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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
Valpo's Homecoming Weekend 2017 was marked by anniversary celebrations for sorority life and Christ College — The Honors College, plus a Homecoming victory for the football team.
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
Faith
Valpo students, alumni, faculty, and staff will join with people from around the world to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Valpo in the News
The Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently showcased in the Times of Northwest Indiana, is a 55,000-square-foot science laboratory facility designed to increase interest in the sciences and to attract high-caliber students to the University. State-of-the art equipment, hands-on experience, and cutting-edge research combine in this new, innovative home for the sciences.
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.
Alumni
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
Close student-faculty interaction, teaching excellence, and extensive in-field experience characterize Valpo’s meteorology program. Throughout its 25 years, the program has grown in size and impact, due in large part to its experiential learning opportunities. Meteorology students immerse themselves in an abundance of real-world experiences in the field and prepare for successful careers.
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.
Athletics
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.
Academics
Dedicated in September 2017, the Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall unites local business and community leaders with the brightest entrepreneurial Valpo minds in one collaborative, inspirational space. Equipped with cutting-edge resources and technology, this regional center is specifically designed to foster interaction and creativity, spurring innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Featured Events
Oct.
18
Oct. 18, Brauer Museum of Art
Featuring artist Douglas Calisch.
Oct.
19
Oct. 19, Duesenberg Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Featuring Tal Howard, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, as part of the Christ College Symposium.
Oct.
27
Family Weekend
Oct. 27-29
A time to reconnect with students on campus.
Oct.
29
Oct. 29, Chapel of the Resurrection
Featuring Rev. Abdi Mulat.
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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