Spring Break Housing 

The residence halls close for Spring Break on Saturday, MARCH 2, 2019 at noon and will reopen after Spring Break on Sunday, MARCH 17, 2019 at noon.

Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni Hall or 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
  • 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.

Applications will be available mid-January. 


Room Selection 2019-2020: For Current Students

ALL students currently living in University housing (including University operated Uptown East/Promenade Apts.) must participate in either the Online Housing Reservation or Cancellation process.

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 2019-2020 academic year. 

Students should indicate that they need on-campus housing by completing the On-Campus Housing Application for Fall 2019 in Housing Self-Service starting Monday, January 28, 2019.

  • Students interested in participating in the apartment selection process need to complete their application by Friday, February 22, 2019, and will have lived on-campus for 4 or more semesters by the Fall 2019 semester. Please note, summer sessions do not count towards the on-campus requirement.
  • The On-campus Housing Application for Fall 2019 is due Thursday, February 28, 2019 for students participating in the general room selection.

Online Room Selection will begin on Friday, March 22 and will end Thursday, March 28, 2019. 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 2019-2020 academic year (ex. transferring, studying abroad, graduation, etc.) should visit their Housing Self Service and complete a Housing Cancellation Form for Fall 2019. To receive a 100% housing deposit refund, if applicable, students need to cancel their housing through HOUSING SELF-SERVICE no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: All students with less than 6 semesters of living in campus housing before the start of the Fall 2019 academic semester are required to live in University-operated housing. Summer housing does not count towards semesters on-campus. 


Extended Stay Housing

The residence halls close on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 at NOON. Students MUST VACATE the buildings by this time.


All students are expected to vacate their university housing by this time.  Students who meet the following criteria may apply for extended stay housing in their building:

  • International Students
  • VU athletes competing in a season sport
  • Current senior graduating in May 2019
  • Sibling of a graduating senior who also attends Valparaiso University
  • Students participating in graduation ceremonies (choral, band, orchestra, ushers, etc.)
  • Students registered for Summer Session I, who are staying in University-owned summer housing
  • Student workers who are essential for campus operations

Extended Stay Housing 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 “Extended Stay Request.”


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. Uptown East Apartments- Building 2 will be used for Summer Housing. Applications become available Monday, April 1, 2019.

Summer Housing Information and Dates:

Session I: Monday, May 20-Saturday, June 29

  • Students residing in Summer Housing for Session I MUST complete an Extended Stay Application to stay in their current housing from Wednesday, May 15-Monday, May 20. Extended Stay Applications will be available until Monday, May 6 at 5 pm via Housing Self-Service.
  • All students residing in Summer I housing will reside in temporary housing in Scheele or Alumni Hall for approximately 2 weeks until space is ready in the Uptown East Apartments.
  • If a student is only in summer housing for Session I, the student must check out of their residence hall space by Noon on Saturday, June 29.

Session II: Sunday, June 30-Saturday, August 10

  • Students residing in Summer II housing ONLY can check in starting at Noon on Sunday, June 30.
  • All students residing in Summer II housing will reside in the Uptown East Apartments until noon Sunday, July 28. They will transition to Alumni Hall for the remainder of the summer session, to prepare spaces for the upcoming Academic year.
  • All students will be expected to move out of summer housing by noon on Saturday, August 10.

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 29, 2019.


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Important Dates

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

Fall 2019

Saturday, August 17
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 20
First Day of Fall Classes

September 27-29

October 10-13
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

November 8-10
Family Weekend

November 23- December 1
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 23
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, December 1
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 6
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 9-13
Final Exams

December 14-January 5
Winter Break

Saturday, December 14
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at Noon Central Time