FOCUS is our orientation program for all first-year Valpo students.
June 10-21
Academic summer camp for elementary and middle school students.
Aug. 20
Fall classes begin for the 2019–2020 academic year.
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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