Residential Life Information – COVID-19:

As of Friday, March 20, 2020 it has been determined that courses at Valparaiso will be delivered remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 

Any residential student who is currently living on campus and wishes to remain in campus housing, until further notice, is required to complete the new Spring 2020 Campus Housing Request Form by Monday, March 23 at 5pm. After this date and time, all non-registered students will be expected to be out of the residence hall and will lose card swipe access. 

Please NoteStudents that choose to remain in campus housing may be relocated to a different residence hall than their current assignment due to health, safety, and staffing reasons. It is also possible that you may have to vacate campus in the future if new circumstances arise.  

Any student who is not currently residing on campus and would like to return to campus to move-out of their housing assignment, please complete the Campus Housing Departure Form. This form will notify the Residential Life Office about when you would like to arrive on campus, so that arrangements can be made in advance (ex. swipe card access). 

For the safety of all, we will be spreading out those who desire to return by having you sign up for a specific date and time range to collect your belongings. If a student wishes to leave their personal items in their current room, they may do so. While students and their families may return to campus at any point during this semester to move-out of their residence hall, all student property must be removed by noon on May 13, 2020.  

Please contact Residential Life at if you have any questions. 

Room Selection For Current Students:

Academic Year 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 academic year. 

Students should indicate that they need on-campus housing by completing the On-Campus Housing Application for Fall 2020 in Housing Self-Service starting Monday, January 27, 2020.

  • Students interested in participating in the apartment selection process need to complete their application by Friday, February 21, 2020 and will have lived on-campus for 4 or more semesters by the Fall 2020 semester. Please note, summer sessions do not count towards the on-campus requirement.
  • The On-campus Housing Application for Fall 2020 is due Friday, February 28, 2020 for students participating in the general room selection.

Online Room Selection will begin on Friday, March 20 and will end Thursday, March 26, 2020. 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 2020-2021 academic year (ex. transferring, studying abroad, graduation, etc.) should visit their Housing Self-Service and complete a Housing Cancellation Form for Fall 2020. To receive a 100% housing deposit refund, if applicable, students need to cancel their housing through HOUSING SELF-SERVICE no later than Friday, February 28, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: All students with less than 6 semesters of living in campus housing before the start of the Fall 2020 academic semester are required to live in University-operated housing. Summer housing does not count towards semesters on-campus. 


Spring Break Housing

The residence halls close for Spring Break on Saturday, FEBRUARY 29,2020 at noon and will reopen after Spring Break on Sunday, MARCH 15, 2020 at noon.

Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni Hall or 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
  • 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.

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 “Spring Break Housing Application.”


Summer Housing

The summer housing application will be available beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 on DataVU> Housing Self-Service.  

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 will be used for Summer Housing.

Guild- Memorial amenities include air-conditioning, internet, cable, furnished rooms, community laundry rooms, and community kitchens. Residence Hall rooms are provided with the necessary furniture, but students must supply their own bedding, pillows, towels, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, lamps etc.

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.

Application Information
Summer Housing Applications are due by Monday, April 27, 2020.

Cost of Summer Housing
$1350 per Summer Session



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Important Dates

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

Fall 2020

Saturday, August 22
Move-In Day

Wednesday, August 26
First Day of Fall Classes

September 25-27

October 15-18
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

November 21- November 29
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 21
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, November 29
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 11
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 14-18
Final Exams

December 19-January 10
Winter Break

Saturday, December 19
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at Noon Central Time