Room Selection 2018-2019 for Current Students

Guidelines and Instructions on the Room Selection Process

All students who are currently living in campus housing must visit the Housing Self-Service (via DataVU) in order to indicate to the Office of Residential Life your intentions for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Students should indicate that they need on-campus housing by completing the On-Campus Housing Application for Fall 2018 in Housing Self-Service starting Monday, January 29, 2018. The On-campus Housing Application for Fall 2018 is due Friday, February 23, 2018 for students interested in participating in the apartment selection processThe On-campus Housing Application for Fall 2018 is due Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for students participating in the general room selection.

Online Room Selection will begin March 23 and will end March 29, 2018. Students will be able to view their room selection date and appointment time in their Housing Self-Service the week following Spring Break. 

Students who do not intend to live in campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year (ex. transferring, studying abroad, graduation, etc.) should visit their Housing Self Service and complete a Housing Cancellation Form for Fall 2018. To receive a 100% housing deposit refund students need to cancel their housing through HOUSING SELF-SERVICE no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All students with less than 6 semesters of living in campus housing before the start of the Fall 2018 academic semester are required to live in University-operated housing.


Spring Break Housing

The residence halls close for Spring Break on Saturday, MARCH 3,2018 at noon and will reopen after Spring Break on Sunday, MARCH 18, 2018 at noon.

Limited Break Housing is available in Brandt Hall, Alumni Hall, and the Univesity Apartments for the following reasons:

  • International or INTERLINK Students
  • VU athletes in mid-season with practice and/or games over break
  • Students whose home is 500 or more miles from Valparaiso
  • Students participating in a credit-bearing activity such as student teaching, internship, or co-op
  • Students participating in a VU sponsored service trip

Students ARE NOT automatically eligible for break housing if they hold an on or off campus job that is not directly associated with a credit-bearing academic program.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria for Break Housing, you may submit a request based on an “Other” type of reason. PLEASE NOTE that if you are approved for Break Housing for non-University related reason(s), you will be charged a $25 per night fee for utilizing University Break Housing.


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Important Dates

Spring 2018

Sunday, January 7
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester at Noon Central Time

Wednesday, January 10
First Day of Spring Classes

March 3-18
Spring Break

Saturday, March 3
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, March 18
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, March 30
Good Friday (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

Tuesday, May 8
Last Day of Spring Classes

May 10-15
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 16
Residence Halls Close at Noon Central Time

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