Fall Opening 2021

The Residential Life staff is very excited about your return to our community. It is our mission to promote and develop a sense of place and community for our students within our residential program. We are happy to welcome you to our residential family and look forward to working with you this next year.

As you are aware, Valparaiso University believes a student’s residential environment is an integral component of their education and affirms the educational benefits inherent in the residential aspect of the undergraduate experience. The residential experience complements the academic mission by providing a dynamic environment where living and learning interconnect. Furthermore, students are progressively empowered through nurturing, supporting, and challenging opportunities provided by the various housing options in which they reside during their time at Valpo.

Below are links to some important information about opening for fall 2021. Please review all of the information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Residential Life office at reslife@valpo.edu.

Sincerely,

Katie Bye
Director of Residential Life

Move-In Day Information

The residence halls will open for the fall 2021 semester on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  All new students will be assigned move-in appointment times based on their Fall housing assignment. The time range for these move-in appointments will be between 8 am and 1 pm on August 21. A student’s move-in appointment time and further move-in instructions will be sent via email in late-July.

When you arrive on campus, please report to your assigned building to check-in. Student Volunteers and University staff will be there to assist you and your family in unloading your vehicle. If you are not able to arrive on campus on this day, please contact our office.

Returning student move-in will occur on Sunday, August 22-Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by appointment. Sign ups will become available in late July and students will be notified via their valpo email. Students will be able to select their move-in appointment for their particular building by visiting the Housing and Dining Self-Service module via DataVU. All returning students will need to sign-up for a move-in date and time by 5 pm on Friday, August  6.

When you arrive on campus, please report to your assigned building to check-in. If you are a resident of the Promenade Apartments, please report to Promenade East to check-in. If there is a concern about the arrival time due to distance/travel conflicts or if you are not able to arrive by Tuesday, August 24, please contact our office. The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 25. You may reach us at reslife@valpo.edu. During July and August our office receives a large number of emails provide us with two business days to respond to your request.

Due to staffing and facility limitations, we will not allow students to move into campus housing early unless they have been approved by the Office of Residential Life in advance. Students may request permission to move into campus housing prior to the official move-in day of August 21, by completing an application on their Housing and Dining Self-Service module via DataVU.

  1. Only students who are involved in a required, ‘official’ University purpose or event will be approved for early arrival.
  2. No student may move into their fall 2021 campus housing assignment prior to Sunday, August 15, 2021.
  3. Any approved group arriving prior to Wednesday, August 18, 2021, will be subject to a $25 per student, per day charge.
  4. Any approved individual arriving prior to Wednesday, August 18, 2021, that is not mandated to be on campus for an official university function may be subject to a $25 per day charge.

To request Early Arrival Housing, please visit your Housing and Dining Self-Service module via DataVU. . Please note, early arrival requests will not be reviewed until Wednesday, August 4, 2021 and will be continued to be reviewed periodically after that date. Emails of early arrival status will be sent to your valpo.edu email account after Wednesday, August 4.

Student-athletes who are involved in a fall sport that requires their training to begin prior to the official move-in date, your coaches will be in touch with you directly about move-in dates, times, and locations. You do not need to complete the online request form.

As a service to those student groups and organizations that are required to return to campus for essential functions related to the opening of the 2021-2022 academic year and various fall Welcome Back activities, the Office of Residential Life will offer early arrival housing for students who will be living on campus for the next academic year. If your program does not involve itself with activities related to opening weekend, it is expected that those students will move in during our normal check-in time, which begins on Saturday, August 21 (First Year and Transfer Students) or Sunday, August 22 to Tuesday, August 24 (Returning Students).

Please note that any group arriving prior to Tuesday, August 17 will be subject to a $25 per student, per day charge. Additionally, any approved individuals arriving prior to Tuesday, August 17 that are not mandated to be on campus for official university functions will be subject to a $25 per student, per day charge.

Early Arrival Dates and Check-in Times for Approved Groups:

  • Sunday, August 15, 1 pm until 5 pm (Central Time Zone)
  • Monday, August 16, 7 pm until 9 pm (Central Time Zone)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 5 pm until 7 pm (Central Time Zone)
  • Wednesday, August 18, 5 pm until 7 pm (Central Time Zone)
  • Friday, August 20, 3 pm until 5 pm, and 6 until 10 pm (Central Time Zone)

Helpful Links

 Bed Linen Program Information  Covid-19 Website