Thanksgiving Break Closing

The residence halls close for Thanksgiving Break on Saturday, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 at noon and will reopen after Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 at noon.

BREAK HOUSING QUALIFICATIONS
Limited Break Housing is available in Brandt Hall, Wehrenberg Hall, and Uptown East/Promenade 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 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.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR THANKSGIVING PAGE HERE.

Students Going 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 planning on going abroad will need to be accepted into and commit to a program prior to canceling their housing.

Students Returning from Abroad for the Spring of 2018

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.

Students Going Abroad for the Spring of 2018

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 PAGE HERE.

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Important Dates

Saturday, August 19
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 22
First Day of Fall Classes

September 29-31
Homecoming

October 13-15
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

October 27-29
Family Weekend

November 18-26
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 18
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, November 26
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 8
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 11-15
Final Exams

December 16-January 7
Winter Break

Saturday, December 16
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at Noon Central Time

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