Welcome Home!

Welcome Week is the second part of Valparaiso University’s orientation program for new first-year and transfer students. Get to know each other, get to know campus better, learn about academic and social expectations, and have fun!

Welcome Week 2023 begins Saturday, August 19, 2023, and is move-in day for new students living on campus. Activities begin that evening for first-year and transfer, residential, and commuter students alike. Commuters should plan to come to campus for Welcome Week activities from Saturday afternoon, August 19 through Tuesday, August 22 with your fellow Beacons. Events are held throughout the first week and a half for residential, commuter, and transfer students.

2023 Schedule

The 2023 Welcome Week schedule will be posted in late July. Please see the 2022 schedule as a sample of all the fun we will have this upcoming year!

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For Family Members and Other Supporters

Event highlights for Welcome Week include:

  • Social gatherings and entertainment
  • Academic and Community Expectations meetings
  • Commuter student gatherings
  • Transfer student gatherings
  • Residence hall meetings and gatherings
  • Worship services
  • Multicultural events
  • Opening Convocation
  • Rock the ARC recreation night and so much more!