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Life at Valpo
STEM fields are projected to grow twice as fast as other fields. And at Valpo, students have access to the state-of-the-art scientific equipment found at large research institutions — as early as their freshman year.
Valpo Alumni
Because of you, our fifth annual Day of Giving, Proud to be Valpo, was a great success. Click the image above for results, fun facts, and a brief video. Thank you for joining us and showing that you are Proud to be Valpo!
Commit to Valpo
Have you officially committed to attending Valpo? Congratulations! Your next step is to register for FOCUS, Valpo's new-student orientation, where you'll register for classes, learn about life at Valpo, and get to know your future classmates.
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.
Alumni
Read the latest issue of VALPO Magazine to learn how Kirsten Swanson '10 Maynard uses what she learned in her Valpo engineering and meteorology classes in her work as a thermal engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Faculty Scholars
Moderated by Tal Howard, Ph.D, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, the interfaith "What is Tradition" conference brings together leading Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars to engage in meaningful dialogue. The conference is part of a year-long celebration of 50 years of Valpo's honors college.
Only at Valpo
Watch as Valpo students share what passion means to them and how it drives them to do some incredible things.
Academics
Valpo's major and minor in the growing field of supply chain and logistics management will prepare business leaders to manage complex operations across myriad industries, such as technology, manufacturing, consultancy, and retail.
Arts and Culture
The Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. Spring exhibitions feature original artwork by Valpo students and faculty.
Athletics
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.
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
25
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.
April
27
April 27, Center for the Arts, University Theatre
April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 and 29 at 2 p.m.
May
5
May 5, Center for the Arts, Studio Theatre
Featuring staged readings of new work written by undergraduate playwrights.
More Events
By The Numbers
Where Passion Meets Purpose
#GoValpo
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.
Community
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.
Artists
The Arts at Valpo features more than 100 performances annually and is home to the Brauer Museum of Art.
Multicultural
Valpo hosts numerous events throughout the year, offering students opportunities to learn from other cultures.
Scholars
At Valpo, students gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research and experiential learning.
Dedicated
Nearly one in three students is part of a sorority or fraternity, where they volunteer, grow as leaders, have fun, and make friends.
Service-Minded
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
Leaders
Valpo students lead with compassion, character, and integrity and make a difference in the world.
Centered
A variety of daily opportunities exists for worship, prayer, and quiet reflection.
Connected
Valpo’s vibrant campus community fosters connections with friends and mentors that last a lifetime.
Academics
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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