How would you like to visit
Valparaiso University?

Personal Visit

High School Seniors, your personal visit includes:

  • 1-hour walking tour of campus, led by a current Valpo student
  • Presentation by an Admission Counselor
  • One appointment with a faculty member in your primary academic interest area (when selecting a date more than one week in advance)

A finalized schedule will be emailed to you before your visit.

Please note: Faculty appointments are unavailable during breaks and final exams as well as on the Monday evenings that the Admission Office is open.


2019-2020 Valpo Preview Days

November 11, November 16, April 4, April 13

Visit campus with other prospective students and their families to get a broad overview of Valparaiso University. The day begins with check-in at 8:00 a.m. and ends after lunch.  The program includes an introduction to the University, academic overview, student-led campus tour, lunch among current students and staff, and specialty sessions on admission, financial aid, study abroad & multicultural programs, Christ College-The Honors College, and specialty tours of select facilities.


Overnight Visit

In addition to your Personal Visit, stay overnight with an Overnight Student Ambassador in an on-campus residence hall. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in our dining hall. On day two you will have a campus tour, information session, and faculty appointment.


2020 Overnight-Shadow Days

Overnight-Shadow Days provide admitted students a residential life and class experience all in one visit. In the evening on day one, you’ll stay over with an Overnight Student Ambassador, sleeping in a first-year residence hall to experience a freshman living community. On the morning of day two, you will attend class, meetings, and/or other current student activities with your shadow host. Your visit will also include an information session with an admission counselor and one professor appointment in your academic major; a campus tour is optional. Opportunities will open up in Fall 2019 for our 2020 admitted students.


2020 Admitted Student Days

This visit is designed to give you a more in-depth feel for what students experience at Valparaiso University. The program begins with an overnight experience with an Overnight Student Ambassador. The next day offers an introduction to your academic college with specific major sessions for students, lunch with current students, financial aid and admission next steps, campus resource sessions, and options to talk with various office representatives; parents also have sessions on day two.

Our Admitted Student Days for 2020 will be announced this Fall.  Call us to set up your personal visit (219-464-5011).


Explore Valpo: Summer 2020

Explore Valpo Day is a great way to learn about Valparaiso University at your own pace! We will offer a chance to meet with our admission staff, to hear from current students, and to build your own tour experience. Get general information about Valpo admission, academic programs, and student life. Make a Valpo visit part of your summer plans before checking out our award-winning downtown, our newest National Park at the Indiana Dunes, or heading out on a family vacation. Registration is limited for each date.  Register has ended.for 2019; Summer 2020 dates will be announced next Spring.


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Explore Engineering:

A special program reserved for high school seniors & transfer students..

Registration is closed.
October 19

Valpo Preview Days:

Registration is open for
November 11
November 16


Personal Visit:

It's best to look at dates two weeks in advance so we can schedule a quality visit; less than two weeks could mean the date and time you desire is filled to capacity.

Overnight Visits:

A fun option for High School Seniors!


Call us at 219-464-5011 or email our staff at

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