Thanksgiving Break Housing

The residence halls close for Thanksgiving Break on Saturday, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 at noon and will reopen after Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, DECEMBER 1, 2109 at noon.

BREAK HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni and Uptown East Apartments Building 2 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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR BREAK HOUSING
Break 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 “Thanksgiving Break Housing Application.”

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

Students Returning from Abroad

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, November 8, 2019. 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.

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, you will receive an appointment time to select a room based on your total credit hours. Appointment times will be visible on your Housing Self-Service. Room selection will occur later that week and you will then select a space for the upcoming Spring from available spaces.

Requesting a Roommate
If you have a roommate request, you must select a roommate prior to selecting a room. There are several ways to request a roommate.

  • If your desired roommate is also abroad or participating in an internship, you may select them as a roommate only after BOTH of you complete the On-Campus Housing Application.
  • If your desired roommate is currently on-campus and has an open space in their room BOTH of you will need to email ResLife@valpo.edu to request each other. Our office will then manually match you together.
  • If you are part of a special housing group, such as a sorority or fraternity, or Language House and you would like to live with that group, please email our office at ResLife@valpo.edu. Our office will then work with your Chapter President or Language House representative. 
  • If you do not have a desired roommate request, you can select any open space in the room selection phase.

To select a roommate, you will log into your Housing Self-Service portal through DataVU and click on “Roommate/Suitemates” under the “Room Selection” menu.

Selecting a Room
Starting at your designated room selection appointment time, you may log onto your Housing Self-Service portal and select an available space by choosing “Select a Room or Suite” under the “Room Selection” menu.

In the event that you have limited access to select a room during your designated time, please email our office at ResLife@valpo.edu and our office will select a space for you.

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.

Students participating in an internship or co-op must also provide the Office of Residential Life verification of their off-campus program. Housing information for the upcoming Fall semester will be emailed in late-January/early-February to all students in international study programs, co-op, and other University off-campus study programs.

All students who have lived on campus for less than six (6) semesters, who return from off-campus programs at the conclusion of the Spring semester will be required to live in University-operated housing during the following academic year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD PAGE HERE.

Winter Break Housing

The residence halls close for Winter Break on Saturday, DECEMBER 14, 2019 at noon and will reopen after Winter Break on Sunday, JANUARY 5, 2020 at noon.

BREAK HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni and Uptown East Apartments Building 2 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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR BREAK HOUSING
Break 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 “Winter Break Housing Application.”

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

Graduation Extended Stay Housing

The residence halls close on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019 at NOON. Students MUST VACATE the buildings by this time. Students who meet select criteria can request Graduation Extended Stay Housing to stay in their building until MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019 AT 9:00 AM.

GRADUATION EXTENDED STAY HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Students who meet the following criteria may apply for graduation extended stay housing in their building:

  • Current senior graduating in December 2019
  • Sibling of a graduating senior who also attends Valparaiso University
  • Students participating in graduation ceremonies (choral, band, orchestra, ushers, etc.)
  • Student workers whom are essential for campus operations related to Graduation

If you do not meet any of the above criteria for Graduation Extended Stay Housing, please visit the Winter Break Housing application and apply for Winter Break Housing.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION EXTENDED STAY HOUSING
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 “Graduation Extended Stay Request.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR GRADUATION EXTENDED STAY HOUSING PAGE HERE.

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Important Dates

Fall 2019

Saturday, August 17
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 20
First Day of Fall Classes

September 27-29
Homecoming

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

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

Spring 2020

Sunday, January 5
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester at Noon Central Time

Wednesday, January 8
First Day of Spring Classes

February 29-March 15
Spring Break

Saturday, February 29
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, March 15
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, April 10
Good Friday (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

Tuesday, May 5
Last Day of Spring Classes

May 7-12
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 13
Residence Halls Close at Noon Central Time

Summer 2020

Monday, May 18
Summer 1 Housing Opens

Tuesday, May 19
First Day of Summer 1 Classes

Friday, June 26
Last Day of Summer 1 Classes

Saturday, June 27
Summer 1 Housing Closes at Noon

Sunday, June 28
Summer 2 Housing Opens

Monday, June 29
First Day of Summer 2 Classes

Friday, August 7
Last Day of Summer 2 Classes

Saturday, August 8
Summer 2 Housing Closes at Noon