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Life at Valpo
Get ready for the best years of your life — so far. With abundant extracurricular activities and Division I athletics, you'll discover infinite possibilities to shape your college experience at Valpo.
Valpo Alumni
Join us for the 2017 Homecoming Weekend to celebrate Valpo's past, present, and future and reconnect with former classmates.
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
Valpo students, alumni, faculty, and staff will join with people from around the world to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Mathematical Association of America recognized Steven Klee '05, Ph.D., with the 2017 Henry L. Alder Award, one of the nation's top honors for mathematicians. Steven serves Seattle University as an assistant professor of mathematics and was noted for a commitment to undergraduate research and mentoring students. Lara Pudwell '03, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Valpo, also received the award in 2014.
Faculty Scholars
Aimee Tomasek, MFA, sat down with VALPO Magazine recently to discuss her work inside the classroom as department chair and associate professor of art, as well as outside the classroom engaging with the Valparaiso community.
Julie Tiede ’96 Winkler and Jason Winkler ’96 have generously committed $500,000 to fund endowed scholarships for students in the College of Business and College of Engineering. The Winklers currently serve as co-chairs of the Valpo Fund, which supports Valpo students through five key priorities — scholarships, student experience, academic excellence, Lutheran ministry, and strategic priorities.
Experiential Learning
Experiential learning at Valpo ranges from undergraduate research and Study Abroad to internships and fellowships with top companies around the world. Watch as Dylan Ladd ’16, ’17 M.S., who earned his bachelor’s in music education and master’s in arts and entertainment administration in just five years through a 4+1 program, shares his experience student teaching.
Arts and Culture
The Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. This fall, a centenary exhibition celebrates 100 years since the Dunes Pageant of 1917, showcasing the landscape of the Indiana Dunes through more than 55 works by Midwest artist Frank V. Dudley.
Cheer on Valpo Men's Basketball in its inaugural season in the Missouri Valley Conference. Season tickets are now available for 2017–2018 and start as low as $177.
Valpo is joining a worldwide initiative centered around health and fitness, thanks to the kinesiology department. Exercise is Medicine on Campus Week at Valpo not only encourages students, faculty, and staff to participate in a range of physical activities and health assessments, it also offers a valuable experiential learning opportunity for kinesiology students.

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Featured Events
Sept. 27, Helge Center
“Recoding Expectations: A Woman’s Pioneering Journey in High Tech,” featuring Beverly Schultz ’65.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
Valpo Past and Present — Homecoming 2017.
Sept. 29, Center for the Arts, Studio Theatre
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 and Oct. 6–8
Oct. 2, Brauer Museum of Art
Featuring Mark Irwin.
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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  • Best Value
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