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 2020 begins Wednesday, August 12 – move-in day for new students living on campus. Activities begin that evening for first-year and transfer, 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 Schedule:

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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!