Domestic Students

Confirm Enrollment

New admitted domestic students who plan to attend Valpo this upcoming semester should register for orientation to confirm their intent to enroll into graduate studies. Students admitted into the DNP program must pay the tuition deposit in order to reserve their seat (instructions for which will be emailed to them upon admission). All other students may submit the Orientation Registration form by clicking below and logging in to their application portal. If you have any issues registering, please let us know at

Mandatory Orientation

Your attendance at the New Graduate Student Orientation is critical to your academic success and connection to University resources. Please note that your required orientation date will differ based on your program modality of being online or in-person. Please contact the Graduate Office if you have questions about which orientation session to attend.

Early-Entry students will attend orientation on the semester that they matriculate into the full graduate program. Your orientation session will be the following semester after you receive your bachelors degree. May graduates will attend orientation in Fall, while December graduates will attend in the Spring.

Summer 2022 Orientation:

All students beginning coursework in the summer semesters will be invited to an Asynchronous Online orientation through Blackboard. Admitted students will be emailed an invitation with details closer to the date.

Fall 2022 Orientation:

On-Campus Orientation – Residential in-person orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00 – 7:00pm CST in the Harre Union Ballrooms. Please find a campus map here for reference.

Online Orientation – Asynchronous Online orientation will be in Blackboard. Online/Hybrid Admitted students will be emailed an invitation with details closer to the date.

Spring 2023 Orientation:

Monday, January 29, 2023

Fall 2023 Orientation:

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Orientation Topics

  • Welcome from Graduate School staff
  • Overview of academic and student services
  • Academic policies
  • Introduction to important resources on campus:
    • Health Center
    • Parking and transportation
    • Student ID (OneCard)
    • Information technology
    • Writing Center
    • Career Center
    • Literacy Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Registrar
    • Student Accounts
    • Financial Aid
    • Access and Accommodations Resource Center

First Semester Registration 

Your advisor’s contact information was provided within your admission letter. Please contact your advisor now to begin course planning through Self-Service.


Contact Chloe Kiser, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, at or 219.464.6043.