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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
Did you miss Homecoming this year but still want to connect with other Valpo people near you? Check out upcoming Valpo events here! If you would like to inquire about helping to plan an event near you, please email alumni@valpo.edu.
Visit Valpo
The best way to know if Valpo is the place for you is to visit. Schedule a campus tour, meet current students and professors, and learn more about life at Valpo
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
Rev. Mark ’71 and Kathleen Koepp ’71 Helge have committed $2 million to establish the Mark and Kathleen Helge Endowed Program for Students and Philanthropy, which will provide support for a new presidential initiative that establishes an integrated, holistic, and student-focused program in philanthropy.
Faculty Scholars
Now in her inaugural year as dean of Christ College — The Honors College, Susan VanZanten, Ph.D., brings an accomplished history in private, liberal arts educational settings, leadership experiences, and passion for fostering faculty scholarship and supporting educational excellence.
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 College of Engineering, ranked as one of the top 15 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, now offers an interdisciplinary environmental engineering major.
Arts and Culture
The Brauer Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to view world-class art in Northwest Indiana. Fall exhibitions feature a collection of photographs by David Robert Austen, covering nearly two decades spent in Australia, as well as work by Krista Steinke ’90.
Athletics
Alex Bruno '20 recently earned a top-50 finish against some of the top runners in the nation at the Greater Louisville Classic, surpassing Valpo Hall of Famer Aaron Crague to set a new record for the men's cross country 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

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Tree Lighting
Dec. 4, Outside Harre Union
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Dec. 7, Chapel of the Resurrection
6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
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Dec. 9, Chapel of the Resurrection
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Jan. 9
Spring 2019 classes begin.
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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.
  • Best Teaching
  • Best Value
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