New Student Room Selection Process

Welcome to Valparaiso University! We are happy that you will be joining our campus starting in the Fall of 2018.

Our eight residence halls and apartment complexes are home to 2,000 undergraduate students. Of these residence halls, one houses members of Valpo’s six national sororities. With a six-semester live-on requirement, all first-year, sophomore, and junior students are required to live in approved University housing. More information about our policies can be found HERE.

As an incoming student, you will complete your New Student On-Campus Housing Application via your Housing Self-Service after you register for classes when you attend FOCUS in June. If you are not attending FOCUS in June, you will be able to complete the application after completing placement exams and registering for classes via phone/skype registration.


Summer Housing

On-campus housing is available for students as space permits. Students must be registered in a credit-bearing academic course while residing in summer housing. Guild Memorial Halls will be used for Summer Housing. More information about Guild/Memorial Halls is available here.

While summer housing is optional, once the student signs the summer housing agreement it is a binding contract for the specified summer session(s) noted on the agreement that obligates the student to live in University-operated residence halls for that full summer session(s). Students who are starting classes on other dates must check with the Office of Residential Life when submitting applications.

Summer Housing Dates:

  • Session I: Monday, May 21-Saturday, June 30
  • Session II: Sunday, July 1-Saturday, August 11

Application Information

Summer Housing Applications are available online through DataVU. Students then access their Housing Self-Service and complete the “Summer 1 and-or Summer 2 On-Campus Housing Application”. Applications are due by Monday, April 30, 2018.


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Important Dates

Summer 2018

Monday, May 21
Summer 1 Housing Opens

Tuesday, May 22
First Day of Summer 1 Classes

Friday, June 29
Last Day of Summer 1 Classes

Saturday, June 30
Summer 1 Housing Closes

Sunday, July 1
Summer 2 Housing Opens

Monday, July 2
First Day of Summer 2 Classes

Friday, August 10
Last Day of Summer 2 Classes

Saturday, August 11
Summer 2 Housing Closes

Fall 2018

Saturday, August 18
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 21
First Day of Fall Classes

September 28-30

October 12-14
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

October 26-28
Family Weekend

November 18-26
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 17
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, November 25
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 7
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 10-14
Final Exams

December 15-January 6
Winter Break

Saturday, December 15
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at Noon Central Time

Spring 2019

Sunday, January 6
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester at Noon Central Time

Wednesday, January 9
First Day of Spring Classes

March 2-17
Spring Break

Saturday, March 2
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, March 17
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, April 19
Good Friday (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

Tuesday, May 7
Last Day of Spring Classes

May 9-14
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 15
Residence Halls Close at Noon Central Time