Valparaiso University owns several properties that are rented as residential space. The Finance and Administration office manages the leases for these spaces.

The maintenance of these facilities is provided by Facilities Management as specified in the individual lease agreement. Maintenance needs are reported by calling the campus work order desk at 219.464.6864. Requests for service outside these hours should be reserved for emergencies and can be made by calling the campus police at 219.464.5430.

After a tenant reports a maintenance need, Facilities Management arranges for FM Staff or a contractor to perform the service.

Checkout Process

Approximately one month before a lease expires, tenants receive a letter with checkout instructions. Those instructions include scheduling a checkout with Facilities Management. These checkouts serve several functions:

  • Determine if the rental location has been reasonably maintained
  • Determine how clean the location is: floors mopped/vacuumed; sinks, tub, toilets cleaned; lawn mowed; pet stains/odor removed; etc.

The tenant is to notify NIPSCO and the water department of their move.