Housing Policies

Each University-operated residence hall or living unit within it may arrange visitation hours (guest privileges), during which students may have a member of the opposite sex in their room, with the following limits:

For freshmen, the first four weeks of the fall semester:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.

After four weeks (and for all upperclassmen):

  • Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Students wishing to host a same-sex, overnight guest in their room may do so only with the advance consent of their roommate(s). All guests must be officially registered with the residence hall staff and may not stay more than three consecutive nights. Guests are expected to abide by all University and residence hall regulations.

Effective July 1, 2008, Valparaiso University is a Tobacco Free Campus. All residence halls and apartment complexes are designated NON-SMOKING areas. There is no smoking allowed anywhere within these buildings.

Information on Residential Life Policies can be found HERE. Additionally, more information can be found in the Student Guide to University Living.


If you lose a key, please contact your Residential Learning Coordinator immediately. You are responsible for the cost of changing the lock(s) and key replacement. Key charges are $25 for room keys, $160 for Promenade keys, $75 for Uptown East Fobs and $5 for lost front door keys (if applicable). It is a violation of University policy to duplicate a key to any lock on University property.

If you have misplaced or lost your OneCard immediately contact the OneCard Office by email or by phone at 219.464.5131. We will deactivate your OneCard so that no one will be able to access the accounts or the key card access on your OneCard.

You may come into the OneCard office and request a temporary card while you attempt to find your original, (for more information, visit the Temporary IDs page) or you can purchase a replacement OneCard using cash, check, or Crusader Cash for $15.

University housing residents and staff can file a maintenance or custodial work order through their Housing Self Service to request a problem within a residence hall be fixed or corrected. Work requests submitted online are tracked and checked several times a day, Monday through Friday. In case of emergency after hours, please contact your RA or the RA on-duty.

Parking areas for residents are located near each of the halls. All are well-lit and patrolled nightly by University police. All students are required to register their vehicles with University police to obtain a parking sticker. Freshmen are generally not allowed to have cars on campus. More information about parking can be found HERE.

All student mail is delivered to a student’s mailbox within the Harre Union. Neither packages (UPS, FedEx, etc.) nor mail is delivered directly to the halls. A students mailing address will be the same as long they live in campus housing. New student’s address (unit #) will be sent via email in July and stays the same for as long as he/she resides on campus. The mailing address format for on-campus students is as follows:

Student Name

1509 Chapel Dr. Unit #_____

Valparaiso, IN 46383

PLEASE NOTE: Do not put Valparaiso University in the address line as this complicates and delays delivery.