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Policies and Procedures

Housing Policies

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 Handbook.

Procedures

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. 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 IT Help Desk by email or by phone at 219.464.5678. 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 IT Help Desk 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 Beacon Bucks for $15.

University housing residents and staff can place 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, 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday. In case of emergency after hours, please contact your RA or the RA on-duty.

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, 8 am-5 pm 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. 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 student’s 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.