Valpo students in Central Park

Connecting Campus and Community

We are Valparaiso

Valparaiso University is proud to be part of the greater Valparaiso community. The shops, restaurants, opportunities, and, most importantly, the people of Valparaiso play a vital role in helping us create a college experience our students can be proud of. That’s why we’re always excited to open our campus to the community with sports, shows, and events that let you enjoy the Valpo experience with us. Check out what’s happening around campus below.

2024 Spring Events

April 16-19Jazz Festival
April 21Football Spring Game
April 25Symposium on Undergraduate Research
May 4Dunes Literature Festival
May 11Commencement
June 5Athletics’ Coaches Tour
June 9 Volleyball Camp (9th-12th grade)
June 10-13 Basketball Mini Camp (ages 5-7)
June 10-13Basketball School (ages 8-14)
June 10-13Nike Swim Camp Session I
June 24-27 Basketball Academy (ages 8-14)
June 24-27 Nike Swim Camp Session II
June 24-28BEACON Camp @ Dunes Learning Center
June 23-29Engineering Summer Camp
June 30-July 28Lutheran Summer Music
July 8-9Volleyball Camp (3rd-8th grade)

Students! Looking to get involved in the Northwest Indiana Region? See below for upcoming events.

A huge thank you to Valparaiso University students, faculty and staff who were instrumental in building a winning float for this year’s Popcorn Fest. A special mention to Valparaiso Events for putting together such a fun event and maintaining its community-favorite status for the umpteenth time.

More information about ways to get involved with the local Valpo community and the Northwest Indiana Region, will be available below as they arise.

Upcoming Campus Events


Go Beacons! Whoever your favorite team is, athletic events are always more exciting with full stands and cheering fans. Get your gear on, grab some popcorn, and help cheer on our athletes as they fight for the win.


Arts and Culture

Take in the talents of our extraordinary performers with concerts and performances at Valparaiso University. Whether you enjoy an evening at the theater, the bombastic tones of big band jazz, or appreciating the timeless work of legendary composers, the arts at Valparaiso University are sure to have the event to inspire you. Take a look at our upcoming performances.


Community Education Enrichment

With seminars, lectures, and the annual TedX conference, Valparaiso University’s students, faculty and staff are always looking for ways to bring their education, expertise, and research to the broader world, starting right here in Valparaiso. Find out how you can expand your knowledge and learn from experts in the field with these exciting opportunities


Exploring Faith

Valparaiso University prides itself on its status as a premiere Lutheran institution, as well as being a space for all faiths to come together in celebration and dialogue. Members of the community are welcome to a variety of prayer events, services and discussions. Find out how you can explore your faith with Valparaiso University.

There are eight services a week, open to all, when classes are in session from August through May. Worship with us this Sunday morning at 10 a.m. And learn about upcoming Sundays.

All services at the Chapel of the Resurrection can be viewed at the Valpo Chapel YouTube page.


Our Community, Our Experience

Valpo works hard to give back to our community because our community gives so much to Valpo. Getting away from campus to hang out at cafés, shop at boutiques, or experience all the wonderful things Valparaiso has to offer is a major part of what makes coming to Valparaiso University an experience that lasts a lifetime. Vicki Arevalo ’23 shared what she loves about the community in this segment of Amazon’s The College Tour.