Harre Union

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 student 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!

Check out our “Suggestion Box” survey to let us know what new games or events you’d like to see, what we’re missing, or what we can do better.

Listen to your favorite artist in BBs with Rockbot. Download the app, check in to “Valparaiso University – Games Room,” and start requesting!

Recreation Rental Equipment

The Bell and Beacon has a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational equipment available to the Valparaiso University community.

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

Games Room Equipment

(Free Rental with Valpo One Card)

Pool/Billiards Equipment (cues, chalk, balls)
Table Tennis Equipment (paddles, ball)
Xbox One (with various games)
Sport and Lawn Games
Basketball Bocce Ball
Football Croquet Set
Soccer Ball Ladder Golf
Volleyball Cornhole Set
Disc Golf Set Spikeball
Frisbee Kubb
Tennis Set (racquets, birdies) Giant Jenga
Softball Set (ball, bat, bases) Air pump
Badminton Set (racquets, birdies)
Camping and Outdoor Equipment
Tent Sled
Sleeping Pad Hammocks
Sleeping Bag Bonfire Set
Air Mattress (Twin)


Equipment Rental Policy

All payments must be made in full, in cash, at the time of rental. Rental prices are located with The Bell and Beacon desk attendant. The listed rental price is for one night only. Therefore, if renters would like to rent the equipment for more than one night, they should pay the listed price times the number of nights.

All 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 will accrue a daily late fee.

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 renting to customers.

Customers who damage or break equipment will be held financially responsible for the replacement cost. Fees and charges must be paid in cash to the desk attendant on duty. The Bell and Beacon Desk Staff will accept the payment within one month or before the end of the semester, whichever deadline comes first. If a customer fails to pay within this allotted window, they will incur additional charges. Customers who fail to follow The Bell and Beacon policies may not be allowed to utilize equipment in the future.

BBs North—Hours of Operation

Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at union.gamesarea@valpo.edu