Help for Students

As a student at Valparaiso University, you have many resources available to you to set you up for success. Whether you need a computer program, self-paced video tutorials, articles to write a technical paper, or an experienced academic advisor, the computing and information sciences department is committed to your success.

Accessible Faculty

Valpo computing and information sciences professors maintain open office hours, and a welcoming department atmosphere encourages students to engage professors in conversation and to seek their help and guidance. A strong advising program helps students identify their strengths and interests.

Tutoring Resources

Any student seeking to meet regularly with a peer tutor for weekly study assistance may request this help through the Academic Success Center. To request a tutor through the Peer Tutoring Program, visit the Academic Success Center or contact Tricia Armstrong at 219.464.5985.


Here you will find countless computer software resources available to you at no charge as a student of computing and information sciences at Valpo, including operating systems, development tools, database management software, and much more.


Here you will find tutorials and other self-education resources to learn about a vast array of subjects. This resource is perfect for learning more about a specific topic in one of your classes, or quickly attaining a valuable skill over the summer that is of interest to you and will aid you in your studies and beyond graduation.

Christopher Center Library

The Christopher Center Library at Valparaiso University is more than a building with a collection of books. Here are some other very useful resources offered by the library:

Academic Advising

You are not alone to decide what classes you need to best enhance your education for your personal interests, passions, and goals. The computing and information sciences department has a very experienced, personable, and caring academic advisor to help you along the way — from the moment you are accepted at Valparaiso University until the day you graduate.