Thanksgiving Break Housing

The residence halls close for Thanksgiving Break on Saturday, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 at noon and will reopen after Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, NOVEMBER 25, 2018 at noon.

BREAK HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni and Uptown East Apartments Building 3 for the following reasons:

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

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.

Applications will be available in mid-October.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR THANKSGIVING BREAK HOUSING PAGE HERE.

 

Students Studying Abroad

Valparaiso University has a three-year residency requirement. All undergraduate students are expected to reside in campus housing for six (6) semesters.  More information about The Terms and Conditions for University Housing can be found HERE.

Students Going Abroad or Interning for the Fall Semester

Room Selection Process for Spring 

Students returning from abroad in the Fall and living on campus in the Spring will need to complete an “On-Campus Housing Application (Spring 20XX)” for the upcoming Spring term. To complete an application, you will log into your DataVU and click on “Housing Self-Service” under the “Housing & Meal Plan Section.” After you confirm that you wish to log into Housing Self-Service, your Housing Self-Service portal will open.

The “On-Campus Housing Application (Spring 20XX)” is found under the “Applications” tab. Be sure you complete the application for Spring as that is the semester you’ll start living on campus.

This application will be available mid-October and our priority deadline for On-Campus Housing Applications will fall the Friday prior to Thanksgiving break. The application will still be available after that date, but any applications received after the deadline above will not receive a priority room selection time and will be placed on the end of the room selection appointments.

Students Going Abroad or Interning for the Spring Semester

Housing Cancellation Process for Spring

Students living on campus who plan to go abroad will need to complete a “Housing Cancellation Form (Spring 20XX)” for the upcoming spring term.To complete an application, you will log into your DataVU and click on “Housing Self-Service” under the “Housing & Meal Plan Section.” After you confirm that you wish to log into Housing Self-Service, your Housing Self-Service portal will open.

The “Housing Cancellation Form (Spring 20XX)” is found under the “Applications” tab. Be sure to complete the Spring application as that is the semester you will be abroad.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR STUDY ABROAD HOUSING PAGE HERE.

Semester Room Change Process

Students wishing to change rooms at the end of the Fall 2018 semester will need to complete a “Room Change Request Form (Fall 2018)” applications will become available on Friday, November 9, 2018. Application review for Semester room changes will not begin until Friday, November 16, 2018. We anticipate scheduling moves prior to winter break, either before, during or after finals depending upon the request. 

By filling out and signing the Room Change Request form, you are formally requesting a room and/or building change from your current housing assignment. Until you receive notice from the Office of Residential Life, your request to move is not approved and you cannot begin moving items until you receive an email stating your request has been approved. All room changes are based on room availability.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Room Change Request applications are available on your Housing Self-Service. To access your Housing Self-Service page log onto DataVU then select “Housing Self-Service.” Once on your Housing Self-Service page, select the “Applications” tab and then select the Room Change Request Form (Fall 2018).”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR SEMESTER ROOM CHANGE PROCESS HERE.

Winter Break Housing 

The residence halls close for Winter Break on Saturday, DECEMBER 15, 2018 at noon and will reopen after Winter Break on Sunday, JANUARY 6, 2019 at noon.

BREAK HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni and Uptown East Apartments Building 3 for the following reasons:

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

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.

Applications will be available in early November.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR WINTER BREAK HOUSING PAGE HERE.

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Important Dates

Fall 2018

Saturday, August 18
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 21
First Day of Fall Classes

September 28-30
Homecoming

October 11-14
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

October 26-28
Family Weekend

November 17-25
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

Summer 2019

Monday, May 20
Summer 1 Housing Opens

Tuesday, May 21
First Day of Summer 1 Classes

Friday, June 28
Last Day of Summer 1 Classes

Saturday, June 29
Summer 1 Housing Closes at Noon

Sunday, June 30
Summer 2 Housing Opens

Monday, July 1
First Day of Summer 2 Classes

Friday, August 9
Last Day of Summer 2 Classes

Saturday, August 10
Summer 2 Housing Closes at Noon