The Bell and Beacon

The Bell and Beacon (BBs) is located on the northwest side of the Harre Union and is your space to hang out with friends, grab a snack, or play games. Free for all Valpo students, faculty, staff, and guests. We have billiards, shuffleboard, table tennis, board games, and rental equipment. There are regularly hosted events in BBs including watch parties, Trivia Thursdays, live music, and more!

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The Bell and Beacon has a variety of indoor and outdoor rental equipment available to the Valparaiso University community. Rentals are free with Valpo One Card. BB’s staff is not responsible for lost OneCards.

Before you rent any equipment we require you to fill out this one-time Reservation and Rental Equipment Contract.

Indoor Game Rentals
Board Games
Ping Pong/Table Tennis Equipment
Pool/Billiards Equipment
Xbox One S
Lawn/Outdoor Games
Bocce Ball Kubb
Disc Golf Ladder Golf
Giant Jenga Spikeball
Kan Jam Wiffle Ball
Sporting Equipment
Badminton Birdies Racquetball
Basketball Soccer
Football Tennis
Futsal Volleyball
Camping and Outdoor Equipment
Air Mattress (Twin) Hammocks
Camping Tents Sleeping Bags
Fire Pit and Supplies Valparaiso University Event Tents
First Aid Kits


Rental Equipment Policy

All rental equipment must be returned in the same condition in which it was rented. Cleaning is the renter’s responsibility. The renter will be charged for items that require cleaning upon return. If customers fail to return equipment by the time specified at check out, they may accrue a late fee.

  • For short-term rentals within the Harre Union, students must present and leave their OneCard with BB’s staff. BB’s staff is not responsible for lost OneCards.
  • For multiple-day rentals or to use equipment outside of the Harre Union, students must provide full contact information. Students renting equipment for multiple days will be required to fill out the Reservation and Rental Equipment Contract

Broken Equipment Policy

When customers rent equipment from The Bell and Beacon, they assume responsibility for damages once the item is in their possession. Desk attendants will check equipment condition before and after renting to customers.

Customers who damage or break equipment will be held financially responsible for the replacement cost. Fees and charges will be determined by the Harre Union Administration staff. Payments can be paid by card online or with cash or check through the Center for Student Involvement. Customers who fail to follow The Bell and Beacon policies may not be allowed to utilize equipment in the future.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 

BBs North—Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bar Service Hours Managed by Valpo Dining
Wednesday- Friday: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (last call)
Saturday: Scheduled Event Only

Hours above reflect academic year hours. Room hours and availability are subject to change due to private events and University holidays.  To reserve BB’s North or South, please contact Harre Union Administration.