Welcome Home!

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

Welcome Week 2020 begins Wednesday, August 12 – move-in day for new students living on campus. Activities will begin that evening for residential and commuter students alike. Commuters need to plan to be on campus for Welcome Week activities Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16 with your residential peers. Events are held throughout the first week and a half for residential, commuter, and transfer students.

2020 Schedules:

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Event highlights for Welcome Week include:

  • Social gatherings
  • Academic department meetings
  • Commuter student gatherings
  • Transfer student gatherings
  • Residence hall meetings and gatherings
  • Worship services
  • Multicultural events
  • Music auditions
  • Opening Convocation
  • Student Alumni Association BBQ
  • Rock the ARC recreation night and so much more!